Meet the Cast of 'Peter and the Starcatcher' (Part 11): Whitney M. & Michael D.

Posted by: Allison Cornwell, Marketing Co-Director on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 6:00:00 pm

In this final edition of getting to know the cast of Peter and the Starcatcher, we bring you Whitney Marlett (Grempkin) and Michael Duggan (Lord Aster). Peter and the Starcatcher is on stage through June 4, with performances Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2:30pm. Don't forget - Season Passes may also be purchased for the 2017-18 season now! Passes are available at the current season's rate through June 4.

Whitney Marlett

Whitney MWhitney has previously performed in San Antonio at The Vex and The Overtime Theatre as well as on stages in Wimberely, TX. While she plays the mean, malodorous headmistress of St. Norbert's Orphanage for Lost Boys in Starcatcher, Whitney couldn't be less like her character in real life. 

  1. When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?

    An actress

  2. Complete the sentence – When I was little, I dreamed…

    I dreamed of performing constantly. I used to stand in front of the bathroom mirror and make up commercials for whatever things were laying on the counter.

  3. When did you first perform?

    First performance at the age of 2, trying to sing Christmas carols in The Man Who Came to Dinner.

  4. What’s your perfect Sunday afternoon look like?

    Lying on the couch, head in my husband's lap, napping while he watches football.

  5. What do you do when you’re not doing theatre?Whitney Michael

    I am a Financial Analyst by day. At night, when I'm not in a show, I try to spend time with friends catching up on what I missed during rehearsals.

  6. Is this your first time working at The Vex?

    No

  7. If not, what other Vex shows have you done?

    I played Betty Meeks in The Foreigner [last August].

  8. Why did you want to be involved in this production?

    I wanted to do a fun show after doing a couple of dramas and I really wanted to work at The Vex again.

  9. What will the audience be thinking about in the car as they drive home after this show?

    Mermaids...

Michael Duggan

Michael DMichael returns to The Vex for his fourth show at the theatre, having last appeared in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest as Ruckly, the lobotomized patient who has a tendency to pee on himself. His character in Starcatcher, Lord Aster, couldn't be more different than Ruckly. Lord Aster, father to Molly Aster (Maggie Tonra) is the quintessential Victorian Englishman, who also happens to be a secret Starcatcher.

  1. When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?

    A doctor, because that seemed like the thing to do.

  2. Complete the sentence – When I was little, I dreamed…

    ... of sailing around the world on my own sailboat.

  3. When did you first perform?

    4th grade: I played Huck Finn in a school production of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

  4. What do you do when you’re not doing theatre?

    Yoga, sing

  5. What’s the last thing you do before you step out on stage during a performance?Michael

    Take a few slow deep breaths, take one last standing stretch working all my joints, and bounce on my toes.

  6. Is this your first time working at The Vex?

    No, my fourth.

  7. If not, what other Vex shows have you done?

    The Threepenny Opera, The Fantasticks, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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