The Thanksgiving Play Cast
Jaxton (Joshua Adamson)
Joshua Adamson (Jaxton) is absolutely thrilled to be doing this show with Sopris Theatre Company. His past performances with them include Hope and Gravity (Peter/Hal), Private Eyes (Adrian), and most recently The Nina Variations (Treplev). Joshua has also acted with Defiance Community Players in Oliver! (Bill Sikes), You’re a Good Man, Charlie’s Brown (Linus), and A Christmas Carol (Fred). He would like to give thanks to his darling girlfriend, his caring mom, and his radical friends for their love and support. Joshua is stoked you came and he hopes you enjoy tonight’s show!! Happy Thanksgiving!
Teaching Artist (Michael Banks)
Michael Banks (Teaching Artist) was most recently seen in the Sopris Theatre Company’s virtual production of Rouges’ Gallery (Artificial Leg). Other STC roles include Private Eyes (Frank), Hope and Gravity (Marty/Douglas), Ladies of the Camellias (Benoit), When You Coming Back, Red Rider? (Lyle), Cabaret (Ernst), and One Flew Over the Coo Coo's Nest (Chief Bromden). Michael serves on the Board of the Colorado Community Theater Coalition. He wishes to thank his wife, Betsy.
Teaching Artist (Jess Bowler)
Jess Bowler (Teaching Artist) has played several small roles in high school plays. A highlight was Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors (Duke). She is studying early childhood education at CMC, and trying to figure out how to make history and theatre classes count towards that degree. She enjoys classic literature, history, and singing show tunes.
Caden (Scott Elmore)
Scott Elmore (Caden) graduated from the Colorado Mountain College Theatre Program in the spring of 2017. While he was a student at CMC he acted in as many plays as he possibly could with the Sopris Theatre Company including The Rimers of Eldritch (Robert Conklin), One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Martini), The Miracle Worker (John Keller), and The Real Inspector Hound (Simon Gascoyne). A couple of his favorites are Boeing Boeing (Robert) and The Glorious Ones (Francesco). Scott is thrilled to be back onstage here at Spring Valley.
Alicia (Sophia Kai Higbie)
Sophia Kai Higbie (Alicia) is a local actress who has been based out of NYC since 2015. Coming from a family of performers, she started acting at age of eight. This led her to NYC to attend the conservatory of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts for acting. Before COVID, she had the pleasure of coming home and being cast in TRTC’s production of the A View From The Bridge (Catherine). During the pandemic she was grateful to carry on creating by playing the lead in Jarod Ritchie’s short film, Conscious, and assisting with the filming and audio recording of Thunder River Theatre Company’s shows. Most recently, she joined TRTC again for the all-female cast of Men on Boats (Bradley). While she does plan to be based out of NYC again, she is honored to rejoin the local acting community. This show is especially exciting working with Brad again, but this time as an actor. She looks forward to this and all future creative projects as theaters begin to reopen their doors!
Logan (Courtney Lindgren)
Courtney Lindgren (Logan) is delighted to be making her debut on the Sopris Theatre Company stage! A Montana native, Courtney has performed in The Rocky Horror Show (The Usherette), Grease (Patty Simcox), and Almost, Maine (Hope). In her spare time, Courtney enjoys spending her days camping and candle making. Courtney would like to thank her dog Tadpole and her boyfriend Ben for their support throughout this journey!
Teaching Artist (Wyatt Tulk)
Wyatt Tulk (Teacher Artist) is new to the college scene, having only a half a semester under his belt. Wyatt has performed in a few shows in high school with the Eagle Valley Drama program, including Almost, Maine (East) and Guys and Dolls (Arvide Abernathy). He is currently studying Theatre at Colorado Mountain College, with the hope to grow his Theatre knowledge after he graduates in May of 2023. Wyatt is thankful for the opportunity he has been given in such a short time here at CMC and can’t wait to grow the wonderful relationships he has built for years to come.