Spectrum 2016: Pride of Dummies


About the Play

This, of course, happens all the time.  Somewhere in your house you have that closet where you put your puppets when you’re not using them and you forget that they’re there.  So, of course, while they wait for you to remember them, they discuss all of the truly important questions of life and eternity.  And now, we get to listen in.

About the Playwright

Joe Wegescheide has been around the St Louis theatre scene for a good long while, and has had the opportunity to do shows at Clayton (Measure for Measure, Room at the Inn), Webster Groves (House of Blue Leaves, The Unexpected Guest) and many other companies.  He holds a BA in directing from BYU. He started writing plays a decade or so ago as an outlet for his sometimes skewed world view.  The two that will be presented for Spectrum happen to hold a very prominent place in his personal history, as they are central to the story of his finding and courting his wife, Rose. When not on stage or at the typewriter, Joe is polishing his craft as St Louis’ best financial adviser.  He also runs RandomCardinalStats.com, the very best baseball blog in existence and must-reading for all true Cardinal fans.

The Cast

sofia-murilloSofia Murillo has a theatre background mainly but has set out to work on film for the past 3 years. In theatre, she has performed with First Run theatre since 2011 and is currently in their production of Spectrum Show 2016. She has worked over at the Webster Groves Theatre Guild, as well as performing in the 2013 Fringe Festival where she performed in a one- woman act. She has done some off stage work as well as an assistant stage manager. She broke into film in 2013 as she played under Patrick Lawrence’s direction in the White Elephant production, “The Solipsist” which won several awards in the STL film festival. It has earned her an IMDB film credit.

michelle-dillardMichelle Dillard has been acting for over thirty years, performing in various stage productions, (Becoming Emily, Royal Family, Here Comes the Judge, For Colored Girls, Raisin in the Sun, Helvetica, and recently Every 28 hour one minute plays), just to name a few. She has also wandered into the field of directing. Her most recent work includes Every 28 hour one minute plays with Mustard Seed Theatre, An evening of Monologues and Respeck My Shoes with Phoenix Rise Productions. She has also rendered her talent to local film, radio, training videos and TV commercials. She is an on-camera talent, professional narrator and voice-over artist.

rae-davisRae Davis is an actress new to the St. Louis area. She was born and raised in Kansas City, MO where her love and passion for performing began. She received her degree in theatre from University of Missouri-Columbia where she performed in multiple outlets in the area during her stay and moved to St. Louis with a desire to use her talents to entertain and educate. She would like to thank her G-Ma and parents for their encouragement and support (financially & emotionally), her sister for being her crazy co-star in this reality show we call “Life”, and her friends for showing their love by making financial contributions to her dreams in the form a purchasing tickets to see her shows (as well as the rest of the wonderful people in the audience).

First Run Theatre’s Spectrum One-Act Play Festival runs November 11-20, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM and Sundays at 2:00 PM. Find tickets at http://www.firstruntheatre.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html. Performances at Southampton Presbyterian Church, 4716 Macklind Ave, St. Louis, MO 63109, the corner of Macklind and Northampton.


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