A Kid Like Jake
by daniel Pearle
With this thought-provoking and well-executed show, Benchmark has revealed itself as a company to be watched, and a welcome addition to the Denver theater community."
-Juliet Wittman, Westword (Read the review)
"Warren Sherrill has directed the show with his usual professional expertise. Sherrill has cast the show impeccably."
-David Marlowe, Marlowe's Musings (Read the review)
Check out Eden Lane's interview with Executive Artistic Director Rachel Rogers, Director Warren Sherrill, and cast member Adrian Egolf.
A Kid Like Jake
by Daniel Pearle
Directed by Warren Sherrill
February 16 - March 24, 2018
Friday and Saturday Nights at 8:00pm
Sunday Evenings at 6:00pm
Special Monday Industry Night February 26th at 8:00pm
$30 General Admission
Children under the age of 6 will not be admitted.
There is no normal.
Like most parents, Alex and Greg try to raise their child with unconditional love and support. But as Jake’s identity begins to blossom, they discover that parenting is anything but conventional.
Meet the CAST
ANTONIO AMADEO (Greg) is thrilled to be making his Colorado debut with the great group of artists at Benchmark. A proud member of Actors’ Equity Association, Antonio hails from South Florida where his credits included: Constellations (with his wife Katherine Amadeo), The Pillowman (2007 Carbonell Award Winner), It’s Only A Play, and A Round-Heeled Woman starring Sharon Gless (Best Supporting Actor 2011, Miami New Times) at Gablestage. Daniel’s Husband (2015 Carbonell Award Winner, 2015 Silver Palm Award Winner) at Island City Stage,The Cha-Cha of a Camel Spider (Carbonell nominee), and Yankee Tavern at Florida Stage, Lombardi starring Ray Abruzzo and The Elephant Man (Carbonell nominee) at Mosaic Theatre, and A Man Puts On A Play (2013 Silver Palm Award Winner) and The Lonesome West at the Naked Stage among others. All love to Katie, Lara and Max!
Adrian Egolf (Alex) is thrilled to be playing Alex in her Benchmark Theatre debut. Other credits include: The Revolutionists, Cyrano, Ambition Facing West, Ensemble Member (Boulder Ensemble Theater Company); Travelers of the Lost Dimension, As You Like It, Benediction, Death of a Salesman, Romeo and Juliet, The Most Deserving (The Denver Center for the Performing Arts); The Archbishop’s Ceiling, Is He Dead? (The Arvada Center); Romeo and Juliet (The Colorado Symphony);Steel Magnolias (The Barth Hotel); Of Mice and Men, The Twelve Dates of Christmas (The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center); The Graduate (The Edge Theater); Unnecessary Farce, How To Succeed, Quilters, Boomtown, Fools, Leading Ladies (The Creede Repertory Theater); Boeing, Boeing (Theatreworks); Present Laughter(Miner’s Alley Playhouse); God of Carnage (Off Square Theater Company). Adrian would like to thank Benchmark for this awesome opportunity, all the badass women creating theater and moving mountains, her mother for letting her be her daughter, and her Favorite for ACES.
Martha Harmon Pardee
Martha Harmon Pardee (Judy) has been acting in Denver and Boulder theaters for the past 27 years (Paragon Theatre Company; DCPA; Curious Theatre; Colorado Shakespeare Festival; Arvada Center; Aurora Fox; Stories on Stage; Littleton Town Hall; Spotlight; and the Victorian among them). This is her seventh production under the direction of Warren Sherrill (The Mercy Seat; Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf; Bus Stop; The Glass Menagerie; The Addams Family; A Delicate Balance). Over a 23 year period Martha narrated over 2800 books for the Library of Congress' Natl. Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped for which she won national and international awards. She is currently teaching an introduction to commercial voiceover class at the DCPA. Martha graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in Performance Studies and has studied at Playhouse West and the American Film Institute in Los Angeles
Madison McKenzie Scott
MADISON MCKENZIE SCOTT (Nurse) recently landed in Denver after completing her MFA in Acting at UC-Irvine. Being a part of this powerful story with this incredible team is a dream come true. Other credits include Medea, The Vagrant (Denver's Dangerous Theatre); Henry VI: The Rise of Richard (Great River Shakespeare Festival); Macbeth, Coriolanus, Woyzeck, and Hay Fever (UC-Irvine). She holds a BA in Dramatic Art and Middle Eastern Studies from UNC-Chapel Hill, and is the proud Artistic Producer at Queen City Players. Madison would like to thank her super fun roommates Mimi & Poppop, her unbelievably supportive parents, Ian, sweet Field, the Havey family, Octothorpe, her Logan family, and the inspiring and supportive network of Women+ in Theatre, changing the landscape of this art form all over the country.
Thank you for letting me learn from you.
*Appearing Courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association
Director - Warren Sherrill
Stage Manager - Connie Flores
Scenic Design - Michael Duran
Lighting Design - Kevin Taylor
Costume Design - Molly McCurdy
Sound Design - John Hauser
Properties Master - Andy Bakehouse