Cast: Mercury

In alphabetical order by last name

 

Cole Brackney

COLE BRACKNEY (Nick) Cole Brackney Wandelear is stoked to be in his third production at Stray Cat Theatre and wants to thank his family, his husband Klay, and Steve for all the opportunities and support they so lovingly give.

Samantha Hanna

SAMANTHA HANNA (Heather) This is Samantha Hanna's second production with Stray Cat Theatre. She recently graduated from Mesa Community College with a degree in Fine Arts. Some of her past work include: Kiss, OthelloThree SistersPicnic, and Good N Plenty. She is also an Arizoni Best Actress Winner (Non-Contracted) for her performance as Olga in Three Sisters. Samantha is very excited to share Steve Yockey's Mercury with everyone and is very grateful to her Stray Cat family for the opportunity.

Heather Lee Harper

HEATHER LEE HARPER (Alicia) has performed in theaters and festivals all over the world. Favorites include Dixon Place, La Mama, The Krane Theater, Active Theater, Gallery Players, New Georges Theater, Cider Mill Playhouse, Geva Theater, Long Wharf Theater, Près des Studios DTM, and many, many Fringe Festivals.  Locally, Ms. Harper has performed for Arizona Theatre Company, Southwest Shakespeare, Childsplay, Tempe Little Theater, Arizona State University, Teatro Caliente, Nearly Naked, Howl Theater Project, and most recently in the Stray Cat/ATC co-production of Sex with Strangers. She is thrilled to be back at Stray Cat playing with this amazing cast & crew, brilliant writer, and her all-time favorite - Ron May.  Training:  PAN Theatre (Paris), Primitive Voice Sternwork with Jean Rene Toussaint/Roy Hart Theater (NYC), American Academy of Dramatic Arts (Los Angeles), BA in Theater Arts from Arizona State University.  Ms. Harper is a proud member of Actor’s Equity.

Laura Anne Kenney

LAURA ANNE KENNEY (Pamela) is thrilled to be back for her 2nd show at Stray Cat Theatre and to be performing in her first Steve Yockey play! Previously, she was seen at Stray Cat in the ensemble of Green Day’s American Idiot. Earlier this season, Laura Anne starred as Velma Kelly in Chicago at Mesa Encore Theatre. Other recent performances include Cecile Leroux/Insp. Lefaux in Is He Dead, and Milly Pontipee in 7 Brides for 7 Brothers, both at Hale Centre Theatre. Laura Anne would like to thank her parents and her fiancé, Erick, for their love and support. She would also like to thank the cast, crew, and production staff for their dedication and talent, and especially Ron and Steve for this amazing opportunity! And finally, she would like to give a shout out to her adorable dogs, Digby & Mika, who she loves very, VERY much.

Michael Peck

MICHAEL PECK (Sam) is taking a break from his fifth season as Production Manager to return to the stage. He’s made numerous appearances in SCT productions such as Fat Pig, An Impending Rupture of the Belly, All New People and Steve Yockey’s Pluto. Special thanks to Ron and Steve for letting him play, Louis for stepping in so that he can play, Amanda for being his best friend forever fo’ reals, Chase, Brooke, and the rest of the cast, crew and board of directors for always trusting him. And all the love to his little ninja in training, Corbin. “Thanks for making me look good, Nugget.”

Shari Watts

SHARI WATTS (Olive) is absolutely ecstatic to be playing at Stray Cat Theatre again with these talented actors. Past Shows with SCT have been John, Stupid Fucking Bird, and Sons of the Prophet, all garnishing her AriZoni Awards. Thank you David, Ron May, Steve Yockey, Amanda and the staff and crew of Stray Cat. She also thanks you, the audience, for your continued support of the arts. Welcome to Mercury!

Ian M. White

IAN M. WHITE (Brian) is proud to make his Stray Cat debut! Having grown up in Phoenix, he currently lives in Los Angeles, CA and is happy to be back in the AZ theatre community! A recent graduate of New York University's acting program, Ian is also a producer of film and theatre. You can catch him starring as Billy in Edward Albee's The Goat at Coachella Valley Rep in 2018 as well as a short film called PERFIDY that he is producing! Big thanks to Steve and the Stray Kitties for making this bloody production a reality! FB: Ian M White IG: @ianmwhite23 Twitter: @TribeEoin