Friday, October 7, 2016

On the Verge: Meet the Cast

Tom Gough (Man) Tom is tickled to be reprising one of his favorite roles, having previously performed On the Verge at the Bus Barn Stage Co in 2000. Tom's previous Dragon credits include Leon, etc. in last season's Voice of the Prairie, Charlie Conlon, etc. in Stones in his Pockets, Thurston Wheelis, etc. in Greater Tuna and Henry Harry in Brilliant Traces and Anatol, etc. in Rich & Famous. Most recently, Tom has appeared as George in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf at Los Altos Stage Company, Chief Swenson in The North Plan at Renegade Theatre Ensemble, Ross in The Elephant Man at City Lights Theatre Company (where he is former Artistic Director) and Orsino in Twelfth Night at Shakespeare Santa Cruz. Tom is also a founding and active member of ComedySportz-San Jose. A graduate of Santa Clara University and UC-Davis, Tom is currently on faculty of the Theatre Arts Department at Foothill College. Thanks for choosing to support live theatre tonight/today.

Meredith Hagedorn* (Fanny) has been acting in the Bay Area and all around the US for over 30 years. As Executive Artistic Director and Founder of Dragon Production Theatre Company, she is committed to finding more amazing stories to tell – especially those where women are the stars.  She is thrilled to be able to join three of her absolute favorite actors in this magical story. She most recently appeared on stage as Allison in RX in 2014 and directed The Voice of the Prairie in 2015. Meredith would like to thank all of you for joining us at the theatre today and James for being the most loving and supportive husband anyone could ask for.

Maria Giere Marquis (Alex) has been acting in the Bay Area since 2008, and is a theatre and voice actor, as well as corporate trainer committed to making work less boring. She most recently appeared as Edna Pontellier in the Breadbox's world premiere adaptation of The Awakening and as Gabrielle in When the Rain Stops Falling right here at Dragon. You may have also seen her at City Lights Theatre Company, The Pear Avenue Theatre, Custom Made Theater, and Impact Theatre where she was a company member specializing in Shakespeare. Learn more about her at You can also find her audiobooks on

Doll Piccotto (Mary) is pleased to be making a return to the Dragon after appearing as Maria and Lady Davenant in last year's production of OR. A professed Shakespeare nerd, Doll can usually be found indulging her bardolotry in productions like Silicon Valley Shakespeare's Julius Caesar where she played Cassius. Other favorite roles include Oberon at City Lights Theatre Company and Caliban in the Tempest at Pear Street Theatre. She is incredibly grateful to not only participate in a play that is so unique and lusciously written, but also to be on this adventure with such a daring, talented and uplifting cast. I can honestly say I haven't laughed this much in rehearsal in a long time. Thank you, Fellow Sojourners. It's an honor.

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