Actors Civic Theater

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The Women of Agnes of God ~





 Robin Beruh (Dr. Livingstone)

Robin was last seen with Prime Stage Theater in Our Town. Her other credits include The Fever with Dogs in the Night Productions; As Bees in Honey Drown and House of Blue Leaves at the Penn Avenue Theater; Twilight of the Golds, Jeffrey, The Heidi Chronicles and A View From the Bridge at the Upstairs Theater; Scapin and Book of Days at Little Lake Theater and Moonshot Tape with Thoreau N.M..

Robin serves as the Assistant Director of the Cancer Caring Center; a local charity that has provided free emotional support services to cancer patients and families since 1988.


Patricia Cena (Mother Miriam Ruth) 

Patricia has performed locally, and in New York. She performed off Broadway in Home Seekers as Susan Steggman at the Urban Arts Theater, and locally in numerous plays, at various venues. Most recently, she played Reba, in Little Lake Theatre’s production of Last Night in Ballyhoo. Other local credits include: Lost in Yonkers (Grandma) Little Lake Theatre; Dixie Swim Club (Dinah) South Park Theatre; Over the River and Through the Woods (Emma)Little Lake Theatre; The Importance of Being Earnest (Miss Prism) The Summer Company; Laughing Stock (Sara) Little Lake Theatre In 2007, she won the Pittsburgh New Works Theater Festival Donna Award for best supporting actress, as Mom in Claire’s Departure Ms.Cena has also performed in film and television. Film credits include: Rappin’ (Secretary) Cannon Films;The Book of Daniel (Street Person)Sidney Lumet; Fast Lane (Prop Girl )Cinematronics, Inc. Television credits include: The Guiding Light (Nurse) CBS, NYC; As The World Turns (Young Mother)CBS, NYC. Patricia has a BFA with a concentration in theater, from Point Park University.


Abigail Lis-Perlis (Agnes)

Originally from Chevy Chase, MD, a suburb of Washington D.C., Abigail made her stage debut as Goldilocks in her kindergarten's production of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. She spent a magical year in England studying with The Year Out Drama Company in Stratford-upon-Avon, UK where she deepened her love of Shakespeare and the classics as well her confidence to follow her dream of being an actress. She also studied at Beloit College in Beloit, WI. About a year ago she moved to Pittsburgh. Past roles include: Blood Wedding (The Moon), GREASE! (Frenchie), Anna Karinina (Dolly), Red Herring (Mrs. Kravitz), Playhouse Creatures (Nell Gywn), Irina in a staged reading of her literary crush Anton Chekov's The Three Sisters, and being a part of the ensemble that created a devised version of Shakespeare's Two Noble Kinsmen which was presented at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2007.



Mary Chess Randolph (Director)

Mary is Artistic Director of Actors Civic Theater. Mary has a BFA, with a concentration in theater from Point Park University. She has performed at  The Pittsburgh Playhouse, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Little Lake and many others. Most recent acting credits include: Aida, in Over the River and Through the Woods; Gertrude, in The Seahorse, Mary in The Melville Boys; Mother Superior, Nunsense I and II; Mrs. Cratchit, Christmas Carol and Betty Meeks in the The Foreigner. Mary won the best actress in a supporting role at Mckeesport Little Theater for her portrayal of Norma Hubley in Plaza Suite. Directing credits include: I Do! Do!, A Christmas Carol and Our Town. Ms. Randolph has also taught drama and music. She has taught at local schools, including Vincentian Academy and St. John of God. She was drama teacher for the Peace Camp at the Father Ryan Arts Center, and drama coach for the Reader’s Theater program. This summer will mark her sixth year as teacher and director at the Jewish Community Center’s (JCC) Performing Arts Camp. Mary teaches Youth Musical Theater at the Father Ryan Arts Center. She has also performed on television and film, and industrials and voiceovers.



Elizabeth (E.J.) Thompson (Stage Manager)

Since graduating from Clarion University’s Technical Theatre program in 2007, E.J. has been Stage Managing in the Pittsburgh theatre community and has most recently obtained her MBA in Arts Management from Point Park University. Some of her favorite past experiences include Stage Managing Macbeth and I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change at Clarion University, The Outsiders at Prime Stage Theatre and Fun Size for the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. E.J. is excited to be Stage Managing her first production with Actors Civic Theater.


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