Special Post-Show Conversations following performances on June 18 and 23.
The Mad Ones
Mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved...
18-year-old Samantha Brown sits in a hand-me-down car with the keys clutched in her hand. Caught between a yearning for the unknown and feeling bound by expectation, she telescopes back to a time before her world had fallen apart. As she relives her senior year, we meet Sam’s well-intentioned helicopter mother Bev and her high school sweetheart of a boyfriend Adam, but it’s her painfully alive best friend Kelly that haunts her. Kelly was everything Sam is not – impetuous and daring. She pushed Sam to break rules and do the unexpected. When Kelly is killed in a car wreck, Sam loses not only her best friend but also the part of herself that was learning to be brave. Now, Sam has to make a decision: Will she follow her mother’s dreams for her, or will she summon the courage to drive away from her friends and family into a future she can’t imagine?
Meet the Cast
Amanda is so excited to be playing Sam in The Mad Ones! Previous credits: Pandora in Pandora (Blue Spruce Theatre), Prince Bug in Ubu Roar (Juvenilia Theatre), Featured Dancer in The Producers (Firehouse Center for the Arts), Charlie/Mathews in Elf (Firehouse Center for the Arts). Amanda has a B.A. in Theatre Performance from Suffolk University and now lives in NYC. Enjoy the show! amandalococo.com @amanda.lococo
Julia is excited to join Studio Theater Worcester as Kelly for its production of The Mad Ones. She has acted for several years in roles such as Beatrice in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, Anna in Karol Wojtyla's The Jeweler's Shop, and most recently as Ella in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella. Julia loves to travel and is currently preparing to walk the Camino de Santiago in the fall. When she's not acting, one can typically find Julia by the ocean or in a coffee shop. A dream of hers is to be cast in The Chosen!
Christina is thrilled to be returning to Studio Theatre Worcester having played Celeste Fielding (Into the Breeches!) earlier this season. She is a graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and holds a Bachelor's degree in Theatre and Voice from Marymount Manhattan College. She has performed in numerous productions spanning four decades both in professional and community theatre. Some of her favorite roles are Aldonza (Man of La Mancha), Bananas (The House of Blue Leaves), Donna (Mama Mia), Witch (Into The Woods), Maria (West Side Story National Tour 1992). She is grateful for the new found friendships and would like to thank this professional and phenomenal staff involved in the creation of The Mad Ones.
David Livingston recently graduated from Dean College with a B.A. in Theatre, and has gone on to perform at various regional theaters across New England. David has had the opportunity to perform at North Shore Music Theatre, Theatre by the Sea, and the Firehouse Center for the Performing Arts, to name a few. David is thrilled to be making his debut at Studio Theatre Worcester for this production. David has had a blast getting to know everyone throughout the rehearsal process, and he hopes you enjoy The Mad Ones.