Meet the Cast: Private Lives

Simon Patton
(Victor) Following the adage “Go West, young man”, Simon Patton has finally made it to the west side of SONY DSCthe Bay in his debut for the Ross Valley Players, having frequently been seen at the Masquers Playhouse, and before that at Contra Costa Civic Theatre, and before that in upstate New York. When not acting, directing or stage managing, he can normally be found writing computer programs for physicists looking at the smallest particles in the known universe as well as looking for new particles that are not (yet) in the known universe.



Susan Stein
(Louise) Her passion for acting began at an early age when she noticed that the impromptu skits she Susan Stein - Susan final jpeg-7315 webperformed with her father had the power to transform the faces of her loved ones. Her adult roles include Corie in Barefoot in the Park, Jill in Equus, the lead in Lo Mein and Tequila (Ross Alternative Works), Jeanette in The Last Red Hot Lovers, and the lead in The Jewish Wife. Susan is grateful to her teachers, Terry McGovern of The Marin Actor’s Workshop and MaryBeth Cavanaugh of Berkeley Rep and to all who support the arts in our communities.



Private Lives runs May 19 – June 18, 2017. For more information about the show including ticketing, please click HERE.


Meet the Cast: Private Lives

Laura Morgan (Sibyl) is thrilled to make her debut at Ross Valley Players and to continue MRH_5452. webjpgher run of Noël Coward plays.  She was most recently seen as Elvira in Pittsburg Community Theatre’s production of Blithe Spirit.  Other favorite roles have been Gabriella in Boeing Boeing (Altarena), Polly in The Gingerbread Lady (Chanticleers), Gabby in The Petrified Forest, Lady Agatha in Lady Windermere’s Fan (Masquers), Doris Walker in Miracle on 34th Street (Broadway West), Beth in Merrily We Roll Along (Pinole Playhouse), Nellie in South Pacific (Pleasanton Playhouse), Shelby in Steel Magnolias (Diablo Actors Ensemble), Suzanne in Don’t Dress for Dinner (Douglas Morrisson Theatre), and Roxane in Cyrano de Bergerac (Orinda Starlight).

Gregory Crane (Elyot) is excited to be making his Ross Valley Players debut. Theatre: Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire at Greg Crane - GCRANE_HEADSHOT_ webNovato Theatre Company; Valentine in Two Gentlemen of Verona at South Coast Rep (dir. Mark Rucker); Peter in The Diary of Anne Frank at Hangar Theatre; Bassanio in Merchant of Venice; The Gamester at ACT; Carnival ‘Round the Central Figure at Symmetry Theatre. Creator of the one man show Love, 10: An Evening with Tennessee Williams. Film and TV: S.W.A.T., NCIS, Any Day Now, Boston Public. Training: BFA from NYU (Playwrights Horizons, ETW). For Sybella and Lucien.


LeAnne Rumbel (Amanda) is humbled to be a part of this talented cast, and back on the Leannewebsize_9644 webboards at Ross Valley Players. LeAnne was last seen at RVP in the 2012 production of You Can’t Take It With You as Essie. Other roles at RVP include the critically acclaimed November as Bernstein, Jackie Coryton in Hay Fever & Maggie in Lend Me A Tenor (Both directed by Ken Rowland), & Rosemary Fenton in Bullshot Crummond (Nominated for a BATCC for Best Ensemble). Recently, LeAnne played Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream & Hero in Much Ado About Nothing with the Inverness Shakespeare Project. Her regional credits include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (San Francisco Shakespeare Festival), Don Juan, Much Ado About Nothing, King Lear, & The Comedy Of Errors (Marin Shakespeare Festival), Our Country’s Good as Liz Morden & Lieutenant Dawes (Porchlight Theatre Company) & Wonder Of The World (Contra Costa College). LeAnne lives in Portland, Oregon, is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA, and a graduate of ACT’s Actor Summer Training Congress.

Private Lives runs May 19 – June 18, 2017 at Ross Valley Players. Click HERE for more information.

Meet the Cast: Bus Stop

Mary Ann Rodgers - Grace

Mary Ann Rodgers (Grace) is an award-winning actor, director, and educator. Favorite roles include Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing (Napa Valley Shakespeare Festival), Jean Louise in To Kill a Mockingbird (RVP) and Helen Kroger in Pack of Lies (RVP). A member of Ross Valley Players, she works to build more inclusive and diverse opportunities for audiences and artists. Most recently, she directed Nilo Cruz’s Anna in the Tropics and produced Lauren Gunderson’s EmilieLa Marquise du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight. Mary Ann thanks her husband, actor-designer Malcolm Rodgers, for his unwavering support. To Christian and the Bus Stoppers, you’re welcome at Grace’s Diner anytime!Jeffrey Taylor - Carl

Jeffrey Taylor
(Carl) Favorite roles with Ross Valley Players at the Barn include Boo Radley in To Catch A Mockingbird and The Sergeant Major in Journey’s End. Highlights at College of Marin include Banquo in Macbeth, Shamrayev in The Seagull and The King of France in King Lear. Peak performances at the Novato Theater Company include Boze Hertlinger in The Petrified Forest and Richard the Lionheart in The Lion In Winter. He enjoyed playing Jacob Marley in A Christmas Carol and Billy Sykes in Oliver with The Stapleton Theatre Company.

Bus Stop runs March 3 through March 26, 2017 at Ross Valley Players. Click HERE for more information.


Meet the Cast: Bus Stop

Laura Peterson - Cheri

Laura Peterson (Cherie) is ecstatic to be working on her first production at Ross Valley Players with the amazing cast and crew of Bus Stop! Some of her recent work has been with Awesome Theatre, Amios West, All Terrain Theater, and Actors Ensemble of Berkeley. Laura received her BFA in Theatre from Jacksonville University. She would like to thank her friends who have become her family for all their love and support.

Steven Price - WillSteve Price (Will) was seen at College of Marin last fall as Jason in Medea and Kent in King Lear. Other roles at RVP include Charles in The Clean House, Mr. Van Daan in Diary of Anne Frank, The Colonel in Journey’s End, Elwood P. Dowd in Harvey, and Atticus Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird. Other credits include Brabantio in Othello, Hastings in Richard III, and Montague in Romeo & Juliet at Marin Shakespeare as well as Macbeth in Macbeth, Egeus in The Comedy of Errors and Duke Senior in As You Like It at College of Marin.

Bus Stop runs March 3 through March 26, 2017 at Ross Valley Players. Click HERE for more information.