Meet the cast of Gross Indeceny: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde
Nick Bennett-Zendzian (Narrator 1, Wood, Shaw, Others) At Longwood: Debut; at Acme Theatre Productions: ‘Art,’ Doubt: A Parable, Coyote on a Fence (DASH Award, Lead Actor); at Vokes Theatre: Death of a Salesman, Other Desert Cities; at Burlington Players: Incorruptible, The Farnsworth Invention, Leading Ladies, Second Samuel (DASH Nomination, Lead Actor), Radium Girls (Best Production, AACT National Theatre Festival 2013); at Wellesley Players: Love’s Labor’s Lost, Next Fall; at Dream Role Theatre Co: A Midsummer Night’s Dream; at Flat Earth Theatre: The Underpants; at Hovey Players: November; at Science Fiction Theatre Co: The Singularity (World Premiere); at Quannapowitt Players: Comic Potential; at AFD Theatre: Enter Laughing, The Sweetest Swing in Baseball, Inherit the Wind, The Last Night of Ballyhoo; at Concord Players: Les Miserables, Mister Roberts, The Man Who Came to Dinner.
Meghan Hornblower (Carson, Narrator 5, Others) is excited to be working with The Longwood Players for the first time! Meghan is an actor, dancer, choreographer, and after school teacher from the Greater Boston area. Previous Boston credits include the Living Wife in DARK ROOM (Bridge Repertory Theater), Juliet in Romeo and Juliet and Thane of Ross/Witch in Macbeth (Bay Colony Shakespeare Co). Meghan is a proud alum of Boston College, where she studied Theatre & English.
Ben Jamieson (Oscar Wilde) moved to Boston about six years ago, having been deeply involved in the vibrant community theater scene in Charlottesville, Virginia before that. Boston has brought a host of new theater experiences for him, from stage managing opera to doing foley for a radio play to performing in a cabaret in this very space! He was a guest performer in Longwood's recent Summer Artist Spotlight, and his last major role was as Sky Masterson in 2015's Guys and Dolls. You can also see him this spring in Pirates of Penzance. By day he advises graduate students at the Harvard Extension School.
June Kfoury (Clarke, Others, Narrator 6) is thrilled to be working with The Longwood Players again having appeared as Bev/Kathy in Clybourne Park, Julienne Tessman in Hedda Gabler, and Gen. Cartwright in Guys and Dolls. Other roles include Douglas in Praxis Stage’s Henry IV, Bridge Rep’s Mrs. Packard, the Nurse in Happy Medium’s Romeo and Juliet, Gingy in Hub Theatre Co. of Boston’s Love, Loss, and What I Wore, Marie Cote in Boston Children’s Theatre’s Reflections of a Rock Lobster (World Premiere), Kate Keller in High Tor’s All My Sons, as well as The Housekeeper in Man of La Mancha and Mrs. Segstrom in A Little Night Music at Turtle Lane.
Patrick McCormick (Narrator 2, Atkins, Wright, Others) is excited to make his Longwood debut. Patrick is a Massachusetts native who moved to NYC for a while but then moved back because he loves that dirty water (and dislikes the NYC Subway System). His recent stage credits include Love’s Labour’s Lost (Shakespeare in the Valley), The War on Safety, Middletown (Brooklyn College) and R+J: An Uncivil Tale (Rebel Theatre Co.). Film credits include Law and Order: SVU, Mystery at the Museum, The Deuce and The Greatest Showman. MFA in Acting: Brooklyn College. www.patrickjosephmccormick.com
Nick Osborne (Lord Alfred Douglas, Narrator 7) is excited to return to The Longwood Players after Urinetown in 2016. Recent credits: Pippin (Footlight Club), Parade (The Umbrella), Hamlet (Brown Box Theatre Project), Amadeus (Moonbox Productions), A Man of No Importance (Bad Habit Productions), Medea and The Rocky Horror Show (Salem Theatre). Northeastern graduate and NTI alum (Eugene O'Neill Center).
Jack Sinnott (Queensberry, Gill, Narrator 8, Others) is making his first appearance with The Longwood Players. He's appeared in numerous productions over more than 40 years including Peter Pan (John), Bernstein's Mass, West Side Story, A Wrinkle in Time (Mrs. Which), Fiddler on the Roof (Mordcha the Innkeeper), Guys and Dolls (Big Jule), George Bernhard Shaw's Don Juan in Hell (Don Juan), Inherit the Wind (E. K. Horn-beck), Plaza Suite (Sam Nash) and The Life and Times of Walter Mitty (Walter Mitty). Recent roles include Mr. Bennet in Pride and Prejudice, Lord Leonard Aster in Peter and the Starcatcher, Judge Blaisdell in Lizzy of Fall River, Mr. Daldry in In the Next Room or the vibrator play, and Mark Anthony in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar. He directed a film noir adaptation of Macbeth last December. When not on stage Jack is a dad who writes, cooks Italian feasts, befriends squirrels, and studies viola, dulcimer and opera, much to his children's chagrin.
Michael Vestergaard (Narrator 3, Parker, Harris, Others) is thrilled to make his debut with The Longwood Players in production of such a well-written and poignant play. Michael lives and works in Boston and studied at Dartmouth College where he performed in a number of plays such as The Woman in Black, Glengarry Glenross, and The Real Inspector Hound.
Matt Volpe (Narrator 4, Mavor, Marvin Taylor, Lockwood, Others) is excited to return to The Longwood Players for his second show, having appeared in 2017’s Little Women as Laurie. Previous work includes How I Learned to Drive, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, and several original plays at Princeton University. He is currently a graduate student in Chemistry at Harvard University, where he can frequently be found sneaking into the music department to use their pianos when in need of a creative outlet.