Come laugh into the Halloween season with this hilarious R-rated comedy! Small town neighbors show off their Halloween spirit as they all compete for the annual "Spookiest House on the Block" award. Competition gets fierce as people start disappearing inside the creepiest house in the cul-de-sac of Pickle Poke Circle.
Pickle Poke Circle Cul-De-Sac
Act 1: October 30th, 330pm
Act 2: October 31st , Early Evening into Night
Jason Pissbags Jr., Buddy Beans.....Mitch Gibson
Terri Dairy-Berry, Mrs. O'Hagg........Missy Hagen
Terry Dairy-Berry, Dobaj, Voice in Bloody Sack....Sean Harrington
Josie's Mom, Tammy Bae Faker, Ferna......Maggie Hendrickson
Josie, Gale.....Cj Williams-Hererra
Mimi Mushrooms, Windy, Peter Beans........Blake Hogue
Jason Pissbags Sr., Crunions.......Tommy Rinkoski
Director/Playwright/Sound: Blake Hogue
Asst. Director/Stage Manager/Sound Board Op: Genie Leyawiin
Asst. Stage Manager/Light Board Op: Pam Allan
Set Design/Build: Brett Conrad
Set Consultant: Kayley Dahle
Set Build/Lighting Asst: Jake Ryan
Original Lighting Concept: Janet Roeder
Light Design: Samantha Ryan
Poster Design: Missy Hagen
Playbill Design: Samantha Ryan
Pam is not new to theatre and has been involved with local theatre in a variety of roles since 1988. While she has worked in many aspects of a theatre production, she prefers behind the scenes as state manager and props master. Most recently she was the stage manager for Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery in Mantorville and THAT Theatre’s Made Up: An Unscripted Play. Last year was quite busy with Jekyll & Hyde and Bridges of Madison County with Calliope Theatre Company, Mamma Mia with Z-Theatre, and two shows for THAT Theatre, Spookiest House on the Block and Snow Elf Saves Christmas. While her favorite shows are musicals, she also enjoys working on other types of shows and meeting new people. When not working on a theatre production, she volunteers for Paws and Claws Humane Society and enjoys reading, gardening, and crafts.
Brett is one of the founding members of THAT Theatre Company. He has mounted around 55 shows professionally in the area since moving to Rochester in 2015. He is quite excited to bring back The Spookiest House on the Block for a second year in a row. He would like to thank the cast, crew, and audience for their participation, as well as a profound thank you to his family and friends for keeping him grounded during a busy and complex time. Most importantly, though, he would like to give a huge shout out to his neighbors for being super radical by not calling the police, sheriff, or FBI while hauling fake corpses and gore in and out of his home.
Mitch, reprising his roles as Jason Pissbags Junior and Buddy Beans, was last seen in [title of show] in Zumbrota and as Robert in Bridges of Madison County at Calliope Theatre. Other recent productions include Jeff on the Shelf and Our Kid’s Birthday through That Theatre. When he’s not doing shows, he’s busy working at Chester’s. He’s also really bad at bios. Hope you enjoy the show.
Missy is no stranger to the local theatre scene appearing on and behind the scenes in local theatres since moving to Rochester in 1979. Last seen in Absolute Theatre's "Bright Star," Missy remains active as a local choreographer and serves on the Rochester Civic Theatre board as well as the Absolute Theatre board. Missy is retired Educational Technology Director and instructor at RCTC and spends her days as a freelance web designer and illustrator having recently published her first children’s book “Harrison Waits.” She has some part-time gigs at 125 Live and the Mayo Simulation Center and continues to perfect her real-life role of grandma.
Sean Harrington has been active in the Rochester theater community for many years. His more recent credits include: TTC's "That Sketch Show", Calliope Theater's "Head Over Heels", Mantorville' Theater's " A Charlie Brown Christmas", Absolute Theater's "Frog and Toad", and RCT's "Catch Me if You Can". Sean is happy to be returning to TTC's "Spookiest House on the Block" for a second year.
Maggie is very excited to be a part of The Spookiest House on the Block with That Theatre Co! Maggie was last seen in Mantorville as Lizzie Borden in Lizzie: the Musical. Maggie's other previous credits include "Percy" in Spitfire Grill and "Amneris" in Aida at the Repertory Theatre, "The Narrator" in Murder Ballad and "Miranda" in Return to Forbidden Planet at the State Theatre in Zumbrota, "Audrey" in Little Shop of Horrors at Wits End Theatre in Chatfield, and ensemble for "Catch me if you Can" and "Rock of Ages" at the Civic Theatre. Maggie recently quit her career in healthcare after surviving a few decades and is now a full-time college student at RCTC - which couldn't have been possible without the unending love and support of her singer/songwriter husband Luke, or their two daughters (who helped with lines and housework!). Thank you so much for coming to the show - I hope you enjoy it as much as we have!
Blake is the Executive Artistic Director of That Theatre Company where he directs, writes, and acts in most shows, including He's also worked with the Rochester Rep, Absolute Theatre, Wits End in Chatfield, Mantorville Opera House, and Yellow Tree Theatre in Osseo, MN. Blake lived in Los Angeles for over a decade appearing in How I Met Your Mother, Raising Hope, 90210, The Benchwarmers, The Soup, and various forgettable national commercials. He also studied, coached and taught improv and sketch comedy at iO West and UCB in Los Angeles. Blake dedicates this show to his wife, Suz, who likes that her husband's hair is a little grayer after each production.
Genie is thrilled to have been welcomed by That Theatre Company for their first experience in the black box! When not attired in solid black and chasing down lost props, they enjoy crocheting, watching The West Wing on repeat, binging murder podcasts and telling anyone who will listen about their adventures in Thailand. During this spookiest of seasons, they’re focusing on drinking an inappropriate number of fall beverages, wearing cardigans that look like they’ve been looted from your grandmother’s closet, and going out of their way to crunch leaves while walking their dog.
This is Tommy's second show with That Theatre company after playing Noah Curry in The Rainmaker. He has been involved with a variety of local theatre groups since moving to Rochester 15 years ago, both as an actor and a director, but most frequently as a cellist in pit orchestras. Lots of people in the theatre community know him best as Audrey's husband, and it is to her he dedicates all his dirty jokes in tonight's show. Except the fart jokes - those are dedicated to his three incredible children, because they made Ethan laugh so hard while we worked on lines together.
Jake has been a member of the Rochester theatre community for years! He has worked with various local theatre companies, including the Civic Theatre, Rochester Rep, Calliope Theatre and Mantorville Opera House. He is also a founding member of That Theatre Company. When he’s not onstage or backstage, you can find him brewing beer at Forager Brewery! He would like to thank his super awesome sexy wife Sam for being really freaking cool and writing his bio for him.
Sam is a founding member of That Theatre Company and is currently serving as Board President. Sam holds a BA in Theatre Arts from Saint Mary’s University in Winona and has performed and directed on multiple stages in the Midwest as well as New York, London and Dublin. She was last seen with That Theatre in Made Up and running sound for Snow Elf Saves Christmas.
Cj is so grateful to be involved in yet another That Theatre Company show! You may have seen Cj work from home and in the previous That Theatre Company show: Made-Up where he got to flex his improv muscles and make some great new friends. Please sit back, grab a drink, and enjoy Spookiest House on the Block!
There's a huge list of amazing Halloween comedy movies: Beetlejuice, The Ghostbusters, Evil Dead to name a few. But how many Halloween comedy plays can you name off the top of your head? The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Little Shop of Horrors, and Evil Dead the Musical are all great, but they're musicals. That leaves the stage version of Dracula which is funny if the guy playing Dracula sucks and most of the special effects don't work.
Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday. My wife, Suz, and I got married on Hallow's Eve with the 2 kids dressed like a ghost and the grim reaper. Our fireplace mantel has Halloween villages instead of Christmas villages displayed. I still go to haunted houses with friends or sometimes my reluctant wife. I have an Elvira themed pinball machine in my living room. My Halloween bona fides are bonafide. So turn off the nightmarish hellscape that is your brain and cackle at this love letter to the sillier (and stupider) side of Halloween.
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