The cast of Fiction by Stephen Dietz, which is receiving its regional premiere at Actors' Summit, features two of the theater's regular company members and one newcomer.
Company members Sally Groth and Bob Keefe play the married authors at the core of the play. Fiction is a play about the intersection of literary fiction and life. The key element is that husband and wife has kept detailed private diaries of their lives. When Linda (Sally Groth) reads her husband's diaries, she discovers events which Michael (Bob Keefe) has kept hidden from her.
Newcomer Cassandra Capocci is a woman Michael meets at a writer's colony. Her relationship with both of them fuels the conflicts between the couple.
Sally Groth* Equity (Linda Waterman) was last seen at Actors' Summit, in Woody Guthrie's American Song . Sally has appeared in over 27 productions at Actors' Summit. She has also performed at Cleveland Public Theater, Ensemble Theater and Porthouse Theatre, as well as numerous off-off Broadway theaters, (including Naked Angels). Films include: Bix, 1991 Cannes. A classically trained violinist, she has played fiddle with therock bands (CBGB's, NYC). Regional credits include the Shakespeare Theatre in D.C., The Denver Center Theater, The Wayside Theater in VA, Trustus Theater in SC, The USC Repertory Company, Nettle Creek Players in IN and a national tour of The Little Prince. She has an MFA from the University of South Carolina..
Bob Keefe (Michael Waterman) is returning for his 12th production here at the Actors' Summit. Roles in past shows include Zoltan in the world premiere of Tremont (with Sally Groth), Joe in Becky's New Car, and Marley in A Christmas Carol. Later this winter, he will be performing in Flanagan's Wake at Playhouse Square in Downtown Cleveland. Bob is also a motivational speaker for fitness and wellness and recently appeared on Cable 9's "Mind, Body, and Spirit."
Cassandra Capocci (Abby Drake) is making her debut with Actors' Summit in this production. A native of Canton, Cassandra recently returned to Ohio from Los Angeles where she worked as a freelance actor. Her credits include work atMagical Theatre in Barberton, Downtown Theatre Classics in Cincinnati, and Players Guild in Canton. Her Los Angeles credits include: "Big Time Rush" (Nickelodeon), "Modos: The Prophecy" (Trinity Films), and The Ricki Lake Show.
Tickets can be purchased on the website, or by phone at (330) 374-7568. The theater is located on the sixth floor of historic Greystone Hall in downtown Akron. The facility features barrier free access, free parking, and full bar service. More information is available at Actors' Summit website www.actorssummit.org.