Cast – Mystery Lit 2017

Chairman Barnes :: The Consulting Detective
Chairman has appeared in Anansi and the Demons (WL16), The Girl Who Owned a Bear (HL16), The New Catacomb (WL13),  The Tell-Tale Heart, Wake Not the Dead (WL12), and various Unbound Productions staged readings. A USAF veteran and former military reporter/disc jockey Chairman has studied performance at L.A. Valley College, CSUN, the Summer Training Congress at ACT and Groundlings. He is a member of Sacred Fools Theatre Co. and currently can be seen in the Snapple “Telegraph” commercial and the indie film Middle Man with Jim O’Heir (Parks & Rec). He shares an LA Weekly Ensemble award for Louis and Keely Live at the Sahara (Sacred Fools/Matrix) as u/s Louis Prima.

Robert Beddall :: Inspector Lestrade
Unbound Productions debut. U.S. theatre credits include: Sherlock Holmes The Final Adventure (Lake Dillion Theatre), Henry VI Parts I, II and III and Sherlock Through the Looking Glass (Porters of Hellsgate), Henry IV Part II, The Man In The Iron Mask (Shakespeare Santa Cruz), Coriolanus (The Archway Theatre), Interview with a Cat (Greenway Court Theatre), Lockout (Curious Beast Theatre Co), That Good Night (The Road Theatre), Richard III (A Noise Within), Mercury Fur (Need Theatre). UK theatre: The Ghost of William Shakespeare (Stratford Fringe Festival), Dracula (Tread the Boards), A Christmas Carol, Closer (Blue Orange Theatre). Film: Night Vet, A Marine Story, Second Thoughts, Locked Up, Selves. A massive thank you to my family and friends and my wonderful girlfriend for their never ending support. You are all MAD!! Keep up with my antics @ www.robbeddall.com

Joe Camareno :: Dr. John Watson
Joe is proud to return to Unbound for his second production after donning the red eyes of El Diablo in Llas Lloronas (WL14). He recently shot two films in London, directing one of them. His feature directing debut, Revenge of the Bimbots Zombie Killers just secured distribution. Camareno directed the multi-award winning Fixing Paco web series starring Paul Rodriguez and Gloria Garayua. Theater: A Weekend Near Madison, Kiss of the Spider Woman and ‘Bocón!’ for CTG. Huge thanks to the Unbound team!

Kevin Dulude :: Alistair Merryweather/Pete, the Policeman
Kevin has performed in many theatres throughout L.A. including Big Papa in Camp Mountain View (WL16) and Nurse Rachet in The System  (WL15). Currently, he is entertaining audiences with his one-man shows.  In Shadow of the Villain, he plays eight different characters to share one man’s descent into the darkness.  In Hepburn Sings! he portrays the actress and American icon, Katharine Hepburn, in a semi-musical journey through her life.  And in Inside Vincent Price, written by Sharon L. Graine, he performs the title role.  In past productions, Kevin has also appeared as Clark Gable, Otto Preminger and Bette Davis, so beware dead legendary celebrities, you may be next!

Jena Hunt :: Violet Hunter/Irene Adler
As a former child opera singer, Jena Hunt is thrilled to play Conan Doyle’s star contralto, Irene Adler, as part of her Unbound Productions debut. Jena has appeared in films and theater in San Francisco and Los Angeles, including writing and directing the award-winning one act play Aria for The Marin One Acts Festival. She’s been nominated for her film acting by New York VisionFest, for her role in the romantic comedy Falling Uphill, but is most happy to return to her roots onstage.

Eric Keitel :: Vincent Spaulding/Godfrey Norton/Jephro RuCastle
Back for his 11th Unbound show, Eric is embroiled in a fierce battle with Richard Large to determined who reigns supreme as the most Unbound. Hailing from rival sports towns (Cincinnati vs. Pittsburgh), this seemed inevitable. Eric has killed and dismembered Richard in The Tell-Tale Heart, threatened to blow him up in The Lurking Fear (WL13), been vigorously slapped by him in Dracula’s Guest (WL14), escaped other-worldly beasties in From Beyond (WL16) and now… well, you’ll see. Other Unbound credits: The Body Snatcher (WL11), The Dead Smile (WL12), Two Pictures in One (HL12 & WL16). Echo Theater Company: The Suitcase, Fugue, The Optimist. Film: Most recently, Eric starred in the sci-fi feature, Agent which debuted earlier this year.

Richard Large :: Holmes
For Unbound, Richard has played Inspector Theobald in From Beyond (WL16),
Herbert in
The Monkey’s Paw, Delbruck in Dracula’s Guest (WL14), Deputy Toby in The Lurking Fear (WL13), Stephen in The Tell-Tale Heart, the Deacon in Count Magnus (WL12), Toby Veck in The Chimes (WL10, WL11), and Baltrus Van Tassel in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (WL09). He is a veteran of over 80 productions in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area. Favorite roles include Shotover in Heartbreak House, Brack in Hedda Gabler, John Cleary in The Subject was Roses (Shellie Award winner) and Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night. Richard was awarded a Dramalogue Award for his direction of The Cave. MA in Theatre Arts from SFSU.

John Leslie :: Jabez Wilson/Rob, the Ruffian
John ‘s previous experience with Unbound Productions has been as a writer. He adapted Bram Stoker’s Dracula’s Guest for the 2014 edition of Wicked Lit. As an actor, he has performed all over Los Angeles, including stops at the Pasadena Playhouse and the Kirk Douglas Theatre. His most recent stage appearance was his 15th season as the corrupt Senator Alfred Winston in Theatre Forty’s production of The Manor at the Greystone Mansion. For nine years, John has taught theatre and acting to elementary school students through Theatre Phoenix. He also co-teaches (with his wife Melanie MacQueen) a Theatre Appreciation course for adults through the Beverly Hills school system. John just completed a tour of SoCal libraries as part of “Two L.A. Rays,” a celebration of Ray Bradbury and Raymond Chandler.

Aaron McGee :: Count Von Kramm/King Wilhem/Ben, the Bobby
Aaron is delighted to debut with Unbound Productions in their first ever Mystery Lit production. He is a Company Fellow Member of the Chance Theatre and has most recently appeared in their production of The Little Prince as the Fox and the Men on Planets. Other past credits include the role of Guildenstern in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead and Hamlet at American Coast Theatre Company. Aaron’s most recent Sherlockian role was James Larrabee at Glendale Center Theatre’s production of Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure. He is a graduate of CSU, Fresno with a Bachelor’s in Theatre Arts.

Robert Paterno :: Darren, the Doctor/Baz, the Brute
This is Robert’s second production with Unbound after making his Wicked Lit debut as Isamu in The Grove of Rashomon (WL15). LOS ANGELES: Sacred Fools Theatre, Theatricum Botanicum, Celebration Theatre, Speakeasy Society, Drive Theatre, Hudson Theatre (2014 LA Weekly Best Ensemble & Best Revival Award The Last Days of Judas Iscariot), Shakespeare Orange County, Company of Angels, Moving Arts. REGIONAL: Stagewest, Great River Shakespeare Festival. MFA Theatre – Southern Methodist University. BS Marine Biology – Texas A&M University @ Galveston. Thanks to the cast, crew, artistic team, and producers, and enjoy the show!

Paul Romero :: Sherlock
Paul has been fortunate to work with countless brilliant artists on stage and screen, and is thrilled to be able to add the great minds at Unbound Productions to that list. More recently he has had the pleasure of working on productions with Coeurage Theatre Company (The Sparrow, Andronicus) and Loft Ensemble (Dracula), and he can be seen in the upcoming pilot Malibu Gothic which is currently in post production. Paul would like to thank the other Paul (and assure him that he is only the other Paul for this particular bio) and Jonathan for this wonderful opportunity.

Hannah Whiteoak :: Clara Huggins
Hannah returns to Unbound after playing Charlotte in The Shadowy Third (WL16) and Mrs Sheridan in last summer’s The Garden Party (HL16). She was so impressed with the wonderfulness of the troop, she had to come back for more! Heralded from the UK, she escaped, and she now is making her big break here in sunny California. Actress, Singer, Film Lighting Lady. You can find her on Instagram: hannahblakewhiteoak2015 to follow her on her next adventure.