Harvey: Meet Mary Lynch

Name: Mary Lynch Character: Director of “Harvey” Why did you want to be a part of this production? I love theater. It was another chance to be with like-minded people. What’s next for you? Finishing my play, “Bollywoodside” What’s your favorite animal and what is its name? Cat; Sheeba ( who’s really Heeba, but nobody looked😁) Mary…

Harvey: Meet Rachael Giammarino

Name: Rachael Giammarino Character: Miss Simmons Why did you want to be a part of this production? I enjoy the sense of community the group offers and the free spirited people I find there. What’s next for you? Only time will tell. What’s your favorite animal and what is its name? Newfoundland, I’ll let you know it’s…

Harvey: Meet Chris Martens

Name: Chris Martens Character: E.J. Lofgren–The Taxi Driver Why did you want to be a part of this production? To work with Mary What’s next for you? Onwards and Upwards What’s your favorite animal and what is its name? A gorilla named Donkey  Chris Martens is a Drama graduate of LaGuardia High School of Music, Art and…

Harvey: Meet Kevin Abernethy

Name: Kevin Abernethy Character: Judge Gaffney Why did you want to be a part of this production? Acting is fun. What’s next for you? Summer vacation in Toronto What’s your favorite animal and what is its name? Cat – Tiger HARVEY by Mary Chase Director: Mary Lynch Producers: Paul Morisi and Stef Morisi Tickets: $10 General Seating…

Harvey: Meet Michelle Ruggieri

Name: Michelle Ruggieri Character: Betty Chumley Why did you want to be a part of this production? I wanted to be a part of the production because First String Players is such a great group. I have gotten the chance to work with some incredibly talented people and I just knew Harvey was going to be no…

Harvey: Meet Rich Feldman

Name: Rich Feldman Character: Dr. William Chumley Why did you want to be a part of this production? It’s a nice blend of silliness and sentiment, like me! Plus, Dr. Chumley is such a fun character to play! It’s a role typically portrayed by someone a bit older and more “mature” than me. So, I’m so incredibly…

Harvey: Meet Nick Radu

Name: Nick Radu Character: Dr. Lyman Sanderson Why did you want to be a part of this production? I really enjoy this play and I was excited to work under Mary’s energetic direction. What’s next for you? Getting married in October, so there’s that. I entered my original play, Imaginary, into a festival and a playwriting contest,…

Harvey: Meet Jeremy Lardieri

Name: Jeremy Lardieri Character: Wilson Why did you want to be a part of this production? To support local community theatre as a working actor, and support my best friend Paul Morisi and his sister Stef. What’s next for you? Continuing Voice-Overs under SAG-AFTRA & making more music. What’s your favorite animal and what is its name?…

Harvey: Meet Victoria Lardieri

Name: Victoria Lardieri Character: Mrs. Chauvenet Why did you want to be a part of this production? Wanted to have the pleasure of working with First String Players again. What’s next for you? Performing, finishing my vocal album and teaching What’s your favorite animal and what is its name? Wolf, his name is Spirit Victoria is a…

Harvey: Meet Jim Haines

Name: Jim Haines Character: Elwood P. Dowd Why did you want to be a part of this production? I worked with Mary Lynch, our director, in a production of Lucille Fletcher’s Night Watch. We got along incredibly well, and created a mutual admiration society over our acting abilities, spending a great deal of our time saying ‘You’re…

Harvey: Meet Cecilia Vaicels

Name: Cecilia Vaicels Character: Veta Simmons Why did you want to be a part of this production? Harvey is such a great show and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to work with Mary Lynch and Jim Haines again. Once I met the other actors involved, I knew I made the right choice. What talented people! Rehearsals…

Harvey: Meet Nicole O’Connor

Name: Nicole O’Connor Character: Myrtle Mae Simmons Why did you want to be a part of this production? I love this play and I was really excited to be part of a straight play for the first tmr. What’s next for you? Hopefully, more fantastic shows like this one. What’s your favorite animal and what is its…