Meet the Cast of ABSOLUTELY MURDER

The TCAN Players present Absolutely Murder, a play with all the elements of the classic “dark-and-stormy-night” mysteries. A young girl and her two rival boyfriends, stranger-than-strange strangers, a mysterious doctor, a murderer, find a corpse that just won’t stay dead! Find out which boyfriend Kate decides to marry, who the murderer is, and what happens to the wandering corpse!

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Performances

Friday March 2 8pm
Saturday March 3 8pm
Sunday March 4 2pm
Thursday March 8 8pm
Friday March 9 8pm
Saturday March 10 8pm
Sunday March 11 2pm
GENEROUSLY SPONSORED BY MUTUALONE BANK


Meet the cast:

Holliston Resident Alessandra Bono Horton makes her TCAN Players debut as Nan in Absolutely Murder. Alessandra is a graduate of Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Natick and New York University. When she is not working on a show, Alessandra is a very professional mom of two. Her favorite onstage role was playing Beverly in Shadow Box right after college.

Sudbury resident Nancy Rodriguez debuts with the TCAN Players in the role of Dottie. Past favorite roles of Nancy's include Annie in The Miracle Worker, and Miss Furnival in Black Comedy. Originally from Weston, Nancy has lived all over including Boston, New York, and California. When she is not working on a show, Nancy enjoys photography, mystery books, jewelry making, and traveling.

Framingham resident Scott Salley returns to the TCAN Players as Charlie in Absolutely Murder. He recently appeared in the TCAN Players production of The Lion In Winter as Richard. Scott currently works as a stay-at-home dad caring for his 5 year old son. Previously, he worked in the front office of the Boston Red Sox and was awarded two World Series rings.

Ashland resident Krystyana Greaves makes her TCAN Players debut as Emmaline in Absolutely Murder. Krystyana has previously been involved with the TCAN Players as the Assistant Stage Manager for the 2017 production of The Lion in Winter. Her favorite onstage role include CB’s Sister in Dog See God. Krystyana is a graduate of Emerson College and when she is not working on a show, Krystyana enjoys photography and baking.

Holliston Resident Paul Gillespie appears as Dr. Hooker in Absolutely Murder. A veteran of several TCAN Players productions, Paul played the lead role of Jake in Jake's Women back in 2010 and most recently appeared in the ensemble of They’re Playing Our Song this past June. Paul also directed the Players’ 2011 production of Proof. Other hobbies of  include scuba diving, and distance road cycling.

Brighton resident Holly Kapinos makes her TCAN Players debut as Lorna in Absolutely Murder. Other past favorite roles include: Alice in You Can't Take it With You, Nellie Ewell in Summer and Smoke, and Meg in A Lie of the Mind. Originally from Wellesley, Holly is a graduate of Boston University and studied abroad in London. She currently works at ArtsBoston and in her spare time enjoys doing yoga, zumba, knitting, running, and taking trips to the Cape.

Milford resident and long-time member of TCAN Laura Steele, returns to the stage as Cordyce in Absolutely Murder. Laura's appearances with the TCAN Players include To Kill a Mockingbird, Arsenic and Old Lace, and Deathtrap. Laura has also directored the Players' 2013 production of Anne of Green Gables. Laura is enjoying her retirement by practicing yoga, reading books and spending time with family.

Wellesley resident Cathy Merlo returns to TCAN Players as Mrs. Ranch in Absolutely Murder. Cathy has appeared in past TCAN Players productions such as I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, The Mousetrap, and last season's Enchanted April. Cathy works as a career advisor for MBA students at Northeastern University.

Townsend resident Shelly Truax makes her debut as Auntie Bess in Absolutely Murder. Shelly moved to Massachusetts about a year ago from Utah. She is a busy stay at home mom of 7 but in her spare time she enjoys: singing, running, traveling with her husband, reading, and volunteering with the youth in her church. Past favorite roles include Morticia in The Addams Family, Marmee in Little Women the Musical, and Janet in Kiss and Tell.

Cambridge resident Lucas Commons-Miller debuts as Lane Burrage in Absolutely Murder. Lucas is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine. While he is a professional actor, he also works in psychological research to help pay the bills. Fun Fact: Lucas is also a professional paint ball player.

Framingham resident Billy Del Sesto makes his debut as Sky Bentley in Absolutely Murder. Originally from Rhode Island, Billy works as the seafood manager of a grocery store and is a big fan of all things sci-fi. Other hobbies include cooking, reading, fixing up old furniture. His favorite roles include: Dr. Einstein in Arsenic and Old Lace, Harold Dobbs in Proof, and George Gibbs in Our Town.

Needham resident Hannah Clifford debuts as Kate Landson in Absolutely Murder. Lifelong Needham resident, Hannah is a graduate of Westfield State University where she studied theater. Past roles have included Christine in Dancing at Lughnasa, Judy in 9 to 5 and a member of the ensemble in The Producers. Hannah works as a nanny, as well as for a mystery dinner theater, in hopes to one day be a professional actor. Constantly creative, Hannah's hobbies include sewing, painting, and writing.