Jesse LaVercombe is a Toronto-based actor and writer originally from Minneapolis, and he is thrilled to be back home working at The Jungle. Acting credits include: Bunny, Hamlet, Sequence (Tarragon Theatre, Toronto), Bakkhai (Marigny Opera House, New Orleans), The Ark (National Arts Centre of Canada), Angels in America Part l and ll, (New Stages), Mistatim (Red Sky, Canadian Tour), Hacked (Caravan Stage, U.S. Tour); TV: American Gods, The Detail, Salvation, Mayday, Save Me; Feature Films: Mary Goes Round, Flowers in the Field, The Telephone Game, In Clamatore. His writing for theatre has been produced across Canada and in NYC, and his recent short film has played over 40 festivals internationally and won 9 awards. He’s currently working on a new musical, as well as an adaptation of The Epic of Gilgamesh with Seth Bockley and Ahmed Moneka, workshopped at The Tarragon, The Guthrie, and The Pivot Arts Festival in Chicago.
Roshni Desai - Cassie
Roshni Desai is a graduating senior at the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater BFA Actor Training Program. She is thrilled to be making her Jungle debut in The Wickhams. She just finished playing Portia in the apprentice production of The Merchant of Venice at Great River Shakespeare Festival and Marya in After Platonov at UMN/Guthrie BFA.
James Rodríguez - Fitzwilliam Darcy
James Rodríguez is a twin cities based actor who is excited to be returning to The Jungle Theater. Previous theater credits include: Jungle Theater (Little Women, Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley), Underdog Theater (Luna Gale), Dark & Stormy Productions (Fool For Love, The Norwegians, Extremities), Theater Latte Da (Peter & The Starcatcher, Cabaret, Evita), Ten Thousand Things Theater (Pericles), Children's Theater Company (Peter Pan), Park Square Theater (Amy's View, Of Mice and Men, Ragtime), Yellow Tree Theater (The Rainmaker, I Am Not Batman). James has also been seen working with Mixed Blood Theater, Frank Theater, Pillsbury House + Theater, Girl Friday Productions, among others.
Sun Mee Chomet - Elizabeth Darcy
Sun Mee Chomet is thrilled to be back at The Jungle Theater. She has worked with Lincoln Center Theater (brownsville song: b-side for tray); Guthrie Theater (King Lear, Harvey, The Burial at Thebes, The Intelligent Homosexual…); Broadway tour of Mary Zimmerman's Metamorphoses; Syracuse Stage (M. Butterfly); Mu Performing Arts, Ten Thousand Things Theater, Penumbra Theatre,Mixed Blood Theater,Pillsbury House Theatre, among others. Sun Mee’s recognition includes two 2017 Ivey Awards, 2017 Bloggers’ Award for Best Comedic Performance (Vietgone); 2016 Knight Arts Challenge recipient, 2015 Lucille Lortel nomination (brownsville song); 2013 PWC’s McKnight Theater Artist Fellowship, 2013-15 TCG Fox Fellowship, Star Tribune’s ‘Best of’ lists for The Origin(s) Project (2012) and Asiamnesia (2007); “2012 Best Solo Performance” honors for her play, How to Be a Korean Woman (Lavender Magazine), and one of City Pages’ 2008 Artists of the Year. She is grateful to the Twin Cities’ arts community for making every day feel like a holiday.
Nate Cheeseman - George Wickham
Nate Cheeseman is proud to be returning to the Jungle for his second show. Other regional credits include: Sense and Sensibility (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); Lone Star Spirits (Jungle Theater); Juno and the Paycock (Guthrie Theater); Romeo and Juliet, 33 Variations (Park Square Theater); A Lie of the Mind (Theater Pro Rata); The Three Musketeers (Walking Shadow/Guthrie Theater); A Strange and Separate People (Minnesota Jewish Theater Company); Macbeth, You Never Can Tell, Richard III, Comedy of Errors, As You Like It, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night (Montana Shakespeare in the Parks) Nate is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Guthrie BFA Actor Training Program.
Kelsey Didion - Lydia Wickham
Kelsey Didionis thrilled to be returning to the Jungle! Other regional credits include: Macbeth(Chicago Shakespeare); Miss Bennet(Jungle Theater); Romeo & Juliet (Guthrie Theater); Troilus & Cressida, The Comedy of Errors (Colorado Shakespeare Festival); Constellations(Curious Theatre Company); The Philadelphia Story, As You like It (Chautauqua Theater Company);Clybourne Park, In the Next Room or the vibrator play (PlayMakers Repertory Company). Film credits include Ricki & The Flash. M.F.A. from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill and a proud graduate of the University of Evansville. Kelsey is also a founding member of The Midwives, a community of artists serving artists (www.themidwives.org).
Angela Timberman - Mrs. Reynolds
Angela Timberman is a performer and director about town. She is thrilled to be spending her holiday season at the Jungle, having previously appeared in their productions of Annapurna, You Can’t Take It With You, and Detroit. She has also acted in productions at/for the Guthrie Theater, Children’s Theatre Company, Park Square Theatre, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, History Theatre, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Illusion Theatre, Workhaus Collective, and Artistry. Her directing credits include productions at Park Square Theatre, Artistry, and Lyric Arts. Her upcoming projects include As You Like It (as an actor) at the Guthrie Theater and Cry It Out (as a director) at Yellow Tree Theatre. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband, actor/musician Jay Albright, their 2 sons, Sam and Abe, and their dog, Hutt. She is a huge fan of Jane Austen and Christmas.