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Rocky Road Cast 

Laura Diann Stewart

Woman #1

Laura Diann Stewart (Woman #1) is honored to join RCP’s production of “Rocky Road

Ain’t Always Sweet”, as this is her first opportunity to be a part of an original work and its process.  Participating in theater since childhood, Laura is especially fond of her more recent character work as an adult.

She would like to thank Santo for allowing her to be a part of his vision and to the cast and crew who made this experience such a memorable one!

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Susan Behm

Woman #2

Susan A. Behm is a teacher of drama, public speaking, and 12th grade English at Tulpehocken High School.  She has performed with community theatres in the past, most recently with Genesius Theatre in Funny Girl (Mrs. Strakosh), Clue (Mrs. Peacock), with Reading Community Players in Plaza Suite (Norma Hubley), and the staged reading of Love Letters (Melissa Gardner).  She has also performed with Fleetwood Community Theatre, the Reading Theatre Project, and First Street Players in an online production, as well as appearing in a local TV pilot and a local independent film.  

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Amy J. Young

Woman #3

Amy has appeared in numerous productions with some favorites including: Such Stuff As Dreams Are Made On, The Crucible, The Little Foxes, 1776: The Female Version, Songs of Freedom - A Protest Concert, Doubt (Fall Festival of the Arts); Midsummer Night’s Dream,  Romeo and Juliet, All Good Things (Yocum Institute); 5 Minute Fringe: Berks Haunting, The Importance of Being Earnest, Our Town (Reading Theater Project); Intimate Apparel (RCP); Ruined (GRACT); and Sweat (Genesius).

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Steve Reazor

Man # 1

Steve is the publicity chair for Reading Community Players and has appeared in our recent productions of Twelve Angry Jurors, Plaza Suite, & The Tempest. He has previously directed several shows in our Eleventh Street space but especially wants to thank THIS director for the opportunity to originate several challenging characters with some of Reading's most experienced and talented actors.

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Tom Rader

Man # 2

Tom is a lifelong storyteller. Acting, writing music, and news reporting are just some examples. Graduating from Temple University in 2008 with a communications degree - his multimedia background has taken him to the Edinburgh Fringe Fest in Scotland (winning the Fringe First Award), off-Broadway @ Barrow Street Theater in NYC, LA, Texas and West Virginia. He’s excited to tell these new stories and thanks his family for their support. 

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Santo D. Marabella


A long-time Reading Community Players' member, Santo D. Marabella, Short Stage Stories: Rocky Road Ain’t Always Sweet! features five new plays interwoven together to explore the “rocky road” that challenges our “journey", an ensemble with some of Berks’ best performers and original music by the late Sam Marabella, the playwright’s father.  Marabella, a semi-retired college professor, has written full-length and one-act plays, short films, books and a musical, many of which he has produced and directed. In addition, he has directed twenty-plus plays and musicals, mostly for Players and Fleetwood Community Theatre.  

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Nicole Genest


Nicole is thrilled to be producing the world premiere of Short Stage Stories: Rocky Road Ain’t Always Sweet in Yocum’s black box theatre. Usually found behind the scenes, favorite shows as a stage manager include: Head Over Heels (Yocum), Little Shop of Horrors (FHS), Jeffrey, Noises Off, Death Defying Acts (Playhouse 22), Wait Until Dark, Biloxi Blues, Company, The Tempest (Villagers Theatre), Peter Pan, Aida (FCT), The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon, An Inspector Calls, Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap (RCP), Weekend Comedy (Lunch & Laughter), and Lovers and Other Strangers (SVP). She is a seasoned props master for shows including: Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap (RCP), Forever Plaid, The Passion of Dracula, Agatha Christie’s Spider’s Web (Villagers Theatre), and You Can’t Take it With You (FCT). Occasionally ending up on stage, most recently she was seen as twin sisters Sarah and Camille Rutherford in a dinner murder mystery production of Murder at Rutherford House (RCP). Nicole holds the position of Treasurer for RCP and for the past 8 years, she has served as the Musical Producer at Hamburg Area High School. 

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Alexandra Nicholas

Stage Manager

Alex Nicholas (Stage Manager) is a first-time stage manager.  She once had the chance to portray the evil Queen in “Snow White,” but in real life Alex is totally the opposite. After attending Penn State University, she now works as an instructor for Science Explorers. She thinks theatre is a great way to meet new friends.

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Randy Miller

Set Design

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