No Cake Cast and Crew
Playwright: Fi Connors
Kallie O'Meara: Erica McClure
Erin Lapsang: Rachel White
Mrs. O'Meara: Pat Allison
Jon O'Neil: Brian West
Mr. Lemon: Michael Roberts
Taxi-Driver: Martin French
A little love story about the visible and the invisible. The power of all the people that we love, near or far, and how they come to help us when we most need them. It’s also a story about having to prove love to somebody else. Oh, and an Indian Goddess. Oh, and the island of Ireland.
When it all boils down to it, No Cake is the story of me and the story of you, because at the end of the day we all need to know someone is watching out for us. No matter where in the world we stand, we need to know we are always visibly and invisibly connected.
Special Thanks to: Kathi E. B. Ellis and Kaiya Linkugel for their work in preparing this play for the stage
Erica McClure (Kallie O'Meara)
Past roles include: Mary Edwards Walker in I’m Wearing My Own Clothes with Looking for Lilith; Emma in Too Much Too Much Too Many, Jenny in Mr. Burns, and Amelia Ainsley in Auctioning the Ainsleys with Theatre 502; and Katherine/Pistol in Henry V as well as Rosalind in As You Like It with Josephine Summerstage. She has a BFA in Theatre Performance from University of Louisville.
Rachel White (Erin Lapsang)
Zach Stone is a rising Senior Theatre Arts major at the University of Louisville with a focus in Acting and Directing. His acting credits while at U of L have been Ross/Ketch Freeman in Our Country’s Good, Nasty Interesting Man/Lord of the Underworld in Eurydice, Man/Narrator in The Long Christmas Ride Home, and American Men in A Piece of My Heart. When not on the stage, Zach serves as Managing Liaison for the student-led Studio Theatre Company at U of L, Undergraduate Student Representative for the Theatre Arts Department, and as a Producing Artistic Intern with StageOne Family Theatre. He'd like to thank DCP for this opportunity, and his friends and family for being supportive of his passion.
Pat Allison (Mrs. O'Meara)
Brian West (Jon O'Neil)
Brian is thankful to be back onstage again after a long hiatus. You may have last seen him perform last year, right here at The Bards Town, as Lee in Larry Muhammad's "Derby Mine 4" for KY Writers Workshop. Brian wants to thank Kathi, Brian, The Derby City Playwrights, and Doug for giving him this opportunity to perform. He also would like thank y'all for coming to support local theatre here in Louisville.
Michael Roberts (Mr. Lemon)
Michael Roberts is a quintessential Virgo with an ENTJ personality and a deep love of other people’s drama. Michael has worked locally with LRC, DCP, Finnigan, Savavage Rose, and The Liminal Playhouse. He likes trees, overweight animals, digestive walks, and all things purple. He also firmly believes that the best way to communicate love is by giving people a healthy
Martin French (Taxi Driver)
Martin french has been involved in theatre in a variety of roles for several years, and in a number of countries. Recent acting work in Louisville includes Outside Mullingar at Little Colonel Playhouse, and playing the part of Angus MacCrimmon in two shows with Whodunnit! Previously with DCP, Martin directed Vidalia Unwin’s @con for Derby City Playwrights Festival in 2016. More frequently, Martin’s work can be seen as a director, chiefly with The Chamber Theatre (Chek-Mate, Creditors, A Doll’s House, ‘Deirdre’ in Tales From The Hills, and most recently Eliza: A Play On Pygmalion). Martin also works extensively in the design field, chiefly lighting. Martin’s next directing work will be on Around The World in 80 Days with The Chamber Theatre this Fall, and Angel Street (Gaslight) for Little Colonel Players in Jan / Feb.
Fi Connors (Playwright)
Fi Connors is an Irish woman... recently ( enough) relocated to Louisville.... of course for love. It’s always love ......or work! Work or love. Fi has always written (for her own sanity) and has an MA in creative writing that she has never used... at least not in any public way. Her recent foray into plays has been a way to relocate herself into this, her new life in America... almost like being an audience to her own small unfolding drama... until she can get there herself!