The Heights Players


The Real Inspector Hound/After Magritte: January 5th–21st THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND/AFTER MAGRITTE
Directed by Thomas J. Kane
January 5th–21st, 2018

A pair of one-act comedies by Tom Stoppard with a decidedly absurdist style.

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Meet the Cast
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Jill Bolstridge Jill Bolstridge as Mother (After Magritte)

Jill is an actor, director, acting coach, & drama teacher. Previous roles at The Heights Players: April Greene (The Hot L Baltimore), Barbara Pitts (The Laramie Project), Ensemble (No No Nanette). Jill has directed hundreds of shows & taught thousands of students from all over, students who have gone on to careers on & off Broadway, television & major motion pictures. She currently teaches/directs full-time at Poly Prep Country Day School in Dyker Heights, and spends summer months directing shows and teaching acting at Ohana Arts in Honolulu. Recent directing credits: The Lion King (Ohana Arts), Seussical (Poly Prep), The Addams Family (Narrows Community Theater). Jill holds a Master's in Theatre from C.W. Post and a BA in Theatre/English Literature, and studies improvisation at The Upright Citizen's Brigade. Jill would like to thank her husband, Nicholas, for making her performance in this production possible by teaching her to play the tuba.
Linus Gelber Linus Gelber as Foot (After Magritte)

Linus is here with The Heights Players for the first time, so Hello! He performs often at The Brick Theater in Williamsburg, as a member of Gemini CollisionWorks (Harakiri Kane, ReFuse, CANT, The Strategist, and the 2015 NYIT Award winner in Performance Art, Nord Hausen Fly Robot) and in other new and newish works (The Cleverbot Plays, Hamlet or I Shall Mourn the Waters, The True History of the Tragic Life and Triumphant Death of Julia Pastrana, the Ugliest Woman in the World). Linus is a regular with Hudson Warehouse on the Upper West Side, where he has played in Julius Caesar (Julius Caesar), Much Ado About Nothing (Dogberry), The Importance of Being Earnest (Lady Bracknell), The 3 Musketeers, His Girl Friday, King John, and Henry 4.1. Linus is a core cast member in It's Getting Tired Mildred, the monthly live-theater parody soap opera now in its fourth season at Under St. Marks Theater in the East Village. He is a native New Yorker, a Harvard graduate, and an alum of the British-American Drama Academy in London.
Marty Goldberg Marty Goldberg as Reginald Harris (After Magritte) and Birdboot (The Real Inspector Hound)

Marty is a NYC native and graduate of Brooklyn College. He has attended classes at HB Studio, Penny Templeton Studios, and the Upright Citizens Brigade. Marty’s credits include the Love Creek Productions of Classy Shorts, An Evening with Le Wilhelm, Rubicon Crossed, and Masqurade Asylum, The Manhattan Repertory’s productions of Some Squeaking Cleopatra Boy, Exhuming Oneself, and Tales of Terror (The Hand), the AlphaNYC Production of Ceiling Art and And Then There Were None, the Firebird Youth Theatre’s production of Romeo and Juliet, and the Bad Quarto production of Love's Labors Lost.
Jenna Kemmer Jenna Kemmer as Constable Holmes (After Magritte)

Jenna is excited to be working with The Heights Players for the first time! She is a graduate of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. Her previous credits include Juror #7 in 12 Angry Women (AlphaNYC Theater Co.), Basha in God of Vengeance (Stella Adler Studio), and Babe in Crimes of the Heart (Stella Adler Studio). For more info please see
Talia Saraceno Talia Saraceno as Thelma (After Magritte)

Talia is overjoyed to be making her Heights Players’ debut! Select recent credits include Mary Bailey in It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play (The AlphaNYC), The Bedbug (Medicine Show Theatre), the title role in Mary of Scotland (Transcend Theatre Company), Sabina in The Skin of Our Teeth (Tiahwaga Players), Truvy in Steel Magnolias (Endicott Performing Arts Center), and Elizabeth Proctor in The Crucible (Tiahwaga). Talia also has several choreography credits including La Cage Aux Folles (Tiahwaga). She has an M.A. in Theatre/Dance from Binghamton University and a B.A. in Theatre from the University of Southern California. Thanks to Maria for literally everything, Tom and Valerie for this FANTASTIC opportunity and their unfaltering encouragement, and the cast and crew. Love to my Bothwell.
Talia Saraceno Terry Ellison as Simon (The Real Inspector Hound)

Terry has appeared in the Heights Players’ productions of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, All the King’s Men, Kiss Me Kate, and Fools. Love and thanks to Kiera, cast and crew!
David Moseder David Moseder as Moon

David is celebrating the second anniversary of his first Heights Players production, Arsenic and Old Lace (as Lt. Rooney/Mr. Gibbs). He has since appeared here in All the King's Men (Gummy Larsen/Mr. Frye), 42nd Street (Abner Dillon), Stage Door (Frank) and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Crassus the Soldier). Last May at The Physics Theater (Off-Broadway), he played multiple roles in a staged reading of Shakespeare and the Courtesan. David would like to thank his wife Terrie for her love, patience and support in his artistic endeavors and so much more.
Nishi Rajan Nishi Rajan as Felicity

Nishi is a singer, songwriter, actress, lawyer, director, writer & producer. She has been in the music & entertainment industries since 2002, starred in independent feature films, short films, television pilots, Off-Broadway plays & musicals in NYC. She studied acting at HB Studios, improv and comedy at Upright Citizens Brigade, earned her B.A. in English Literature from Binghamton University and her law degree from St. John's University of Law. In 2014, Nishi directed and produced the Off-Broadway Indian musical, The Rajah's Son & Princess Labam. In 2018 she will direct and produce Salem-Retold. She is currently finishing production on her album Master of my Fate and will be seen this March 2018 as Umme on the New York Emmy award winning television show, We Are New York. Nishi works full-time as a lawyer and founded the pro bono human rights nonprofit, Leading Light Foundation. She is thrilled to return to The Heights Players, this time under the direction of Tom Kane, an actor she deeply admired working with 6 years ago, and thanks both Tom & Valerie for this beautiful opportunity and experience.
Joseph Pacifico Joseph Pacifico as Hound

Joseph is very happy to be working for such a great director and staff. He just finished Born Yesterday and was very lucky to get this role. He would like to thank this wonderful cast for all their hard work and attention to detail. Pay it forward. Looking forward to working in future productions. Thanks to all of my loyal supporters. Remember this is the show not a rehearsal, live and love.
Peggy Willens Peggy Willens as Cynthia Muldoon

Peggy is thrilled to return to the Heights Players’ stage, after debuting here in Born Yesterday. She has also appeared in You Can’t Take It With You, The Pajama Game, and Carousel with St. Jean’s Players and The Christians at Playwrights Horizons. Many thanks to Tom, Valerie, and the entire absurdly spirited cast and crew!
Larry Gutman Larry Gutman as Magnus

Larry has appeared in The Royal Family, The Foreigner, Twelve Angry Men, Miracle on 34th Street, The Hot L Baltimore, and Stage Door with The Heights Players. His other plays include Harvey, The Cherry Orchard, Proof, Fool for Love, Purlie Victorious, Street Scene, and, yes, The Real Inspector Hound; so, happily, this is his second time around as Magnus Muldoon (thank you Tom and Valerie).
Heather Violanti Heather Violanti as Mrs. Drudge

Heather is delighted to be playing Mrs. Drudge in The Real Inspector Hound at The Heights Players! Last year, she played Mrs. O'Fallon in The Magic Tower by Tennessee Williams, directed by Jimmy Blackman (St. Jean's Players Winter One Acts Festival), and she played Jenna in a staged reading of We Will Dance in a Circle, written and directed by Pamela Robbins (Ritz Players). Her favorite roles include Angel in When Ya Comin' Back, Red Ryder? (ART of Western New York) and Bessie in Laura (Towne Players, Tonawanda).