Mitchell Stevenson (George Milton) - Mitchell is an alumnus of the Mason Gross Conservatory for the Arts at Rutgers University (NJ). A Nashville native, he is a seasoned actor as well as an award-winning film-maker and photographer formerly based in Orlando, FL. Mitchell briefly attended Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida, to study film. For six years, he was a seasonal manager of shows, director of characters and a performer at Universal Studios and Walt Disney World. Favorite past roles include R.P. McMurphy in Circle Player's production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Conrad Birdie in The Larry Keeton Theatre's production of Bye Bye Birdie. This is his fourth show with Circle Players, and he could not be more honored to be back in such a supremely classic piece. Mitchell is humbled to be working with this talented cast and crew. Much appreciation goes out to Heather Alexander and Daniel DeVault, as well as everyone who worked so hard to bring this production to life.
Antonio Nappo (Lennie Smalls) - Tony graduated with a B.A. in Theater from the College of Charleston and received a Master’s in Acting from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. He is excited to be a part of this wonderful production and to be onstage again with Circle Players. Favorite credits include: Shrek the Musical (Circle Players); Royal Gambit (CCSS); The Outsiders (NCT); Macbeth and Twelfth Night (NSF). Tony sends much love to B.J. for her support and to his mom for introducing him to the art that he loves. You can see him next in Christmas Story at Nashville REP in November/December. Check him out at: antoniopnappo.weebly.com
Eric Butler (Curley) – Eric is proud to make his Circle Players’ debut. Still relatively new to the Nashville theatre community, Eric has performed with Act 1, Town Center and SistaStyle on the stages of Dark Horse Theatre, Town Center Theatre and Street Theatre Company. Having also worked as a writer and film actor, Eric has had the opportunity to present staged readings of his original work Do We Know Each Other? at Street Theatre Company. His film credits include the feature length films “ollecting and “Daughter. Eric is, once again, honored to be working with such an amazingly talented and dedicated cast and crew.
Morgan Fairbanks (Curley's Wife)– Morgan is proud to perform in her first Circle Players’ production as Curley's Wife in this iconic Steinbeck piece. Since her move to Nashville in August of 2014, Morgan has been seen onstage at Darkhorse Theatre in Groundworks Theatre's productions of The Starlite Waltz and Being Ebenezer, as well as with director Robin Summer of Watkins University in his short film Alice. Morgan received her Bachelor of Arts in Music with an emphasis in Musical Theatre from Belhaven University of Jackson, MS. She enjoyed playing such roles as Cinderella (Into the Woods), Annelle (Steel Magnolias), and Nikki (Curtains). Morgan would like to dedicate the run of this show to her husband, Craig Fairbanks. Please enjoy the show and thank you for coming!"
Joseph Lovell (Slim) - - Making his second appearance on the Circle Players’ stage, Joseph is thrilled to have the opportunity to play Slim—a favorite character of his from Steinbeck’s book. Joseph is also equally honored to be under the direction of Heather Alexander for the second time, with Daniel DeVault as assistant director, having worked with them previously in The Outsiders at Lakewood Theatre in 2014. Heather and Daniel both have taught Joseph a lot about the world of theatre, for which he is grateful. Joseph’s love of the stage also includes music. He’s a singer and songwriter with the love of the occasional Nick Cave or Tom Waits cover.
Ethan Treutle (Carlson) - – Ethan is a Nashville transplant from Northern Virginia. He graduated from Marshall University in Huntington, WV, with a BFA in Theatre Performance, where he performed in shows from all parts of West Virginia to as far as Edinburgh, Scotland. This is Ethan’s first show with Circle Players, and in Nashville. He is very thankful for the opportunity to share the stage with this wonderful cast and crew.
Nick Boggs (Whit) - “My name is Nick Boggs and I'm an actor, writer and musician. Since I graduated high school, I've been cooking in restaurants while studying filmmaking and acting in my spare time. Now I'm performing in Circle Players’ production Of Mice and Men, getting involved in student films for various schools and starting some YouTube projects with some film school graduates. The movie and television industry isn't too big in Tennessee yet, but I'll be there when it gets that way!”
Ron Veasey (Candy) - Ron has lived in Nashville for 16 years. He is a U.S. Army Veteran and has lived all over the world, including Germany (it was West Germany then) and Taiwan. He has also visited almost 30 countries. Ron has performed theatre since high school, and has recently been afforded the time to do it as much as he wants. He has performed live improv for several years locally with Fusebox Theatre. Ron also worked on a NBC Movie of the Week in 1989 called Your Mother Wears Combat Boots as the Assistant Technical Director and Actor, where he really caught the "Hollywood" bug. He has produced and directed several independent films under his own company, Flying V Films, including entries into the 48-Hour Film Festival. Ron is excited to be working with this talented cast and is looking forward to many more projects with Circle Players.
Christan McLauren (Crooks) - Christan is a recent Theatre and Dance graduate from Middle Tennessee State University. He was last seen as the Preppy Stud in Street Theatre Company's production of HEATHERS: The Musical. Other favorite roles are Hysterium (A Funny Thing…Forum), Dr. Peter Rank (A Doll’s House), and Luke (Amen Corner). Christan thanks his family, friends, cast and crew for their support. Enjoy!