The five actors who round out SHE LOVES ME’s powerhouse cast are featured as Customers visiting Maraczek’s Perfume Shop, Carolers and the staff of the Cafe Imperiale.
Stephanie Herman, a Writers’ Theatre newcomer, is playing one of the Customers. Stephanie’s Chicago credits include Chess and Sweet and Hott: The Songs of Harold Arlen at Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre, in addition to studying and performing with the Second City in Chicago. She is also understudying the role of Amalia.
Another Writers’ Theatre newcomer, Kelli Clevenger, will play another of the Customers, in addition to serving as the production’s Dance Captain. Kelli’s local credits include Bailiwick Repertory Theatre’s Hunchback of Notre Dame, Victory Gardens’ Tomorrow, and the Chicago premiere of RENT. She has also been seen in numerous shows with Light Opera Works and Attic Playhouse.
Bethany Thomas makes her Writers’ Theatre debut as a Customer and Caroler. Bethany has worked on musicals with many Chicago companies, including Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre, Porchlight Theatre (winning an After Dark Award for Nine), American Theatre Company, TimeLine Theatre, Bohemian Theatre Ensemble and Apple Tree Theatre. She also sings with the Chicago rock band The Dirty Rooks.
Jeremy Rill plays Glencoe stages for the first time as the detective Keller and the Cafe Imperiale’s Waiter. Jeremy has performed at many Chicago theatres, including Light Opera Works, Porchlight Music Theatre, Bailiwick Repertory Theatre (winning a Jeff Award for Jerry Springer the Opera), Theatre at the Center, Circle Theatre and Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. He will also be understudying the role of Steven Kodaly in the production.
Making his Writers’ Theatre debut as the Busboy is Andrew Goetten. Andrew is a recent graduate of The Theatre School at DePaul University where favorite credits include After the End, Holes, Macbeth, and The Three Musketeers. He also appears as a Caroler in the production and will be understudying the role of Arpad.
She Loves Me is now playing and the production is directed by Writers’ Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam.