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Spirits of both the paranormal and beverage varieties will once again haunt the Duncan LittleCreek Gallery with Ghost Light Productions’ annual Poe & Pints! Frank L. Sawyer and Derek Burwell team up to bring you the Fall event not to miss! Frank first conceived of the project in 2014. Said Sawyer, “I wanted to create an unique event for the community. I have always been a Poe fan, so the idea of combining craft beers with Poe’s work, sounded right.” Working with DLC Managing Partner Jennifer Anderson, and local artists John Wright, Derek Burwell, and Erika Patrick, the team fleshed the project out. It’s just not October without what the Elko Daily Free Press called, “an evening of refreshingly original entertainment." We look forward to having you as our guest!

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Learn more about our cast & crew

Emily Anderson 2016 graphic.Lane Elizabeth Dolberg, Dusty Barker, Amber Adeline, Albert W. Harmer, Paul Gregory, Dawn Rowley, Scottie Glennon, Kate Rhoswen, Meghan Micheli, Dianna DuSoleil, Derek Burwell, Caleb Tapia, Sandy Beeler, Tan Li, Nick Heguy, Emily Anderson, Josh Webster, Sydney Tschida, Wendy Lloyd, John Wright, Erika Patrick, Toril Lea Hansen, Jennifer Anderson, Frank L. Sawyer, April Moore, Don Jones, and John Wells among others!

Kodi Beth Goddard

Kodi is a battle born Elko-raised actress. She has been involved in the Elko theater community for many years. Her experience includes productions such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Little House Christmas, Camelot, I Did It for Love, As You Like It, Our Town, White Christmas, On the Razzle, Psycho Beach Party, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Her favorite roles include “Morgan le Fay” in Camelot and “Marvel Ann” in Psycho Beach Party. While Kodi’s passion lies with acting, she is also an experienced makeup artist. She was the costume mistress and Stage Manager for A Little House Christmas, As You Like It, and White Christmas. Kodi made her Poe & Pints performance debut last year. She is excited to be continuing to work with GLP, and hopes to help showcase the local talent that Elko has to offer. Ms. Goddard serves on our costume crew.

Sandy Beeler

After fighting crime as a masked superhero and helping to start the punk movement in the late 70’s, Sandy retired and was reborn in the 80’s. Growing up on the streets as a stray dog she morphed into her human form as we know today to move on to such projects as the “Where’s the Beef” grandma we loved in the 90’s. After the beef was nowhere to be found, she decided to wander the desert in search of new endeavors. After a brief stint as a test subject at Area 51 (don’t ask her about her tail) she wagged her way to Elko. She set up camp and decided to make her way to the stage. After a part in The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge and playing “Audrey” in Little Shop of Horrors, she wanted to try her hand at the classics. And her adventures continue. More recent shows include Bard in the Yard, Steel Magnolias, Poe & Pints, The Last US Mail Stage Robbery, The Shape of Things, Psycho Beach Party, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Ms. Beeler is one of our show’s Costume Designers.

Toril Tapia

Toril Tapia graduated from Great Basin College in 2016 with an Associates of Art degree and plans to attend Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Illustration. Her love of art started at a young age and has continued to grow since. In 2012 she won a Scholastic Art Gold Key Award and a Scholastic Art Silver Key Award. She also won a Scholastic Art Silver Key Award in 2013. She has taught family art classes in the community and participated in creating murals in town. Toril has provided art for shows including GLP’s Poe & Pints, SSP’s Bard in the Yard, and Elko Theatre Coalition’s As You Like It.

John Wells

Mr. Wells provides his expertise as our Sound Engineer for tonight’s performance of Poe & Pints. John has acted locally in such shows as The Last U.S. Mail Stage Robbery, and Bard in the Yard. He has been a technician in Bard in the Yard and Poe & Pints. John has been behind the scenes of several plays in sound and lighting. He loves working with anything mechanical and has long had a love of the arts. He is a longtime Elko resident where he and his wife are raising their four daughters.

Ryan Christensen

Ryan first made his way onstage during the Elko Theatre Coalition’s One Act Festival in 2016. Since then, he has appeared in ETC’s production of As You Like It, made his GLP debut in The Birdcage, and had roles in Psycho Beach Party as “Yo-Yo”, and Rocky Horror Picture Show as “Riff Raff”. Ryan made his Poe & Pints debut last year and participates on the technical staff this evening.

Lane Dolberg

Lane has been performing in improvisational theater since the age of 15, when she began as a street performer at the Arizona Renaissance Festival. After 8 seasons with ARF, she began focusing on educational performance at institutions such as the Arizona Science Center and the California Trail Interpretive Center, specializing in interactive demonstrations for children. Her first introduction to staged theater came from the Northland Pioneer College theater program in 2004, which ignited her passion for the stage. Since moving to Elko in 2012, she has performed, directed, and done technical work for Great Basin College, Silver Stage Players, and the Elko Theater Coalition. She is a lifelong fan of Edgar Allan Poe, and other Victorian poetry. This is her fourth time working with GLP.

Paul Gregory

Paul Gregory is a lifelong Elkoan who has been involved with the theatre since high school. He has been active with Ghost Light Productions since its inception. He is also a freelance photographer, graphic designer, videographer, woodworker, and musician. Past roles include “Eugene” in Welcome to Rex’s!, the “Queen of Hearts” in Alice in Wonderland, Poe & Pints, “Oscar Madison” in The Odd Couple, As You Like It, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and roles in GLP’S One-act Festival. Mr. Gregory directed GLP’s production of The Birdcage.

Emily Anderson

Miss Anderson, has been interested in the theatre from a young age. She continues to act, direct, and write for her passion. She graduated from UNR with a BFA in performance theatre. While in Reno, Emily worked her way through college in the costume shop. She was inducted as an officer into Alpha Psi Omega National Theatre Fraternity, and received multiple theatre scholarships during this time. She believes in order to be good theatre artist, one must have a respect and understanding for both the acting and technical side of theatre. GLP was founded on this belief. After Reno, Emily traveled to Las Vegas where she worked for the nation’s most recognized children’s theatre group, The Rainbow Company, for 4 years. Emily taught acting classes, children how to sew, construct sets, and the basic principles of the theatre. She won the Children’s Theatre Medallion of America and was inducted into the University of Nevada Las Vegas Artistic Hall of Fame. Emily believes in presenting quality theatre that can be original, innovative, and can provide a home for the people and children who seemingly may have nowhere else to fit in. She is excited to watch the company grow.

Meghan Micheli

Meghan Micheli made her Elko debut with Silver Stage Players in Bard in the Yard: Battle of the Sexes. The homegrown Texas native has been on a stage since the age of 6, playing in various roles from a British, Tea- Drinking Dragon to a mother during the Spanish Revolution. Some favorite local roles the actress has undertaken include “Magenta” in The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Floorshow, “Fantine” from Les Misérables, and an oh-so devious “Grandmother” from 2016’s Poe and Pints: The Spectacles. By day, you can find her interacting at The Elko Area Chamber with various businesses but by night (when she’s not on stage or appreciating the arts in the community), she can be found with her husband, Caleb, charting upcoming travel adventures or just reading a book.

Kate Rhoswen

Kate is thrilled to be performing once again with Ghost Light Productions. Her debut performance with Ghost Light was as “Chicklet” in Psycho Beach Party, and she was last seen in Poe & Pints 2017. An EHS alumni, she has spent the past 12 years performing in professional and regional theatre, as well as in independent film. Select theatre credits include Romeo & Juliet, Twelfth Night, The Comedy of Errors, The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival); Shiner, King Lear, The Nether, Evil Dead: The Musical, Clown Bar, The House of Yes, The 5th Wind*, The Importance of Being Earnest (Good Luck Macbeth Theatre Co.); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, Ubu the King, (Nevada Repertory Co.); Macbeth, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Wonder of the World, (Brüka Theatre of the Sierra); Cahoots, Talking With... (Theatreworks of Northern Nevada); Love Song (Reno Little Theatre); Mattress of the Heart* (Potentialist Workshop). Kate is a member of the Equity Membership Candidate program with Actor’s Equity Association. *World premier productions by Elko-born playwright Marvin Gonzalez.

Wendy Lloyd

Wendy Lloyd made her local stage debut in Great Basin College’s musical production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Since then, she has appeared in such shows as The Seagull, The Odd Couple, Poe & Pints, Romeo and Juliet, The Phantom Tollbooth, and Bard in the Yard among others. Mrs. Lloyd made her directorial debut in the early 2000’s at the helm of The Vagina Monlogues and later directed The Laramie Project. She has acted, directed or has been a technician with groups including the Silver Stage Players, Ghost Light Productions, and the GBC Theatre program. Her daughter Sydney appears in tonight’s performance. Wendy brings many years of make-up design to tonight’s show!

Albert Harmer

Albert has been a part of the theatre community for almost two years now. He has performed in the Elko Theatre Coalition’s One Act Festival, As You Like It, Silver Stage Players’ Bard in the Yard 4, and Ghost Light Productions’ The Birdcage and Poe & Pints. As a GLP member he has also participated in improv activities downtown during monthly wine-walks.

Caleb Tapia

Caleb Tapia has been an active member of the theatre community since 2011 with the first installment of Bard in the Yard and hasn’t been able to get enough. He’s been in numerous performances including Poe & Pints, each Bard in the Yard, and so much more. Caleb has been an active Board member for Ghost Light Productions since December 2015 as their Educational Outreach director. He teaches children’s theatre, hosts theatre workshops, and even assistant directed As You Like It in the summer of 2016. Caleb was recently seen in Ghost Light Productions’ production of Psycho Beach Party, and hosting The Rocky Horror Picture Show!

Sydney Tschida

Sydney returns to the stage after making her Ghost Light Productions’ debut in 2016’s Poe & Pints in the role of one of the demons from The Music of Ericha Zann. Syd’s other credits include “Massie Carmichael” in the SSP production of A Little Princess, and a gingerbread girl in the Nutcracker ballet. She is an aspiring playwright and future director.

Dianna DuSoleil

Dianna DuSoleil has been performing in the theater of her mind all her life. Her official stage debut was when she was 8, and she has been in love with acting ever since. Her recent credits include Poe & Pints, White Christmas, From Broadway With Love, and Bard in the Yard.

Erika Patrick

Erika grew up in Henderson, Nevada and moved to Elko in 1998. After enrolling at GBC, she made her stage debut in the 1998 theater department production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Other GBC productions include A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Twelfth Night, The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge, and Urinetown. In 2004, she joined SSP in the production of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. Erika’s other credits include Lysistrata, Bringing it All Back Home, Sister Mary Ignatius Explains it All for You, Bard in the Yard, Poe & Pints, and The Pirates of Penzance. Ms. Patrick has directed shows including The Odd Couple, and The Last U.S. Mail Stage Robbery. Erika is a past SSP Chairman and longtime Elko volunteer.

Donald Jones

Donald has been in the Elko area since 1995. His first show was in 1998, playing “Neville Landless” in The Mystery of Edwin Drood with SSP. In 2005, Donald played “Conrade” and created the set for Much Ado About Nothing. He has been involved, as an actor or technician, in almost all of the Silver Stage Players’ shows since then. Mr. Jones has participated as a Stage Manager for the children’s production of Land of the Dragon, Set Designer for The Man of La Mancha, Technical Director in GLP’s Poe & Pints, Set Designer for Glengarry Glen Ross, and all of SSP’s Bard in the Yards. Mr. Jones has directed such shows as The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The Princess and the Enchanted Swans, and The Pirates of Penzance. Donald serves as our Technical Director for tonight’s performance of Poe & Pints.

Josh Webster

Josh Webster writes fiction and plays and dabbles in poetry and comics. He also teaches Creative Writing, Literature and Composition at Great Basin College, and, by any metric, watches far too many movies and reads far too many graphic novels. One day, he dreams of retiring to a quaint, tastefullydecorated van down by the river while pursuing a career as a motivational speaker. Mr. Webster has served as an Assistant Director and Executive Writer for Poe & Pints while directing last year’s Poe & Pints performance of his original work, Good Spirits. In 2018 he authors the lines for our Edgar Allan Poe, Caleb Tapia, as our Executive Writer.

Amber Adeline

Amber Adeline (Brown) recently returned to her hometown of Elko after 13 years abroad. Amber recently received her MA in Collaborative Performance Design and Practice at Central Saint Martins London. Her work has included Sagafest Iceland, new play development with Premiere Stages New Jersey, co-creator with colleague Nayantara Kotian of the first Sci-Fi immersive theatre company in the UK now called CROW in Bombay, India; co-creator of Casual Sisters in Spain, former ensemble member of Children of the Wild in collaboration with the Great Lakes Commons and First Nations of Canada; a performer for the Peter Ustinov Award winning teleplays with the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. This is her first performance with Poe & Pints. Previous local roles include “Beatrice” in Much Ado About Nothing and she directed last year’s production of A Christmas Carol at GBC. Amber currently works as an Adjunct Professor at GBC teaching Introduction to Acting and is the new Exhibitions Coordinator at the Northeastern Nevada Museum. She is so very thankful to the cast and crew of Poe & Pints as well as Ghost Light Productions for welcoming her and extending this opportunity to perform.

John Wright

John Wright is a local theater technician and writer. Mr. Wright made his local theatre debut in Silver Stage Players’ 2000 live/radio simulcast theatre production of War of the Worlds also directed by Frank. Since then he has tech’ed such shows as Nunsense, Love Sex and the I.R.S., Much Ado About Nothing, the Bard in the Yard project, Lysistrata, Glengarry Glen Ross, the travelling one-man show Mark Twain, and Poe & Pints, among others. For Bard in the Yard 1-4, he composed all of Puck’s lines. John makes his home in Elko with his daughter Angela. John serves on our technical crew for tonight’s performance.

Colin Mclean

Poe & Pints 2018 marks Colin Mclean’s second Poe. Last year he made his debut in the project as the show’s Properties Manager. In 2018, he reprises that role and will serve as Properties Manager and assist on the technical crew for our performance this evening. Colin is a volunteer theatre technician with expertise as an electrician. Colin made his local theatre debut with Ghost Light Productions and was most recently seen in the role of “Rocky” in The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Dawn Rowley

You’re walking in the woods. The trees are growing taller. The sun is gone. A pale green light radiates through the fog. You pull back the branches and stare at the source, a small knot in a willow tree, glowing brilliantly, burning your eyes. You hear a train. This is where Dawn is from. They got off at the wrong stop.

Scott Glennon

Scott is proud to be working on the stage with such awesome cast and crew members. He and his wife Sharon are back to Elko after spending 15 years in Colorado. Scott is thankful to the sponsors, the DLC, and especially to you the audience member for your support tonight. Sweet Dreams.

Dusty Barker

Dusty Barker is so vain he actually consulted a nutritionist before this. Can you say insecure? On top of that he’s unemployed, lives with his parents, hates kids and pets, and watched Deadpool 2 6 times within 3 days of buying it. And probably has a slight drinking problem.

Tan Li

First indoctrinated into the Elko chapter of the New Society of Theatre in January of 2016, Tan has yet to escape. Tan serves on our technical staff!

Rebecca Vorwaller

This is my fourth year being involved in the Poe & Pints project. This Utah girl found her theatre family about 7 years ago. Always being apart of anything artistic, whether it be voluntary work in the community or getting my hands dirty on and off stage. I proudly sit on the board for Ghost Light Productions. My most recent accomplishments are acting in Bard in the Yard, stage managing for The Shape of Things, and assistant directing Welcome to Rex’s!. My passion is here! The love of my life will always be my children.

Nick Heguy

Nick is an Elko native and started working at the Duncan LittleCreek Gallery and Gallery Bar over 5 years ago, after earning his Bachelor Degree at the University of Montana in Education, Film, and Arabic. He has an intense interest and is very knowledgeable in the beer industry and the various brewing processes. Mr. Heguy is currently studying for the certification of Cicerone, the highest rated award for education in brewing, beer varieties, pairing, and tasting. He has also fine-tuned his skills as a creative and talented mixologist. Nick shares his diverse knowledge and quick wit easily, while maintaining his down to earth personality. This is Nick’s third Poe & Pints serving as a craft-beer specialist!

Frank L. Sawyer

A 30+ year resident and 1984 Elko High School graduate, Mr. Sawyer received his Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Theater from the University of Nevada in 1989. Frank is a community volunteer and is employed at Great Basin College. He has served with the Elko Arts and Cultural Advisory Board, Silver Stage Players Board, GBC Arts and Cultural Enrichment committee, GBC National Endowment of the Humanities Committee, vice-president for Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and a member of Alpha Psi Omega National Theatre Fraternity. Frank has appeared in many productions including Antigone, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, I Am Legend, Twelfth Night, Macbeth, Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge, Sarcophagus, and Vagina Monologues among others. Frank has directed such shows as Glengarry Glen Ross, War of the Worlds, The Zoo Story, Talk Radio, Seascape with Sharks and Dancer, Much Ado About Nothing, Lysistrata, and Bard in the Yard, among others. He makes his home in Elko with his fiancée Erika, brother John, kids Angela, Jonathan and David, and theater puppy Starbuck. Derek Burwell has had the pleasure of working with various community theater projects for the last 20 years. Highlighted roles have been “Mercutio” in Romeo and Juliet, “Leslie” in Love, Sex, and the IRS, “Puck” in Bard in the Yard, and “Roma” in Glengarry Glen Ross. Mr. Burwell has recently been seen in GLP’s The Odd Couple as “Felix”, “Agador” in The Birdcage, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show as “Frankenfurter”. He appreciates theater for the opportunity to examine this great experiment of life from different angles, and best of all gets to share what he finds with others. When not enjoying a romp through the lands of make believe, Derek tortures dirt for a living at a local mine. Derek has been on the creative ground-floor of several local projects including Bard in the Yard, and Poe & Pints. Derek has worked with such organizations as Silver Stage Players, the GBC Theatre Program, and Ghost Light Productions. He has appeared in dozens of local productions including The Tempest, Bringing it All Back Home, and Much Ado About Nothing among others. Mr. Burwell makes his directorial debut for Ghost Light Productions in Poe & Pints.

Derek Burwell

Derek Burwell has had the pleasure of working with various community theater projects for the last 20 years. Highlighted roles have been “Mercutio” in Romeo and Juliet, “Leslie” in Love, Sex, and the IRS, “Puck” in Bard in the Yard, and “Roma” in Glengarry Glen Ross. Mr. Burwell has recently been seen in GLP’s The Odd Couple as “Felix”, “Agador” in The Birdcage, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show as “Frankenfurter”. He appreciates theater for the opportunity to examine this great experiment of life from different angles, and best of all gets to share what he finds with others. When not enjoying a romp through the lands of make believe, Derek tortures dirt for a living at a local mine. Derek has been on the creative ground-floor of several local projects including Bard in the Yard, and Poe & Pints. Derek has worked with such organizations as Silver Stage Players, the GBC Theatre Program, and Ghost Light Productions. He has appeared in dozens of local productions including The Tempest, Bringing it All Back Home, and Much Ado About Nothing among others. Mr. Burwell makes his directorial debut for Ghost Light Productions in Poe & Pints.

MORE COMING SOON!

For Information and All the Dish

For more information on how to attend Poe & Pints or how to become a sponsor, call Co-Director/Project Manager Frank L. Sawyer at (775) 934-3721 e-mail him at flsawyer@designlunacy.com or information@poeandpints.org. More information can be found at www.poeandpints.org or www.ghostlightproductionsnevada.com.

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