Meet the cast: Kendall Auel as "Sheriff Will Masters."
It is a pleasure to welcome back veteran Wilsonville Theater Company actor Kendall Auel. After a four- year hiatus, Kendall returns to the Frog Pond Grange in the role of "Sheriff Will Masters" in William Inge's Bus Stop. His first experience with WTC was back in 2007 when he started out working the light board, then appearing on stage in the role of "Harry Pepper" in Neil Simon's Barefoot in the Park that same year.Kendall went on performing in Arsenic and Old Lace at Boring, Oregon's Nutz-n-Boltz Theater in 2008; then acted in 2009 in Slue-Foot Sue & Pecos Bill for the Central Beaverton NAC. That same year Kendall returned to WTC in the role of "Charles Wilson" in A Ferry Tale of Wilsonville, then again in 2009 he was the Foley Artist in It’s a Wonderful Life: A live Radio Play at Beaverton Civic Theater.
|Kendall Auel as "Will Masters". Photo: David F. DeHart|
Obviously, now smitten with acting, Kendall was in three plays in 2010: in Beaverton Civic Theater's The Nerd; and in A Christmas Carol. That same year he returned to WTC for Who's On First. For his fourth play at Beaverton Civic Theater, in 2011, Kendall was cast as "Larramore Mandrake" in Three Murders and Its Only Monday. Last year, he was "Rocky" in the Fertile Ground Festival's production of Zombiella-The Musical.Kendall has also contributed significant technical support for productions at WTC, as Technical Director, Sound FX Designer, Lighting Tech and Lighting Designer. Striving to learn and improve his art, he started out in 2006 attending a workshop at Portland Center Stage, followed by training at The Brody Theater, The Liberators Improv Comedy, and Curious Comedy Theater. In the summer of 2010, Kendall had the good fortune to study acting for film and television under renowned actor/director/playwright, Shelly Lipkin.
In his role as "Will Masters" in WTC's production of Bus Stop, Kendall portrays a tough yet good-hearted Kansas sheriff. This role called for both physical and emotional challenges, both of which Kendall carried off as a veteran actor.
Bus Stop will continue performances at the Frog Pond Grange in Wilsonville on February 27, 28 and March 6 and 7 at 7:30 P.M. A matinee will be held on March 7 at 2:30. Tickets may be purchased online at www.wilsonvilletheater.com, or at the door. Bus Stop is not rated, but would probably be PG-13 based on some adult situations.
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