WORLD PREMIERE. Susan and Martin Merrit are unable to have a child on their own, so they hire Becca Connor to serve as a surrogate. When Becca is found dead, a police investigation explodes the lives of everyone who knew her.
As Detectives Valez and Dixon begin to put the pieces together, secrets surface, alibis weaken, and lies are uncovered. This dramatic new play explores motherhood, passion, and the thin line between right and wrong.
Wednesday's Child by Mark St. Germain contains adult language and themes.
Tense and entertaining mystery
Brooke Tyler Benson
Heather Michele Lawler*
Alicia Taylor Tomasko*
BROOKE TYLER BENSON is so thrilled to be on FST’s stage again! After being with the role of Becca in developmental readings at FST for over a year, she is excited to get to bring this character to life in its World Premiere production. She has resided in Florida since graduating from East Carolina University’s Honors College with her BFA in Acting. Recent Regional credits include The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (Florida Studio Theatre), Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley (American Stage), Incognito (Urbanite Theatre), and Constellations (U/S). btylerbenson.com
SUSANN FLETCHER Original Broadway companies of The Goodbye Girl, (Donna Douglas), Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, (Miss Electra, Golde, Timid Girl), and Raggedy Ann. Other Broadway credits include: The Full Monty, (Georgie Bukatinsky), How to Succeed, (Smitty), Guys and Dolls, (Miss Adelaide), and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, (Angel). She has been in six national tours and countless regional/stock productions, television and film. Susann is also a produced playwright. More info at susannfletcher.com.
DUKE LAFOON is thrilled to be making his FST debut! Some recent credits include Bruce in Fun Home (Virginia Rep), Howie in Rabbit Hole (Cadence Theatre), and George Bailey in A Wonderful Life (The Goodspeed). A few favorites: Clinton The Musical (Off Broadway), Next to Normal (Cadence Theatre), Ace (Old Globe, Signature), Doubt (West Va Public), Sideman, Dead Man’s Cell Phone (Company of Fools). Some TV credits include Hostages, the CBS miniseries Sally Hemings, and Detective Chambers in David Fincher’s Mindhunter on Netflix.
HEATHER MICHELE LAWLER is honored to be making her FST Debut. Regional: Mash in Stupid F*cking Bird (Unicorn Theatre), Lizzie/ Martha/Peggy in Miss Holmes (Creede Repertory Theatre), Goneril in KingLear (Kansas City Actors Theatre), Marianne in Sense and Sensibility (Crooked Path Theatre), Ross/Witch/Young Siward in Macbeth and Louise in Marion Bridge (Riverside Theatre). International: April in Company (IFW Productions, Australia) Directing: The Death of… (NY Winterfest). TV/Film: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Deuce. Training: University of Missouri: Kansas City (MFA), Coe College (BA), and AMDA. Proud AEA member. heather-michele-lawler.com
RACHEL MOULTON Ninth production at FST! Previously: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, George Brant’s one-woman show Grounded, Heisenberg, Honor Killing (World Premiere), Alabama Story, The Columnist, The God of Isaac, and Jericho. Oﬀ-Broadway: Sex Tips (777 Theatre), Philip Goes Forth (The Mint) and This Side of Paradise (St. Clements). Regional: The Book Club Play (Virginia Stage), One Slight Hitch (Florida Rep.), Black Comedy, RENT (Pioneer Theatre Company), My Fair Lady (JW Engeman Theatre), Midsummer (Penn. Shakes.), Finding Nemo: The Musical (WDW). Training: Interlochen Arts Academy and Syracuse University, B.F.A. rachelmoulton.com
DAVID SMILOW Wednesday’s Child marks David’s first opportunity to perform at FST. An actor and writer, he has taken on roles ranging from Heisenberg in Copenhagen, to Serebriakov in Uncle Vanya, Orgon in Tartuffe, and the besieged college professor, John, in David Mamet’s Oleanna. Meanwhile, his writing work has garnered multiple Emmy and Writers Guild awards. David lives in New York’s Hudson Valley, and is happy to be missing the last of winter there.
ALICIA TAYLOR TOMASKO is honored to return to FST! Previous work at FST: Native Gardens (Tania Del Valle). Broadway: In The Heights (u/s Vanessa, Nina) National Tours: If/Then (Elena & Others, ADC), Evita (Ensemble), Regional: In The Heights: ZACH, TUTS, Actors Playhouse (Vanessa, Carla, Carla), Little Shop of Horrors at StarStruck Theatre (Audrey). Now working on TV/Film and Commercial work in Los Angeles, CA.
Director | Kate Alexander
Scenic Designers | Isabel and Moriah Curley-Clay
Costume Designer | Susan Angermann
Lighting Designer | Thom Beaulieu
Sound Designer/Supervisor | Thom Korp
Production Stage Manager | Roy Johns*
* Denotes member of Actors’ Equity Association. The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.