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Cassandra's Echo
Cast
JEANETTE HARRISON. "Lorelle" - Jeanette Harrison has appeared in feature films Cathy Morgan, Almond Tequila, and in the short films The Claim, Smell My Feet (directed by Raelle Myrick-Hodges), After a Long Period and Zingaroo, for which she was awarded "Best Actress" from the West Valley Film Festival (2001). She was the voice of Trillian in the radio play The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (WHPK-FM, Chicago). Onstage, she has worked with Berkeley Repertory Theatre, AlterTheater Ensemble (with Frances Lee McCain and Ann Brebner), San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, and many more. Harrison is a founding Ensemble member of AlterTheater.
ZACHARY DRAKE. "Teddy" - Zachary Drake, born in Minneapolis, now hails from Berkeley. In the Bay Area he has performed with San Francisco Shakespeare Festival's school tour, Napa Valley Shakespeare Festival, Mountain Play Association, and the Asian American Theater Company. He has worked with Northwest Asian American Theater in Seattle, and in the Twin Cities area with Mixed Blood, Minnesota Festival Theater, and Great American History Theatre. In January 2004, he played the lead in Sondheim's Pacific Overtures, co-produced by Theater Mu and Park Square Theater. He also performs a solo show, Dust Storm, about the experiences of a Japanese-American high school student from Berkeley sent to an interment camp in Utah during WWII. Most recently, he narrated 10 Days that Unexpectedly Changed America: Gold Rush for Telling Pictures which aired on the History Channel. He holds a B.A. in Computer Science and Psychology from Yale, where he appeared in numerous shows including title roles in Oedipus the King and M. Butterfly. He is also a graduate of American Conservatory Theatre's Summer Training Congress. Before embarking on his professional acting career, Mr. Drake was a computer game producer. http://zdrake.blogspot.com
ELINOR BELL. "Mrs. Drumm" - Elinor's most recent work has been on stage as Linda Loman in Death of a Salesman. She has also appeared as Blanche in Romantic Comedy, Mrs. Warwick in The Unexpected Guest, Emily Gorski in Greetings, Joanne Remington in Ladies at the Alamo, Lillian in The Oldest Profession, as well as understudying the role of Rhoda in the premiere of Finn in the Underworld at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Also active in film and voiceover, she recently completed narration of her sixth book for the National Library Service and with her husband is putting the finishing touches on IrisAudio, an in-house recording studio for audiobook production. www.elinorbell.com
DEWAYNE SPALDING. "Vic" - DeWayne Spalding is a Kentucky native. He is a former staff member, actor and director with Actors' Guild of Lexington, where he appeared in Six Degrees of Separation, XXX Love Act and Marvin's Room. His regional theatre directing credits include Eric Bogosian's subUrbia, Edward Albee's Three Tall Women, Pearl Cleage's Blues for an Alabama Sky and Neil Simon's Broadway Bound. In 2004, DeWayne was an Irene Ryan Scholarship Competition nominee for his performance as Puck in City College of San Francisco's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
MARTHA RAMIREZ LUEHRMANN. "Abuelita" - Martha's film roles include Old Mexican Woman in Bernstein's Teachings of the Disgusting and Awful, Martha in Litle's Erogenous Jones, Ph.D., Meg in Pinter's The Birthday Party, and Virgo in cummings' him. Martha's stage roles include Abby Brewster in Kesselman's Arsenic and Old Lace, Letitia Blacklock in Christie's A Murder Is Announced, Mrs. Gibbs in Wilder's Our Town, Lady Bracknell in Wilde's The Importance of Being Ernest, Sonya in Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, Mildred in Robert Reich's I Met Her Only Yesterday In The 84th Street Sewer, and many more. She did a great deal of acting in the 60s, including a summer stock stint with Meryl Streep, but her children made her quit acting in 1972. They promised she go back into acting when she was old and retired, and could then do all of Ruth Gordon's roles. She is working on that right now. Martha is a member of Theatre Bay Area. Details can be found at her website:
http://www.marthal.com/Act2/Act2.html