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FRANK ROMEO as "CHEF"
Frank was thrilled to get the invitation to reprise his role as Chef in this iteration of Table at Luigi's.  Mr. Romeo is a Los Angeles based stage actor who has been treading the boards since the third grade. He received his Musical Theater training at Ithaca College.  He has been seen in regional productions of Ragtime as Father, Beauty and the Beast as Lumiere, and Damn Yankees as Joe Hardy. Favorite non-singing rolls include Timothy McVeigh in Rude Guerrilla Theater Company's West-Coast Premiere of Collateral Damage, E.K. Hornbeck in Inherit the Wind, Duvid Pechenik in A Shayna Maidel, and Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet. Off-Broadway, he had the pleasure of slathering himself blue in Blue Man Group: Tubes at the Astor Place Theater. Mr. Romeo is happily engaged to L.A. actress Christine Tanabe.

 

REBECCA JONES  as EMILY
Rebecca graduated from Lyon College with a BA in Theatre & has since been in over thirty theatrical productions. She has an interest in film, starting out as an extra in White River, & then moving into smaller, independent projects. She helped produce & was the female lead in "insomniac", a small independent feature out of Little Rock, AR. She also started producing & directing a few short movies. Rebecca has a great appreciation for independent film and was very excited to be the lead in Table at Luigi's, where she feels she learned a great deal.

 

 

CHRIS FRITZGES as STEPHEN
Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Chris Fritzges received his Bachelor of Arts from Bethany College, in West Virginia, and his Masters of Fine Arts in Drama from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.  He has been a full-time educator since 2000 and is currently a tenured Assistant Professor of Theatre at the University of Central Arkansas, where he teaches acting, voice for the actor, and directing.  Trained as an actor, Chris has been performing for audiences for close to twenty years.  Recent credits include performing in the first two seasons of Arkansas' newest professional Theatre, the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, as well as acting in various independent film projects in the area. He is also a director, having won a number of a awards from the Kennedy Center / American College Theatre Festival.  Some of his favorite shows to direct have been Getting Out, The Pillowman, Lend Me A Tenor, and Proof.  An Arkansan for almost eight years, Chris resides in Conway, Arkansas with his wife and two sons.
  F.E.MOSBY as MELANIE
  RACHEL SMALL as TERRI
  JORDY NEILL as BEN
ALANNA NEWTON as BRENDA
Alanna is an actor and screenwriter, who has sold 14 feature screenplays to major studios in Los Angeles as well as a television pilot with Diane Keaton to CBS. In 2005 she relocated with her husband and 7-year old twins to Little Rock where she has appeared in six productions at the Arkansas Rep., including "Barefoot in the Park", "Moonlight and Magnolias", and "It's a Wonderful Life, the Radio Play."  
She is proud to call "Table at Luigi's" her first feature film in Arkansas.
LEN SCHLIENTZ as JEREMY
 
BOB MAY as DONALD
Bob began his career as an actor in 1967 with a small role in Kiss Me Kate at Ft. Lauderdale High School (FL). He earned a BA in Theater from St. Cloud State University (MN) in 1972.  Since that time he has directed over 400 productions at various educational, community, and professional theaters across the country, winning numerous awards for his directing. While directing, he was also writing plays, and to date over fifty of his plays have been produced, and nineteen have been published.  Bob currently teaches Playwriting at theUniversity of Central Arkansas. Since moving to Arkansas he has written four sequels to his popular play Beanie and the Bamboozling Book Machine.  He serves as the Artistic Director and in-house playwright for the Conway based Children's Theatre to Go, founded in 2002.  He and his wife, Cathy, have five children and four grandchildren. Mr. May is a member of The Dramatists Guild of America.

 

 

DAHREN WHITE as AGNES
Dahren earned her degree in Theatre from the University of Central Arkansas.  While at UCA she appeared in numerous plays and was awarded the Marshall Harris Award for excellence in Acting, Best Actress for her work in the play Table Settings, and several American College Theatre Festival acting awards.  Since graduating, Dahren ahs worked in several theatres in central Arkansas including Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Arkansas Arts Centers Children's Theatre, and Murry's Dinner Playhouse.  Dahren's film credits include: A Killing in the Market (hapless office worker), Memories of Violia (Viola), Cublicles (Personnel Manager), and The Power of Touch (4hr film festival).
RACHAEL FAVORI as JONI
Rachel, a film actress, and independent filmmaker, has lived in Los Angeles and began her career in Chicago. Rachel walked the catwalk as a runway model throughout the USA for couture designers such as Carolina Herrera, and St. Johns. A trained ballet dancer, with some martial arts training Rachel has done commercial work in the Little Rock area for Remington College, Jones Productions, Little Rock Limousine, Smitty's, Dick Layton Buick, and Premiere Apparel.  She is currently writing two scripts, and has recently produced and directed the music video "I Am Peace" with local artist Stephanie Fox.   Credits include:  
Early Edition, "Restaurant Patron"; WGN Morning News segment "Angel Weisse"; Step Away From The Stone, "Surgical Nurse"; Cubicles, "Lisa"; The Power of Touch, a 48 Hour Film ProjectBlood Forest, "Hannah Green"; Come Early Morning, "Country Club Patron"; Unconditional Love, "Flight Attendant"; Ball In The House, "Bar Patron"; UPMichigan, "Reunion Date"; and Stone Cold, "Juror".

 

  JAMES HARRIS as ZACH
  TAMMY KAMMRATH as LISA
MICHAEL DENNIS as CASS
Michael is a 2007 graduate of the University of Arkansas and is originally from North Little Rock, AR.  He discovered acting in college and began to take classes and get involved in the local acting community.  He has appeared in several plays, several regional commercials and even one national commercial and has recently begun to enter the field of voice acting on a national level. 

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