The Cricket On The Hearth - December 10 - December 19, 2021

Way Off Broadway Community Players

 Who's Who 

  • Francine Barnes aka Buggy head shot

    Francine Barnes aka Buggy

    as Narrator

    is grateful to be part of this exciting production! She is newly retired after 20 years with The Great State of Texas, and is happy to have time to study her lines. She is no stranger to WOBCP, having been a part of it, in many capacities, since the invention of electricity.

  • Billy Cagle head shot

    Billy Cagle

    as John Peerybingle

    Sometimes, Billy just gets bored and wants to do stuff. And this is the stuff he loves to do.

  • Bethany Watkin head shot

    Bethany Watkin

    as Mary “Dot” Peerybingle

    is so grateful to be on stage again. She was last seen on stage at Bastrop Opera House’ in Silent Sky and WOBCP’s A Party to Murder. Her real love is directing. She directed this past summer’s show A Midsummer Night’s Dream and is so happy to have many familiar castmates! Bethany would like to thank her family and the community of Leander for keeping WOB alive and well.

  • Michael Costilla head shot

    Michael Costilla

    as Caleb Plummer

    is so happy to once again don the comfy great-coat of the genteel toy-maker he first portrayed via a ZOOM reading with Different Stages. He has appeared in many productions in the Austin area theatre scene in a variety of roles: Oberon in Way Off Broadway’s A Midsummer Night's Dream, Magwitch in Different Stage’s Great Expectations and Victor Velasco in Georgetown Palace’s Barefoot in the Park. Michael thanks all his friends and family who have supported his passion, but it is to his wife with whom he gives the greatest gratitude.

  • Michael Paddock head shot

    Michael Paddock

    as Tackleton

    is a native Texan who developed a love for the theater at an early age. He studied Theater Arts at Lubbock High School, alma mater to Buddy Holly and Mac Davis. He performed in Way Off Broadway’s production of Bad Medicine.

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