Gunsmoke Cast

Meet the Director

Shelby Brammer

Shelby Brammer is grateful for the opportunity to put together entertainment for the Unity Square stage again after having directed last spring’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She is also proud to have served on the Price Tower at Unity Square Design Committee and hopes there will be many more wonderful productions on the Green Stage in the years to come. A big, big thank you to the cast, the crew, the designers of the costumes, props, and scenery, to Diane and Alan, and to Z. Ray who got me listening to Gunsmoke.

Meet the Cast & Crew

Adam Molloy

Adam Molloy (Marshal Matt Dillon)

Originally from Northern California’s Bay Area, Adam has appeared in past Theater Bartlesville productions including The Kingdoms of Democracy, The Grapes of Wrath, Enchanted April, It’s A Wonderful Life, Bus Stop, The Dining Room, Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood, Picnic, and most recently as Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He's also a part of the cast of Joe Sear’s Greater Tuna, A Tuna Christmas, and Red, White and Tuna at the Heritage Theater. Over the last year he has worked on the films, American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story, Killers of The Flower Moon, and Land of Gold, while also appearing in three commercials.

Alan Gentges

Alan Gentges (Doc Adams)

Alan is a local actor, musician, songwriter, attorney, municipal judge and grateful grandfather who has joined the casts of various productions of Theater Bartlesville such as If All the Sky Where Paper and Some Enchanted Evening, directed by Joe Sears and Circle Mirror Transformation, Grapes of Wrath, Our Town, Enchanted April, It’s a Wonderful Life, Bus Stop, and Picnic, directed by Shelby Brammer. Alan has had the pleasure of playing Arles Struvie in Greater Tuna, A Tuna Christmas and Red, White and Tuna, written and directed by Joe Sears. He played Lucifer in the indie film The Layover and has performed voice characters in the local radio adaptation of War of the Worlds, Dead FM, and Exit Earth written and directed by Tim Hudson. He played in the award-winning short films Floor Fourteen and Avarice written and directed by Chuck Price and produced by Dane Warner. He has played background in Starbright, Killers of the Flower Moon, and the second season of Reservation Dogs. He recently played a featured background actor, as the fisherman, in the up-coming feature film Fancy Dance. In May, he produced A Midsummer Night’s Dream, written by William Shakespeare and directed by Shelby Brammer. Alan and his wife, Diane are the producers of tonight’s play, Gunsmoke, written by John Meston and directed by Shelby Brammer. The Gentgeses are members of Bartlesville First Church.

Evan James

Evan James (Chester Proudfoot)

Evan is from Bartlesville and began acting with Theater Bartlesville in 2018. His first performance was Sherwood: Adventures of Robin Hood and he continued doing shows for two more years. His last show was All Rights Reserved as the first show at Unity Square. After a two-year hiatus, he is happy to be back on stage as Chester Proudfoot in Gunsmoke.

Shelly Holdman

Shelly Holdman (Miss Kitty Russell)

Shelly has had a passion for theater most of her life. Born and raised on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent, she was one of the founding members of the local theater troupe ODD (Organization for Drama Development) which dominated St. Vincent’s Community Drama Competitions for years. She is the President and Victim Advocate for the non-profit SAFE-NOW. Shelly's greatest passion is her family – her husband Danny, the love of her life for over 20 years; their son Ian, a senior at BHS; and their niece Kris, a freshman at RSU. Shelly’s debut with Theater Bartlesville was in 2016 in The Kingdoms of Democracy. Her other local credits include The Dining Room, Enchanted April, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This is Shelly’s seventh production here in Bartlesville. She is thrilled to be working once again with the incredibly talented Shelby Brammer, and this amazing cast and production team.

Fritz Green

Fritz Green (Dodge City Man #1, Caleb Andrews, Hack)

Fritz Green is thrilled to be returning to the stage for the first time in nearly a decade. His 37 years of theater credits include starring roles in Sleuth, I Remember Mama, That Championship Season, Ah, Wilderness!, A Thousand Clowns, The American Clock, Talley & Son, Weekend Comedy, I Take This Man, and Little White Lies, and supporting roles in many more, including Our Town, Fools, Wait Until Dark, Bartlesville - City of Legends, Queen’s Wild, Exit the Body and most recently, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He has directed five stage productions: Steel Magnolias, Sleuth, Rebecca, ’Night Mother, and Pruning the Family Tree, and has won 11 different awards for acting, best show, and set design. In addition to writing and directing several short films, a supporting role in the feature film The Death of Kevin Frye, and bit parts in several other films, he also wrote and directed Every Hidden Thing, which took home four awards at the 2008 Script-to-Screen Film Festival, including Best Feature Film, and he directed the film version of Dan Gordon’s stage play Pruning the Family Tree, which won the Audience Choice award at the 2013 Trail Dance Film Festival. Fritz adores his wife and creative partner, Melissa. Together, they started Copper Cup Images, a graphic design and website development studio, which they operated for 25 years. They have lived – along with a plethora of cats – in downtown Bartlesville since 1994.

Greg Williams

Greg Williams (Dodge City Man #2, Announcer, Amos)

Greg Williams was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and attended the University of Oklahoma, where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. This is Greg's eleventh appearance with Theater Bartlesville. He was seen most recently here playing Theseus, the Duke of Athens, in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and has performed in more than a dozen other stage productions in Bartlesville, Dewey and Owasso. In addition to his stage credits, Greg has had principal, supporting and background roles in more than two dozen feature films, shorts and commercials, three live comedy improv performances and a radio broadcast. Greg just finished working as the stand-in for actors A.C. Peterson and Garrett Hedlund in season one of Sylvester Stallone’s TV series Tulsa King, premiering November 13 on Paramount+. Greg would like to thank director Shelby Brammer for her patience and guidance, and Greg's many friends and family for their support and encouragement.

Eric Jaekel

Eric Jaekel (Dodge City Man #3, Gambler Jack, Alvie)

Eric has been involved in theater and acting for four years. He has served as stage manager, technical director, set builder and actor on several productions. In 2022, Eric performed featured background extra roles in Season 2 of Reservation Dogs and the upcoming film, Fancy Dance. In 2021, Eric was cast as a background extra in Killers of the Flower Moon, working throughout the summer in multiple roles. In 2018, Eric became involved in theater at Theater Bartlesville serving as Stage Manager and Technical Director for the productions of Bus Stop and The Dining Room, in which he also made his acting debut. He went on to perform lead roles as Alan in Picnic, Sir Guy of Gisbourne in Sherwood and as Steve in Becky’s New Car. A resident of Bartlesville for 25 years, Eric has a B.S in Fashion Design and Merchandising and an M.S. in International Business from OSU. He is the owner of Curtis Craftsman Construction specializing in downtown redevelopment.

Leasha Ryan

Leasha Ryan (Dodge City Woman, Belle)

Leasha has appeared in plays in Bartlesville over the past decade, and some of her favorite roles include Corrie Bratter in Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park, Maid Marian in Sherwood: The Adventures of Robinhood by Ken Ludwig, Cherie in Bus Stop, and Madge in Picnic, both plays by William Inge.  Most recently, Leasha appeared as Hermia in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, produced this past spring on the Unity Square green stage. Leasha is also a hairstylist in downtown Bartlesville, and when she’s not on stage or working, she loves going on adventures with her son, Ty.

Rachel Molinari

Rachel Molinari (Martha Blake)

Rachel made her Theater Bartlesville debut in 2017 as Rose of Sharon in The Grapes of Wrath. Since then, she has performed in several community theater productions in the greater Tulsa area. Some of her credits include Harper in The Golffather, and the Free Spirit in How to Host a Murder Mystery Dinner Party. She has also been featured in Tulsa PAC musical productions such as Ragtime, A Christmas Carol, My Fair Lady, and The Tempest. Rachel has also done background work in film and television in projects like Killers of the Flower Moon and Tulsa King. When she's not performing, Rachel enjoys drawing and spending time with her cat, Pascal.

Jordan Gentges

Jordan Gentges (Ed Blake, Mr. Hightower)

Jordan was born in Tulsa but raised in Bartlesville. He went to OSU where he received his bachelors in biochemistry. From there, he has gone on to work in the energy industry primarily doing software engineering. He has had a lifelong love of theatre with his acting debut in You Can't Take It with You at Theater Bartlesville. He has since acted in Hello Dolly, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, and The Grapes of Wrath. Jordan continues his idyllic life in Bartlesville with his wife, Lydia, and their two children, Freyja and Leo.

Jozlyn Shidler

Jozlyn Shidler (Jenny)

Jozlyn is a student at Dewey Middle School and a member of the Cherokee nation. She enjoys reading, video games, and spending time with friends and family. This will be her debut as an actor and she’s excited to show what she can do.

Danny Holdman

Danny Holdman (John Bumby, Clem Bates, Mr. Sprinkle)

Danny has been a resident of Bartlesville since 2009. His first memorable theater experience was with a single spoken line in Thornton Wilder's Our Town in middle school. In college at East Central University in Ada, he participated in both musical and regular theater, with small roles in several productions including The Fantasticks, The Crucible and an original play written by one of his professors called Governor, Governor. After his Bartlesville acting debut as Egeus in Theater Bartlesville's recent production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, he joins this talented cast to lend himself in the roles of several of Dodge City’s colorful townsfolk. He enjoys spending time with his family – his beautiful and beloved wife Shelly (a perennial favorite on Bartlesville's stage, the ageless "Miss Kitty" in this production), their son Ian (a senior at Bartlesville High School and a 2-time veteran of Children's Musical Theater), a tail-chasing German shepherd and two aloof felines who graciously allow them to attend to their every need.

Krystal Briggs

Krystal Briggs (Mrs. Sprinkle, Saloon Girl)

Krystal, a Bartlesville native and member of the Cherokee nation, has always had a passion for the arts. She’s performed in several plays such as Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream as well as being part of the writing process for original plays performed by Bartlesville Youth Thespian Ensemble (BYTE) as a youth. Krystal enjoys spending time with her three kids, writing music, and playing bass guitar, and just being outdoors. She looks forward to many more theatrical opportunities and ways to serve the Bartlesville community.

Jaclyn Larmore

Jaclyn Larmore (Mrs. Murphin, Saloon Girl)

Jaclyn Larmore, after a long hiatus from the stage, returned to the theater for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and is continuing to pursue her love of acting. Acting was her first love; however, after high school she focused on other creative endeavors. Jaclyn Larmore is an indie author and writes fantasy and gothic literature under the name J.S. Larmore. She is also a cosplayer and makeup artist. She works in marketing for a small publishing press, Quill and Crow Publishing House. She lives in Bartlesville with her husband and young daughter, and enjoys watching horror comedy movies in her free time.

Sidney Brammer

Sidney Brammer (Miss McNish)

Sidney appeared in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Circle Mirror Transformation, Our Town, and Aunt Pearl’s Christmas Eve (as Young Aunt Pearl). She worked as set dresser/prop master and costume assistant on multiple shows here. She was a founding member of the award-winning regional theatre company, Big State Productions, whose signature production In the West, toured for a decade, playing Kennedy Center in 1989 representing the best of Texas theater. She managed feature films and commercials in New York and Los Angeles (Cadillac Man, Betsy’s Wedding, True Believer, Imagine: John Lennon, Balto, Dead Funny and others), and her screenplay Lonesome was produced in 2000 starring Aleksa Palladino (Manny and Lo, The Huntress) and John Pyper-Ferguson (Battlestar Galactica, Caprica, CSI). Her script Tales of the Borderland placed Fifth in New Century Writers 1999 and was named one of the Top Thirty Scripts Worldwide, Telluride Indiefest 2000. Her One Small Step was featured at the prestigious Nuyorican Fifth Night reading series in New York, featuring Peter Sarsgaard (An Education, Boys Don’t Cry) and Melissa Leo (Frozen River, The Fighter, 21 Grams). In 2000, she began directing shorts, including Borderland (Certificate of Merit, Houston International Film Festival; Nominee/Best Comedy Short, South by Southwest 2000, American Film Institute’s Talking Revolution Digital Video Conference, Film Fest New Haven Director’s Showcase, USA Film Festival). In legit theater, she directed national theatrical premieres for A Ride with Bob, starring Jason Roberts as legendary fiddler Bob Wills, E Pluribus Unum: The Barbara Jordan Story featuring Franchelle Dorn (Die Hard, The Pelican Brief) and Border Radio: The Big Jukebox in the Sky (featuring Rick Trevino, broadcast nationally). She has been a dramaturg, story consultant, and editor for other writers and directors, and a grant writer for UT-Austin. She was The Austin Chronicle’s original drama critic, and wrote features for The New York Amsterdam News, The Texas Observer, and Austin American-Statesman. She is also a published fiction writer (Southwest Review 2009, Connotation Press 2021) and has taught creative writing for Austin Community College for 22 years.

Lydia Gentges

Lydia Gentges (Miss Brown, Saloon Girl)

Lydia is a mother of two children, Leo and Freyja, and is married to Jordan Gentges. She has previously acted as a chorus member in the musical, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown and acted in the play The Grapes of Wrath. Lydia enjoys creating art, reading, singing, dancing, and spending time with her wild kids and husband. Lydia works as a children’s therapist at Tulsa Women and Children’s Center, working with women and children struggling with substance use issues. She also once auditioned for American Idol. Lydia is also an aspiring play therapist and wants to make it her life’s work helping children heal through the magic of play.

Stephen Berg

Stephen Berg (Sam, the Bartender)

Stephen Berg, a Bartlesville native, is no stranger to the theater. He has been in six Theater Bartlesville’s productions since 2014. This comedic actor and Bartlesville High School graduate has been in several different shows including Little Shop of Horrors, The Foreigner, Fox on the Fairway, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, It's a Wonderful Life, Enchanted April, The Grapes of Wrath, Greater Tuna, and the Tulsa Spotlight Theater’s production of the Drunkard. This will be his eighth Theater Bartlesville production. Also, he goes on to say that acting is a way you can express emotions mentally and physically letting stress out without being embarrassed about yourself and creating a beautiful picture of everyday life.

Susan Downs

Susan Downs (Lead Costumer)

Susan Downs was born into a house full of music and learned at an early age how to find and carry her part in the harmony, musically and in other endeavors as well. Having a strong voice and a good ear, she performed often in musical groups, choirs, and musical theater, which, in turn, exposed her to numerous other opportunities to explore and exercise her creative gene. Her parents indulged her curiosity, answering the constant “whys” and “hows”, and giving her a foundation for expanding and expounding on ideas. At a young age, dad explained how a sewing machine worked and mom showed her how to use it. She has been challenging her skills and stretching her imagination ever since. Costuming gives her an opportunity to indulge in her passion for wearables and accessories. Her creations tend to lean heavily towards the historical with a twist. A girl’s got to have a pocket for her cell phone. She says that wearing the first corset she constructed gave her a new insight into some of the social practices and furniture design in history. Ms. Downs currently lives and works in Bartlesville, pitching in where she can, calling the occasional Contra Dance, and giving in to artistic temptations.