Dead Man's Hand
A thrilling who done it mystery. At first, it seems to be the usual "Agatha Christie" type play: two couples lured to a remote Italian villa to be murdered one by one. It is only then, we learn we are watching actors rehearsing a play. It is shortly after this,when one of the actors is actually murdered that the real twists and turns begin.
Meet the Cast
Susan McCumber, Jennifer/Kate
Susan has been acting and directing since her high school and college days. In the 80s and 90s she mostly acted and directed for three different churches. After moving to Janesville in 1999 she found Janesville Little Theatre and was cast in Life With Father, then Ah, Wilderness, Cliffhanger, Come Blow Your Horn, Noises Off, Harvey and co-directed She Was Marginally Modest. She was also in BCT’s Of Thee I Sing and She Loves Me; TUI’s Fiddler on a Roof and Camelot and was in The Wizard of Oz with Wausau Community Theatre and with Janesville’s Spotlight On Kids. It is so satisfying to complete a role and know you’ve brought a smile to someone else's face! The world is watching! Make them never forget you
Tom McDermott, Brian/Martin
A product of Chicago’s South Side, McDermott was raised on classic 60’s R&B. An accomplished bassist, he is often found anchoring the rhythm section of the area’s best bands. After successful performances in Fiddler & MAME, he moves from musicals to his first production with Janesville Little Theatre. Tom reminds you to support live music. All glory to God – He’s the boss!
Bob Pohlman, David/Derek
Bob is happy to be back on the JPAC stage performing in the play Dead Man’s Hand. He recently performed in The Music Man in Janesville and She Loves Me in Beloit. A veteren of nearly twenty years on community theatre stages in both cities, has made Bob very familiar to audiences in the area. Some of his more memorable plays are A Thousand Clowns, God’s Favorite, All My Sons, and recently as Mayor Schinn in The Music Man. A retired GM employee, he currently drives for Rock County Specialized Transit. Bob hopes you all enjoy the show and continue to support the arts in Rock County.
Amber Lynn Kennedy, Corinne/Angela
Amber recently relocated to Janesville from South Dakota with her son and two dogs. She began onstage as the narrator in her forth grade Christmas Pageant and has been going since. Her most recent roles include Susan, the mother, in Miracle on 34th Street, and Bunny in A Little Murder Never Hurt Anyone. She works as an Autism Technician at Mercy Hospital.
AARON Williams, Franco/Frank
With roles in Come Blow Your Horn, and She Was Only Marginally Modest, AARON is no newcomer to the Janesville Little Theatre stage. He also enjoyed running lights and sound for a few JLT shows. When not spending his time with his perfect little family and hamming it up on stage, Mr. Williams works as a video editor in Madison. AARON wants to thank his wonderful wife and kids for letting him take on this play for the last month or so.
Pat Hall, Pamela
Pat has, over the years, been in a number of Janesville Little Theatre productions, as well as for Spotlight on Kids, Beloit Civit Theater, 48-Hour Film Fest productions, radio dramas, etc. A few of her favorites have been Over the River and Through the Woods, Sylvia, Black Comedy, Arsenic and Old Lace, Barefoot in the Park, Squabbles and the Wizard of Oz. Pat is also an enthusiastic gardener and Ukrainian egg artist. Her work can be seen at Raven's Wish Gallery.