Meet the Cast: Scenes in the Park

Alex Davis – Bill  Sure Thing

Alex Davis is enrolled as a freshman at George Mason University, to begin his studies as a Theatre major this fall. He is delighted to be making his debut with Stageworks and the Windmore Foundation. Alex has recently been involved in plays such as Beauty and the Beast and That’s Not How I Remember It. He is very thankful for this opportunity and can’t wait to continue and expand his skills by working with this group of actors.

Hannah Ress – Betty Sure Thing

Hannah Rees, a rising senior at William Monroe High School, is so excited to appear in her first show with Stageworks as Betty in Sure Thing. Hannah has been singing and performing since she was little, with the support of her mom and aunt, both of whom are music teachers. Hannah enjoys performing and volunteering backstage in her school’s theatre program as well as at Four County Players in Barboursville. A few of her favorite roles include Alice in The Addam’s Family (WMHS), Ensemble in Broadway Our Way (Four County Players), and Ensemble in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Woodberry Forest School). A big thank you to her fellow Stageworks castmates for being wonderful and Jessy Mahr for being so welcoming to a newcomer!

Wyatt Caltterbaugh – Brian

Jerry Finnegan’s Sister

Wyatt Clatterbaugh is a rising Junior at Eastern View High School.  Jerry Finnegan’s Sister is his 23rd production.  Wyatt is active in theater and choir and hopes to pursue a career in the performing arts in college. Thank You to Jessy and Alex for your support during this crazy summer!

Alexandra Mackeown – Beth

Jerry Finnegan’s Sister

Alexandra Mackeown is a rising senior at Culpeper County High School. Alexandra is playing Beth in Jerry Finnegan’s Sister for this showcase. She has participated in the arts since she was in the sixth grade and hopes to study Musical Theatre in college. The most recent shows Alexandra has been a part of are A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Music Man at Woodberry Forest School. She has had an amazing time getting to know the cast and crew of this showcase and hopes to work with them again.

Harry Davis – Costello

“Who’s on First”

Harry Davis has always loved acting, singing and all of live theater. He’s been acting since playing Tell Us a Story Man in a Wisconsin grade school Christmas play.  Harry sang in choirs and acted in plays all through high school and college.  After college, marriage, moving to Virginia and starting a family, he got back into theater.  He was a founding member of the Dale-Wood Musical Theater in Dale City.  With that group Harry played Prez in Pajama Game, Carl in Mornings at Seven and many others.   After retirement and a move back to Wisconsin, he joined the Sand County Players where I played Ernie Cusack in Rumors, Bobby in Run for Your Wife, Dr. Vinnie Di Ruzzio in Lucky Stiff, and others.  Now that Harry is back in Virginia for part of each year, he is delighted to take part in the StageWorks production of The Emerald Heist as well as being Costello in “Who’s on First” as part of Scenes in the Park: A Play on Words.

Robert Kieffer – Abbott

“Who’s on First”

Robert Kieffer is in his first production since the “accident” when he mixed red and white shirts in the laundry, starting a cosmic time travel adventure.  Since then, he’s been employed as a conductor on the Emerald Express.  In his free time, he enjoys theatre, Mediterranean cuisine, and wearing pink shirts.

Anneliese Mabie, Stage Manager

Anneliese Mabie is a 12th grader at OCHS. This is her 2nd show with the Windmore Foundation; her first being You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown as ensemble and stage manager. You may later even see her in The Emerald Heist. In addition to loving working backstage, she enjoys working, acting, and painting. “Thank you to this wonderful cast and crew.  Enjoy the show!”

Jessica Mahr, Director

Jessica (Jessy) Mahr is the artistic director of StageWorks and a board member of Windmore.  She is excited to be back with SW after a 10-year hiatus.  Jessy has a bachelor’s degree from Radford University in Technical Theater and a master’s degree from George Mason in Theater Management.  She has over 20 years of experience in professional, educational and community theater.  She is over the moon with her debut production and the cast of Scenes in the Park and cannot wait to get started on the rest of the 2020 season for StageWorks which will include The Emerald Heist in September and Yes, Virginia The Musical in December.

Scenes in the Park: A Play on Words


StageWorks is proud to announce Scenes in the Park: A Play on Words.

Join us for an evening of three scenes Sure Thing by David Ives, Jerry Finnegan’s Sister by Jack Neary, and Who’s on First by Abbott and Costello. 

Dates: August 7 and August 8

Time: 6:30 PM

Where: Lenn Park, 19206 Edwin Way, Culpeper, VA 22701

To get a better idea of how to set up markers for social distancing, please complete the sign-up form. Click the link to the sign-up form.

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StageWorks is committed to providing a safe and entertaining atmosphere for Scenes in the Park.  For the performances, Masks will be highly encouraged and markers for seating will be spaced out, per CDC guidelines.

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