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12 Angry Jurors

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Bryan Cook -  Bryan Cook is in his 5th production will RCP. For RCP Bryan was in mousetrap and A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream. He's looking forward to more shows to come. Also,  Bryan has performed in shows in Gettysburg, Fleetwood, HCPAC as well as been  cast at the Pa REN Faire.  

Daniel Dempsey (Juror #10) has always wanted to be in a production of “12 Angry Jurors” because it was one of his mom's favorite movies. He is so looking forward to this show and couldn't have picked a better cast with which to perform it! This is his first time working with RCP, but he's done several shows in Schuylkill County, including “Doubt”, “Godspell,” “The Mousetrap,” “Blithe Spirit" and several others.

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John Fielding (Juror #4) began working with Reading Community Players in 2009 by auditioning his then 8-year-old daughter for “Kipling’s The Jungle Book.” Since then, along with his family, he has appeared in numerous plays and musicals for RCP, Fleetwood Community Theatre, and Antietam Community Theatre. He has practiced law for 30 years in Berks County and serves as the County Coroner. He has worked with many community organizations, and is the Post Commander of Post 934 and statewide Judge Advocate for the Department of Pennsylvania American Legion. John lives in Mount Penn with his wife, Patricia and their two children.

Stephanie Hartline (Juror #2) is a recently retired high school English teacher. While she has read this play with her students, this is her first time performing on stage. She would like to dedicate her performance to her mom, Sylvia, who always showed her to step outside her comfort zone. Thanks to Kirstin for giving her this chance and to the amazing cast and her family for their encouragement. 

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Colin Horvath (Guard) hails from Morgantown and has not been onstage since middle school. Now he is very eager to get into theater again to build up the confidence he had in his secondary schooling. He is also happy to step out of his comfort zone.  Break a leg, everybody!

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Andrew Leubecker (Juror #9) is thrilled to be returning for his third production with Reading Community Players. He played broadly comic roles in both of our outdoor summer Shakespeare shows. Andrew considers his role in “12 Angry Jurors” to be his most challenging role yet and tackles it eagerly.

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Megan Martin (Juror #8) is excited to be a member of this cast. She has most recently performed with RCP in “Calendar Girls.” She has been fortunate enough to perform in a number of shows over the years and is grateful for the opportunity to do another. Megan is usually found backstage doing hair and makeup, but loves being able to step in front of the curtain once more. In fact, you can see her hair and make-up expertise in RCP’s next show, “Short Stage Stories: Rocky Road Ain’t Always Sweet.” She is grateful for the support of her family and loved ones.

Brian Miller (voice of Judge, Producer) has been involved with theater since high school, through college, and currently with four local theater groups. He loves directing as well. Last year, Brian directed “Plaza Suite" for RCP in which he also acted. A seasoned tennis player, Brian also coaches tennis for one of our local high schools. Break a leg, cast and crew!!!!

Antonio Quinones (Juror #5) is acting for the first time in any production, so he feels like he has a lot to prove. “I’ve seen the 1957 movie adaptation of “12 Angry Men” and it made me see the American Justice System in a new light.” This is a great character driven story and Antonio is grateful and excited to be bringing one of them to life..

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Steve Reazor (Juror #3) is a retired teacher who first joined RCP 25 years ago when he played Ira in “Laughter on the 23rd Floor.”  He directed several shows in our 11th Street space including “101 Dalmatians KIDS” and “Stuart Little.” Favorite roles in area theaters include the Father in A Christmas Story, and Doug Panch in “25th Annual Putnam…” In Steve’s next show, he will tackle three different roles in “Short Stage Stories: Rocky Road Ain’t Always Sweet;” one of them is as a lovable pooch. Finally, he is beyond grateful to director Kirstin for trusting him to play this particular angry juror.

Dave Renninger (Foreman) is happy to be acting again as Juror #1. It's been way too many years since he last performed locally. The very talented cast members and director made performing with Reading Community Players for the first time easy and enjoyable. He wants to thank his wife, Carole, for her encouragement and support.  Dave also wants to thank his poker buddies for being willing to move the Monday night game to Thursday to accommodate rehearsals.

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Laura D. Stewart (Juror #11) is excited to join RCP’s production of “12 Angry Jurors,” especially being a true crime enthusiast.  In fact, Laura had the habit of irritating her mother by figuring out who did it when watching their favorite crime shows together.  Growing up always playing the ingenue, Laura is thrilled to be able to dive into character roles in her more “mature” years. Of these, her favorites include the Wicked Stepmother in RCT’s production of “Cinderella,” and of course, Ruth in last year’s RCP production of “Calendar Girls.” Previously, in our production of “The Mousetrap,” Laura portrayed a “foreign” male(!) named Paravicini and is enjoying creating another accent for this role (while still being able to play it as a female). She would like to thank everyone involved for making this such a fun and wonderful experience!

Alex Stunz (Juror #12) first started acting while in high school appearing in ‘The Sound of Music’. From there he went to Penn State Berks where he minored in theatre and performed in “All in the Timing.”  He was also a member of Antietam Community Theatre, while there he appeared in roles such as Bill Sykes in ‘Oliver’, Mayor Shinn in ‘The Music Man’, and Henry Benish in ‘Play On’. He also made his assisting directorial debut with Megan Martin in ‘Little Shop of Horrors.’ Alex has not been on stage in a very long time but is very excited to join this wonderful cast and be on stage again. He wants to thank his family for the continued support and for Megan Martin for suggesting the role and being his theatre wife.

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Renata Zumberge (Juror #7) is thrilled to be appearing in this RCP production. She previously played Juror #4 a few years ago at The Pennsylvania Playhouse. The two characters are polar opposites and she is excited to bring her take on Juror #7 to our audiences. Renata has performed in seven other productions with RCP, including playing Karen Nash in “Plaza Suite,” Miss Casewell in “The Mousetrap,” and Liz Essendine in “Present Laughter.” She would like to thank director Kirstin for allowing her to share the stage with all these talented “jurors” and would also like to thank her hubby.

Kirstin Truccano (Director) is taking a step off the stage and moving behind the scenes to direct RCP’\s season opener. She has performed in plays before such as RCP’s recent production of “The Tempest” and “A Christmas Carol” at St. James Players in Lebanon. Kirstin has even acted for nine years at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire. She is loving the opportunity to direct and bring to life “12 Angry Jurors” on the stage.

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