Here are the 29 talented actors who brought the characters of M*A*S*H to life:
BOB LE PINE General Hammond
Bob started acting in theatre at age 16. Since then, he has been in about 50+ productions on stage. He has worked with Vagabond Players, Surrey Little Theatre, Chilliwack Players, as well as various other theatre companies from Ontario to B.C. His main love in theatre are comedies. As an ex-military (R.C.A.F.) he brings a touch of real life to the role of General Hammond.
DEVIN O’GORMAN Private Boone
This is Devin’s first performance, and he's excited to be participating with Stage 43 and taking part in the Tri-Cities local theatre community. Born and raised in Newfoundland, Devin moved to the Lower Mainland in 2016 and currently resides in Port Moody. He loves performing (mostly for his girlfriend) and making people laugh.
DEAN ANDERSON Lieutenant Colonel Henry Blake
Dean has been active in community theatre for over 20 years. He has been onstage and backstage in almost every capacity. Dean is thrilled to be back with Stage 43 and working with such a great cast and crew.
SHARON NOTARRIGO Captain Bridget McCarthy
Sharon has been with the Stage 43 family since 2009, working mostly behind the scenes promoting shows and welcoming patrons as part of the front-of-house crew. Favourite roles with Stage 43 include Teresa Pike (Ethan Claymore), Jane Ackerly (Murder on the Rerun), Ouiser Boudreaux (Steel Magnolias), and Doris (Bare Bear Bones). She’s very happy to be able to work with Dale and some of her previous castmates again, along with so many other talented actors. She is grateful for the passion and commitment the M*A*S*H team has shown in bringing this production to life, and she gives a great big thanks to her husband Sal for his continuing support of her ‘play’time.
GILLIAN MENKVELD Lieutenant Janice Fury
Gillian is very excited to act in her fourth Stage 43 production. MASH was often on at home growing up so she was very excited to get involved in this project. Gillian takes acting workshops on weekends and plans to enroll in courses with The Drama Class in the new year.
RICHARD GUENTHER Sergeant Devine
Appearing at Evergreen for the first time, I am excited to be performing in such an iconic show, MASH. Working with such a talented cast and crew at Stage 43, has made it even more memorable and so much fun. I hope you enjoy the show.
LESLIE CAMPBELL Lieutenant Louise Kimble
Leslie is excited to be returning to the theatre in her first production with Stage 43. She would like to thank the cast and crew for being such a welcoming and fun group. Additional thanks to her friends, family and co-workers for their ongoing support.
CHRIS GAUCHE Captain Frank Burns
After an extended hiatus from community theatre, Chris is delighted to be performing in front of a live audience again, rather than the bathroom mirror.
JAMES MAINGUY Father John Patrick Mulcahy
James [Father Mulcahy] has already staged-managed two productions for Stage 43 (A Bench In the Sun and The Ladies Foursome), but this production marks his debut as a performer. It's no exaggeration to say James got into the theatre by accident less than two years ago. He can most often be seen at Vancouver Co-op Radio, where he currently produces and hosts three shows: Redeye (Vancouver's longest-running current affairs radio show, now into its 42nd year); The Arts Rational (all things artsy in the city); and Why a Duck? (Jazz and Classical music with an irreverent twist).
CALEB BERG Captain Walt Waldowski
Caleb is happy to be back treading the boards after a 13 year absence. He has had a blast during the rehearsal process and is very happy that his first show back has been a great experience with great people!
RICHARD WIENS Captain John McIntyre (“Trapper John”)
Richard is an avid actor/director/improviser, working with theatre companies all over the lower mainland. He is excited to be back on stage with Stage 43, as his mom’s favourite M.A.S.H. character, Trapper John. He hasn’t been on stage here since 2013’s “Murder on the Rerun”, where he met his lovely wife Alannah and is happy to be on stage with her again. Since then he has been on the other side of the ‘table’ making his directorial debut with “Men are Dogs” in 2015 and then “Looking” in 2016. He will be back directing for this season’s next show “The Odd Couple: Female Version”. He wants to thank everyone for coming out to support community theatre and hopes you all enjoy the show!
DAN JABOUR Captain John Black (“Ugly”)
This is Dan's fourth production with Stage 43. Previous titles include: Looking, Bare Bear Bones, and I Love You You're Perfect now Change. A local resident of Coquitlam, Dan is looking forward to being involved with this season’s shows, as well as many others to come. He also encourages everyone to check out all the great performances at the Evergreen Cultural Centre this season.
KEVIN SLOAN Corporal “Radar” Reilly
Kevin has been acting in Vancouver since 2001. This is his first production for Stage 43. He finally gets to do a show with them and with director Dale Kelly. He also gets to play "Radar", a part he was born to play. Kevin is grateful to have been able to work with a great group of new and familiar faces. Enjoy!
JOHN COUSINS Captain Benjamin Franklin Pierce (“Hawkeye”)
John is happy to be returning to Stage 43 with many years of experience in the theatre and film industry. The last time John donned our stage, he was in Dale Kelly's production of The Importance of Being Earnest as the unforgettable Algernon. Other Dale Kelly's productions include; Christmas Belles, Who Saw Him Die, I Hate Hamlet and Barrymore's Ghost. John is very honoured to be playing Hawkeye and hopes his performance will show honour and respect to a popular character that was brilliantly created by Alan Alda. John gives great thanks to the amazing MASH cast and crew and gives a special thanks to his talented best friend and love, Colleen, for all her love and support.
RYAN JOHNSON Captain Augustus Bedford Forrest (“Duke”)
Hey, you found me! If you are reading this, you are either Bored, Lost, Confused or a Casting Director. If you are Bored, might I recommend Kongregate.com. If you are lost, go find one of your grandchildren to help you, that’s what they're here for. If you’re Confused, you’ve seen me in shows like Faulty Towers, Bare Bare Bones or Mama Won’t Fly. If you’re casting……I will only do a reading if I get a limo there and back and dressing rooms must be filled with cupcakes.
ISAIAH POH Ho-Jon
Isaiah has been poking around the backstage for awhile now and boy howdy, he is pleased as punch to take the stage for a spin!
MIN JOYCE ABRAHAM Korean Woman 1
Joyce is excited and enjoying her acting debut in M.A.S.H.. Born in Shanghai, China she appeared on Chinese National television at an early age. In Canada she has had brief appearances in several movies the most notable being Shall We Dance and is active in a number of local modelling and dance groups. Joyce loves outdoor activities, but to relax enjoys playing the piano, singing and listening to classical music and opera. Joyce would like to thank the Director Dale Kelly for the opportunity, his encouragement and support, also thanks to the crew.
YING JANE BAYES Korean Woman 2
Jane is proud of her opportunity to perform in the Stage 43 Theatrical Society's production of M.A.S.H. Jane has been an extra in over 20 movies and television series such as: Falcon Beach, Keep Your Head up the Don Cherry Story, Men with Brooms, Beethoven Saves Christmas, Home Alone 5, to name a few. She has also performed with the Chinese Dance Group in the Moon Festival. Jane likes nature and takes great pride in her flower gardens. She likes travelling, listening to music, especially classical. A native of Shanghai China, Jane now lives in Coquitlam.
ALANNAH ST. PIERRE Lieutenant Nancy Phillips
Alannah is excited to march back onstage as Lieutenant Nancy Phillips after a 3-year hiatus. You may have seen her in such roles as Kitty from “Murder on the Rerun” (Stage 43), Delightful from “Dearly Departed” (Stage 43), Herself in “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare” (Alchemy Theatre), Shelby from “Steel Magnolias” (Stage 43) and many more. She looks forward to working side by side once more with her husband, Richard Wiens on the very stage where they met for the first time. She would like to thank all of her friends and family for all their patience and support. She hopes you all enjoy this nostalgic blast from the past!
LEONA ATKINSON Major Margaret Houlihan
Leona is excited to join the ranks of M*A*S*H with this group of eclectic officers. She is happy to be back in the Stage 43 family for the second time. She made her debut in community theatre last year as Bitsy in Bingo. She would like to thank her husband and two girls for their continued belief and support.
SUE DAVEY Congresswoman Goldfarb
Since moving to the mainland six years ago Sue has been acting and directing with the Dogwood Senior Theatre Group in Coquitlam. This is her first appearance with Stage 43. She hopes there will be many more!
JUDY LONG Dean Mercy Lodge
Judy had always had a passion for theatre, and after retiring to Lake Chapala, Mexico, she was finally able to hone her craft. Lakeside Little Theatre is the oldest English speaking theatre in Central America, and she played many parts there, particular favourites being Maria the maid in “The Heiress”, Yolanda the directionally challenged taxi driver in “Bedtime Stories”, and the rejected Doris in “Second Summer”. This is her first time acting at Stage 43, and she’s enjoying herself immensely.
GEOFF LONG Mr. Randazzle
Geoff came late to love theatre, but really got into it after retiring and moving to Lake Chapala, Mexico. As well as playing the Italian waiter in “Betrayal”, Arthur Townsend in “The Heiress”, and the bailiff in “Chicago”, Geoff was also Assistant Stage Manager for several productions, worked sound and also props. He was also on the Board of Directors at Lakeside Little Theatre for 4 years as Facilities Manager, undertaking major renovations to the lobby. This is his first time acting at Stage 43, and he’s really enjoying meeting and acting with a bunch of crazies!
RAEVEN DUDLEY Mitzi Bonwit
Raeven is excited to make her stage 43 debut in M*A*S*H. She's studied acting at the University of Alberta and has been in a variety of shows and musicals. Ranging from Grease to The View from Here. She'd like to thank the cast, crew and director for making this a memorable experience.
BRIE McCRADY Fritzi Bonwit
Brie is ecstatic to be playing the role of Fritzi Bonwit. When not playing a ditzy, southern belle, she can be found drinking copious amounts of coffee and juggling. Using her training from Vancouver Academy Of Dramatic Arts, she has performed in such things as Little Shop of Horrors, All Shook Up, and a number of student films, commercials and background work. She'd like to thank everyone involved with this production for making this an amazing experience, and is looking forward to more like this.
ISABELLA CICCONE Agnes Bonwit
While the characters of MASH might want to leave South Korea, Isabella is preparing to make the journey. As an ESL teacher and a travel enthusiast, she is very excited to be moving there for a year... though she doesn’t know exactly when. She will of course miss the theatre while she’s away and is glad that she was able to squeeze one more play in before she goes.
SHAMPA SRISTI Lieutenant Connie Liebowitz
Shampa has been performing on stage ever since she was 7 years old. She loves to connect with the audience and make them laugh. It started with the first hearty laugh she elicited from her classmates with her first performance. She has participated in many plays in Delhi in both English and Hindi, including plays translated from French with the Alliance Francaise team. This is her first foray onto the stage in Canada after a hiatus - being a banker and a mom.
GILLES NDUWIMA Captain Oliver Wendell Jones (“Spearchucker”)
I am a Burundian immigrant and I came to Canada 6 years ago, landing first in Edmonton, but decided to move to Vancouver to pursue my dreams of being an actor. I attended Vancouver Film School for both Acting Essentials and Acting for Film and Television. I am involved with two other theatre productions, "Welcome to the Moon." and "Grestsky".
WYNN SIU Major Ruth Haskell
Wynn is thrilled to return to her second production with Stage 43. She started acting a few years ago. She sees acting as a unique way to express herself. She appeared in Welcome to Thebes with United Players, Inspecting Carol with Vagabond Players, Amber in the 2016 Fringe Festival, Canada 150: The Show with Evergreen Cultural Centre, The Fantasticks with Stage 43 and Pacific Overtures with Fighting Chance Productions. She thanks Dale, the cast and crew for all their support