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The Walpole Footlighters Proudly Presents

The Thirty-Nine Steps: A Live Radio Play


Joe Landry

Directed by

Sheila Kelleher




Ken Carberry

James Keegan

Patrick Murphy

Diana Doyle

James Koonce

Jon Workman

  Ed Krasnow  

February 12-27, 2021


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Meet the Cast

Ken Carberry

(Announcer, Mr. Memory, Ticket Merchant, Man on Aberdeen Express, Police, Driver, Professor Bartlett, Alfred) Ken last appeared on the Walpole Footlighters stage as East and Dave in Almost Maine. Other recent credits include Vanya in Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike (MMAS), King Henry II in The Lion in Winter, Max Halliday in Dial M for Murder, Henry Drummond in Inherit the Wind, Otto Frank in The Diary of Anne Frank (Milton Players), and Merv Kant in The Sisters Rosensweig (Footlight Club). Ken has also recently appeared with the Cohasset Dramatic Club and Theatre One Productions in Middleboro.

Diana Doyle

(Pamela Stewart) Diana has appeared at the Walpole Footlighters as Lureena (Adrift in Macao), Karen Flemming (Flemming), and Hope (Something’s Afoot). Diana has performed with many local theatre groups including Savoyard Light Opera Company, Norwood Theatre, MMAS, Concord Players, TCAN, Quannapowitt Players, Theatre III, Footlight Club, Woodland Theatre, Arlington Friends of the Drama and Turtle Lane Playhouse. Diana is well known in the local Catholic community as a cantor and soloist and through appearances on Boston Catholic TV’s annual telethon. Thanks to her family, friends and Chris for all their support!

Amy Keegan

(Anabella, Cigarette Girl, Newsboy, Innkeeper, Waitress, Usherette) Amy is looking forward to her third show with the Walpole Footlighters after being in 9 to 5: The Musical and in the 24 Hour Playwriting Festival.  She is a fan of Hitchcock and the 1940s and cannot wait to get back on the boards to play Actor #5 in this great radio play. Amy is a graduate of Salem State Theatre, enjoys music and spending time with her husband Brian, family, friends and 3 cats.  Thank you to everybody who worked so hard on putting this production together and I hope you all enjoy the show.

James Koonce

(Richard Hannay) James is thrilled to make his Footlighters debut. He’s worked extensively across theatres on the South Shore, playing a variety of roles in shows ranging from the comedies of Neil Simon to the witty wordplay of Shakespeare to the Gothic drama of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. When not onstage or in front of a microphone, James works as an advertising creative in Boston. He lives in Plymouth and is a proud father to his daughter Sofie, now in her third year at Smith College.

Ed Krasnow

(Foley Artist) Ed is making his Footlighters debut and he is happy to be working with such a talented cast and again with director Sheila Kelleher. Ed has produced, directed, and performed in Radio shows for more than 30 years, including shows with Ken Carberry, and two recent holiday performances with the Talking Information Center and Massasoit Radio Players. Ed appeared with James Koonce as Jack in The Weir, and Milt Fields in Laughter on the 23rd Floor (Duxbury Bay Players), Jack in Broadway Bound (Nemasket River Productions), and as David O. Selznick in Moonlight and Magnolias. He also appeared in the award-winning play Miss (Boston Center for the Arts) and as V. Ira Taub in Tale of the Allergist's Wife as well as Frost/Nixon, 12 Angry Men, and All My Sons (Curtain Call Theatre). Ed has also performed with Plymouth Community Theater, the Massasoit Theatre Company and others. Ed thanks his family and friends for their support during the rehearsal process and for coming to his shows.

Patrick Murphy

(Foley Artist/Jingle Singer) Patrick is thrilled to be part of The 39 Steps. He recently appeared on our virtual stage as David in Love in the Snow and on our Walpole stage as Linus in You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown. This is Patrick’s 17th Footlighters show since playing Garry/Roger in our 1997 staging of Noises Off. Other favorite Footlighters roles include Oscar Lindquist in Sweet Charity, Geoffrey in Something’s Afoot, Orin in Little Shop of Horrors, and Robert Martin in The Drowsy Chaperone.

Jon Workman

(Manager, Conductor, Man on Aberdeen Express, Police, George, Joe, Detective, Doctor) Jon is a middle school teacher from Salem, MA. His last performance with the Walpole Footlighters was over 20 years ago when he played George in All My Sons. More recent stage experience includes playing the Old Green Grasshopper in James and the Giant Peach (Theatre Company of Saugus), Duncan in Macbeth (Revolutionary Theatre) and Mellersh in Enchanted April (Theatre To Go) in Melrose. Jon has also been keeping busy on Zoom during the past few months and has been in several virtual productions including Titus Andronicus (Intermittent Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (North Shore Players) and A Christmas Carol (Theatre Company of Saugus).

Production Staff

Director Sheila Kelleher
Stage Manager Marianne Phinney
Producer Marianne Phinney
Set Designer Michael Dornisch
Lighting Designer/Operator Anthony Liapis
Sound Designer/Operator Linda Berman
Jingle Composer Richard Patterson

Production Sound Mixer/Foley Consultant

Tom Powers

Sound Engineer Stuart Patterson
Costume Designer Nancy Tella
Set Construction Crew Chief Michael Dornisch
Set Construction Linda Berman, Sheila Kelleher, Marianne Phinney, Peter McElhinney
Dialect Coach Marianne Phinney
Publicity Manager Steve Small
Social Media Manager Rachel Rabinovitz
House Manager Stuart Patterson
Program Lisa Cyr


Meet the Production Staff

Sheila Kelleher (Director) is grateful for her first opportunity to direct for the Walpole Footlighters. She holds a Masters degree in Theatre Education from Emerson College and has been performing for the past 20 years, primarily on the South Shore, directing for the past 7. Last seen as Masha in MMAS' Zoom production of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, she's adjusting to the virtual theatre environment. Many thanks to the incredibly talented cast for their hard work. Thanks also to the amazingly supportive production crew for all their zigging and zagging to figure this out. Looking forward to the return of live theatre and social gatherings, she urges social responsibility to get us there. Stay healthy and safe!

Marianne Phinney (Producer/Stage Manger/Dialect Coach/Set Construction) has been acting and directing for over 30 years. A PhD in Linguistics provided the framework for dialect coaching (and a few academic positions).  She has coached productions at The Umbrella in Concord, Norton Singers, Merrimack College, MMAS, and the Walpole Footlighters for British, American, and foreign regional dialects. Her stage credits include Margie Walsh in Good People, Rose Arnott in Enchanted April (DASH award Best Actress), Cassius in Julius Caesar and the one woman shows Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins and Shirley Valentine.  Marianne is an adjudicator for the Massachusetts Education Theatre Guild Festival and Marquee Musical Awards. 

Tom Powers (Production Sound Mixer/Foley Consultant) is pleased to join the Walpole Footlighters for this production. Tom is an experienced sound designer who has lent his talents to several local theatres, including Arlington Friends of the Drama (Sunset Boulevard, The Addams Family, The Game’s Afoot: Holmes for the Holidays), the Concord Players (The Producers, Funny Girl, Barefoot in the Park, It’s A Wonderful Life: A Radio Play), Nashoba Players (Stage Kiss), TCAN (Avenue Q), Worcester County Light Opera Company (The Drowsy Chaperone), Pilgrim Soul Productions (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), and the Stratton Players (The 39 Steps: A Live Radio Play, Sabotage: A Radio Play). Tom was nominated for a DASH Best Sound Design Award for Avenue Q and received a DASH Award for The Producers.

Linda Berman (Sound Designer/Set Construction) is the resident Sound Designer with the Footlighters who often also stage manages or produces the show, depending on the volume of sound cues.  She came to the Footlighters 8 years ago and has since joined the Board as their Secretary, designing all of the Footlighters email communications.  Linda loves working on set construction and helping the lighting crew hang lights. She says that the best part of each show is the time before the show goes up pulling it all together.  In her past, Linda has filled the role of Technical Director, Props Mistress, and Producer for other community theaters.

Michael Dornisch (Set Construction/Crew Chief) designed the set for Other Desert Cities last year and received a DASH Outstanding Achievement award for his design.  He has also performed in several Footlighters shows and is humbled by the people who have volunteered their time to build and paint to bring his design to life in an effort to entertain audiences.  Michael would encourage anyone reading this bio to consider volunteering their talents to bring the next season to the stage.  As P.T. Barnum said, "The noblest art is that of making others happy."

Anthony Liapis (Lighting Designer/Operator) has been designing lights for the Footlighters and other community theaters for over ten years. Footlighters productions include Red Hot Patriot, The Savannah Sipping Society, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Summer and Smoke, and Something’s Afoot. He designed lights for The Odd Couple (Female Version), Dead Man’s Cell Phone, and Noises Off at MMAS and was the resident lighting designer for the Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center prior to the COVID-19 shutdown. Tony received a DASH Consultant’s Choice Award with Chris Sabatino for Excellence in Projection Programming for You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. He was most recently nominated for a DASH award for his lighting design for Radium Girls.

Nancy Tella (Costume Designer) is the resident costume designer for the Walpole Footlighters. She holds a degree in theatre from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a Masters in Special Education from the American International College, Springfield. She has costumed numerous productions over the years including campus, community, professional and local school system shows. She also teaches costuming at a summer camp in Maine. Most recently she has designed costumes for the MMAS production of  Dead Man’s Cell Phone and the Footlighters fall production of 9 to 5, the Musical. Nancy resides in Attleboro, MA with her husband, Bob, and rescue dog Rocket and works in Special Education at Attleboro High School. When not costuming, or attending theatre productions, Nancy can be found traveling, reading and knitting. 



The Walpole Footlighters would like to thank 

who contributed time, resources, and staff to the recording of this production!