LEATA GALLOWAY (Nin Hua) was recently seen in The Trials of Oz and Ms. Nefretti Regrets at La Mama. She made her Broadway debut as an original cast member of Hair and played in the musical two and one-half years. More recently Ms. Galloway has appeared on Broadway in Don't Bother Me I Can't Cope, Dude, and Soon. Her off-Broadway appearances include roles in Iphigenia at the New York Shakespeare Festival as well as the London production at the Young Vic. She made her film debut in Cotton Comes to Harlem and has played nightclubs, made commercials and appeared on the Carson, Griffin, Frost and Soul Shows. Ms. Galloway has a five octave voice range and her friends call her “The Star”.
MARYBETH HURT (Uncle Remus) is a graduate of the NYU School of the Arts. She spent a year in England where she performed at the Questors Theatre in London and the Dundalk Festival, in Dundalk, Ireland. She began working at the Public Theater last spring with the showcase production of More Than You Deserve, then appeared as Celia in As You Like It in Central Park. Ms. Hurt says she likes it here.
GRAHAM JARVIS (Price) is a veteran of many different areas of theatrical activity. He was a member of the original Lincoln Center Repertory when it was at Washington Square and also appeared off-Broadway in Eh?, The Trials of Oz and Elaine May's Adaptation in which he created the role of the Gamesmaster. Over the years he has appeared in many television shows, including All in the Family and Temperature's Rising. At present he can be seen in several commercials. His Broadway appearances include Orpheus Descending, The Best Man, Halfway Up the Tree and The Investigation, in which he was also seen on television. He has in recent years appeared in a dozen movies, some of which are The Out-of-Towners, A New Leaf, Cold Turkey, The Travelling Executioner and What's Up Doc?
TERRY KISER (Melvin) most recently appeared in the Broadway musical Shelter and the New York Shakespeare Festival production of The Children at the Public Theater. His other off-Broadway credits include Night of the Dunce, Horsemen Passby, City Scene, Concerio Was Here To Stay, The Ofay Watcher, In Case Of Accident and the original production of Fortune and Men's Eyes for which he won both an Obie Award and a Theater World Award. Mr. Kiser appeared on Broadway with Molly Picon in Paris Is Out and in the national touring companies of Sweet Bird Of Youth and The Star Spangled Girl. Frequently seen in running roles on such daytime television serials as A Time for Us, The Doctors and The Secret Storm, Mr. Kiser is a familiar face from his on-camera commercial work and is the recipient of four Cleo Awards, most notably for the Alka Seltzer “Honeymoon” commercial and also for commercials for Remington Hot Comb, Westclock and Volkswagen. A native of Omaha, Nebraska and a graduate of the University of Kansas, Mr. Kiser has been a member of The Actors' Studio since 1966. He appeared as the evangelical minister in the film, Rachel, Rachel starring Joanne Woodward and has a starring role in the soon-to-be-released Always The Innocent.