IVY JONES (Vera Joseph) is thrilled to make her CVRep debut, as she is a longtime supporter of Ron Celona’s vision, since he directed her in Zorba, The Musical, and produced her critically acclaimed one-woman play Annulla, following the sold out New York run. Stage credits include her well-known portrayal of Edith Piaf, and a wide range of starring roles in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, After the Fall, Askance, Miss Reardon Drinks a Little, The Shortchanged Review, and most recently Musical Comedy Murders at Theatre West. Television credits include The Waltons, Little House on the Prairie, The West Wing, the ABC Mini-Series Madoff, starring Richard Dreyfuss and directed by her brother, Raymond De Felitta, and the recurring role as the Grandma of Zach Galifianakis in Baskets, returning for it’s 2nd season on FX. Favorite movie roles include her brother’s wildly popular City Island, starring Andy Garcia, Dorothy Kilgallen in his Cannes-winning Cafe Society, Two Family House, his depiction of their famous family, and last year’s Tribeca Film Festival winning Rob the Mob, and the pivotal instigator in Audrey Rose directed by Robert Wise and written by her father, the late Frank De Felitta from his Best-Seller novel.
ZACHARY HALLETT (Leo Joseph-Connell) is a Southern California native and graduate of UC Irvine, and has been featured in a handful of plays, commercials, and short films since moving to LA. His latest indie feature film, Tomorrow’s End, was released in March. He’s performed in Equus, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Death of a Salesman, and various Shakespearean plays. When he isn’t acting or giving tours at Universal Studios, he enjoys hiking, yoga, cooking, as well as discovering and conquering the secret staircases of LA. More at www.ZacharyHallett.com.
MEGAN RIPPEY (Bec) is a Baltimore-born actor and performance artist currently living and working in Los Angeles. She holds a multidisciplinary BA from St. Mary’s College of MD in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, as well as an MFA in Acting from the California Institute of the Arts. Recent theatre credits include the world premiere of “Pussy Valley” by Katori Hall at Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis, the regional premiere of “Reborning” at Urbanite Theatre in Sarasota, “The Dryway: a merfolk opera” at Son of Semele in LA and “Rose Queen” with the Ensemble Shakespeare Theater in Pasadena. www.meganrippey.com
CHRISTINE DE CHAVEZ (Amanda) is excited to be making her debut on the CVRep stage. A graduate of Stage and Screen Acting from University Nevada Las Vegas, credits include The Who’s Tommy (Specialist), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Marcy Park), The Music Man (Alma Hix) and No Sex Please, We’re British (Susan). Originating roles include Summer Camp the Musical (Lacey St. Clair), and The Legacy of the Tiger Mother (Lily). She would like to thank her friends and family for their endless love and support. “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.”