Meet the Cast
Kevin McKee (Claude Pichon)
Kevin is thrilled to be back at Center Players to play Claude in The Dinner Party, reprising the role he performed as a reading last year. His on-again off-again relationship with the stage includes appearing as a cop in Laura, Victor Velasco in Barefoot in the Park, and a hot headed Mexican in Summer and Smoke. He’s enjoyed working with such talented players in this great venue, and thanks Dave for pulling him back “on”.
Vince Fay (Albert Donay)
Vince is happy to finally be performing at Center Players. He previously worked on this stage for the staged readings of Night of the Iguana and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Other performances have included Art, Adam’s Eve, Sleeping Indoors, and On The Thirteenth Day of Christmas at First Avenue Playhouse and The Boys Next Door performed at Soar. He has also written, directed and starred in his own short film, CEO Temp. Enjoy the show, and if you ask nicely, Vince might paint your name on your license plate.
David Clarke (Andre Bouville)
David is thrilled to be performing at Center Players once again. Some of his more memorable roles include, the writer in The Good Doctor, Barney in Last of the Red Hot Lover’s, Greg in Sylvia, and Rev. Samuel Abernathy in Sin, Sex, and the CIA. David would like to thank Mr. McGrath for the chance to work once again with this wonderful group, his wife for her tireless support, and his daughter for her encouragement.
Antje Weymann (Mariette Levieux)
Antje is happy to return to Center Players with this wonderful comedy. She was last seen in this theater playing Ginger in I Do Love the Holiday and Arlene in the musical Baby. Antje has been performing throughout Monmouth County for many years. Most recent productions include playing Mrs. Gilbreth in Cheaper by the Dozen, and in Not A Mermaid at the Tri-State Theatre festival. Some of her favorite roles include The Queen in Cinderella, Sara in Watch on the Rhine, Jeannette in The Last of the Red Hot Lovers, and Claire in Rumors. Thank you to everyone involved in this production. A big shout out to Dave! Happy Valentine’s to all!
Ruth Rocky (Yvonne Fouchet)
This is Ruth’s second appearance with Center Players having played Emily Brent in And Then There Were None. Ruth is delighted to be back with this very talented group and would like to thank Dave McGrath for this opportunity. Her previous credits include Who Am I – A Christmas Lullaby, On the Thirteenth Day of Christmas, I Suspect, and Musical Movie Memories. Ruth was an extra in the movie Who’s Jenna and is currently making her film debut in Sean Guess’ film That’s Live.
Kathy Kutalek (Gabrielle Buonocelli)
Kathy is delighted to be a part of this unique dinner party in such an intimate venue! Although this is Kathy’s debut at Center Players, she has performed in numerous productions, primarily at the Kelsey Theatre. Favorite roles included Mammy Yokum in Li’l Abner, Aunt Eller in Oklahoma, Sister Berthein Sound of Music, and Emily Brentin And Then There Were None. Kathy is so grateful to be working with such a talented cast under the fine direction of Dave McGrath and the production staff of Center Players. Off stage, Kathy has two wonderful daughters, Jamie and Cindy, owns a periodontal practice in West Windsor, sings with her church choir, and watches a lot of other productions – especially those which her love, Joe, is in!
Dave McGrath (Director)
Dave has directed readings of The Night of the Iguana, The Dinner Party and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest for Center Players Book in Hand Theater, along with the Signature Series production of The Rainmaker. He is very excited and grateful to have the chance to work with this talented cast, crew and management on this full production of Neil Simon’s The Dinner Party. Dave dedicates this show to the memory of Theater Rogue (15D) Barry Brokaw.