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Meet Some of the Prior Cast Members for Pickwick Players


Donna Bishop, founding member and on the board of directors

Donna Bishop has been involved in theater since high school. She has worked with lighting, set construction and decoration, props, stage managing and has had many acting roles. Her favorite role was Guinevere in Lerner and Lowes "Camelot." Since the recent revival of live theater in Douglas, she has played in all productions. She played the role of Glenda the Good Witch in "The Wizard of Oz", was the wicked Pedlar Woman in "Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs" and was the female lead, Susan Fine, in "Dead Men Don't Need Dress Rehersals" Donna directed the Pickwick Players youth productions of "Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp" and "The Somewhat Ture Tale of Robin Hood". Donna was the Assistant Director for "An Impeccable Larceny", and directed "The Hobbit" Her most recent roles were Myrtle in "You Can't Get There from Here" and "Felicia" in "I Hate Hamlet".

Donna also starred as Claire in the movie "The Abduction of Claire" which received an award during the Michigan Film Festival. She sings in her church choir, and performed several times with the Yuletide Carolers of Woonsocket, Rhode Island.  

Lorraine Mason

Lorraine starred as Scherazade in the Pickwick Players production of "Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp", and played the role of Liz in "You Can't Get There From Here" She was an assistant director for "An Impeccable Larcey" She was part of the ensemble in the Bradley Playhouse's production of "Romeo and Juliet," and portrayed "Ann Putnam" in a production of "The Crucible" at Anna Maria College. Lorraine is a marketing and technical writer.

Priscilla Arbuckle

Priscilla played "Lillian" in "I Hate Hamlet", her first production with Pickwick. This marked her return to theater after an extended hiatus. Her theater experience includes performances in drama, comedy and Shakespeare, including work at the Adams Memorial Theatre at Williams College. Some of her favorite roles were Elizabeth Proctor in "The Crucible," Mrs. Malaprop in "The Rivals," and Mrs. Railton-Bell in "Separate Tables." Priscilla holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in theater and is a certified Speech and Language Pathologist.

Don Konopacki

Don was an original member of the board of directors but has since left for the wild woods of charlton Mass.

After a 22 year hiatus from trodding the boards, Don returned to the stage in 1997 appearing in "The Wizard of Oz" playing a troika of roles; Uncle Henry, The Guardian of the Gate, and The Wizard. . He played the role of Sir Dandiprat Bombas in :Snow White & the Seven Dwards. As Archie Lewis, the lead, in the "Dead Men Don't Need Dress Rehearsals". 

Don's career as a thespian began in the summer of 1969,when he played the role of Menelaus in the Chicopee Public Schools' production of the Greek tragedy "The House of Atreus." He continued to act throughout high school, and was an active member of the band and chorus. He played trumpet and sang vocals with "The Warsaw Stompers," played on occasion with "Stan Borys and His Polka Kings," and was in the jazz/rock group "The Corner Gang." During his college years at Clark University, Don was actively involved in the Orchestra and Jazz Ensembles. He graduated from Clark in 1979 with a degree in chemistry and a minor in music.

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