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Rehearsal Photos from ‘Bielzy and Gottfried’

I think it’s fun and also good to reflect on where you’ve been and see the progress that has been made. Today seems like a good day for this as ‘Bielzy and Gottfried’ opens tomorrow.

Here are a few photos from our very first reading of this play to more recent rehearsals. It’s fun to see the difference in how the cast has grown closer together and they’ve become more comfortable with their roles.

 The Reading


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All the actors and directors of ‘Bielzy and Gottfried’ in the same room at once. Mostly.

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The cast of ‘Job’ and Director Georgia discussing ‘The War In Heaven’

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Ann and Nicolas getting acquainted. Daniel, Director of ‘The Stone Thrower,’ deep in thought in the background

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Cast and Director of ‘The Stone Thrower’ discussing the play





Does this look like they were have too much fun?


Our stage manager administering discipline as needed when someone messes up their lines. No actors were harmed in the making of this show.


Trevor and Tyrell keepers of Heaven and Hell, looking thoroughly enthused.


On Stage


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Camille, Danny and Michael rehearsing ‘The Box’

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Tyrell, LeeAnn and Mike rehearsing ‘The Stone Thrower’

Lori, Ann, Camille and LeeAnn in the ‘The Sermon’ yet another one of the short morality plays presented in ‘Bielzy and Gottfried’

Cimony , Nicolas and Ann in 'Job'

Cimony, Nicolas and Ann in ‘The War In Heaven’

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Trevor and Tyrell running a scene for Bielzy and Gottfried

Final rehearsal is tonight and I can’t wait to post the photos of the costumes and set.

Curious about the cast?  Bios will be coming soon too. Mawhahaha!

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‘Beilzy and Gottfried’ Cast List and Characters

LeeAnn Carter – Singer
Cimony Buchanan – Singer/Friend 2
KC Ushijima – Guitarist
Trevor Newsome – Joshua Gottfried
Tryell Clement – Lucius Bielzy/Ills
Camille Kahle – Woman(Eve)/singer
Danny Savory – Man(Adam)
Michael Bascom – Actor(Snake)
Michael Carter – Joseph McCarthy(Mr. Fisher)
LeeAnn Carter – Patch
Lori Hansen – Sister Prescott
Nicolas Brady – Job
Ann Vom Lehn – Friend 1
Rosalinda Lopez – Charity
Joel Applegate – Ed
Mont Connell– Ole

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Bielzy and Gottfried to Open Thursday, April 3, 2014

‘Bielzy and Gottfried’ will show as part of The Echo Theatre’s 2014 Playwriting Showcase April 3 through April 19 and is an original play by J. Omar Hansen a Theatre Professor at BYU-Idaho. This show is scheduled for a staged reading at the Midtown International Theatre Festival in New York this summer.

Hansen was inspired by medieval morality plays like “Everyman” and caused him to ask the question, “What if God and the devil did a morality play?” In answer to this question he wrote “Bielzy and Gottfried” Wherein Joshua Gottfried and Lucius Bielzy come together to present a series of short morality plays causing their audience to think about old familiar stories and make new discoveries of their own.

This contemporary play is an allegory dealing with issues that are not only real but relevant. The morality plays within this show explore such concepts as choice, free will, human frailty, suffering and hope without giving the audience the answers. Hansen teaches his students that “Great Literature asks the important questions, it does not answer them.”

Hansen’s intent was “to explore the duality of morality.” His hope is that it makes people examine the way they think about right and wrong. He wants audiences to “Rethink the old stories” and come away from this show asking themselves, “What do these stories mean to me?”

April 3 – April 19
Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Show Starts at 7:30 p.m.

$12 at the door
$10 online in advance.
Student and senior discounts available
Monday night group discounts also available

Recommended age: High School and up


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‘Bielzy and Gottfried’ Poster

This poster for our musical morality play ‘Bielzy and Gottfried’ is depicting the characters Gottfried (top) and Bielzy (bottom).

The images themselves are from the public domain and are of the magician Carter The Great. The lower image is from earlier in his career, around the turn of the century, and the upper image is from later in his career.

‘Bielzy and Gottfried’ opens this week at The Echo Theatre. Come to opening night!

Cast list coming soon!

Design by Jeff Blake

Design by Jeff Blake

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Erika Ericksen as Geminae

Photo by Laree Photography

Photo by Laree Photography

Erika is excited to perform with The Echo Theatre! Erika has performed in several theatrical productions in the past. She has recently been spending her free time with Desert Gypsy Dance Company. She’s excited to combine two of her favorite things; theatre and Middle Eastern dance.

Geminae is courtesan in the house of Marcus Lycus and, if the name hasn’t given it away already, she has a twin. Erika is enthusiastic, loves what she does and has some pretty sweet moves. She has been great to have in our show.

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Jakob Tice as Erronius

Photo by Laree Photography

Photo by Laree Photography

Once upon a time a geek from Delaware discovered theatre. So he came to study theatre at BYU and teaching at UVU (resume available on request!). Not being content with acting he joined The Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD) where he has been ‘killing it’ ever since. He married his lovely wife Melissa and is in the process of living happily ever after . . . as a geek.

Erronius is the next door neighbor who has been gone desperately searching for his children who were kidnapped by Pirates. Jakob is also crowed favorite as Erronius. He is our favorite too!

This is the last week of ‘A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum’ Don’t miss out on seeing this fantastic cast perform at The Echo Theatre.


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Travis Wright as Hero

Photo by Laree Photography

Photo by Laree Photography

After two years of theatrelessness Travis is so glad to break this streak by being in his first show at The Echo Theatre. From Western Wyoming Community College, to Weber State University, and currently at UVU, Travis is studying to be a theatre professor. He owes his happiness and recent success to his wife Bri and beautiful baby girl Aria.
Travis does a fantastic job playing the part of Hero, who is completely enamored with Philia, the-courtesan-next-door, who has been sold to Captain Miles Gloriosus.
To witness this love triangle follow the link: TheEchoTheatre.com
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Hannah Roskelley as Philia

Photo by Laree Photography

Photo by Laree Photography

Hannah is excited to have been a part of The Echo Theatre for the last year and wants to thank the owners for the opportunities given here. She recently directed a 10 minute play for The Echo 10 and performed in This is Christmas.

The character Hannah plays Philia in ‘A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum.’  Philia, is a courtesan in the house of Marcus Lycus who is in love with Hero, the-boy-next-door. She however, has been sold to Captain Miles Gloriosus, who is something of a narcissist . Whatever shall they do?

Hannah has a lovely singing voice and is excellent in her role as Philia We are so happy to have her in this show.


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David Thorpe as Sennex

Photo by Laree Photography

Photo by Laree Photography

Native to Ohio, David transplanted to Utah to study film at BYU. David works as a freelance filmmaker in the Utah Film Industry and is a lover of old movies, rock & roll, and theatre. He is grateful to be a part of this hilarious production while working with such a fun cast and crew. He is a first time participant and a longtime fan of The Echo Theatre.

David does a spectacular job playing the role of Sennex, husband of Domina and Father of Hero. Sennex may or may not be experiencing a mid-life crisis in this show and David presents a fun take on his character and the situations he creates and finds him self in.

To fully appreciate what I am talking about click here.

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