The Odd Couple Biographies!
Sarah Bond as Olive Madison.
I am excited to be a part of The Odd Couple. It's so great to be
working with such a gifted group of women, and of course I'm
thrilled to be working with Andrew as my director!
This was such a challenging role - completely out of my comfort
zone - but I'm glad I've had the opportunity to bring "Olive
Madison" to life here at PCPH.
Some of my other favorite roles include: Martha Jefferson in
1776, Sarah Brown in Guys & Dolls, Kitty in The Drowsy
Chaperone, and Susan Hollander in Don't Drink the Water.
Special thanks to my own group of "Trivial Pursuit" girls:
Alix,Ashlee, Kayla, and Meghan. We've never actually played
Trivial Pursuit. Maybe we will after this show.
Meghan Armitage as Florence Unger.
I am delighted to be back onstage at PCPH! [Earlier this season
she played Meg in the musical Little Women.]
Some of my other favorite roles here at PCPH are Liesl in The
Sound of Music, Gertrude in Seussical the Musical, Millie in
Thoroughly Modern Millie, Shelby in Steel Magnolias, Audrey in
Little Shop of Horrors, and Janet in The Drowsy Chaperone.
I currently am a member of the board of directors at PCPH.
When I am not hanging around the barn, I work at Beef &
Boards Dinner Theatre as the group sales director.
Many thanks to my husband of seven years, the incredibly
handsome Craig, for all the date nights that turned into
Kathy Arnold as Vera.
I live on a local farm with my husband, Gordon, a dog and two
cats. I was formerly an elementary school teacher for South
Putnam Community Schools. I currently work for the
Coatesville-Clay Township Public Library as a library assistant,
director of the summer reading program, and leader of the
Mystery Book Club.
My hobbies include reading, rock collecting, knitting, and
watching NHRA drag racing.
My first PCPH show was in the role of Essie in You Can't Take It
With You in 1987. More recently I appeared as Ouiser in
Steel Magnolias in 2014 and as Nurse Preen that same season
in The Man Who Came to Dinner.
It has been such a hilarious experience to be onstage as Vera
with the delightful members of this cast, under the direction of
our great director, Andrew Ranck, and with the help of our
terrific stage crew!
Dustin Bond as Jes'us Costazuela.
I have been involved with the Putnam County Playhouse for
many years. I am very thankful for the opportunities I
have had to be involved in so wonderful productions.
My favorite role to date is Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors.
Earlier this season, I was Professor Bhaer in Little Women,
Charlie the Mailman in On Golden Pond, and Edward Rutledge
I am currently a member of the board of directors of the Putnam
Playhouse. I work for the State of Indiana in the office of the
I am very grateful for all of the memories and for all of the
friends that have been created through my work at Putnam
Allison Creekmore as Sylvie.
I am originally from Westfield, IN, and have lived in Greencastle
for nearly three years. I discover new things that I love about
this community as each day passes. One of my favorites is, of
course, the Putnam County Playhouse!
Returning to the stage at the Playhouse for a second time, I
have thoroughly enjoyed my role as Sylvie in The Odd Couple.
My debut at PCP last season was certainly a much "darker" one.
I played Hortense Daigle in The Bad Seed.
Previous theatrical experience includes Miss Saigon at Footlite
Musicals,The Humble Boy at The Belfrey Theatre, Breaking Up Is
Hard To Do at Carmel Community Players, and several
productions with Off Main Street Players in Zionsville, IN.
When not playing Trivial Pursuit onstage in The Odd Couple,
I enjoy my job as Volunteer Coordinator for the Putnam County
Youth Development Commissions CASA Program (please see me
after the show if you are interested in volunteering!)
I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Andrew for the
opportunity, and to the "Fab 4" ladies for all of their hard work -
Trivial Pursuit has never been so fun! Lastly, and most
importantly, I would like to thank my fiancé Justin for the
continued support & encouragement. To Justin: Now we can
focus on getting married in a month!!! Can't wait! :)
Ric McFadden as Manolo Costazeula.
Ric is appearing in his third show this summer, most recently
appearing as Ben Franklin in the PCPH production of "1776", and
Joe Boyd in the Myers Dinner Theatre production of "Damn
Yankees". Ric has now come full circle, for it was in 1991 that
he performed in his first PCPH production of this very show,
portraying the other brother, Jes'us Costazuela. Other favorite
roles here at PCPH include King Arthur in "Camelot", Miguel de
Cervantes/Don Quixote in "Man of La Mancha, Tevye in "Fiddler
on the Roof", and Harold Hill in "The Music Man". Ric recently
retired from Cascade Middle and High Schools where he spent
29 years as Director of Vocal Music.
Karen Sutherlin as Mickey.
Returning to the stage after many years, my credits include
many roles at Richmond Civic Theatre beginning while I was still
in high school. I also did a season of summer stock at the
Nettle Creek Players, learning acting, singing, and dancing as
well as technical aspects of theatre. All of this while performing
in several productions. With NCP, I also traveled to New York
City for a two week run of an original musical.
The cast and crew of The Odd Couple has been a delight to work
Thank you, Aubrey! Any momma would be lucky to have a
wonderful kiddo like you!
Katie Wallace as Renee.
I had never heard of Greencastle until we moved here 22 years
ago! Little did I know that I would soon be a part of (and fall in
love with) the Playhouse family.
My first show was I Remember Mama in 1998, a non-speaking
role. Gradually over the years, I stepped up to speaking roles
and most recently I have branched out as an Assistant
What I have learned from my fellow actors is that we are all the
same: wanting to be appreciated, accepted, and validated for
who we are. The Playhouse is a real life "Cheers" where
everyone knows your name!
At the end of every performance, I feel blessed an honored to
have been onstage with such delightful and talented people!
I am a mother of five, grandmother of 13, and soon to be a
great-grandmother. It's a wonderful life!
Andrew Ranck: Director
I am so grateful to have been entrusted with this great
comedy. I moved to Greencastle with my partner, Aaron,
in 2015 and I have been in 3 PCPH productions already - 7
Brides, Into the Woods and 1776.
As an active director in Indianapolis, I helmed memorable and
award winning productions of The Women,and Auntie Mame for
Buck Creek Players and numerous productions for Theatre on
the Square while also serving as Business Manager there in
An active actor and designer, too, some of my favorite roles
have been Pellinore in Camelot, The Dentist in Little Shop of
Horrors, and Bazzard in Edwin Drood.
I graduated from DePauw in 1991 and was very active in
DePauw Little Theatre and as a member of Duzer Du Honorary,
including serving as president of that organization.
When not at the theatre, I "play the role" of Executive Director
for Putnam County Comprehensives Services, which provides
services to individuals with disabilities in 26 counties in Indiana.
Many thanks to the all of the great people at PCPH for letting
me be a part of your great organization.
Jessica Masner: Stage Manager
I fell in love with theatre in the fall of 2009 when
Cascade High School staged Neil Simon's The Odd Couple:
Female Version. Even though it was my first show ever, a
set of unforeseen circumstances quickly came up and
I became prop master for the production.
It was here that I fell in love with the workings of the
backstage. After my first summer at the Putnam County
Playhouse, I changed my major to Theater at
ISU and the rest is history.
Since 2009, I have worked on over 50 productions and
have done at least one show every summer at PCPH since
2010. I graduated in May of this year with a Bachelors of
Science for Theater and am currently one of the
core members and the in-house stage manager for
Theater 7, the brand new professional theatre company in
Terre Haute, IN.
I would like to thank my family and Ethan for always
believing in me and pushing me to go for my dreams and
my family here at The Putnam County Playhouse for being
my theatre family as well as encouraging me to try
new things, like climbing ladders.
Cameron Wunderlich: Sound Operator
I am a senior of NPHS. I am an officer in the
North Putnam Thespian Troupe.
I have done over 11 shows already and can't wait to do
more. This season at PCPH, I have done sound work for
"Little Women" and "!776" and was the stage manager for
"On Golden Pond."
"I love doing theatre. It is a very amazing and magical
Thanks so much!
Fiona Good: Light Operator.
I am in the 7th grade at Greencastle Middle School. My parents
are Caroline & Timothy Good. I have done SHAKESPEARED! the
Youth Theatre Workshop at the Playhouse since I was in the
I appeared in Antigone at DePauw University as the guide for
Tiresias the Blind Prophet.
September 15, 2015
|Jack Randall Earles & Vickie Parker backstage at The Game's Afoot.|
|Newspaper photo from Vickie's first show. (1967)|
|Jack in Rodgers & Hart: A Celebration (1980)|
|My Fair Lady (1972) with Jim Poor as Alfred Doolittle|
|Jack (right) directing The Pajama Game. (1984)|
|Oklahoma! (1981) L-R: Greg Swearingen, Jack,Greg Pierce, Brad Sandy|
|Vickie (center) directing Little Shop of Horrors (1994)with Stephen Moell and Greg Stephan.|
|Vickie directing Kiss Me Kate ((2009)|
|Jack and Vickie dancing during a 1980's fundraiser.|
|Vickie, Jack, Peggy McClaine at the Mayor's Proclamation in 2011.|
|Vickie & Jack at the 0/11 Remembrance. Photo by Eric Bernsee|
|Vickie & Jack backstage The Sound of Music (1982)|
|Vickie & Jack backstage The Game's Afoot (2015)|