Thursday, January 23, 2020 8pm
Rudyard’s British Pub (2010 Waugh Drive, Houston, TX 77006)

A New Classic

We’re kicking things off with our annual cabaret. Hosting at our beloved Rudyard’s British Pub, we’re stirring up La Boheme, Shakespeare, and Dance of the Seven Veils. Yep!  All of it. We’ll wait a sec while you grab your jaw off the ground… Ready now?  Cool, let us explain. We are honored to have Houston playwrights Nicholas Garelick and Aaron Garrett on board for this production. They created new works inspired by classic stories.  Meanwhile, we’ll have the lovely and talented Cindy Lou Parker choreographing an original interpretation of the Dance of the Seven Veils.  AND on top of all that goodness, the night will also feature singers Caryn Fulda and Whitney Zangarine, improvisers and a few bonus surprises. Plus, did we mention food and drinks were available? You can expect all of this under one roof for one night only. 


Hayley Biermiester
Autumn Clack
Olivia Dean
Sara Denton
Caryn Fulda
Bailey Hampton
Lauren Hainley
Brittney Jones
Whitney Zangarine

The cast of Magical Lying Hour (Alexandra Garrett, Kelly Juneau, Jessica Kelly-Garrett, Ronnie McLaren, Cassandra Randall, Kaitlyn Zoeller) and Ophelia’s Rope (Autumn Clack and Ruth McCleskey) will round out the evening.

About our peeps

Mahayla Atkinson
Hayley Beiermeister has been singing and acting for 21 of her 28 years! Hayley's cute comedic timing is only outdone by her acting and singing abilities. From playing Annie as a kid to Eponine in Les Miserables as a young adult, musical theater has been significant in her career as well as acting (both performed at the Stafford Center). Other favorite credits are Hairspray (Penny), which she's played 3 times with 3 different Houston theatre companies, Rent (Maureen), at Inspiration Stage and All Shook Up (Natalie/Ed), Double-wide Texas (Lark Larkin) at Pearl Theatre. Recently, the 2019 BroadwayWorld Houston Awards honored Hayley with a nomination for Best Lead Actress for her acting prowess in the play The Cover of Life (Tood) by Wildwood Theatre at Company Onstage. Hayley is a member of the improv groups Comedy Hub Houston and Space City Sketchers and is working on her stand-up comedy routine in local clubs.
Autumn Clack

Autumn Clack is a co-founder of Boiling Point Players theatre company, and is one half of the improv duo Ophelia's Rope with Ruth S McCleskey. Originally from Houston, Autumn got her BFA in Theatre from Adelphi University in New York and studied at London Dramatic Academy. She studied improv with Massive Creativity. Some favorite past roles include Falstaff, The Merry Wives of Windsor (all female cast), Dromio of Syracuse, Comedy of Errors (all female cast), Lysander, A Midsummer Night's Dream (all female cast), Lakin, True Story, Vern, 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche - Boiling Point Players; Joanna Mace, House & Garden, Jen, Sunday on the Rocks, Lindsay, Give/Take - Cone Man Running Productions; Marcie/Lily, The Beebo Brinker Chronicles, Celebration Theatre; Esther, Pollywog, Nicole, Large Animal Games - Mildred's Umbrella Theatre Company. Thanks to Ruth for all the things. 


OLIVIA DEAN will be making her debut at Boiling Point Players. Olivia is an acting BFA major at the University of Houston. She enjoys wearing clothes from the 80s-90s and eating some really yummy vegan food. Some of her more recent credits include: Haron and The Sea of Stories, Speeding Motorcycle, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, 10 Minute Play Festival, and SHREK: The Musical.

Sara Denton

Sara Denton is excited to be working with Boiling point players for the first time. Most recently she’s been seen as Penny Fortune (Peril of the Plaines) at The Pearl. And when she’s not on stage she can be found backstage stage managing shows like The Feast at Obsidian Theatre and The New Sincerity with Firecracker Productions. She’d like to thank her friends and family for their endless support.

Caryn Fulda

Caryn is thrilled to be performing again with BPP! She writes/performs/produces sketch comedy and cabaret throughout Houston and is a regular, often with guitar in tow, on the open mic night circuit. Recent performances include the world premiere of A Topsy-Turvy Mikado at the Hobby Center, Trill Comedy Festival, Grown-Up Storytime and The 80s Kids Present: Gen-X-Mas. Her previous roles include The Witch (Into the Woods), Martha (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf) and Maggie (42nd Street).  She’s also a member of the Savoyard Singers and the improv troupe The Vestibulists, and voices audio tours for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and other museums and historical sites. Upcoming shows include The 80s Kids Present: What About Love? February 14 at Station Theater.

Nicholas Garelick

Nicholas Garelick is a graduate of the University of Houston with degrees in Theatre and English/Creative Writing, former President of Scriptwriters/Houston, and an award-winning playwright.  His plays (which include Universe Cake, Death by Bloody Mary, The Three Lives of Marion, Radiant Star Paladin Pleione, and collected works showcase {Adjective} [Noun]) have been performed in Houston at the University of Houston, the University of St. Thomas, Cone Man Running Productions, Playhouse 1960, Country Playhouse, the Houston Fringe Festival, and others as well as around the country.  He is also an accomplished actor, director, and all-around theatre Swiss army knife.  Outside the theatre, he is a team lead in Disaster Services for the American Red Cross.


Aaron Garrett

Aaron Garrett is a writer and theater-maker living in Houston, TX. He's the founder of Be Kind To Strangers, Houston's longest running sketch comedy troupe, with whom he performs monthly at Eureka Heights Brewery. Among his other projects is Magical Lying Hour a theatrical improv show which has performed around the United States. When not writing or producing he can be found doing lighting design or (infrequent) acting. More on his projects can be found at PronoiaTheater.com or MagicalLyingHour.com.

Lauren Hainley
Lauren Hainley has performed on Houston stages for more than twenty years. During that time, she has done every job there is to do from actor to lighting designer to toilet cleaner.  Most recently, she appeared as Woman in BPP's Barren. Lauren's current long-term project is to create a more resilient arts community as the Program Manager, Disaster Services at Houston Arts Alliance. Sometimes she also takes pictures as Archeya Photography. You can learn more about her at www.laurenhainley.com Next up, Lauren will be performing in Boiling Point's Sonnets.
Bailey Hampton
Bailey’s excited to be back on stage with Boiling Point Players! This is her fourth new year cabaret with them, having also performed in some of their mainstage productions including A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Positions. Other previous local credits include Cone Man Running (House/Garden,  Five Minute Mile, Where’s Julie, and a handful of Smattering productions),  Theatre Southwest (I Hate Hamlet; A Philadelphia Story), Mildred’s Umbrella (Museum of Dysfunction IX and X), Theatre Suburbia (Rose & Walsh), Queensbury Theatre (Break of Noon), Company Onstage (Frost/Nixon), and Upstage Theatre (A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol). See her next in Dirt Dogs Unleashed (Jan 24) and Boiling Point Players’ 154 Sonnets (Feb 7 & 8) - both at Spring Street Studios!
Brittney Jones
Brittney Jones is a senior BFA acting major at the University of Houston. She has previously been seen in the school's 10 Minute Play Festival in Coming Out, Black Card, and Old, White, Black, and Hollywood. Last year she also performed in The Caucasian Chalk Circle, and in Cone Man Running’s 5 Minute Play Festival. Most recently, she also performed in Theatrx theater company’s production of The Stories of Us, in Rec Room’s production of an adaptation of Woyzeck, in Classical Theatre Company's production of Lysistrata and she was a part of the cast of The Polar Express at the Galveston Railroad Museum. This is Brittney's first time working with Boiling Point Players, and she’s super excited to be a part of this cast. She hopes that you all enjoy the show! Find her on instagram @brittneylynnaj
Cindy Lou Parker
Cindy Lou Parker is excited to be playing with Boiling Point! She is a graduate of Sam Houston State University with a degree in dance and she recently received her Master of Social Work. She is so excited to be choreographing for the amazing Autumn. Thank you to Ruth and Autumn! Enjoy the Show!
Whitney Zangarine
Whitney Zangarine sings and things. Previous credits: Cabaret (Obsidian Theatre),  Positions (Boiling Point Players), Antony and Cleopatra (Obsidian Theatre), Detroit ’67 (The Ensemble Theatre), As Bees in Honey Drown (Cover Man Running), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Bayou City Theatre), 9 to 5: The Musical (The Pearl), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Theatre Victoria). In addition to acting, Whitney is also a Master Teaching Artist with the Alley Theatre’s Education and Community Engagement Department.  She serves as a facilitator of the Staging STEM program, which offers arts integration curriculum to Houston area elementary schools, as well as a specialized arts integration mentor for teachers.
Lauren Hainley

Magical Lying Hour

An Actor. An Improvisor.  Each show features actors and improvisers. The actors have prepared scenes like they would for any other play they might do, and the improvisers, as always have no clue who they will be or what they will do. 

Without changing their lines, the actor must perform in the world as the improviser creates it, and the improviser must contend with new information as the actor presents it. The result is a funny and powerful new work neither would have come to on their own. 

Cast: Alexandra Garrett, Kelly Juneau, Jessica Kelly-Garrett, Ronnie McLaren, Cassandra Randall, Kaitlyn Zoeller




Lauren Hainley

Ophelia’s Rope is a two-person long form improv group that takes its inspiration from you. That’s right, you.  A typical show is kicked off by Ophelia’s Rope asking its audience one or two random questions, proceeding to morph the answers into a setting, plot, and duo of unexpected, and sometimes quirky, characters. With no story predicted, no ending forecasted, Ophelia’s Rope wanders the worlds of imagination, coloring surprising scenes their audiences inspired.

Cast: Autumn Clack and Ruth McCleskey

Ophelia's Rope YouTube Channel