as Mary Ann
This is Alisa Martin’s second show at Barefoot Productions. She played King Herod in Miscast Cabaret last summer. She is also a member of Barefoot Production's improv home team, The Barefoot Babes. She was active in the Novi Civic Theatre prior to coming to Barefoot and performed in numerous shows including The Music Man and Anything Goes. She also taught children's improvisation and acting classes there as well. She has many film, commercial and industrial film credits. Alisa has a B.A. in Theatre from Michigan State University and is a graduate of the Second City (Novi) Training Center. She would like to thank Maureen Paraventi for an amazing script and Tina Paraventi for great direction and fun rehearsals.
Kenneth H. Wood has been a part of the acting/improve scene in the Detroit area for the better part of 20 years. It all began with an improv class at the famed Second City Detroit in 1996 and took off from there. Over the past 20 years, he has appeared in such productions as “No Way, Jose Canseco” at the Second City Detroit, Bingo! The Show at The 7th House in Pontiac, and Sideman at the Blackbird Theatre in Ann Arbor. Most recently (and currently), he has been part of the original mainstage cast at ComedySportz Detroit for the past three years. The Bucket List of Booze Club will be his first foray back in to staged theatre in 8 years. He needed the time off to help raise his 2 children Zoe and Connor with his
beautiful wife, Amy.
Fun fact: Babies born the same year that Kelly Baffy was last on stage are now old enough to legally buy booze. After a 20+ year hiatus, Kelly is thrilled to be acting again. Kelly would like to thank her husband, Bill, for his endless encouragement and support.
Kez Settle is an actress of both film and stage. Kez made her debut in acting in her third grade elementary school play and has been hooked on acting ever since. She has appeared in several stage productions around Southeast
Michigan, and her most recent credits include playing Jackie in the Wilde Award nominated production of One Cat Away From 61 at Planet Ant, and Mrs. Bumbrake/Teacher in the Open Book Theatre production of Peter and the Starcatcher. She is also part of the resident cast of improvisers with ComedySportz Detroit.
Leanne is delighted to be making her debut with Barefoot Productions. She has been acting and directing for over 30 years and is thrilled to be part of the original cast for Bucket List. Thank you to the Paraventi sisters for inviting her on this continuing journey. Past favorite roles include Elvira in Blithe Spirit, Eleanor of Aquitaine in Lion in Winter, Kate in Brighton Beach Memoirs, and two different productions of the Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). In her “other life” she teaches 12th grade English and is a mom to two large Golden Retrievers. Many thanks to the company and Barefoot Productions for giving her a warm welcome.
Rachel is honored to be involved in the premier of this play. She is no stranger to the Barefoot stage, though this is her first time performing in a piece that has never been seen before. Maureen really captured the different highs and lows experienced by a group of friends who have been together for so long and she illustrated the battle that the main character faces in such a profound way. It truly is an amazing piece and there's something to which everyone can relate. Rachel would like to thank the cast and crew as well as her friends and family for their continued support.
Matt Cameron is delighted to be making his debut on the Barefoot stage. Matt, a resident of South Lyon, has quite a bit of experience performing in Southeastern Michigan, most notably in Ann Arbor with the Penny Seats Theatre Company, where he is currently serving as the Chairman of the Board. Matt graduated from Kalamazoo College in 2005, and graduated from Wayne State University Law School in 2011. Matt is a practicing attorney in Ann Arbor with Conlin, McKenney & Philbrick, P.C. Matt would like to thank his wife, Kelly, and sons, Connor and Callum for all of their love and support. Matt would also like to thank Tina, the cast, and the crew for making this such a fulfilling experience.