Barefoot in the Park Actors

David PolgarPaul Bratter

David Polgar

Paul Bratter

DAVE POLGAR is appearing in his second show on Candlelight’s stage. Audiences saw him last Spring as Mortimer Brewster in Arsenic and Old Lace. Recent credits include: Unnecessary Farce (Todd) and Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery (Sherlock Holmes) at Millbrook Playhouse, and Son of a Dog (Luizzi) at Walnut Street Theatre, Studio 5. Started his pursuit of acting at Hedgerow Theatre where he studied, worked, and played under the tutelage of Penelope Reed, Zoran Kovcic, Jared Reed, Sue Wefel, and Tom Teti. Special thanks to Bob, Paul, and the entire cast and crew for making the journey of this production a blast. Always to be humbled; love to his friends and family.



Corie Bratter

SARAH ROBERTSON is elated to be making her Candlelight debut! Favorite credits include: Peter in Peter Pan (Delaware Children’s Theatre), Amber Von Tussle in Hairspray (Renaissance Theatre), and Marc in Art (Founder’s Theatre). She studied theatre with The American Theatre Wing and at The Ohio State University. Many thanks to Paul, Max, Bob, Dave, Sue, Ted, Frank, and the rest of the Candlelight team!

Ted FordMr. Velasco

Ted Ford

Mr. Velasco

TED FORD is excited to be back performing at The Candlelight Theatre where he last appeared as Mr. Gibbs/Lt. Rooney in Arsenic and Old Lace. He has appeared over the years at People’s Light, Arden Theatre Company, Wilmington Drama League, Wilmington Humanities Forum, Society Hill Playhouse, Ritz Theatre Company, Hedgerow, Allen’s Lane, Old Academy Players, The Players Club of Swarthmore, Portland Civic Theater, and Matunuk’s Theatre by the Sea. Ted is a native of Rhode Island and has lived in Pennsylvania for many years, is a graduate of Rhode Island College, Indiana University, and attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Susan GiddingsMrs. Banks, Corie’s mother

Susan Giddings

Mrs. Banks, Corie’s mother

SUSAN GIDDINGS is delighted to return to Candlelight for a second time, having played Martha in last season’s Arsenic and Old Lace. Susan has worked with numerous theaters in and around Philadelphia, including The Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium, Inis Nua Theatre, New City Stage, Iron Age Theatre, Scranton Shakespeare Festival, Theatre Horizon, Flashpoint Theatre, The Wilma, and Lantern Theatre, among others. Some favorite roles include Vivian Bearing (Wit), Eleanor (The Lion in Winter), MaryJohnny (A Skull in Connemara), Madame Arcati (Blithe Spirit), Bella Manningham (Angel Street), and Scrooge (A Christmas Carol). Directing credits include Philly’s Primary Stages, Brilliant Traces, The Old Neighborhood, I Hate Hamlet and The Woman in Black.

FRANK SCHIERLOHTelephone Repair Man


Telephone Repair Man

FRANK SCHIERLOH is happy to be back here at the Candlelight Theatre after most recently playing Sir Lionel in Camelot. Frank has performed regionally with Walnut Street Theatre, City Theatre Company, Ocean City Theatre Company and many more. Some favorite roles include: John Quincy Adams (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Man 1 (Forbidden Broadway), and Dennis (From White Plains). Eternal thanks to Paul, Bob, Max, this wonderful cast and crew and my own personal Spider-Man.

Barefoot in the Park Understudies

VICTORIA HEALYUnderstudy Corie


Understudy Corie

VICTORIA HEALY has performed in the tri-state area for many years. Favorite Candlelight credits: Hairspray (Penny),Spelling Bee (Olive), Young Frankenstein (Frau Blucher), Fiddler on the Roof (Tzeitel), The Odd Couple: Female Version (Olive), How to Succeed…(Smitty). Other favorites: Assassins (Eagle Theatre); Miracle on South Division Street, Greetings! (Montgomery Theatre); A Little Night Music (Charlotte, CTC). She received her B.F.A in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Max Redmanu/s Paul Bratter

Max Redman

u/s Paul Bratter

MAX REDMAN is delighted to be back in the stage manager’s booth for another show! Since joining the Candlelight family in 2014, Max has been involved with 16 main-stage productions here at The Candlelight Theatre. He was most recently seen on stage as “Bela Zangler” in Crazy For You, “Sir Dinadan” in Camelot, and “Corny Collins” in Hairspray. Past stage management credits at Candlelight include Sweeney Todd, The Music Man, and Christmas By Candlelight 2016. After Barefoot In The Park, Max will be back on stage at The Eagle Theatre in their Fall production of The Shape Of Things. Max would like that thank Bob Kelly for his wisdom and guidance, as well as Mom, Dad, Katie, Stefano, and Tori for their love and support.