anna-nicholasAnna Nicholas  (Emma) was last onstage in Front Door Open with David Selby and Joanna Miles at the Greenway Court in LA. Other roles include Lane in Sarah Ruhl’s The Clean House, Kate in Harold Pinter’s Old Times (Ensemble Theatre), Shakespeare in Snoo Wilson’s More Light and Eva in Ayckbourn’s Absurd Person Singular. She was part of the ensemble of Theatre in the Dark (Odyssey Theatre, LA Weekly Award for Best Ensemble). Films include: Final Analysis, Cotton Club, The Bloodstone and Funny About Love. She’s been on TV as Sue Ellen’s secretary on Dallas, Mike Hammer’s sidekick, and Mary Tyler Moore’s foil. She’s a member of EST/LA, Rogue Machine and Circle X Theatre companies. Anna Nicholas is also a playwright and novelist. Produced works include Petting Zoo Story (Primary Stages, NY), Villa Thrilla, Our Dark Connection, The Elegant Dinner, Searching for Mary Jane, Lu/Lou (Dorothy Lyman), The Beaver Suite (Metropolitan Stage, NY) and Incunabula, performed for radio by LA Theatre Works, available on Audible. Other plays have been performed at Sacred Fools, Interact, Rogue Machine, Portland Women’s Theatre and Women’s Theatre Project, Ft. Lauderdale. She is a 2016 finalist at Route 66 Theatre Company (Chicago) and Centenary Stages (NJ) with her play, Ocotillo, and finalist for the Sundance Theatre Lab/MENA and the Lila Acheson Wallace fellowship with The One You Feed.  Her three published novels are The Muffia, More Muffia and Homegrown: The Terror Within (written under the pseudonym Cialan Haasnic). She is the proud mother of a current UW Badger tennis player and blogs at Read more at

eric-jorgenson-1Eric Charles Jorgenson  (Ullyses) is extremely grateful to have this opportunity to do what he unequivocally loves with CVRep. A Los Angeles based actor, his professional stage credits include playing The Man in 7 Stories, Edgar in King Lear, Young Clifford in Henry VI (2&3), Theseus/Oberon in Midsummer Night’s Dream, Sir Stephen Scroop in Richard II, Ratcliff in Richard III and Tom Wilkes in the one character play Black and Blue.  Beginning his artistic life as a musician, Eric played violin on stage as various characters in Jesus Christ Superstar, Playboy of the Western World, James and the Giant Peach, A Little House Christmas, and When Stars Align. He has recorded violin solo work for various short films including Homeless, in which he also appeared on screen playing, of course, a street musician. Other film credits include Broken Glass, Yes And,  The Real Boy, As a Last Resort and The Equity Partners. He has written and produced two short films, Away with Childish Things, and Chasing Serenity and is grateful to finally have an idea for a third.  Eric wishes to thank everyone at CVRep for their extraordinary hard work and commitment, Ron Celona for his imagination, and Anna Nicholas for her trust and compassion. Finally, Eric dedicates his work on Annapurna to his father, Chuck Jorgenson, a Great Dane from Polk County, Wisconsin.

October 26th – November 20th 
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

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