Genre: Comedy
By Lawrence Riley, Directed By Blake Bradford

This rollicking and timeless comedy is one heck of a ride (and was adapted by Mae West as the film GO WEST, YOUNG MAN). It tells in the lightest and most frolicsome fashion about a famous movie star who travels about the country making personal appearances to promote her latest film. This lady, however, is so susceptible to masculine charm that she has to have a special manager with her to keep her out of mischief. She simply cannot resist flirting with any good-looking young man who happens to cross her path. It can easily be imagined into what amusing complications this propensity involves the movie star, when she stops at a combination tourist home and gasoline filling station attended by a couple of good-looking youths!

Open:   06/19/10
Close:   07/03/10

Sat 6/19 2pm, Sun 6/20 8pm, Tues 6/22 8pm, Wed 6/23 8pm, Sun 6/27 8pm, Wed 6/30 8pm, Sat 7/3 2pm
Theater:   Wings Theatre
Address:   154 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014
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Closest subway: 1, 9 to Christopher Street, west on Christopher Street several blocks to theatre

Cost:$20 regular, $15 students
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Wings Theatre Box Office at 212-627-2961
Company: Zephyer Rep
Mary Jane Gocher Mrs. Struthers

Mary Jane Gocher (Mrs. Struthers) was recently seen at Wings in Zephyer Rep.’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and  as Aunt Lizzie in I, Undertow. She appeared as Martha Brewster in Arsenic and Old Lace and Lynne Weiss in Pants on Fire, both for Phare Play.  Other roles include Miss Prism in The Importance of Being Earnest and Mrs. Plumm in Uncommon Women for  Love Creek Productions; Mrs. Baker in Butterflies Are Free for Latin American Theatre Ensemble, and Cory in How Fish Breathe for All Souls Players Reading Series. Her TV credits include a principal role in Court TV’s "Haunting Evidence". She has studied with Austin Pendleton and  Eric Michael Gillett at HB Studio.  AFTRA

Brett Grinstead (Clyde) is making his Wings Theatre/Zephyer Rep debut.  Coincidentally, he is a fan of 30's films and of the leading ladies mentioned in the play, especially Garbo. He is also a fan of Wings Theatre, as it is a Greenwich Village institution. He would like to thank Wings Theatre for this opportunity and to thank the audience for making their own personal appearance.

Linda Hill Carole Arden

Linda Hill (Carole Arden) is a nationally renown performing artist who has appeared on Cinemax, Nashville Network, PBS and Comedy Central. She has starred with such talent as Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, Don Novello a.k.a. Father Guido Sarducci and with Miss Minnie Pearl. She has been an artist in residence with Home for Contemporary Theatre and Art and HERE Space and hosted the No Shame series for 3 years at the Public Theatre. Her solo performances have been featured at P.S.122, the Kitchen, Surf Reality, Dixon Place and the Vineyard Theatre. She's hosted PBS Comedy Tonight, New York City Opry, the Brooklyn Country Music Festival, Brooklyn County Fair and her own monthly show, Lindy Loo's Country Cuzins. Currently she is at work on a novella, Girl Child, and touring a new solo project, Big City Hick. Find her on facebook to join her fan club. She's thrilled to be working with Zephyer Rep again - this is her third production with the company.

Sarah e Jacobs (Joyce) is originally from Atlanta, and is very excited to appear in Personal Appearance.  She can currently be seen OnDemand in From Date to Mate on ShalomTV.  Recently she appeared in Delicate Nothing (Manhattan Rep), The 8 Minute Madness Festival (Turtleshell Theatre), Dirty Darlings (Left Hip Productions), and The Wild Women of Wakki NuNu (DM Theatrics) in which she also choreographed.  When not on stage acting and dancing, she's giving shopping tours and working as a personal stylist. Thanks to Zephyer Rep!

Todd Alan Little (Tuttle) is making his first appearance in New York City.  Regional theater credits include The Ladies Man (Bassinet), It’s a Wonderful Life (Clarence Odbody), Wait Until Dark (Sam Hendrix), ‘art’ (Marc), The Man Who Came to Dinner (Professor Metz), Big: the musical (Paul), and A Conflict of Fragrances (Reverend Polk).  He recently starred in the Kevin Bright sitcom project, "Record Cellar," at Emerson College.  Also, Todd has collaborated with Japanese director Shozo Sato on Kabuki projects for the Wisdom Bridge Theatre, the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, the Kennedy Center and the Israeli Theatre Festival in Jerusalem.  He is founding member of the improv troupe Comedy On Demand and plays fiddle and sings back-up in the band, Hellbent & Heartbreakin’.  Previously he was production manager and a theater administrator at Goodspeed Musicals.  Todd earned his BFA in Theater from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.  Please visit

Tess Middlebrook (Jessie) began acting in NYC in 2007.  A character actress, she recently appeared in The Tie that Binds, which debuted at The Producers Club in May of this year. She has performed in film, television, webisodes and numerous Off Off Broadway productions.  Tess currently performs with her improv team 'Fat Computer' via the Upright Citizens Brigade and numerous other clubs around the city.  She also produces her own web-series about an actress trapped in a cooks body called “Cooking with Schizophrenia”, and is currently writing her own one woman show, entitled Different kinds of dumb, which she does over 7 different characters each with their own special type of ‘low IQ’.  A chef in her former life, you can see Tess on the Food Network on the Hit Series "CHOPPED".  The show premiers in October 2010 where she does all sorts of cooking and comedy for your entertainment.  Tess has trained at Stella Adler, The UCB Theater, and through private coaches such as Sybil Lines of the Royal Shakespeare Company In London, and Becky Drysdale of IO and Second City in Chicago.  She is thrilled to be working with such dedicated and talented people and is playing Jessie in this production of Personal Appearance at Wings Theater.   

Ann Parker Aunt Kate

Ann Parker (Aunt Kate) recently appeared in Man and Superman with Love Creek Productions, and has performed some of her favorite roles with that company --- Sister Mary in “Sister Mary Ignatius Explains it All For You”, Aunt Tesman in Hedda Gabler, and Lady Squeamish in The Country Wife.  With the Woman Seeking... company she played in number of early 20th Centruy plays - Mary the Third, The Torch Bearers”\, Expressing Willie, Trifles.  Last year she was honored to appear in the premier production of the Swan Rep in Springfield, MO as Amanda in The Glass Menagerie.  She has performed in a quite a few unknown, unheralded independent films.   One of the more memorable was Aunt Tigress in which she played a tiger monster who eats children!

Evan Sokal Johnson

Evan Sokal (Johnson) grew up around the Hudson Valley in New York and has been living in Brooklyn for the last three years. He is excited to be working with such a great cast on his second production with Zephyer Rep.  His last productions include The Map of Lost Things, Dear BrutusTruck Stop the Musical, and Hamlet. Evan would like to say thanks to his friends and family for their support. Enjoy the show!

Vance Stringer (Bud) is thrilled to be a part this production of Personal Appearance.  Additional theatre credits: Pippin (Lewis), The Life (Jojo) and the title role in George M!  TV: “The Good Wife”, “One Life to Live”, “Rescue Me”, “The Beautiful Life”. He recently appeared as the “dumb jock” in the NYU film, Welcome Freshman, which was featured on “The Tonight Show” as part of Jay Leno’s “Student Film Festival”.  A graduate of Florida State University, Vance currently studies acting at the William Esper Studio in NYC.

Kate Young Gladys

Kate Young (Gladys) is a recent transplant from Texas who is thrilled to be making her New York City debut with this production! Thanks to the cast and crew for making this such a great experience! Favorite Regional credits include Jesus Christ Superstar (Maid by the Fire), The Fantasticks (Luisa), On The Town (Claire) and the World Premiere of Touching A Goddess (Barbara). Film credits include I'll Come Running, Halletsville, Wallstreet 2: Money Never Sleeps and The Adjustment Bureau. TV credits include "Boardwalk Empire." Endless thanks and love to Mom, Dad, JM and all her amazing friends for the support and encouragement!

Blake Bradford Director

Blake Bradford is an Emmy Award winning writer/director whose theatrical work has appeared all over the US and internationally in Canada, Mexico, Greece, Scotland/England, Denmark, Italy and South Africa. His original plays I, Undertow, The Unfortunate Honeymoon of Tony and Steve, Dance at Bataan, The Last Cloud, and Gay Slave Handbook are actively seen in the regional circuits and NYC. As a director, his most acclaimed work has been with two time Emmy Winner Joan Darling and Bill Svanoe. Blake has directed Ms. Darling all over the US in Svanoe's Quisisana, Lost and Found, Pants on Fire, Callback, The Last Silver Zephyer, and The Last Laugh. Other NYC includes MidsummerSnake in Fridge, Dark of the Moon, Cherry Orchard, Twilight of the Golds, Tempest, Arsenic & Old Lace, Spitfire Grill and Jellyroll Shoes. He serves as Associate Artistic Director of the Wings Theatre, where he runs Zephyer Rep.

Blake is currently on the staff of "Live from Lincoln Center" (PBS), where they won a 2008 Emmy for Madama Butterfly. Other TV credits include "The Big Gay Sketch Show" (LOGO/MTV), "Showtime at the Apollo" (NBC), "Drama Desk Awards" (PBS) and "Arthur Ashe Kids Day" (CBS).