Traditionally in productions of Angels in America, the Mormon children are portrayed using mannequins and voice overs. Having worked with young actors in our area, we realized the talent that was at our disposal. Bold Theatrics is so pleased to be able to incorporate these three young stars into our production.
Jack Flynn (Orrin) is a sixteen year old attending Oneonta High School, and is making his Bold Theatric’s debut in Angels In America. He has previously been seen in shows with Orpheus Theatre, the OHS Drama Club, and is currently in Afton Community Theatre’s Beauty And The Beast. Jack’s most memorable roles include Ernst in Spring Awakening, Paul San Marco in A Chorus Line (HS edition), and Amos Hart in Chicago (HS edition).
Wyndam Withington (Caleb) is excited to be performing in Angels in America. His acting credits include many productions with The Starstruck Players, including Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. (Cogsworth), Disney’s The Lion King JR. (Banzai), and James and the Giant Peach JR. (Grasshopper). Wyndam was also active in his camp theater program this past summer, including a stint as Narrator for A Boy Named Charlie Brown. He is a sixth grader at Oneonta Middle School and plays tuba in the school band.
Claire Smith (Sister) is ten years old and in fifth grade at Milford Central School. She began acting at the age of seven and has been in love with all-things theater ever since. Claire has been involved in the following productions: Disney's The Little Mermaid (ensemble), The Wizard of Oz JR (ensemble), The Wizard of Oz (Coroner), James and the Giant Peach JR (Earthworm), Annie (Tessie), Honk! (ducking/froglet), and Disney's Jungle Book KIDS (Baloo). Claire would like to thank her mom and dad for allowing her to be in this show, as well as Ben and Brooke for thinking of her for the part.
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by Benjamin Burke (Director / Producer)
As a young gay man, Angels in America was the first serious work that I was exposed to that not only had main characters that were gay, but also took those characters seriously. Before my exposure to Angels in a college acting class, every gay character that I experienced in a play or movie or on television was either a psychotic villain or a stereotypical secondary character. Romantic themes between members of the same sex were non-existent. For me, Angels changed all that. I felt a little less alone in this world.
Over the years I have suggested producing Angels, both in college and, later through my involvement with different community theater groups, but have always been met with resistance. It's too ambitious. It's too controversial. It's too intense. It's never going to happen.
In forming Bold Theatrics, my best friend / business partner and I specifically want tackle the controversial and intense. And yes, it was an ambitious idea, but we decided we were going to make it happen because we feel strongly that our community deserves to see art of this caliber. We hit the ground running with a truly spectacular and passionate cast, and I can't wait for this community to experience Angels in America. Who knows, maybe some young people in the audience will see an honest and respectful representation of themselves and feel a little less alone in this world?
The Great Work Continues. 'Bye now.