County Players at the Falls Theatre

Pride and Prejudice
by Kate Hamill

Based on the novel by Jane Austen
Directed by Michael J. Frohnhoefer

64th Season Sponsor – Hudson Valley Credit Union

Gold Sponsor for Pride and Prejudice – Dutchess Pro Print


Pride and Prejudice is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.


The world premiere production of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE was co-produced by Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (Davis McCallum, Artistic Director; Katie Liberman, Managing Director) on June 24, 2017, and Primary Stages (Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director; Shane D. Hudson, Executive Director) on November 19, 2017. It was directed by Amanda Dehnert, the scenic design was by John McDermott, the costume design was by Tracy Christensen, the lighting design was by Eric Southern, the sound design was by Palmer Hefferan, the assistant directors were Alyssa Miller and Bonnie Gabell, the dramaturg was Christine Scarfuto, the dialect coach was Jane Guyer Fujita, the original choreography was by Ellenore Scott, and the production stage manager was Roxana Khan.



Mr. Collins/Wickham/Miss Bingley – Ethan Brondum

Lydia/Lady Catherine – Alexis Morgan

Lizzy – Kristin Battersby

Mr. Darcy – Michael Rinere

Jane/Miss de Bourgh – Amy Schaffer

Charlotte Lucas/Mr. Bennet – Donna Conway

Mr. Bingley/Mary – Scott Woolley

Mrs. Bennet/Servant – Craig Browne

Servants – Peggy Ringwood, Connie Boden

Time – Late 18th Century

Place – Multiple settings

~There will be one 15-minute intermission.~


Production Manager – Kevin Barnes

Stage Manager – Michael A. Boden

Asst. Stage Managers – Connie Boden, Beth Zambito

Technical Director – Kevin Barnes

Set Designer – Michael J. Frohnhoefer

Set Construction – Ralph Bowman (Head), Frank Alfano, Michael Frohnhoefer, John Lienung, Bill Peckham, Frank Petruccelli, Tom Schmeelk,  Doug Woolley

Lighting Designer – Marc Schroeder

Light Crew – Kevin Barnes, Marc Schroeder, Jeff Wilson

Sound Designer – Mark Weglinski

Costume Designer – Connie E. Boden

Costume Design Team – Karen Eremin, Rosemary Evaul, Josephine Shum

Properties – Peggy Ringwood (head), Nancy Scrivner

Publicity/Marketing/Ads – Christine Crawfis, Stacy Greenspan, Joe Pettignano, David J. Ringwood

Publicity Photos/Lobby Headshots – Harold Bonacquist

Photography – Louisa Vilardi

Postcards/Programs/Season Brochure – Christine Crawfis, Stacy Greenspan, Louisa Vilardi

Box Office – Julie Eads Woolley (Chair), Laurie Brown, Jeff Battersby, Christine Crawfis

House Management – Jennifer Propfe (Head), David J. Ringwood, Jeff Wilson

Special Notes – The video and/or audio recording of this performance by any means whatsoever is strictly prohibited.


Sponsors and Supporters – We would like to extend our thanks to the following individuals, businesses, and institutions who have provided invaluable support.

A&R Security

Arts Mid-Hudson

County of Dutchess

Dutchess ProPrint

Dutchess Tourism

Hudson Valley Credit Union

Jane W. Nuhn Charitable Trust

Lawrence J. Paggi, PC

Marshall & Sterling Insurance

Stewart’s Shops

Thomas, Drohan, Waxman,

Petigrow & Mayle, LLP


Kristin is a born and bred Beaconite who, after time in both NYC and LA, is overjoyed to be back on stage in the beautiful Hudson Valley. This is Kristin’s second performance after a five-year hiatus (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Candy Starr / New Deal Creative Arts Center), and her second show with County Players (August Osage County, Karen). Kristin has a B.A. in Theatre Arts from SUNY New Paltz, has studied with The Barrow Group in NYC, and regularly works to sharpen her skills in dance, movement, and intimacy choreography.  When she’s not on stage or behind a camera, you can find her slinging drinks behind local bars, perfecting her chocolate chip cookie recipe, and hiking the Hudson Valley with her incredible husband, Mr. Darc— excuse me! With her husband, Michael Rinere! What a dream come true it is to play across from you, my dearest love. Jubilant thanks to Michael Frohnhoefer and the fabulous production team for bringing this show to life in a post-COVID world, and much love always to Mom, Dad, Colin, and Joanna.

CONNIE E. BODEN (Maid/Assistant Stage Manager – Costume Design)
Combining on- and off-stage work, P&P is Connie’s ninth production with County Players.  Previous costume credits include Almost, Maine and Exit Laughing.  Thanks to Michael for providing me the opportunity to explore the world of Regency fashion, and to Jo, Karen and Rosemary for their tireless creating.  “It is a truth universally acknowledged” that Connie holds an MA in English Lit from Hofstra University due to the influence of the great Jane Austen.

MICHAEL A. BODEN (Stage Manager)
Michael is honored to be a part of this great production team!  He has been a part of multiple County Player productions, both on stage and as crew.  Notable productions include The Drowsy Chaperone (Feldzeig),  Exit Laughing (Stage Manager), Cat On a Hot Tin Roof  (Doc Baugh), and A Tuna Christmas (Assistant Stage Manager).  Mike teaches history at Dutchess Community College, and served 23 years as an armored cavalryman in the US Army.  Thanks to Michael for this opportunity and the entire cast and crew for their fantastic work on this show.  Love always to Connie.  Go Army, Beat Navy!

RALPH BOWMAN (Set Construction Head)
Ralph began at County Players by working on the set for Born Yesterday.  He has helped build every set since then.  He has been construction head for Last Five Years and Moonlight and Magnolias. He was ASM for A Tuna Christmas.  He has been on the light board for several shows.  He thanks Michael for this great opportunity.  He also thanks his Muse who got him started in this wonderful community.

ETHAN BRONDUM (Mr. Collins/Wickham/Miss Bingley)
Ethan is ecstatic to be back! He is currently attending the Fashion Institute of Technology for Advertising and Marketing Communications. His regional credits include: It’s a Wonderful Life (George Bailey), School of Rock (Ned Scheenbly), The Drowsy Chaperone (The Underling), Laughter on the 23rd Floor (Lucas Brickman), Les Miserables (Combeferre), Shrek the Musical (Big Bad Wolf), Spring Awakening (Adult man), A Charlie Brown Christmas (Pig Pen), Grease (ensemble), The SecretGarden (ensemble), Brigadoon (ensemble). Some of his school credits include: Rumors (Glenn Cooper), The Wiz (High Underling/Uncle Henry) The Boys Next Door (Barry Klemper), Legally Blonde (Harvard Administrator). He has been seen on TV, in shows such as Orange is the New Black, Saved by the Bell, The Goldbergs, Lucifer, Seal Team. He has appeared in films such as I’m Thinking of Ending Things, Blackjack: The Jackie Ryan Story, and Maple: The Movie. He would like to thank his family and dearest friends for putting up with his shenanigans!

CRAIG PATRICK BROWNE (Mrs. Bennet/Servant)
Craig is overjoyed to be able to stand on a stage again after the events of last year. This is his fourth appearance with County Players, having been in the ensemble for Aida and Guys and Dolls, and having played the role of Major Domo in Amadeus. Some of his favorite roles on other stages include Chess (Molokov), Romeo and Juliet (Capulet), The Fantasticks (Henry), Little Shop of Horrors (Mushnik), An Inspector Calls (Birling) and A Funny Thing… (Hysterium) . Craig can be heard every Christmas Eve on WRNQ (Q92 FM) voicing a dozen roles in It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. He would like to thank his wife, Sarah, and his friends and family for tolerating his refrain, “I’ve got rehearsal.”

DONNA CONWAY (Charlotte Lucas/Mr. Bennet)
Donna is very excited to be part of County Players’ first post-Covid production. The show will have everyone laughing and happy, a perfect start to forget the past year.  This is a fantastic cast and production team, and it has been an honor being a part of this group. This is Donna’s second production with County Player as she enjoyed providing laughs in Exit Laughing (Millie). Thank you, Michael, for providing me the opportunity to be in another of your wonderful, directed CP productions. Donna has enjoyed the stage during both high school and college and is sure her mid-west roots and blended family stories, make laughter easy to share. Her parents took her for the many stage productions, both professional and community while growing and she is eternal grateful for the experience today.  Donna wants to thank her local family for their continued support and her family who traveled here for this show.  When Donna is not on stage, you will find her at her sewing machine, where she makes both costumes for productions and clothes and quilts for her grandkids – MA & MC!

What an absolute delight to be back upstairs with a mouthful of pins and an unsolicited opinion about everything!  Doff o’ the cap to Connie for so gracefully commandeering our crew of eager Sisters of the Cloth, and for masterfully crossing every T.  Thanks to Michael and this clever cast for their humor and patience.  Above all, infinite love and respect to my Rosemary – the big sister I never had; and to Josephine, garment engineer extraordinaire.

Rosemary is a retired English teacher from RCK, and has spent more than 50 years involved with educational theatre. It’s quite pleasant to “graduate” to the adults and help out at County Players-an organization she has admired among all those years. She thanks the Michaels [Boden and Frohnhoefer] for including her in this period production, and especially appreciates her very talented Sewing Sisters—Connie, Karen and Josephine; what talents abound with these ladies!  Enjoy the show.

Michael is thrilled to be directing such a quirky, fun show. Thank you to an incredible cast and a stellar production team. Past directing credits include Moonlight and Magnolias, Exit Laughing, You Can’t Take It With You, Laughter on The 23rd Floor and Chapter Two. Thank you to all of you – our theater friends and family – for being able to join us once again as we light the stage with laughter. Heart and Soul.

DANI MASTERSON (Make-Up and Wigs)
Dani is thrilled to be returning to CP for another Production. She has been a Make-up Artist for over 25 years in film, stage and TV. Has work as the make-up designer for Mary Poppins and The Wizard of Oz at Westchester Broadway Theater. Some of her favorite productions she’s worked on include Jesus Christ Superstar, Amadeus, Evita, Aida and Spamalot.  Dani works as a Moulage Specialist and is responsible for designing and implementing simulated casualties, for Homeland Security and Defense training operations around the country.

LINDSAY T. MILLER (Dance Consultant)
Lindsay is so excited that theater is back! Previous CP credits as a performer: Guys & Dolls, Memphis, Hollywood: Big Band Style, Monty Python’s Spamalot, and Aida. She has an extensive background in dance, having studied, taught, and competed in ballet, tap, jazz, modern, and ballroom/Latin dance for many years. Lindsay is a 2006 graduate of Binghamton University with a BA in English Literature and minor in Theatre. She is a 2017 graduate of Marist College with an MA in Integrated Marketing Communications. Lindsay currently works as a Development Coordinator for United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region and she teaches Ballet Barre at Barre Fitness Poughkeepsie. Choreography credits include: Once Upon a Mattress (Dickinson Community Players, Standing Room Only), The Will Rogers Follies, Nunsense, Little Shop of Horrors, …Spelling Bee (Spotlight Theater Productions), Hollywood: Big Band Style (County Players), Crazy For You, High School Musical, Mary Poppins, The Addams Family, Urinetown, Newsies (John Jay High School), and Shrek: The Musical (Musicals at Richter). Shoutout to Mom, Dad, Lauren, pups, her “Inner Circle” and Fred Astaire fam.

ALEXIS MORGAN (Lydia/Lady Catherine)
Alexis is thrilled to be back on stage for her 6th production with County Players! Alexis most recent roles include Rhinebeck Center for Performing Arts production of Mamma Mia (ensemble), and County Players productions of Drowsy Chaperone (ensemble), Miracle of South Division Street (Beverly), Guys and Dolls (ensemble), You Can’t Take it With You (Essie), and Memphis (ensemble). Alexis also performed with DCC’s performing art department and could be found directing numerous numbers of their production of the Broadway Cares Cabaret.  Alexis would like to thank her family and friends for their constant love and support. Alexis would also like to thank the cast, crew and Michael for all their patience and for once again welcoming her back with open arms!

This is Michael’s second show with County Players. Favorite roles include Brick (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) and John Wilkes Booth (Assassins). He would like to thank Michael and Connie Boden for all of their tireless positivity and support through this process, as well as Director Michael Frohnhoefer for making this show one of easiest and most enjoyable experiences in recent years. Finally, he would like to thank his wife, Kristin, for her endless patience, commitment and love. It is an honor to stand beside you on stage and in life.

PEGGY RINGWOOD (Maid/Assistant Stage Manager – Properties)
Peggy is excited to be back at CP alongside a great case and crew!  Peggy last appeared on the stage in CP’s 2020 Production of Almost Maine in the roles of Gayle/Marci while heading Props.  Peggy has headed Props and worked backstage for several recent CP Productions, but her proudest (theatre) moment was appearing alongside her brother David in CP’s 2018 production of You Can’t Take It With You  (Grand Duchess Olga Katrina/Properties). As always, she is grateful for her family, the CP friendships she’s made and to her “Props Peeps”. Peggy is thankful for our returning patrons and offers prayers for those who are here in spirit.

AMY SCHAFFER (Jane/Miss de Bourgh)
Amy is so happy to finally be back on the CP stage! She was last seen as Sandrine/Rhonda in CP’s production of Almost, Maine. Other productions include The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Rona Lisa Peretti), The Drowsy Chaperone (Janet Van de Graff), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Christine Colgate), A Charlie Brown Christmas (Lucy), The Marvelous Wonderettes (Suzy), The Miracle Worker (Kate Keller). Thanks to an amazing director, cast and crew, thanks to Morgan, Abby, Emily, Kate and Rebecca for being the best kids in the universe and to Mom for all of your support!

MARC SCHROEDER (Lighting Designer)
Marc previously designed the lighting for the County Player’s productions of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Moonlight and Magnolia, In a Word, The Weir, Yankee Tavern, Our Town, A Christmas Tuna, Guys and Dolls, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Godspell, Marvin’s Room, All My Sons, Doubt and Of Mice and Men.

Mark is an Emmy Award winning Hudson Valley native professionally credited with the live television musicals Jesus Christ Superstar, Hairspray, The WIZ, Peter Pan, and Sound of Music LIVE! (NBC); and A Christmas Story LIVE! (FOX). Additional shows include Great Performances for WNET-PBS and; Good Morning America, This Week with George Stephanopoulos and New Year’s Rockin’ Eve (ABC), CMT Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, the 2018 Royal Wedding and the State Funeral of President George H.W. Bush. Local credits include 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Drowsy Chaperone, and Guys & Dolls (County Players), The Language Archive (CENTER at Rhinebeck) as well as Chicago, Hello, Dolly! and Anything Goes (Marist College). Mark would like to welcome back the patrons, performers and personnel who choose to make time for the theater and the arts in their busy lives.

SCOTT WOOLLEY (Mr. Bingley/Mary)
Scott is happy to be back with County Players family, having appeared last year in the heart-felt Almost Maine. He confesses to never having read or seen a Jane Austen story, but the director promised this show would exceed his expectations…. despite the lack of zombies and vampires. Maybe Michael thinks the undead are not funny enough. Anyway, Scott has enjoyed the humor and creative collaboration with everyone who worked on this production. He gives special thanks to his wife Erica for her understanding through the weeks of rehearsals. Keep smiling!

BETH ZAMBITO (Assistant Stage Manager – Operations)
Beth could not be happier to return to live theater after over a year without it! She is thrilled to be a part of County Players’ return to the stage, with old friends and new, and thanks Michael and Mike for the opportunity to work with such a talented group of theater peeps. Beth was last involved with the CP productions of Moonlight & Magnolias (2019)Miracle on South Division Street (2018) and Guys & Dolls (2018). Love, as always, to her biggest fans: Jolee, Sera & Ben.

2021-2022 Season Donors  

The long history and success of County Players is rooted in the people who believe that our work is worthy of their support. Subscribers choose to support our ongoing work in many ways, including donations. We wish to express our special appreciation to the following contributors of $25 and more. Each and every subscription is important to us and we thank all those who are listed here as well as countless others who give us their time and talents as encouragement to continue our work. THANK YOU!

(This list is current as of June 1, 2021)


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Jeff Wilson*
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2020 & 2021 Individual Donors ($100+) (this list is current as of June 1, 2021)

Mr & Mrs. James Barba
The Battersby Family (Jeff Battersby*)
John & Louise Blakley
Michael* & Connie Boden
Barbara Boers
Ralph & Kathryn* Bowman
MaryAnn Boylan
Denise & Harry Brace
Marshall Breite
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Laurie Brown
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Paul & Jody* Coleman
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Christine Crawfis* & Robert Miller
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Doug & Julie Eads Woolley
Beth Zambito

* =  Current Member County Players Board of Governors

Adopt-A-Seat Donors (as of May 31, 2021)

Beryl Colbourn
Robert Ernest
Rosemary and Denny Evaul
Robert Fiorentino
Tom Halstead & Karen Brewster
Susan Harvey
Joe Prior
Jeff Wilson

County Players Board of Governors (2021-2022)

Christine Crawfis, President
Jeffery Battersby, 1st Vice President
Michael Boden, 2nd Vice President
Jody Coleman, Secretary
Michael J. Frohnhoefer, Treasurer
Kevin Barnes
Michael Boden
Kathryn Bowman
Kit Colbourn
Roger D’Aquino
Joe Pettignano
David J. Ringwood
Jeff Wilson

Honorary Lifetime Members

Kevin Barnes & Sue Sciacca
Joe & Rachel Cassidy
Dilys Clark
Jody & Paul Coleman
Roger & Linda D’Aquino
Scott Diamond
Peter & Bernice Edman
Therese & William Knight
Tom & Enza Lawrence
Anna Marie Paolercio
Bill & Jayne Peckham
Joe Pettignano
Doug & Sylvia Propfe
John T. Sloper
Jeff Wilson
Douglas & Julie Eads Woolley


IMO = In memory of     |     IHO = In honor of

*Current Member County Players Board of Governors



County Players is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. All contributions are deductible to the extent provided by law. County Players deeply appreciates those forward-thinking individuals who include this organization in their financial and estate planning.

Current as of June 2021

Restrooms are located in the back of the theatre.

Smoking is Prohibited in the theatre proper, lobby area and restrooms.

Fire Exits are indicated by illuminated signs above the exit doors. In the event of a fire or other emergency, please walk to the nearest exit door.

In Case of Emergencies, babysitters or others may contact patrons through the Box Office phone number at 845-298-1491.

Photography and Electronic recording are strictly prohibited.

Latecomers will be admitted at the first convenient pause in the performance and seated according to current Covid-related policies at the discretion of the House Manager.

Cell Phone and Other Electronic Devices must be silenced or turned off prior to the start of the performance.

On-Site AED: County Players is designated a “Heartsafe Location” by the Dutchess County Commissioner of Health. An AED is located behind the refreshment counter in the lobby.

Parking: County Players is not responsible for parking tickets, towing fees or damage incurred to cars of patrons. Please obey all parking signs and regulations.

Ticket Policy: We do not accept unpaid reservations. Tickets are non-refundable. Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling the Box Office at 845-298-1491 or online using your MasterCard, VISA or Discover, by mailing a check at least two weeks prior to a performance or online at

We welcome your comments and suggestions. Please direct them to the House Manager who can be located through the Box Office. Policies are subject to change without notice.

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