Award-winning playwright, Sarah Ruhl, will make you fall in love with love this winter with Melancholy Play: a chamber musical running November 30- December 22 at CoHo Theatre, directed by Rebecca Lingafelter*. Meet the outstanding cast who will be bringing this whimsical comedy to life.
Leah Yorkston (Tilly) is so excited to be making her Third Rail debut in this incredible show with an amazing team. She appeared this summer as The Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods at Broadway Rose. Local credits include Maria in The Sound of Music, The Narrator in Joseph & the Technicolor Dreamcoat (Broadway Rose), Dusty Springfield in Forever Dusty (Triangle Productions; Drammy nominated, Best Actress in a Musical), Janet in The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Live on Stage), and Sweeney Todd (Portland Center Stage). Leah can also be seen in the IFC TV show, Documentary Now! Original Cast Album: Co-Op (Season 3).
Ithica Tell (Frances) is delighted to perform with Third Rail for the first time! Other favorite roles including: Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar (PAMTA Award) Othello in Othello; Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing. Ithica has appeared on Grimm, The Librarians, The Benefits of Gusbandry, and Life After First Failure.
Kerry Ryan (Joan) is a graduate of Brown University and the La MaMa Experimental Theatre Program, a former member of Imago Theatre, Theatre Vertigo, and the Anonymous Theatre Company, and a proud current member of Third Rail Repertory (A Bright New Boise, The Realistic Joneses, The Angry Brigade, Men on Boats, Arlington). Regional credits include Futura and JAW at Portland Center Stage, The Servant of Two Masters and The Tempest at the Seattle Shakespeare Company, and Julius Caesar with the Tennessee Shakespeare Company.
Nick Ferrucci (Frank) is happy to return to Third Rail, where his previous credits are Arlington [a love story], John and The Angry Brigade. Portland theatre credits: Redwood, Crossing Mnisose, Astoria: Parts One and Two, JAW at Portland Center Stage, Teenage Dick at Artists Repertory Theatre, Luna Gale at Coho, Peter and the Starcatcher at Portland Playhouse, True West at Profile Theatre. Regional: Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Maples Repertory Theatre, Sierra Repertory Theatre, Commonweal Theatre Company, Heritage Theatre Festival, and Bright Star Touring Theatre. He holds an MFA in Acting from Northern Illinois University, a BFA in Theatre from Southern Oregon University.
Michael Hanna (Lorenzo) is delighted to be making his Third Rail Repertory debut. A graduate of the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater Program, Michael’s recent regional credits include The Lion in Winter, Sense and Sensibility, and Twelfth Night (upcoming) at The Guthrie Theatre; This Bitter Earth at New Conservatory Theatre Center; Le Switch, Little Women, and Ride the Cyclone at the The Jungle Theater; and The Mermaid Hour at Mixed Blood Theatre Company. He’s the frontman for the band Ready Freddie (IG – @readyfreddiempls).
*denotes a member of Actors’ Equity Association