Based on a story by MYRA COPPEL and ALEC COPPEL 

The videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited.



Producers & Casting Directors: David & Corrin Dietlein

Director: Tim Dietlein

Costume Designer: Celia Erickson

Lighting Designer: Tim Dietlein

Set Lead & Props Designer: Brittany Arwine

Sound Designer: Boyd Cluff

Projection Designer: Boyd Cluff

Head of Carpentry: Kyle Webb

Carpenters: Tim Dietlein, Travis Dietlein & Michael Pratt

Costume Stitchers: Toni Anne Smith & Kerry Deco

Scenic Painters & Props: McKenna Carpenter & Liz de la Torre

Wigs & Makeup: Cambrian James

Stage Manager: Illiana Swartz

Audio Engineer:  Cody Beissel

Assistant Stage Manager: Aubrey Riggs


Elliot Nash: Rob Stuart

Nell Nash: Virginia Olivieri

Charlie Thorpe / Dook: Adam Guinn

Matilda Beecher: Karissa Anderson

Louie: Kyle Webb

Detective Jenkins / Harlow: Karl Haas

Mrs. Chandler: Bobby Jean Owensby

Potts: Jayvan Bailey


Setting: Living room of Elliot Nash home near Roslyn, Long Island, N.Y.


Scene 1: Time: Saturday afternoon, last summer.

Scene 2: Tuesday evening. The curtain drops to denote the passage of a few hours.

Scene 3: The following morning.


Scene 1: Late afternoon, the same day.

Scene 2: The following afternoon. The curtain drops to denote the passage of a few hours.

Scene 3: The next morning.

Rob Stuart
as Elliot Nash

Rob is excited for you to see this show! He has portrayed many characters on this stage, including Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird, Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady, the dentist in Little Shop of Horrors, Harold Hill in The Music Man, and Caractacus Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. He thanks Dave, Corrin and Tim for this opportunity, and his family for their support.

Virginia Olivieri
as Nell Nash

Virginia is honored to be returning to the Hale. Olivieri has directed, performed, and produced work in Arizona, Florida, and Colorado. As an award-winning, critically acclaimed director and actor, some of her favorite shows and roles have been 5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche (Director), Oleanna (Director), Glengarry Glen Ross (Director), The Woman In Black (Director), Macbeth (Lady Macbeth). Thank you to the whole team at Hale as well as her ducks Dylan, Nick, Gabby, and partner Rick.

Adam Guinn
as Charlie Thorpe / Dook

Adam is thrilled to be part of The Gazebo. He considers the Hale his home theatre and everyone he works with there an extension of his family. Adam gives thanks to Tim, Dave and Corrin for the opportunity to bring these characters to life, and thanks his family for their support and patience when it gets crazy busy. You can also see Adam at the Hale Wednesday through Saturdays in The Unsinkable Molly Brown as Shamus Tobin.

Karissa Anderson
as Matilda Beecher

Karissa is excited to be returning to the Hale. Some of her favorite past roles are Nellie in South Pacific, Aurora in Sleeping Beauty, Bianca in Taming of the Shrew, Reggie in Murder in Paradise, and Cinderella in Into the Woods. Off-stage, Karissa’s most treasured time is with her amazing family. She adores her job making magic for children as a birthday party princess performer. Karissa thanks the incredible cast, crew, and artistic team of The Gazebo for this experience.

Kyle Webb
as Louie

Kyle is grateful to be back on stage at Hale! Kyle moved to Mesa in 2018 from his hometown of Clay Springs. He has acted in the Valley for the past 4 years and worked at Hale Theatre, Mesa Encore Theatre, and Arizona Regional Theatre. He is thankful for every opportunity to be involved with theatre! Many thanks to his family and friends for their support, especially to Ashley and the one on the way!

Karl Haas
as Detective Jenkins / Harlow

Karl is thrilled performing again with Hale! He recently performed as Slavo (The Hit), Marley/Old Joe (A Christmas Carol) and Carlino (Wait Until Dark). Karl plays Homeless Harry in Instant Karma on Amazon Prime. Stagework includes Guys and Dolls (Benny), Spamalot (King Arthur), Deathtrap (Sidney Bruhl), Witness for the Prosecution (Sir Wilfrid Robarts), and White Christmas (General Waverly). Karl is a retired Army Lieutenant-Colonel. BFA, Miami University (Oxford, Ohio). Karl loves Bessie, his biggest fan!

Bobby Jean Owensby
as Mrs. Chandler

Bobby Jean is delighted to be back performing at Hale. You may have seen her in previous shows: Harvey, Over the River and Through the Woods, John Loves Mary and Is He Dead? Thanks to Corrin, David, Tim, and the cast and crew for the opportunity to perform in another amazing production.

Jayvan Bailey
as Potts

Jayvan makes his first professional appearance in The Gazebo, having received a B.A. from Arizona State University where he studied in the Acting Concentration. Born in Omaha, Nebraska, and raised in Arizona, he is excited and grateful to be welcomed as a member of Hale Theatre.