The World Premiere of

Liberty Inn: The Musical

Book and Lyrics by Dakin Matthews

Music by B. T. Ryback

OPENING WEEKEND March 13 & 14, 2010 with receptions to follow
NewPlace Studio Theatre in the NoHo Arts District

Beginning Feb. 15, 2010

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Cast & Crew

Deborah May
Deborah May is an Associate Artist of the Old Globe, where she has appeared in ten productions. She also spent eight years at ACT in San Francisco, appearing in over 25 productions, and nine summers at PCPA in Santa Maria, appearing in over 20 productions. She has also worked on and off Broadway and at The Mark Taper Forum, Seattle Rep, Louisville Actors Theatre, the Guthrie Theatre, and the Huntington Theatre. Her TV credits include E.R., The Larry Sanders Show, Murder One, St. Elsewhere, and Guiding Light. Deborah and her husband George DelHoyo (the voice of Fox) have two children, Alexandra and Gabriella.

Norman Snow
Norman Snow appeared in the Andak Stage Company productions of Martin Crimp's The Misanthrope, John Lowell's The Letters, and Bernard Pomerance's The Elephant Man. On Broadway Mr. Snow appeared in The School for Scandal, The Beggar's Opera, Macbeth, Inherit the Wind, The Robber Bridegroom, Edward II, The Three Sisters, Scenes and Revelations, The Time of Your Life, Measure for Measure, and Next Time I'll Sing For You. Off-Broadway, he was seen in One Crack Out, The Lower Depths, The Fantod, Timon of Athens, and Cymbeline. He has appeared regionally at the Goodman Theatre (Richard III, Holiday, Lone Canoe), Great Lakes Theatre (Man and Superman, Hamlet), Annenberg Theatre (The Power and the Glory), The Old Globe (Art, Henry V, Hamlet, A Midsmmer Night's Dream), Pasadena Playhouse (David's Mother), Yale Rep (Major Barbara), Long Wharf Theatre (Reclaimed), Mark Taper Forum (Richard II), South Coast Rep (The Company of Heaven), Matrix Theatre (Habeas Corpus), and the Globe West Hollywood (If Only). His films include The Europeans, Hard Choices, The Last Starfighter, and Manhunter. On TV he has appeared in many series and soaps, including Law and Order, L.A. Law, Quantum Leap, Star Trek, Days of Our Lives, and The Young and the Restless. Mr. Snow graduated from Juilliard as part of the first drama class (Group One), and was a founding member of John Houseman's The Acting Company and of The Antaeus Company. He was also, for ten years, a member of the renowned choir at St. Charles Borromeo in L.A. under maestro Paul Salumunivich, with whom he sang on numerous picture soundtracks as well as with the L.A. Master Chorale and the L.A. Philharmonic in Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex. He is married to actress/director/teacher Mary-Joan Negro; they live in L.A. with their two sons Daniel and John.

John Combs
John Combs first appeared with the Andak Stage Company in David Hare’s The Bay At Nice.  He spent more than twenty years in New York City doing much theatre, some independent films, commercials, and a couple of Law And Order episodes.  Since moving to L.A. ten years ago, John has worked as a member of Circle X Theatre Company (member) in Louis Slotin Sonata, Eurydice, and the critically acclaimed The Brothers Karamazov, in which John played a total of ten characters.  He has also appeared as a member of The Antaeus Company in the award-winning revival of Arthur Miller’s The Man Who Had All The Luck, as well as Gilbert & Sullivan’s Trial By Jury, The Will, A Penny For A Song, Making Hay (a new musical based on Molliere’s Georges Dandin), and others.  With Theatre 40, John tried hard to make folks laugh in The Real Inspector Hound as Birdboot, in Twelfth Night as The Duke and Toby Belch, and as Mortimer in The Constant Wife. He recently completed a run in Sam Shepherd’s A Lie of the Mind for Studio Five Productions. On TV, John has worked on Law And Order, The District, Family Law, Judging Amy, Dragnet, The Guardian, and Crossing Jordan.

John DeMita
John DeMita has directed over twenty productions, including most recently The Elephant Man and Martin Crimp's critically acclaimed The Misanthrope for Andak Stage Company and As You Like It at the Vital Express Center in Valencia. As an actor, he appeared in the Andak Stage Company world premiere production of A Magic Christmas. He has also performed with the Antaeus Company, and at the Geffen Playhouse, American Conservatory Theater, Seattle's Intiman Theater, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and the Williamstown Theater Festival, among others. On television, he played Marine Colonel Clifford Blakely for the final four seasons of the CBS series JAG. In addition, he was series regular on Comedy Central's The Clinic, and has guest-starred in numerous films and television shows, most recently CSI and the short-lived series Eyes. As a voice actor he has played roles in Disney's Lilo and Stitch, Kiki's Delivery Service, Princess Mononoke, Spawn, Aeon Flux, and Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, and was the voice of action star Jet Li in 11 movies.

Charlotte DiGregorio
Charlotte DiGregorio appeared as the Curator in the Andak Stage Company production of The Bay At Nice. She is a California native who recently earned a BFA in Acting from the California Institute of the Arts. Some of her favorite roles are Carmen in The Balcony, Rosalind in As You Like It, Adriana in A Comedy of Errors, Rizzo in Grease, Kate in The Pirates of Penzance, and Plutone in the opera Orfeo.

Bill Mendieta
Faber, Aide
Bill Mendieta was born in San Francisco to a large family of musicians, artists, and dancers. Having a love for theatre, he amassed an impressive list of theatre credits. As a member of LA's renowned classical theatre company, The Antaeus Company, he has performed in such plays as A Tale of Charles Dickens, Alarcon's The Proof of the Promise, the first revival of Arthur Miller’s The Man Who Had All the Luck, Thornton Wilder's The Long Christmas Dinner, Mercadet, Legal Briefs, The Ugly Duckling and Trial By Jury. Additionally, Mendieta has performed extensively with many other well-known theater companies on the West Coast, including the Tony award winning Berkeley Repertory Theatre, and the Tony award winning San Francisco Mime Troupe. He is also an accomplished film actor, versatile in many different roles and styles. Additionally, Bill works in voice-over for animation, commercials, and TV pilots. Along with his acting jobs, he also has directed several short films.
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Mark Doerr
Aide, Faber
Mark Doerr previously appeared with the Andak Stage Company in the title role of Don Juan The Trickster of Seville.  He is a founding member of the award-winning Oasis Theatre Company, where he performed in Steel: John Henry and the Shaker; Measure for Measure; The Name of the Bar is Heaven; and On The Verge.  He co-produced Antigone.Tertiary.Sexx, The Chekhov Workshops (adapter and director as well), The Truth About Me, and Framework: The Anne Bogart Workshops & Folio Series: Macbeth (Oasis ongoing training seminars).  Mark is also a member of the Antaeus Company and won a 2000 Robby Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Amos in its American revival of Arthur Miller’s The Man Who Had All The Luck.  He has appeared on Broadway (The Visit w/ Jane Alexander) and both on the silver screen (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II) and the small screen (Another World, Days of Magic).  He has studied musical theatre at the University of Michigan, Shakespeare at Oxford, Chekhov at Moscow Arts Theatre, and is a graduate of the Juilliard School.  He is also a licensed private investigator and a golf coach for kids.  Proud Equity member.  Visit for more nuggets like these.

Dean Cameron
Sets & Costumes
Dean Cameron (Sets & Costumes) long noted for his garish, and outlandish set designs cleverly caught theater audiences by surprise with his well-heeled design for Andak Stage Company's award nominated production of The Misanthrope.

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