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Decision Height - Season Special

A Drama By Meredith Dayna Levy | Directed by Franklin Myers

Show Dates: September 14, 15, 16 at 7:30PM, September 17 at 3:00PM

Heather Bixler as Mrs. Deaton
Heather is returning to the Bobcat stage after last season’s The Good Doctor.  Heather is a member of The Bobcat Players Board of Directors and an English teacher at Beaver Area High School.  Bobcat credits include Be My Baby and Old Love.  Other credits include A Christmas Carol (Director) at Four Mile Church in 2016.
Valerie Boyce as Carol Henderson
Valerie is returning to the Bobcat stage after last season’s production of Boeing Boeing and this year’s season special, What I Did for Love.  Other credits include Macbeth (Lady Macbeth) at Penn State University, South Pacific (Liar, Dancer) with Center Theatre Players, and TV Dinner Shows & Murder Mysteries with R-ACT Theatre Productions.  Valerie works with Youth Advocate Programs in truancy and autism services.
Hannah Eyler as Myrtle Simmons
Hannah was last seen on the Bobcat stage in last season’s production of Exit Laughing.  Other credits include The Cradle Will Rock and The Importance of Being Earnest both at Lycoming College. Hannah is a training manager with DialAmerica Marketing, Inc.
Kelly Follmer as Rosalie Hartson
Kelly is making her stage debut in Decision Height. Kelly is a cake decorator for Costco.
Danielle Lang as Ziggie Lewis
Danielle is making her Bobcat debut in Decision Height.  Other credits include Butterflies Are Free (Mrs. Baker) and Magnolias and Murder (Velvet Monroe) with R-ACT Theatre Productions and the independent film Childlike (Detective Lisa Reid) with Stoops Ferry Productions.  Danielle is a USPS letter carrier.
Casey Novak as Eddie Harknell
Casey is the Corresponding Secretary and Publicity co-chair for The Bobcat Players. This season she was the assistant director of Foolish Fishgirls and the Pearl. Favorite credits on the Bobcat stage include Boeing, Boeing (Gretchen), Don’t Dress for Dinner (Suzanne), and Born Yesterday (Billie). Other credits include Into the Woods (Cinderella) with Center Theatre Players, The Odd Couple (Gwendolyn) with Liberty Theatre, and Becky’s New Car (Kenni) with Actors’ Summit. Casey is the office manager at Novak Auto Parts, Inc.
Melanie Schneiderman as Virginia Haskell
Melanie is returning to the Bobcat stage after last season’s production of Boeing Boeing (Gloria). Other Bobcat roles include Almost Maine (Sandrine) and Present Laughter (Daphne Stillington). Additional credits include Fiddler on the Roof, The Sound of Music, and South Pacific. Melanie is a nursing student at Robert Morris University.
Stephanie Spezialetti as Norma Jean Harris
Stephanie is making her stage debut in Decision Height. Stephanie is in sales and client services for AT&T SportsNet.
Bridget Yeager as Alice Hawkins
Bridget is making her Bobcat premiere in Decision Height. Other credits include Murder in Time with Stage & Steel Productions and Fractured Fairytales with R-ACT Theatre Productions. Bridget can be seen most Friday nights at F’N Improve with The Cellar Dwellers.
Rachel Curcio - Ensemble
Rachel is making her Bobcat stage debut in Decision Height. Other credits include Footloose at Ambridge Area High School.
Cami Deneen  - Ensemble
Cami is making her stage debut in Decision Height. Cami is in human resources at MSA Safety.
Rebecca Hetzell - Ensemble
Rebecca is making her stage debut in Decision Height. Rebecca is an indecent airbonne consultant and business analyst for FIS.
Suzanne Weber - Ensemble
Suzanne is making her Bobcat debut in Decision Height. Other credits include numerous productions with R-ACT Theatre Productions where she directed Murder on the Mediterranean and Hopewell High School where she is the producer and assistant director of their annual musical. Suzanne is a dental hygienist at Dental Works.
Franklin Myers - Director
Frank is the founder of The Bobcat Players as well as a long time director and actor on the Bobcat stage along with several other community theatres. Some of his most memorable shows include Tuesdays with Morrie, The Sunshine Boys, Present Laughter, and last season’s production of There Goes the Bride. Frank is a retired English and theatre teacher from Beaver Area High School.
Pat Depenhart - Assistant Director
Pat is a member of The Bobcat Players Board of Directors. Her Bobcat credits include Present Laughing (Assistant Director), Calendar Girls (Lady Cravenshire), and Born Yesterday (Anna Hedges). Pat is a retired English teacher.
Josh Antoon - Technical Director
Josh was last seen on the Bobcat stage in this season’s production of The Boys Next Door (Norman Bulansky). Other Bobcat credits include What I Did for Love (Watson), last season’s The Good Doctor (Male Ensemble), and the 2015 production of Don’t Dress for Dinner (Robert). Other credits include Romeo and Juliet (Lord Capulet) and Balm in Gilead (John) with the RMU Colonial Theatre and Incorruptible (Jack the One-Eyed Monk) at the New Castle Playhouse. Josh serves on the Bobcat Players Board and chairs the Tech committee and works at McGuire Home.
Justin Kopicko - Student Director
Justin is continuing his work with The Bobcat Players after participating in their LabWorks production of Wilderness Survival at the Pittsburgh New Works Festival.  Other credits include Seussical, Once Upon a Mattress, and Beauty and the Beast at Beaver Area High School where Justin is a senior.
Katlyn Shlack - Student Advisor
Katie last assisted with direction in the 2014 production, Present Laughter. Other Bobcat credits include tech on Be My Baby and Foolish Fishgirls and the Pearl amongst others. Katie is studying early childhood and special education at Slippery Rock University.
The Crew

Stage Manager
Vocal Director/Coach
Set Construction
Lighting Designer

Photo Board
Consultant/Graphic Designer
Program Printing

Heather Bixler
Andrew Mayle
Brenda Harsch-Menjivar
Cast and Crew
Brandon Fowler
Beth Spence
Ruth Stone

Tom Dowlin
Erin Bechdel
Compliments of GCU

The Bobcat Players thank the following for their support:
Beaver Area MS-HS Custodial & Maintenance Staff
Air Heritage Museum and Aircraft Restoration Facility
Beaver County Airport
Brenda’s Notes
Yellow Ribbon Girls
Dennis Link
Toni Mancing
Pennsylvania National Guard Armory
Joyce Yurfick
Rome Monument
Abby Beukema
Hamilton Tools
Rochester Borough Building
Beaver County Tourism Department
The Beaver County Times
Ellwood City Ledger
City Paper
A special thanks to The Hostess Shoppe, Beaver, for serving as our box office and to Liz for coordinating our phone reservations.
As always, we appreciate the support of the Beaver Area School District for promotion of the arts in our county.
If we have forgotten anyone, please accept our humble apologies and sincere thanks.
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