Lisa Crosby Wipperling  |  Actress

Lisa Crosby Wipperling (Tracy)- BSC: A Doll’s Life. Other NYC credits: The Tempest (Gonzola), Essential Voices USA with the NYPops at Carnegie Hall (soloist). Regional: Into the Woods (Baker’s Wife), Footloose (Vi Moore), In the Beginning (Dottie)....Continued


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Production History

Neat & Tidy  | Open: 05/15/12 Close: 05/27/12 - Gene Frankel Theatre
the beautiful soup theater collective is proud to present the new york premiere of steven carl mccasland's play "neat & tidy". this chilling and poetic drama features an intimate cast performing multiple roles.

when a child is brutally murdered, the seismic aftershocks r...ipple throughout a small town. at its center, a marriage is crippling under the weight of the tragedy. with its cast tackling multiple characters, "neat & tidy" speaks about grieving and learning to live alone. see tom run. see tracy scream. see christine lie. see luke break. see tom hide. see tracy jump.

"neat & tidy" previews on may 15th, 2012 with an official opening night scheduled for may 16th, 2012.

all performances at the gene frankel theatre, 24 bond street, new york ny.

tuesday may 15-7:00pm
wednesday may 16-7:00pm
thursday may 17-7:00pm
friday may 18-7;00pm
saturday may 19-2:00pm & 7:00pm
sunday may 20-2:00pm

wednesday may 23- 2:00pm & 7:00pm
thursday may 24-7:00pm
friday may 25-7:00pm
saturday may 26-2:00pm & 7:00pm
sunday may 27-2:00pm

"neat & tidy" is written and directed by steven carl mccasland

paul alexander hughes serves as production stage manager


lisa crosby wipperling as tracy
john russel as tom
max rory meisel (of bravo tv's "bethenny getting married" as luke


kristi barron as christine
jordan tierney as andrew
anna kirkland as nancy & laura
orlando iriarte as sam & doctor avery
ellyn stein as dottie, jeanie & mary
rory allan meditz as the reverend & randy
samantha steinmetz as katie & billy (tracy u/s)*
emily floyd as natalie & amanda

rebecca de ornelas serves as female swing*

*samantha Steinmetz will appear as tracy on sunday, may 20 at 2:00pm. rebecca de ornelas will step into the roles of katie and billie at this performance. de ornelas will also step into the roles of amanda and natalie on sunday May 26 at 2:00pm.


tickets are available online now at:

general: $25
students/seniors: $20

About the Company: The Beautiful Soup Theater Collective

The Beautiful Soup Theater Collective was founded in the summer of 2010 by its Artistic Director, Steven Carl McCasland. McCasland, who founded Group Therapy Productions while a student at Pace University, has been directing in New York (Medea, A Streetcar Named Desire, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Antigone, Death of a Salesman, Hamlet, and others) since 2005. 

Beautiful Soup uses theater to bring to light our own struggles and create a dialog. Exploring new works and classics in innovative ways, stretching a shoe-string budget to create visually enchanting minimalist productions, the Collective honors a different charitable organization with each production. Often using the themes of the piece at hand, (Crossing Brooklyn, a musical about a teacher, benefited Artists Striving to End Poverty, who visit third-world countries to teach the arts), a portion of funds raised at the box office are donated to the chosen charity.

While serving the community, the Soup strives to bring light to all types of theater, new and old. Each season, the Collective presents two Shakespearean revivals, a workshop of a world premiere play, a play by a major writer within the last 150 years (Ibsen, Miller, Williams, Foote, Chekhov, O'Neill, to name a few...), a workshop of a new musical. Each season will also feature a world premiere children's theater production. 

Previous productions include: BLACK [Billy Learns About Captain Kirk] & BLUE, William Shakespeare's HamletCrossing Brooklyn: a musical by Jenny Giering and Laura Harrington, The WSXR Players' Present Their June 7, 1944 Broadcast of William Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT, or What You Will and Steven Carl McCasland's world premiere play, Alice Au Pays Des Merveilles (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland)

Theater can be for the masses if we let it. With The Beautiful Soup Theater Collective, you can return to your roots and explore the boundaries of theater while continuing to serve your community. Learn more at