The Cast of Farce of Habit
James Adams (Huddle Fisk) has been acting for about 8 years and received an Arty Award for his portrayal of Lucky in Waiting for Godot. He has worked both behind the scenes and in the spotlight but prefers the spotlight light! His film and video work includes background work for 13 Reasons Why seasons 1 and 2 and two television commercials. He studied acting for four years at Academy of Art in San Fransisco and uses what he’s learned on a daily basis!
Krisi Pilkington Adams (Maxie Suggs) hasn’t been on stage for a while but is thrilled to be back with such an awesome character as Maxie. She Learned her acting craft by performing many different colorful characters with Gibsonhouse Mystery performers. She’s truly excited to be back on stage and is very grateful that the director saw her potential.
Rhonda Bowen (Barbara Stratton), delighted to be joining the cast as Barbara “Barb” Stratton, returned to acting last year after a long hiatus; first appearing in Sister Act at Napa Valley College, followed by portraying Gertrude Ratliff in Valley Players’ production of The Old Friends. Born and raised in Marin County, Rhonda is a third generation San Francisco Bay Area native. She studied Theatre Arts at Santa Rosa Junior College (including acting, design, directing and production/stage management), appearing in numerous productions throughout Sonoma County for years before following a different path. A few favorite past roles include Sonia in They’re Playing Our Song, Myra Arundel in Hay Fever, Fraulein Kost in Cabaret and Lampito in Lysistrata. Rhonda received her B.A. in Architecture from University of California at Berkeley and continues to practice in that field.
Kit Grimm (D. Gene Wilburn) Born and raised half a world away from Arkansas (in coastal Massachusetts, to be exact), Kit is a retired Coast Guard officer with a doctorate in adult education and a degree in Theatre Arts from SRJC. He most recently appeared as Arvide Abernathy in 6th Street Playhouse’s Guys and Dolls, and counts among favorite previous roles “1st Actor” in The Dining Room (Sonoma Arts Live); Professor Porter in Tarzan and Isidor Straus in Titanic (Spreckels PAC); Colonel Pickering (My Fair Lady, 6th Street); Robert, Proof (Cloverdale PAC); Uncle Fester, The Addams Family Musical (6th Street); Grandpa Joe, Willy Wonka and Bellomy, The Fantasticks (Spreckels); quartet tenor Jacey Squires, The Music Man (The Mountain Play); Herr Schultz, Cabaret (Napa Valley Opera House); and Giles Corey in The Crucible (Lucky Penny). Kit trusts y’all will enjoy our show and finding out what community theatre can do for you!
Christina Julian (Jenna Sealy Wilburn) studied acting at Uta Hagen’s HB Studios in New York City where she performed off, off, off Broadway and at the New York Comedy Club. Warm weather beckoned her to Los Angeles where she was a member of the Knightsbridge Theater Company. Locally she has performed at the Napa Valley Playhouse in God of Carnage, Lucky Penny’s 8X10, and with Up Stage Napa Valley in A.R. Gurneys’ Black Tie, The Dining Room, and Sylvia, where she got to reinvent herself as a dog. Outside the theater Christina is a wine and food columnist and novelist whose work has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, Napa Valley Register, Wine Enthusiast, Weddings California, North Bay Biz, Bohemian, and beyond. Her debut novel, The Dating Bender, was released in 2017 and her career high came when she interviewed Matthew McConaughey at the Napa Valley Film Festival. You can find her at christinajulian.com.
Patte Quinn (Wanelle Wilburn) enjoys performing and has found being a founder of Valley Players has been a wonderful adventure. She’s pleased to be back working with actors she has performed with in the past as well as new faces. Patt’s been involved in theatre since 1991. She has performed and stage managed for troupes such as Riverfront Playhouse in Redding, Dreamweavers Theatre, and St. John’s Lutheran Children productions in Napa. Her most recent roles were in Valley Players’ productions of Ordinary Day and Anton in Show Business.
Craig Rekdahl (Ty Wilburn) most recently appeared in 8 x 10: A 10 minute Play festival, presented by Lucky Penny Productions. He spent his childhood and teen-age years acting in Napa Valley Children’s Theater and dancing in the Silverado Ballet Troupe. In his early adulthood he chose to focus on dance and traveling the world. Craig has returned to acting after a lengthy hiatus and hopes to continue to spur his passion for the craft.
Robert Silva (Jock McNair) is a Napa native with an intense passion for the arts. He was introduced to theater in the Napa Children’s Theater production of Annie at the age of fifteen. He continued his pursuit for the arts participating in the Napa High School marching and concert band as well as the choir and drama department. Since then he has worked in community theater with Dreamweaver’s, Valley Players, Lucky Penny Productions and the Napa Valley Conservatory Theater. He is excited to be working with the brilliant cast and crew assembled here today and is always looking forward to his next adventure.
Randi Storm (Sister Myrtle Agnes) is happy to be playing the role of Sister Myrtle Agnes—the first Jewish Nun! She has 21 years experience performing in community theater. Her best experience has been with The Valley Players who focus on women over 40 “who can still remember their lines”. Thanks to all her friends and family for their encouragement and ongoing support.