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Allison Torem as Franny: Allison last appeared in Stephen Cone’s independent film The Wise Kids (Laura). Recent stage credits include Hot L Baltimore (The Girl, Steppenwolf Theatre); The Boy's Room (Roann, Victory Gardens Theatre); and Trust (Lookingglass Theatre, Jeff Award Nomination). Allison was a member of the Second City Youth Ensemble for two years.

PJ Powers as The Wraith: PJ Powers moved to Chicago from Michigan in 1991 to study acting at The Theatre School at DePaul University, and he’s been working as an actor and theatre artistic director ever since. In 1997 PJ co-founded TimeLine Theatre Company, and he became artistic director in 1999. Since then, he has directed the artistic agenda of the company, and TimeLine has been honored with 37 Joseph Jefferson Citations (including one for Outstanding Leading Actor for PJ) and the company has become one of the hottest theatres in the off-loop scene, heralded as a “fast-rising company” by The New York Times. As an actor, PJ was seen most recently on stage at TimeLine in its production of Fiorello! (both the 2006 production and its 2008 remount). He has been in dozens of local productions. On television he appeared on Early Edition. PJ also served for six years on the Board of Directors for the League of Chicago Theatres and was featured twice in New City’s articles on “Chicago Theatre’s 50 Leading Characters”. 

Scott Duff as Drew: Scott Duff, a graduate of Northwestern University, is an Artistic Associate and founding member of Chicago’s About Face Theatre with whom he helped to create over a dozen original works including Eleven Rooms of Proust, Dream Boy, Fascination, Whitman, as well as his one-man show, Alone, which premiered at Chicago’s Museum of Modern Art and transferred to IO, formerly Improv Olympic. He was one of the original creators of the About Face Youth Theatre and worked as a collaborator for its first three productions. In Chicago, Duff has performed with Steppenwolf, The Goodman, Chicago Shakespeare, Lookingglass, and ATC and has trained at the Second City Conservatory. Regional/touring credits include The Glory of Living, Inventing van Gogh, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, The Tempest, and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. Film credits: Walk the Line, Send in the Clown, and Streaker.

Amy Matheny as Mary: Matheny recently starred in the Chicago Premiere of Enron at TImeLine Theatre and in the Jeff-nominated Ensemble Float with About Face Theatre. She is best know for the cult hit shows she created and starred in as Gabrielle, Xena Live! Episode One and Xena Live!: Xena Lives: The Musical. Chicago theatre credits: Execution of Justice, Fascination, Whitman, Seven Moves (About Face Theatre); The People’s Temple (American Theatre Company), Measure for Measure (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre), I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Royal George Theatre), Apple (Profiles Theatre); and more. Regional credits with Playhouse on the Square (TN), Pennsylvania Center Stage, American Stage (FL), Circa ’21 and Utah Musical Theatre. Amy began a long career in the 1990s in Chicago's GLBT community as the host of the GLAAD award-winning LesBiGay Radio. She hosted Windy City Radio and now the Windy City Queercast. She has hosted more than 100 events from Northalsted Market Days to Windy City Gay Idol. And Amy has worked with key companies to help them work with the gay community from MillerCoors, Broadway in Chicago, IBM, Subaru, Smirnoff, American Airlines, Anheuser-Busch, and innumerable arts organizations.

Fawzia Mirza as Marshall: Fawzia Mirza starred as Rhonda in the award-winning lesbian romantic comedy, Jamie and Jessie Are Not Together, directed by Wendy Jo Carlton. She also stars in the Indian-American film, Promise Land, which releases in theatres nationwide in 2012. Her own film, The Queen of My Dreams, a docu-narrative-experimental short film, world premiered at Outfest’s Fusion Film Festival in March. She also stars as Kam, in the webseries she created, Kam Kardashian: The Gay One, which you can follow on YouTube or at www.fawziamirza.com.

Peter Mohawk as Kyle: Peter Mohawk is a native Chicagoan whose credits include film, television, theatre, opera, dance and cabaret. He received a Joseph Jefferson Citation and Gay Chicago’s After Dark Award for his roles in Vampire Lesbians of Sodom at the Royal George Theater. He has performed in numerous productions at Lyric Opera of Chicago including Candide, directed by Hal Prince, and A Wedding, directed by Robert Altman, and at the Ravinia Festival in Sondheim’s Anyone Can Whistle alongside Patti LuPone and Audra McDonald. His character creation Charlene Unger, who was featured at the former Rumba on Halsted Street and at L.A.’s Comedy Store, has appeared in television and film with the likes of William Shatner, Leslie Jordan, and on Oprah with Cyndi Lauper.

Michael Joseph Mitchell as Mr. Scrooge (Scrooge’s Father): Mitchell has appeared in the films Olive Park, In the House of Water and Light, and Face in the Mirror. On stage he has worked with Asolo Repertory, Syracuse Stage, Chicago Dramatists, Remy Bumppo, BoarsHead Theater, Drury Lane Oakbrook, Noble Fool, Blackfriar’s Shakespeare, Theater Three, and Colonial Theater. He studied with Patrice Chereau, Didier Sandre, Robert Lewis, and Morris Carnovsky. He is a proud Member of SAG-AFTRA, and the Actors Equity Association.

Richard Knight, Jr. as Dick O’Day: Knight has a 30-year history of working on a variety of creative endeavors, based in Chicago. Between 2007-2009 he created, co-hosted, co-directed and co-edited Movie Queens, an online web TV show dedicated to exploring film from a queer perspective. Viggo Mortensen, Bruce Vilanch, Debbie Reynolds, Tippi Hedren, and other celebrities were featured on the program. Since May of 2004 Knight has been film critic for Windy City Times, Chicago’s premiere LGBT publication. He has written on a variety of subjects for the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Reader and other publications beginning in 1986. Knight’s alter-ego Dick O’Day hosts “Camp Midnight,” a seasonal movie series at Chicago’s historic Music Box Theatre. In addition, Dick O’Day spent six years as a correspondent with Chicago’s PBS station WTTW from 1996-2002 on the irreverent, magazine format show Wild Chicago as an on-camera talent, producer and editor for which he won two Midwest Emmys. Knight, who terms himself a “freelance creative,” has worked in a variety of creative fields dating back to 1982—as a nightclub planner and promoter, musician, model, actor, radio host, band leader, songwriter, public relations executive, corporate writer, character performer, and voice-over talent. His association with the Annoyance Theatre dates back to 1995 where he starred in his theatrical game show, Dick O’Day’s Big, Lovely Bingo for five years. Knight was the co-creator, director and star of three subsequent Annoyance theatrical hits.

Tommy Beardmore as Brent: Beardmore is an alumnus of Purdue University, The iO Theatre, and The Second City Convervatory. This year, Tommy appeared as the recurring Roger Anderson in NBC’s The Playboy Club as well as playing the lead in Parables TV’s Healed By Grace. Upcoming 2012 films include lead and supporting roles in the award-winning indie flicks Luzia, Wild Blue, The Wars of Other Men and The Witching Hour. He continues to perform “comedy” on various stages throughout the city. 

Liam Jones as Tiny Tim: Liam’s acting experience includes playing Vizzini in The Princess Bride in 2010 and Hrothgar in Beowulf in 2011 (EDGE Youth Theater), Templeton in Charlotte’s Web in 2011, Mr. Beaver in The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe 2011, Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream 2012 (Thin Ice Theater) and Emil in Mamet’s Duck Variations 2012 (Pigeons with Teeth). At 9 years old, when not acting, Liam enjoys chess, cycling, soccer, gardening, Legos, Minecraft, and directing his own productions in his backyard.

Dixon Kaufman as Cassie: 9-year-old Dixon Kaufman loves to crochet and talk. She is thrilled to have a chance to work on Scrooge & Marley. Her mom published Chicago's theatre newspaper for two decades and currently writes the blog, thegaymom.

Delaney Kaufman as Ruby: 9-year-old Delaney Kaufman is an avid reader and a good listener. She's very happy to be in her first movie. Her mom published Chicago’s theatre newspaper for two decades and currently writes the blog, thegaymom.

Elijah Pendleton as Rafael: Elijah, 11, enjoys all sports, acting and math.

Keante Pendleton as Simon: Keante, 14, enjoys track & field and acting.

Michael Termine as The Pawn Shop Owner: Termine has been involved in show business for more years than he can remember, working on stage extensively throughout the Chicago area as an actor, director and choreographer. He can also be seen in numerous commercials hawking everything from arm chairs to pizza. He has been featured in several independent films most recently The Fall, and on television Michael has appeared on The Untouchables and Early Edition. Mike had taken a break from show biz and is happy to be back making Scrooge & Marley.

Rafael Torres as Bully Boy 1: Rafael Torres is an actor and singer born and raised in Chicago. He graduated from Columbia College with a bachelors degree in theater. After performing in the local theater scene in Chicago, Rafael worked as a print model and as an ensemble member on Green Screen Adventures for WCIU-TV—a show that has garnered a Chicago/Midwest Emmy Award for direction, Emmy nominations for “On Camera Excellence” as well as an award from the National Association of Broadcasting for Children’s television. After nearly two years of working on camera, Rafael decided to focus on pursuing his dreams of acting in films and is thrilled to be a part of Scrooge & Marley.

Tom Chiola as Customer: Chiola left acting behind for law school back in the mid-’70s but now, after 15 years as a Circuit Court Judge, he is making the most of his second chance. His credits include Mr. Ellis in BoHo’s Icarus, Donald in Bailiwick Chicago’s F*cking Men and Roger in Fairways, the Musical. His film credits include Contagion and A Heart Felt. He is also a member of the board of Season of Concern and Pride Films and Plays.

Sean Walton as Guest 1: Walton is a native of St. Louis. He has been a part of several independent films, including Hogtown, The New Year, and Searching for Venice. Sean is also a stage actor who has appeared onstage at numerous theatres including Steppenwolf Theatre, Drury Lane, Piven Theatre, Little Theatre on the Square and the St. Louis Black Rep.

Diana Simonzadeh as Guest 2: Chicago-based actress Simonzadeh took home an Equity Jeff Award in November 2011 for best supporting actress in a play, Scorched at Silk Road Rising. In fall of 2012 she will again have the pleasure of working with Silk Road in Night Over Erzinga. Diana has worked with notable companies as Steppenwolf, Next Theatre, Center Theatre Group, and Asolo Repertory. Her film and television credits include Sony Pictures’ TV pilot, Matadors as well as independent features, Qwerty and Waterwalk, which will make their big screen premieres starting late April 2012.  See imdb.

Alex Weisman as Guest 3: Weisman is a Chicago-area actor.

Steve McQuown as Boy 1: McQuown is a Northwestern graduate with a background in music theater performance and a budding interest in film. Working in mainly arts administrative roles since college, Steve has worked in casting and talent management, production, arts marketing and social media. Steve is the social media and marketing coordinator for Carol Fox and Associates.

Olin Eargle as Hustler 1: Olin Eargle is a singer and actor born and raised in South Carolina.  He graduated from Appalachian State University (NC) with a Theatre Arts degree and has been performing ever since he was a child in the church choir.   Olin developed a love for the Chicago theatre and musical theatre scene and for 4 years has been a company member in the Chicago Cabaret Project.  Some of his favorite past roles include, Chris (Miss Saigon), Action (West Side Story), Max (BENT), featured dancer in Chicago's own "Who's That Girl?" and currently as "the extremely over the top flamboyant homosexual on the train" in Chicago Cabaret Project's production of "CT HEY!".  Olin is thrilled to be a part of this production and make his film debut with Scrooge and Marley. 

Bradley Thomas as Hustler 2: Bradley is a stand-up comedian and performer from Chicago. Credits include: Headliner at Zanies in Chicago, Her HRC at the Mayne Stage in Chicago, The Royal Palms in Hollywood, and 2nd Runner up in Gays Got Talent. Find out more at www.bradleythomascomic.com .

Ellen Stoneking as GPS Voice: As an actress, writer and improviser, Stoneking has been involved in many creative endeavors. She is a founding member of The Annoyance Theatre in Chicago. Her association with the Annoyance is a source of continual creation. She has been a featured actress and co-writer of more than 20 original plays and musicals as well as Annoyance’s film, Fatty the Bus, distributed by Troma. She is the author of the screen adaptation of Annoyance’s long-running hit musical, CoEd Prison Sluts. Stoneking is co-writer of Scrooge & Marley.

Alison Cuddy as Broadcaster Voice: A well-known voice in Chicago, Alison is currently WBEZ’s arts and culture reporter and the former host of WBEZ’s award-winning weekday newsmagazine Eight Forty-Eight. You can hear Alison throughout the day on WBEZ and Vocalo, including Fridays when she presents Weekender with Alison Cuddy, a weekly guide to arts, adventure, comedy and culture in and around Chicago.

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