John "Jack" Worthing
Alex is very excited to return to the OSP stage in this classic comedy. He was previously seen as Daniel Harding in Almost, Maine. Other roles Alex has undertaken include: Johnathan Brewster in Aresenic & Old Lace (Prime Stage Theatre Company), Tom Buchanan in The Great Gatsby (Stage Warp Productions), George in Stop Kiss (Cross-Stitch Theater Company), and most recently as Ezekiel Cheever in The Crucible (Vigilance Theater Group). Alex can next be seen in Little Lake Theater Company's upcoming production of Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play. He wants to thank director Erin Bock and his castmate/fiance Katy Grant, as well as the rest of cast and crew of Earnest for making this such a wonderful experience!
This old guy made his acting debut in Miracle on 34th Street, the Musical in December 2022. By golly, the same director brought him back! I am very happy and excited to be invited on stage again! When auditioning, I thought how cool it would be being in the same play as my soulmate Donna Morosco. Indeed, we both were cast for The Importance of Being Earnest! And, in the play we kind of like each other, Woohoo! Thank You Erin for giving me another opportunity! I have attended many plays at the beautiful Old School House Players. Indeed, I am honored to be on stage here!
Katy Grant is pleased to return to OSP again! Some previous roles on the OSP stage include as Hope in Almost, Maine, Dragon in Shrek: the Musical, Brooke/Vicky in Noises Off, and Olga in Pink Panther Strikes Again. Other favorite roles are Sylvia Plath in A Wounded Deer Leaps Highest, Colleen/Woman in White in Ripcord, Sylvia in Sylvia, Margot in Legally Blonde, and Claire in Rumors. She also had the opportunity to perform at Walt Disney World and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. While not on stage, she is a teacher, travel agent, cat mom to her adorable little dictators, and fiancé to her real life Earnest!
Bob is excited to be making his first appearance on the OPS stage and thrilled to be part of the very talented Ernest cast. Bob is currently the President of The Better Than Ever Independents, a group of senior singers and dancers who perform at Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities in the Pittsburgh area. He previously appeared on stage in 2019 as Mayor Shinn in The Heritage Players' production of The Music Man. Bob would like to thank his wife, Judi, for her love and support and hopes everyone enjoys a lot of laughs at the show.
Carina was just seen as Thalia in The Gods of Comedy (South Park Theater) kissing Johnny Terreri's face. She had such a good time, she thought she would do it again in this show. Carina is delighted to be returning to the role of Cecily as it was one of her favorite roles in college. You may recognize her from playing Molly in December Things here at OSP in February. Favorite roles include: Belle in Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella in Cinderella, Caithleen in Bloomsday, Ariel in Footloose and Sorel in Hay Fever. She has worked in theaters all over including Pittsburgh Public Theater, Little Lake, Gemini, The Summer Company, Edinburgh Fringe and more. Up next she will be playing Columbia in Split Stage Theater's Rocky Horror Picture Show this October and The Butterfly Anchor at SPT in January. Many thanks to Ernie for reminding her The Importance of Being Cecily.
Donna is very excited to be performing with OSP for the first time. Donna was last seen at South Park Theatre last Summer in A Rotten Year For Tomatoes and also at Little Lake Theatre in Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily. She is excited to be on stage playing a love interest with her real life love interest! She is thankful to her family and friends who come out and always support her love of theatre! Thank you to this great cast and director and crew for this opportunity!
Tom is thrilled to be making his debut with The Old Schoolhouse Players. NYC Stage: HomeGroan Sketch Comedy (Caroline's of Broadway), A.R. Gurney's The Problem (Blue Heron Arts Center), Relationship Analysis 101: Sex, Marriage, and Roadkill (Blue Heron Arts Center), The Ecstasy of St. Jude (440 Studios). PGH Community: Ripcord (South Park Theatre); One Man, Two Guvnors (Little Lake Theatre); Postcards from a Dead Dog (Bricolage); Night Must Fall (Smithfield Street Theatre); The Laramie Project (The New Olde Bank Theatre). Tom trained at Point Park College and studies privately with Patricia Fuchel. He would like to thank his friends, family, and theatre community for their constant love and support.
Johnny is so excited to be doing his first show at OSP. He just recently had the honor of sharing the stage with Carina Iannarelli in The God's of Comedy at South Park Theater and is thrilled to be doing it again so soon. This time without glasses. In June he was the Standby for Chris in The Play That Goes Wrong at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center and in April he was Man 2 in Perseverance at Prime Stage. Other favorite shows include Speech and Debate, The Nerd, and Casper. He recently tried hummus for the first time and to be honest, he couldn't be happier. Aboocado!
Erin Bock is happily returning to the Old Schoolhouse Players, one of her favorite places, but in a new “role” as the director of this production. She has previously appeared on the OSP stage as Veronica Cray/Doris in The Hollow, Eve/Mama Noah in Children of Eden, Vi in Footloose, Myrtle Mae in Harvey, Martha Jefferson in 1776, Honey in Bingo! The Winning Musical, and Annabel Glick in Lucky Stiff. Additional directing credits include The Sweet Delilah Swim Club and One Man, Two Guvnors at The Bobcat Players and Miracle on 34th Street at Little Lake Theatre. Erin has her MFA in musical theater performance from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee. In her spare time, she works as an attorney in Pittsburgh. Thank you to Ben, Brian, Cindy, the cast, crew, and the rest of the OSP team for helping to make this production a success!
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