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New York, 1850. Catherine Sloper – a shy and wealthy young woman, falls desperately in love with a man who may or may not be a fortune hunter. Catherine struggles to break free of her father’s stern clutch, and marry the man she loves.

The Heiress is based on the Henry James novel Washington Square.

written by RUTH and AUGUSTUS GOETZ


produced by JACK STEHLIN

Strawn Bovee, Stacy Cole, Jason Huber
Robert Lesko , Jessica Noboa
Judith Scarpone, Mario Schugel
Jade Sealey, Jeannine Stehlin
Alli Steinberg

lights Derrick McDaniel
Jack Stehlin
costumes Alina Ivette
sound Jeannine W. Stehlin

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Alli Steinberg and Mario Schugel in
The Heiress

Strawn Bovee

STRAWN BOVEE (Elizabeth Almond)

With Circus Theatricals at the Hayworth: Mary in Sister Cities and Clytemnestra in Iphigenia in Aulis. Circus Theatricals at the Odyssey Theater: Tartuffe, (L.A. Weekly Award for Best Ensemble); Richard III, Antigone, Macbeth, Deconstructing the Torah, The Seagul, Three Sisters, The Cherry Orchard.With The Rudy Perez Performance Ensemble: Double Play (The Redcat @Disney Hall), I Like To Sit (Highways), The Dance Crazy Kid (Armory Center for the Arts.Recent Film: "My Final Day of Intoxication," "Photosynthesis," All the Ships at Sea" and "Just My Luck."

Member of Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble

Stacy Cole

STACY COLE (Maria / Marian Alternate)

With Circus Theatricals: Love & Sex over Dinner & Drinks. Other select stage credits Cherchez Dave Robiceaux (Performance Network); Opera/Musicals:Gianni Schicci, The Secret Garden(Studio Theatre); Three Tricker Treaters and a Vile of Heroine (Planet Ant Theatre); Cindy Cinderella: An American Fairy Tale (Heartlande Theatre Co.) -of which Stacy’s role of Cinderella gained her a PAGE Award Nomination for Best Actress in the Dearborn Press & Guide (Dearborn, MI). TV appearances include: guest star as Diane in “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS), Desdemona in “Othello” for BackStage Pass (PBS), as herself hosting several segments for Orange County Television’s “Events OC,” “Business OC,” and “Movies OC,” and as herself singing at the opening ceremonies for the PGA Ryder Cup 2004. Most recent film credit: Anna in “Antonio’s Cafe” (, and various other roles. Stacy has a BAPA in Theatre/Music from Oakland University (Rochester, MI).

Member:Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble.

Jason Huber

JASON HUBER (Arthur Townsend)

With Circus Theatricals Studio for Actors: Joe in Millenium Approaches. Jason is a recent arrival on the Los Angeles theatre scene from Washington, DC. There he studied and worked at The Studio Theatre where he played Buck in Betty’s Summer Vacation and The Mad Hatter in Wonderland Alice. Favorite roles also include Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Bodd in Romeo and Juliatric and Frank Sinatra in the short play The Damnation of John Smith. In Los Angeles he appeared as The Maskmaker in The Best Maskmaker on Hollywood Boulevard, one of eight short plays in Tales From Hollywood Boulevard at The Actor’s Playpen.

Member: Circus Theatricals Studio for Actors

Robert Lesko

ROBERT LESKO (Austin Sloper)

With Circus Theatricals: Iphigenia in Aulis, Coffee to Go and Max (The Circus Theatricals 7th Annual Festival of One Act Plays), The Circle. Regional theatre includes Undiscovered Country, Galileo, After The Fall, Richard III, The Miser, The Tenth Man, and Flesheaters (Premiere). Other productions include Macbeth, The Seagull, A Man For All Seasons, Stephan D., and Antony and Cleopatra.

TV and film credits include "The Toymaker," “The Passion According to John,” “One Problem Leads To Another,” and HBO’s “Countdown To Looking Glass.” Robert received his MFA from The Catholic University and is a member of The Actors’ Workout.

Member: Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble.

Jessica Noboa



Member of Circus Theatricals Studio for Actors. With Circus Theatricals:Sophie in Honour (Actors Showcase “Questionable Acts”), Catherine in Proof ( Actors Showcase “Liars, Lovers and Thieves), Anya in The Cherry Orchard and Irina in The Three Sisters (Great Scenes from Chekov and Ibsen).Other LA theatre: A Boy’s Life and Tribute to SNL (Hollywood Fight Club Theater). Seattle theatre credits: Romeo and Juliet, Golden Child, The Glass Menagerie, Moving. Film: “The Barrio Thief”, “Escape”, The Unfinished Novel”, “The Still Life”. Jessica studied theater at University of Washington in Seattle, Washington before moving to Los Angeles. For theatrical/commercial booking contact Niche @ BiCoastal Talent 818-845-0150 or Hector @ Tinoco Management 323-445-9206

Judith Scarpone

Judith Scarpone (Lavinia Penniman)

With Circus Theatricals: Ellipses... and Sister Cities. Broadway: The Twilight of the Golds, over 100 production s Off Broadway. Regional: Kennedy Center, Pasadena Playhouse, The Paramount, Marines Theatre, Walnut Street, Syracuse Stage, GeVA, The Hartman. International: International Theatre of Florence, Italy.

Television: Co-starred in several Movies for Television, guest star roles include: "Law & Order," "Dragnet," "ER," "Drew Carey," "Ellen." Series regular on Showtime's critically acclaimed "Bedtime." Most recent films: "The Manual," "Everybody Wants to Be Italian," "Jesus, Mary & Joey," and Welcome Back Miss Mary." with Olympia Dukakis and Stacey Keach. LA Theatre: All My Sons (Odyssey), A Mother, Daughter and a Gun (Court) Cassatt & Degas (Hudson). Member of Road Theatre Company and Open Fist.

Member of Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble.

Mario Schugel

MARIO SCHUGEL (Morris Townsend)

This marks Mario’s debut in the Los Angeles theatre scene. He most recently appeared as Bluntschli in Moonlight Stage Productions’ Arms and the Man at the Avo Playhouse in San Diego. Prior to that he performed regionally at the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, American Players Theatre and Pennsylvania Center Stage among others.

On television, he has appeared on "Nip/Tuck," "CSI," "ER," "Charmed" and "Will and Grace" to name a few. His film credits include titles you unfortunately have not seen.

Jade Sealey

JADE SEALEY (Marian Almond)

Circus Theatricals credits include: the title role in Iphigenia in Aulis, Sister Cities, Coffee to Go (The Circus Theatricals 7th Annual Festival of New One Act Plays), The Circle, Deconstructing the Torah. Jade will next appear in the Circus Theatricals musical Weedwacker. Jade Sealey’s other recent stage credits include the roles of Cavale in Sam Sheperd’s Cowboy Mouth, Indra’s daughter in Strindberg’s A Dream Play, Katherina in The Taming of the Shrew, The Princess of France in Love’s Labour’s Lost, Constanze in Amadeus, Mary in Green Eyes Dreaming. Jade is also currently playing Baltimore in Sister Cities.

Jade received her BA and went to graduate school in Theatre Arts at UCSC where she did two seasons with Shakespeare Santa Cruz.

Member: Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble.

Jeannine Stehlin

(Mrs. Montgomery/Sound Design/Managing Director)

Acting credits include: Macbeth, Twelfth Night, The Job, Peer Gynt, Tartuffe, The Misanthrope, Hippolytus, The Stronger, The Art of Success, Women and Wallace and the films, “Watch It,” and “Rancho Cucamonga." Jeannine made her professional debut on the popular children's program, "Romper Room." Sound design credits include:, Greensward, Complexity, and The Circle (LA Weekly "Best Sound Design" nomination).

Produced over 40 plays for Circus Theatricals, including Man.Gov, Iphigenia in Aulis, The Misanthrope, Macbeth, Tartuffe, The Cherry Orchard, Richard III, Hamlet and The Cheats of Scapin, The Circle and the award-winning The Job by Shem Bitterman (LA and Off-Broadway). Sound design credits include Circus Theatricals 7th Annual Festival of One Act Plays (now playing), and The Circle (LA Weekly "Best Sound Design" nomination).

Jeannine holds a B.S. in Advertising from the University of Illinois, and an M.B.A. in Marketing from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Alli Steinberg

ALLI STEINBERG (Catherine Sloper)

With Circus Theatricals: The Circle, Macbeth and The Last Fling.Off– Broadway: Alli was in the original company of the Pulitzer Prize winning play Wit (MCC and Union Square Theater) and she played “Karen” in Broken Watch Theater Company’s critically acclaimed production of Boy's Life. Other New York credits include: “Masha” in The Three Sisters (Looking Glass Theatre), “Lala” in The Last Night of Ballyhoo (Queens Theatre in the Park), Child of God (The Ohio Theatre-Soho) and Don't Cry Outloud (Musical Theatre Works). Regional credits include: Long Wharf Theatre, The Goodspeed Opera House, Center Stage, Weston Playhouse, The Helen Hayes Center, New York Stage and Film (at Vassar), Forum Theatre, Shakespeare on the Sound and Theatre West Virginia.

Film and Television credits include "Getting Ned," "Fairytale of New York," I"mmaculate Concoction," "As the World Turns" and a sketch comedy spot on "Jimmey Kimmel Live!" Alli received her BFA in Theatre from The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and studied in London at BADA.

Member of Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble

Production Bios  

Derrick McDaniel

With Circus Theatricals: Complexity, Greensward The Misanthrope and Iphigenia in Aulis. Derrick began his acting apprenticeship in 1990 at Theater East in Studio City, CA. This is where he honed the craft of stage lighting. A few of his lighting credits include “The Godfather Workout” for the HBO comedy festival in Aspen; “The Quiet Room” at the Whitefire Theater, “Worse Than Murder” at the Ventura Court Theater, and “Eubie Weller” at the Stella Adler Theater; “Among The Thugs” at the Odyssey Theater- and many others. Derrick was nominated for a 2004 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle award for lighting, in “Among The Thugs”, as well as, a 2005 ADA lighting nomination. He has earned critical acclaim, many times over, for his designs. Derrick would like to thank you for your support of live theater. Enjoy.

Alina Ivette


Originally from Dallas, Alina moved to Los Angeles one year ago to study fashion design and marketing at American Intercontinental University. Circus Theatricals acting credits: Lea in My Sister in This House (Questionable Acts), Agnes in Agnes of God (Liars, Lover and Thieves).


John Ross Clark



JOHN ROSS CLARK (Stage Manager)

As an actor For Circus Theatricals: Greensward, Menelaus in Iphigenia in Aulis, Richard III and The Misanthrope and directed Loose Ends. At the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble: The Memorandum, Mary Barnes and The Real Inspector Hound. Other recent theatre: Frankie & Johnny In The Clair de Lune and Oleanna at The Little Fish Theatre Company, Brother Jones at Company of Angels, Lydie Breeze at The Open Fist, Seventh Monarch at The Road Theatre, and Romeo & Juliet at The Theatre at Boston Court.

Television: "The West Wing," "The Practice," "The District," "General Hospital," "Renegade," "High Tide," & "The Hollow Men." Film: "Deadly," "One ManÕs Treasure," "Shelter," & "George Bush Goes to Heaven."

Robert Cicchini

Robert Cicchini


Circus Theatricals Associate Artist. Member since 1987. As a director for Circus Theatricals: Antigone, The Maids, The Lower Depths. As an actor: Numerous Circus Theatricals productions include performances in, Three Sisters, Hedda Gabler, Tartuffe, Modigliani, the Circle, Twelfth Night, The Job (Garland Award for Acting). As Director: The Lower Depths, The Maids, Antigone (Anouilh’s).

Robert has over 100 credits in film, Television and the theatre. Recent films include: “War of the Worlds,” “Mrs. Harris,” and the upcoming “Dream Girls.” He has worked with many great film directors, including: Steven Spielberg, Francis Coppola, John Frankenheimer, Nike Nichols, and Spike Lee. His television credits include: “CSI,” “Six Feet Under,” “cold Case,” “24,” and most recently “Everybody Hates Chris,” “Desperate Housewives,” and the upcoming “State of Mind.”

Jack Stehlin

JACK STEHLIN (Artistic Director)

Jack founded Circus Theatricals in New York in 1983, and has produced over 40 plays in NYC and Los Angeles. An award-winning actor, Jack has appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional theatre, and stages around the world. Jack is an alumnus of John Houseman's The Acting Company and a graduate of the Juilliard School. Most recently, he as seen on stage in the Circus Theatricals production of Complexity, and the Los Angeles premiere of Salome with Al Pacino, directed by Estelle Parsons.

As an actor, his Circus Theatricals productions include The Misanthrope, The Circle , Macbeth, Hamlet, Richard III, Tartuffe, True West, The Cheats of Scapin, The Job. Other Los Angeles Theatre:Speed-the-Plow (Los Angeles premiere), and Habitation of Dragons (Zephyr). His extensive notable New York credits include Richard II (dir. Steven Berkoff), Henry V (w/Kevin Kline), Casanova (w/ Ethan Hawke, dir. by Michael Greif), Henry IV, I (w/Mandy Patinkin, dir by Des McAnuff), Julius Caesar (w/ Al Pacino and Martin Sheen),Timon of Athens (dir. by Brian Kulick), Richard Foreman’s Don Juan, and Romeo and Juliet (dir. by Les Waters). TV and film credits include the film "Salomaybe?" (with Al Pacino) and guest star roles on "Weeds," "JAG," (recurring), "Buffy" (recurring ), "Judging Amy," "The Practice," "Crossing Jordan," "NYPD Blue," "ER."

Ruth and Augustus Goetz Ruth and Augustus Goetz (Playwrights)

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