DAVE played by Justin Bondesen. Justin has been many things in his short years on this planet; a camp counselor, a gardener, a member of a ska band, a wildlife ecologist, a teacher, a radical mycologist, and allegedly, a decent cook. This is his first ever musical, or dramatic role of any kind really, aside from summer camp campfires and some really stupid videos he made in high school. He is very excited, and hopes you are too. In his free time, Justin likes growing food, playing music, hiking mountains, and confronting the anthropocentrism and materialism that he believes are the sources of our collective suffering.
NANCY played by Jessica Cooper. Ms. Cooper has been a member of the Creative Norway Board of Directors since April of 2019 and a dancer with both the Nevaeh Dance Circus and Cold, Cold, Night Burlesque. She is also a founding worker-owner of Spoke Folks a cargo-bike cooperative and a member of Ragtime Rebellion. And when she ain't doing that kind of righteous stuff she's is coordinating the Maine Youth for Climate Justice.
SAUL is played by Jon Kashner who is a songwriter and founder of the Jon Hatchett Band. He has recently returned to the Northeast after spending the last decade in New Orleans and Nashville.
FRANK played by Stephen Miller. Steve lives in Lewiston, has a 21 year old son who is the reason Steve got the acting bug. It was as a result of watching his son perform all through his school years. Steve is a full time Realtor with the Bean Group but also teaches motorcycle Beginner Rider Course and drivers ed for Auburn Lewiston Driver Rider Rider Education. This is Steve's 3rd play and he is very excited to be part of a brand new production and feels honored to be part of this world premiere. Please enjoy the show and I would love to meet you after the play and hear your thoughts.
OFF-DUTY WAITRESS played by Chelby London, I really am 25 year old waitress who has a lot of passion for the arts and making people smile. I used to be a crazy cat lady. Now I have my two cats, Zana and Wyntr, they’re my world. On my free time I enjoy anything from tending to our garden, to going on adventures in different states. In the past I’ve also played rolls in The Who’s Tommy, Charlie and the chocolate factory and Honk Jr to name a couple. Performing has always brought me happiness.
9-5 GUY played by Brent Lake. Brent was born and raised in Maine. I served 16 years in the USAF. Now having returned home with my family. I’m a heating/plumbing tech who needed to venture somewhere new.
LOCAL TOWN COP played by Gary Robitaille. Having been a lifelong local you may see me banging my guitar at a local Open mic night at Coops or the Honey Badger. Or killing it, in an old car at an enduro race or demo derby. I'm always up for the next adventure. Having been one of the resident Hippies at Daves Sauna in 1984, I hold a unique love for Dave's Sauna, So when I heard of the play I jumped at a chance to be to audition. Call it a flashbacks or just checking on the authenticity of the scene. I'm looking forward to Helping share the dave's story.
NEIGHBOR NOT HAPPY played by Jonathan Leavitt. After giving up his dreams of playing in the NBA at eighteen, he decided instead to spend a few decades in a variety of jail cells, bad relationships, bands, court rooms, dysfunctional friendships, and social movements, before finally landing at an old farmhouse in the middle of nowhere (Somewhere) where he contemplates his inevitable mortality on long hikes with his dogs.
GARY and SAUNA SIREN #1 played by Nettie Gentempo. Nettie is the artistic director for the Nevaeh Dance Circus and Cold, Cold Night Burlesque. Her original choreography has been featured in the Poland Players productions of “Jesus Christ Super Star”, “Little Shop of Horrors” and a Cow Pasture Production “Somewhere Maine, The Marijuana Musical”. Nettie has been studying dance her entire life and has been performing professionally as a hula hoop dancer for the past 5 years.. Aside from serving as a CN board member and NDC artistic director Nettie is also a performance artist, dance instructor, fiber artist and homeschooling ,mother of two.
JOSEPHINE played by Erin Rowzee is a transplant from the Mid-West. She has been living in The Hills with her fiancé Patrick, and daughter Lila for the past three years. Her passions include topsoil replacement and sustainable fashion. She is finishing her degree in Business & Administration Management from CMCC as well as pursuing her realtor license. A draw to community involvement and entertainment brought her to this production.
TRAILER PARK QUEEN played by Chasity Lake. Originally from Texas and now residing in the in Bryant Pond, Maine. Mom of four teenagers and alway trying to be in a positive mood.
SAUNA SIREN #2 played by Hannah Gentempo. Hannah inherited the dancing gene from her parents. Her mother was a ballerina and operated her own dance studio in VT (where she was born) and her father could bust a move at a wedding like nobodies business! Hannah is the co-founder, co-choreographer and mixtape master of the Nevaeh Dance Circus. She has studied dance all her life she enjoys all the emotions that can be felt while dancing and hopes her audience feels them too. Along with dance Hannah also enjoys the swirling styles of the 60’s and has her own vintage clothing shop called “Sisters of Eve”. She plans on dancing until the day she dies, which sounds dramatic and that’s just the way she likes it.
BEARDED HIPPIE played by Jenny Brosman who is a stained glass artist @ She Arted Glassworks, barefoot mama, redneck hippie, live music lover, leisure sport enthusiast and promoter of love. Anti Oxford commas.