A Comedy by Ken Ludwig
Directed by Cody Dull
January 20-30 2022
Daphne and Ralph are young classics professors who have just made a discovery that's sure to turn them into academic superstars. But something goes disastrously wrong, and Daphne cries out in a panic, "Save me, gods of ancient Greece!"…and the gods actually appear! The Ivy League will never be the same as a pair of screwball deities encounters the carnal complexity of college coeds, campus capers, and conspicuous consumption.
Tickets are $28.00 Reserved Seating
(Stage Left seats are elevated if you have trouble with steps we recommend purchasing seats in Row A or B.)
Thursday January 20 7:00pm
Friday January 21 7:00pm
Saturday January 22 7:00pm
Sunday January 23 4:00pm
Thursday January 27 7:00pm
Friday January 28 7:00pm
Saturday January 29 7:00pm
Sunday January 30 4:00pm
Meet The Cast
Thomas Forrest (Aristide/Aleksi/Ares)
Thomas has held numerous roles, most notably as Bud Frump, his ariZoni Theater Excellence award-winning role in How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying. He's received two NYA Awards and nominated for many more. Thomas has previously shared the stage with fellow cast members in A Funny Thing Happened... (Protean) and You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Snoopy) Thomas is a true theater veteran, participating in over 100 productions. He thinks it's been swell to work Stage Left, Cody Dull and the entire cast and production team in The Gods of Comedy. Enjoy the show!
Katryce Bridges (Daphne)
Katryce is delighted to be making her Arizona debut with Stage Left Productions! Recent credits include TRIUMPH OF LOVE (Corine) with Rockford University, THE LARAMIE PROJECT (Zubadia Ula & others) with Rockford University, and ALL SHOOK UP (Lorraine) with Rockford University. She has a BFA in Musical Theatre and a minor in dance from Rockford University. She currently works with Happily Ever After Entertainment as Princess Tiana and with Phoenix Youth Theatre as a Vocal Coach/Choreographer. For more info please visit katrycebridges.com. I would like to thank God, family, and friends for their love and support. Enjoy the show!
Deborah Lee Hall (Dean Trickett)
Ms. Hall is back with Stage Left Productions after a short run as Gymnasia in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum with Mesa Encore Theatre. Though Deborah’s work earlier this year in Outside Mullingar was poignant and moving, Ms. Hall is very excited to revive her comedy skills and provide an opportunity for our audiences to laugh again. In addition to Outside Mullingar, Deborah has worked with this very creative team at SLP for many shows including A Nice Family Christmas, Always A Bridesmaid, The Big Five-Oh, Kitchen Witches, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Crazy Quilt Club, Sorry Wrong Chimney, Fruitcakes, and The Importance of Being Earnest. Ms. Hall has also performed and directed with Desert Stages, Southwest Shakespeare, Desert Foothills, Theatreworks and Mesa Encore Theatre. Deborah has been nominated for several ariZoni Awards, most notably for her performance as The Mother Superior in The Sound of Music and her set design for Wait Until Dark, both at Desert Stages. During Ms. Hall’s 12 years in Hollywood, she was in 45 plays, directed 5, and worked with Burt Reynolds in Evening Shade. Deborah’s episode of Married...with Children can still be seen on late night tv and some streaming services. Ms. Hall is represented locally by Dani’s Agency. “Live theatre is a Blessing we cannot take for granted! Thank you so much for your support of the Arts!”
C.L. Williams (Ralph)
Lord C.L. Williams has been acting in the Valley of the Sun since late 2014, when he and his twin brother were talked into auditioning for the Southwest Shakespeare Company’s educational touring production of Comedy of Errors. Cliff was instantly hooked and has enjoyed a busy stage life ever since - performing in multiple productions a year, until that was brought to a heart-wrenching halt in 2020 by the pandemic. Cliff would like to take a moment to remember his work as Chris in the classic, All My Sons at Stage Left Productions. Though no audience ever saw it, he considers it one of his most important roles. Other stage roles of importance include Henry Clerval in Frankenstein (Theatreworks, 2016); Nick Carraway in The Great Gatsby (Stage Left Productions, 2017, Best Actor in a Major Role: Broadway World); and Elliot in Eric & Elliot, a short play which explores depression and suicide in teens. This very special play tours through schools in the Phoenix area every year thanks to the hard work at Childsplay Theatre Company. On film, Cliff can be seen in the feature, Mercy, and the short film, Shadow Valley, both available for viewing on Amazon Prime. Most recently, Cliff has been working as the lead of The Soundguy, a dark comedy series. The pilot will hit the film festival circuit in late 2022.
HECTOR CORIS (Dionysus)
This is Hector's Stage Left debut! He was last seen in Mesa Encore Theater’s Funny Thing...Forum and Best of Broadway. He was killed 135 times during Fountain Hills Theater’s Valley premiere of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder. He starred opposite TV and film stars Bronson Pinchot (Annie), Debby Boone, Charles Shaughnessy (42nd Street) and Peter Scolari (Man of La Mancha) with Scottsdale Musical Theater Company. Hector is originally from NY where he received the award for Best Male Vocalist of 2010 by the Manhattan Association of Cabaret & Clubs. Other Valley stage haunts include Stray Cat, MCC, Hale and TheaterWorks. Many thanks to Cody for this great opportunity! www.HectorCoris.net
Shelly Boucher (Thalia)
Shelly is a cross between Thalia and Joan of Arc...obsessed with helping others, but not averse to the occasional burn. Shelly has wonderful friends and family that keep one of her feet on the ground so she doesn’t have to deal with being a goddess-warrior hybrid alone. Right now, her favorite color is teal, although she once asked people to call her kiwi. Shelly loves performing at Stage Left & is so glad theatre is back! Shelly has some recent credits including Always a Bridesmaid (Monette) here at SLP, Eric & Elliot (Miss Hadden) for Childsplay, The Red Velvet Cake War (Peaches) at TheaterWorks and 42nd Street at Scottsdale Musical Theatre Company. You can catch her on TV if you squint while zipping through the commercials, otherwise you can track her down on social media, where she’s likely making a fool of herself or giving herself E.O.C.T. (Early Onset Carpal Tunnel) through baking. During her 25th hour of the day, she runs a non-profit that teaches kids of all ages filmmaking. Check out The Reel Camp on YouTube! This show wouldn’t be what it is without this wonderful cast, the passionate production team & you the awesomesauce audience! So thanks!
Alexandra (Ixy) Utpadel (Brooklyn/Zoe)
Alexandra (Ixy) is delighted to finally perform at Stage Left Productions! A local theatre actress, she has been seen in productions across the valley including: Elsa Schraeder (Sound of Music, DST); The Witch (Into the Woods, DST); White Rabbit (Curiouser & Curiouser/Nutcracker/Too, TW); Sue (Carrie: the musical, Brelby); Boise (Blacklisters, Brelby, zoni nom); and Sally (You’re a Good Man…, Ghostlight). She enjoys petting cats, baking cookies for her castmates, and singing very loudly off balconies.