Flannery Moore (Buddy Layman) is a junior Great Books major with a minor in professional and creative writing from Raymond, NH. This is her fourth show with the Abbey Players and she is excited to be working with this cast! She also edits the culture section of the Saint Anselm Crier, and when not in rehearsal or in the newsroom she can be found playing the piano or doing her best to make majoring in books into a personality trait.
Sydney Mazur (Jennie Mae Layman) is a freshman communication major from Amherst, New Hampshire. She likes to spend her time tripping over nothing, trying (and failing) to guess what the weather will be like in the morning without ever checking it. They often spend their time doing “the activity of nothing,” which takes up more time than you would think. Per their advice, please balance a bowl of Fruit Loops on your head at your earliest convenience. She is so excited to start her journey with the Abbey Players this fall and hopes you enjoy the show!
Julia Bard (Ferris Layman) is excited to debut her first acting role in the Abbeys, along with her first show being the director of props! She hopes you enjoy the show and her character's stellar parenting skills!
Jackson Hyam (C.C. Showers) is a junior psychology major from Hudson, New Hampshire and is excited to be a part of the cast for the Abbey Players' production of The Diviners! Playing the role of C.C. Showers, this will mark his 2nd show with the Abbey Players and further cement his typecasting as the religious figure of any show he's a part of. Enjoy the show!
Kathryn Langille (Norma Henshaw) is a freshman Psychology major from Concord, New Hampshire. She is ecstatic to be taking part in her first formal Abbey Players production! In her free time, she works for the Meelia Center for Community Engagement as an Access Academy Instructor. Some favorite roles include Mrs. Cohen in Rent: School Edition (RB Productions), Ensemble/Violin 2 in Once (Concord High School), and Catherine in It’s Not You, It’s Me (Concord High School). She would like to thank the board for all of their hard work, and Beth Daily for this fantastic opportunity. Enjoy the show!
Emma Link (Darlene Henshaw) is a sophomore French major, with a minor in International Relations. This is her second year with the Abbey's and, outside of rehearsal time she doubles as the Director of Membership. When she's not contemplating snakes' lack of legs, Emma can be found doing RA things, working in the LRC, practicing French with la société français, hanging out with the Delight group, and joining various academic groups because she has so much free time. She hopes you enjoy the show, and that you've come prepared to discuss worms.
Julia Mehlin (Goldie Short) is a freshman English major from Waterbury, Connecticut. Julia has been in over thirty-five theatrical productions, and some of her favorites include The Music Man (Marian), The King and I (Anna), and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (Violet). In her free time, Julia likes to sing, play guitar, and read. This is Julia’s first play with the Saint Anselm Abbey Players, and she is so grateful to be a part of such a kind, fun, and talented cast.
Jordan Tavares (Basil Bennet) is a freshman politics major from Mansfield Massachusetts. This is his first show with the Abbey Players and couldn’t be more excited to be playing Basil. He has been doing theater since the 5th grade, playing roles such as Luke in The Lightning Thief, Sky in Mamma Mia, and Alan in This is a Test. He would like to thank his family for their never ending support, his friends for always being there, and most of all he’d like to thank his director Beth Daily for giving him this opportunity. Enjoy the show!
Hope Jensen (Luella Bennet) is thrilled to be a part of The Diviners. This is her second year with the Abbey Players. She is a Classical Archaeology and English double major from Hamilton, Massachusetts. She is a RA on campus, is involved in choir, and student conductor in Pep Band. She also takes both Latin and Ancient Greek and has not slept since.
Kathryn Gentile (Melvin Wilder) is a freshman member of the class of 2026. She is an English major and Communications minor, and she is very excited for her first show at Saint Anselm College.
Erin Golden (Dewey Maples) is a senior psychology major with a minor in wii sports (boxing specifically). She cannot believe that Diviners is her last fall show with the Abbeys! She has cherished every show, and more so, every cast and crew that made each one a joyful experience. From a timid freshman to a goofy senior, the stage is always where she feels at home. Her idea to incorporate a ball pit into a set design was once again dismally outvoted, however she remains optimistic about its inclusion in future productions. When not doing theatre, you can find her tending to her jungle of house plants, getting tackled on the rugby pitch, or facetiming her dog. She is beyond grateful for every show and cast she’s been a part of and can’t wait to see what the rest of the year with the Abbeys will bring.
Elizabeth Daily (Director) holds an M.F.A. in Acting from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro and M.Ed. in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Missouri; she is also a teacher of the Alexander Technique, having completed her training at The Boston Conservatory at Berklee. She is professor emeritus of theatre at Plymouth State University. She is excited to collaborate with the Abbey Players for Season 74, as the Director for 2022-2023. Thanks to all the cast, designers and creative team for all the tremendous work!
Meg Query (stage manager) is a junior politics major with minors in philosophy and political theory from Plaistow, NH. She is very excited to be stage managing her fourth show with the Abbey Players and ninth show ever! She is also very excited to be making her debut as a set designer, in her first season as co-director of Sound, Lights, and Sets! She would like to thank her co-director (Bridget Donovan) for keeping her sane during this entire process, as well as the entire cast and crew of this show for being fantastic at what they do.
Bridget Donovan (co-director of set, lights and sound) is a sophomore majoring in psychology from Framingham, MA. This is her first year on the board and she is very excited to serve as co-director of lights, sound and set. Outside of the Abbey Players, Bridget is also involved with the Meelia Center and the Intercultural Center. She would like to thank Meg Query for all her hard work making this show the best it can be.