Meet the Cast of TABLE MANNERS

Opening March 4, the TCAN Players are proud to present the award winning play Table Manners by Alan Ackybourn . The first in the trilogy of comedies in Ayckborn's Norman Conquests, Table Manners is the story of a philandering loser and the lives he brightens and smudges. The action begins when Sarah and Reg (Annie's older brother) arrive to give Annie the chance to escape for the weekend for a long-needed rest. Fireworks begin almost immediately when Annie tells Sarah she is going away with her sister's husband, Norman. That pretty much sets the tone for the evening: an extended family whose members simultaneously despise each other and can't get enough of each other! 

Performances March 4 - 13  |  8pm Evenings and 2pm Sunday matinees

Tickets still available

The production enlists some of the most talented comedic actors in the region:

Ginny Carpenter
Role: Ruth
Ginny had her first on-stage role at TCAN in Funny Money. She has gone on to play many roles at many theaters in Eastern Massachusetts but her favorite is Elvira in Blythe Spirit. Ginny lives in Marlborough with her husband, daughter (also an actress/artist), 3 cats and a skink named Thermopolis. When she’s not on stage or working in Industrial Marketing, you can find Ginny practicing her belly dancing!

Greg White
Role: Tom

Greg was last seen at TCAN as the conniving and pompous Sydney Bruhl in Deathtrap, one of his favorite roles. As a juxtaposition, Tom will be playing clueless and unassuming Tom, the Vet, in Table Manners. Greg lives in Dover with his wife and kids and consults with tech start-ups. For excitement, he is a professional sailor of a 125 foot racing boat. Greg also belongs to a 13-man a capella group based in West Roxbury.

Julia Trueblood
Role: Annie

This is Julia’s debut with the TCAN Players. Julia may be better known as Julia Short; she’s recently married and moved to Shrewsbury with her husband and French bulldog, Hugo. In the non-theater world, Julia works as an Electrical Engineer. She has appeared in many theater and film productions throughout Massachusetts. Some of her favorite roles include: Susan in 1:23. Abigail in The Crucible, and Josie in Proposals.

Kurt Fusaris
Role: Norman

This is Kurt’s debut with the TCAN Players. He lives in Framingham and is a Speech-Language Pathologist. Kurt grew up outside New Haven, CT in an artsy/theater family. Some of his favorite roles include: Dogberry (Much Ado About Nothing), Bud Frump (How to Succeed in Business), Charlie Baker (The Foreigner – Not to be confused with the esteemed Governor of Massachusetts). Picasso (Picasso at the Lapine Agile), and Kyle (Legally Blonde).

Phil Doherty
Role: Reg

This is Phil’s debut with the TCAN Players. He grew up in Scotland and has lived in the South of England and both coasts of the U.S. A Software Engineer by day, Phil has performed in about two shows a year for the last ten years. Come of his favorite roles include: Juror #3 in 12 Angry Men, Dr. Einstein in Arsenic and Old Lace, and Sydney Bruhl in Deathtrap. As this is a British comedy, Phil has a bit of an advantage over his fellow actors learning the dialect!

Sue Scannell Gilbert
Role: Sarah

Sue is a Massachusetts native that has been in the performing arts all her life. She now lives in Framingham but has spent time in both New York and Los Angeles during her career in theater, film, and television. Some of her favorite roles include: Sister Aloysius in Doubt, Jean Horton in Jean Horton, Velma con Tussle in Hairspray, and Baroness Elsa Schraeder in The Sound of Music. The only disappointment in having Sue in the cast is that she won’t be singing!