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As You Like It


Victoria Bucknell (Celia, Gladys) graduated with a BFA in Acting from the School of Theatre at Boston University and has completed a semester of training at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA).  Regional credits include Angus/Fleance/Young MacDuff/Young Siward in Macbeth with Actors’ Shakespeare Project.  Morse in One Flea Spare, Philomele in The Love of the Nightingale, Viola in The Shakespeare Project, Liesle in Playing for Time, and Marie in The Stranger at Boston University.  Belinda in The Man of Mode and Enobarbus in Antony and Cleopatra at LAMDA.


Allison Leigh Corke (Audrey, Julia) hails from Acton, MA and is thrilled to expand her horizons with National Players.  Most recently she performed as Sketchbook in Scenes from an Execution with Potomac Theatre Project at the Atlantic Stage and Dotty in Jumpers at Middlebury College.  Other Middlebury credits include Mary in The Lifeblood, Fanny in On the Verge, Trina in Falsettos, and the Witch in Into the Woods.  Allison graduated from Middlebury College in 2008 with a BA in Theatre and Psychology.


Alexander Beatty Gauvin (Amien/Corin/Jaques DeBoys, O’Brien) is happy to join the 60th tour of National Players.  His credits include Chris Keller in All My Sons and Samuel Gardner in Mrs. Warren’s Profession at The College of Wooster, and Earl in Nocturne at The Kennedy Center.  Alex received his BA in Theatre from The College of Wooster.

Beau Guedry (Charles/Sir Oliver Martext/William) is a recent graduate of Northwestern State University where he concentrated on electrician work and lighting design.  He has also been seen as The Doctor in In the Blood and Male Greek Chorus in How I Learned to Drive.


Kevin Hasser (Duke Senior/Frederick, Winston) is thrilled to perform in National Players’ 60th Tour.  Recently Kevin played the Duke in The Two Gentlemen of Verona with National Players’ Summer Shakespeare tour.  Previous roles include:  The Complete Works of William Shakespeare…[abridged] at the Maryland Shakespeare Festival, Muliteer in Man of La Mancha with the Washington Savoyards; and Hamlet in Hamlet, Peter Evans in Bug, Creon in Oedipus, Burrs in Lachiusa’s The Wild Party, Roy Cohn in Angels in America, and other roles at James Madison University.  Kevin is a graduate of JMU with a dual BA in Theatre and English.

Rishabh Kashyap (Jaques, Waiter) is a recent graduate of Middlebury College. Previous work at Middlebury includes Ralph in Frozen, Koryphaos of Men in Lysistrata, Peter in The Heidi Chronicles, Louis in Angels in America, and Almirante in the American premiere of The Bewitched. Rishabh also appeared with the Potomac Theatre Project as Grigor in No End of Blame at Olney Theatre Center and “B” in Sarah Kane’s Crave at the Atlantic Stage 2. Rishabh is a proud alum of Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of the Arts in New York City, where previous roles include Don John in Much Ado About Nothing and Hal in Proof.

Daniel Kenner (Oliver, Guard 2) is a graduate of George Washington University, ’08 Theatre.  Daniel spent a semester abroad in London studying with the British American Drama Academy, playing the title role in Faustus. Always looking for a passion project, Daniel recently directed Sarah Kane’s Crave for Generic Theatre in Washington, DC. GWU credits include Eerie Smith in Hughie, Clown in The Winter’s Tale, Valere in Tartuffe, Cyex, Orpheus in Metamorphoses, and Willum in The Nerd.


Drew Kopas (Orlando, Guard 1) is overjoyed to be working with the National Players! His favorite performances include Aumerle in Richard II, and Sebastian in Twelfth Night for Bard in the Barn, the Unrehearsed Shakespeare project; Nick Moretti in Fire Lily, and independent film shot in Cape Girardeau, Missouri; Owen Musser in The Foreigner and Simon Stimson in Our Town for the Shawnee Theatre of Greene County where he also directed Cinderella Waltz; Cliff in The Woolgatherer, Marcus Andronicus in Titus Andronicus, Rev. Manders  in Ghosts, Richard in Moon Over Buffalo, and Teacher in The Visit at Western Illinois University where he also earned his MFA in Acting.

Jon Pernisek (Silvius, Syme) is proud to continue his work with National Players after appearing as Speed in Two Gentlemen of Verona this past summer. Additional professional credits include Sweet Suspense! at New Edge Cliff Theatre, She Loves Me at Commonwealth Theatre, High School Musical with Jersey Productions, The 1940’s Radio Hour at Commonwealth/Rising Phoenix Theatre, and The Gospel According to Tammy Faye at the 2006 Cincinnati Fringe Festival. Educational credits include Miss Julie, Guys and Dolls, and The Government Inspector. Jon is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University where he earned a BFA in acting.

Charlie Retzlaff (Touchstone, Messenger) is very excited to be on tour with National Players. Most recently, he performed the role of Toad in A Year With Frog and Toad with Charleston Stage Company in Charleston, SC.  Other favorite credits include LeFou in Beauty and the Beast at Charleston Stage and Max in Lend Me a Tenor at Concordia College.  Charlie is a graduate of Concordia College, Moorhead with a BA in Theatre Art.


Lauren Summers (Pheobe, Parsons) hails from Saint Louis, Missouri.  Her credits include Athena in The Odyssey and Myrrha in Metamorphoses at St. Louis Shakespeare (Kevin Kline Award nomination).  Lauren recently graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University with a BFA in Acting.  College roles include Amanda Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie, Phil's Girl in bobrauschenbergamerica, Jessica Goldman in This Is Our Youth, and Lavinia in Titus Andronicus.


Jessica Shearer Wilson (Rosalind, Landlady) is excited to be touring with National Players.  Some of her favorite roles include, Lucy in Dracula at Texas Repertory, Lady Macbeth  in Macbeth and Kate in Taming of the Shrew at The Warehouse Theatre, Suzanne  in Picasso at the Lapin Agile at Wortham Theatre, Rose in The Woolgatherer at Jose Quintero Lab Theatre, Brandy in Triptych with GTG Productions, and Sally Bowles in Cabaret at Harper Center. She recently earned her MFA from the University of Houston.

Now On Tour!