SETH ALLEN (Luke, Lance Moriarty) most recently directed the musical Mandrake the Magician at Lyn Austin's Lenox Arts Center this past summer and was seen as Pontius Pilate in the Broadway production of Jesus Christ Superstar. He is completing a cycle in this production in that he was in the first anti-Vietnam war play, Viet Rock. An original member of the Open Theater and the La Mama Troupe, he won the Obie Award as Best Actor of the Year for his performance in Futz. In London he originated the role of Mike in the Royal Court production of Michael Weller's Cancer. He directed the La Mama productions of Adrienne Kennedy's A Rat's Mass, Sam Shepard's Melodrama Play and Ed Bullin's Street Sounds. As a playwright, Mr. Allen's first play Sissy was a recent off-off Broadway success, and his new play Blonde Roots, a musical, will be produced later this season. His films include Alice's Restaurant, Catch-22 and Futz. He will soon be seen in the film Honeybaby. Mr. Allen writes special material for Marilyn Sokol and Bette Midler. He is a member of the Nichiren Shoshu Academy. Nam Myoho Renge Kyo.
STEPHEN COLLINS (Nathan, Herbie) made his Broadway debut playing Dick in Michael Weller's Moonchildren, a role he originated in the Arena Stage production. His first appearance in the New York Shakespeare Festival production of Twelfth Night, directed by Joseph Papp. Mr. Collins was seen as the young suitor in the first national company of Forty Carats. He appeared as Reese in Child's Play at the Olney Theatre and as Jefferson in 1776. Last season he was featured on Broadway in No Sex Please We're British, and played Edmund in the North Shore Shakespeare Festival's King Lear.
KIMBERLY FARR (Fiona Markham) came to New York last year to make her fortune. This ambition thwarted, she appeared in Mother Earth on Broadway, played Viola in Twelfth Night at the Bucks County Playhouse and created the role of Princess Narda in the Lenox Arts Center production of the new musical Mandrake The Magician. Trained for the classics by Diana Maddox of the Olivier Old Vic, she has played roles ranging from Shakespeare's Cressida to the housewife in a detergent commercial. Her television credits include The Virginian, The Mike Douglas Show, Peyton Place, Name of the game and Somerset. In times of stress she has also sold fabrics at the Grand Variety Fabric Store in Los Angeles, her home town.
FRED GWYNNE (Dillon) began acting professionally with the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge while attending Harvard College. Graduation in 1951 was followed by starring as Bottom in a Brattle production of A Midsummer Night's Dream and a Broadwat debut as the Stinker in Mrs. McThing with Helen Hayes. Featured Broadway roles followed in Love's Labours's Lost, The Frogs Of Spring, Irma La Douce and Here's Love. He was last seen on Broadway starring with Eva Marie Saint in The Lincoln Mask. Recently he starred with Elizabeth Ashley in The Enchanted by Giradoux at the Kennedy Centre in Washington, D.C. He has appeared on television frequently, worked five years as a copywriter for a well-known advertising agency, has written and illustrated half a dozen children's books (The King Who Rained, The Story Of Ick), played Autolycus in the American Shakespeare Festival's production of The Winter's Tale, starred in two television series (Car 54, Where Are You?, and The Munsters), and received an Emmy Award for his performance as the professor in the NET production of Ionesco's The Lesson.