Come Blow Your Horn

Dramatis Personnae
(in alphabetic order)

Heather Donovan (Connie Dayton) Heather has been acting since age 4, and made her Albuquerque debut as Theodora in the AuxDog’s The Haunting of Hill House. Since then, she has been seen around Albuquerque in several productions, including Picnic (The Adobe), 12 Angry Jurors and Love, Loss & What I Wore (The AuxDog). Most recently, Heather played Dr. Lyssa Dent Hughes in The Vortex’s production of An American Daughter. Heather would like to thank her parents for consistently showing her support in all her endeavors.



John Goddard (Buddy Baker) This is the first show in Albuquerque that John hasn't been fired from (for which he is grateful!)


Phil Shortell (Mr. Baker) This is Phil’s 8th appearance at The Adobe and 21st ABQ show overall since resuming his theatrical career in 2012 after a brief 34-year hiatus. Past Adobe shows: The Best Man, The Sunshine Boys, Souvenir, Love Letters, All My Sons, The Men of Mahjong , Is Life Worth Living. At other venues: The Iceman Cometh, All is Calm (twice) The Nance, Philadelphia Story, Christmas Carol, Juno and the Paycock, Good People, Front Page, Death of a Salesman, Hamlet, Little Shop of Horrors, Diary of Anne Frank.


Adrianne Valdez (Peggy Evans) Adrianne has loved the theater since appearing in her first play fourteen years ago, at age nine. In recent years she has worked with Foul Play Cafe and Albuquerque Little Theater. A few of her favorite roles have been: Marisa Aulisio (Divorcing the Mob), Queenie Chantuses (Mumm’s the Word), and Ronnette (Little Shop of Horrors). Adrianne is enjoying her first show with the Adobe and is grateful for her loving boyfriend, friends, and family!


Michael Weppler (Alan Baker) Michael is an Iraq combat war veteran who has performed in over 20 productions in the last 5 years. His last performance at the Adobe Theater was You Can't Take it With You. Recent favorites include Hairspray, Ophelia in James Cady''s Hamlet, Sex with Strangers, Hir, The Philadelphia Story and The Diary of Anne Frank. When not on stage, he enjoys spending time with his daughter Ruby.


Linda Wilson (A Visitor) This is Linda's first appearance onstage in Albuquerque!  Working as a set designer and scenic painter for the past few years since moving to Albuquerque in 2009 has been wonderful, but the best is yet to come!  Not quite satisfied being behind the scenes designing and painting, she makes her debut in a fabulous and fun little role!  Xoxo


Alaina Warren Zachary (Mrs. Baker) Goin' strong after a lotta years! Original Broadway cast: Grease, Nine, Baby. CD: Mon Coeur Chante! Songs of Cecile Chaminade. 

NM highlights: Spitfire Grill, Lion in Winter, Hay Fever, 6 Dance Lessons in 6 Weeks, Good People, Pippin, Love, Loss and What I Wore. Better Call Saul, Graves, Night Shift, 2 Years of Love, Abe Makes a Movie. Solo show Tidying Up; Alaina Comes Clean directed by Vivian Nesbitt at Aux Solo Fest in January. Thank you Marty for a joyous return to my roots and to Joan McConnell for the alert!  


Behind the Scenes

Marty Epstein (Director) Marty last directed at the Adobe in November with You Can’t Take It With You. Prior to that in 2015 he directed A Crack in The Wall. Last year he directed the acclaimed The Nance at the Vortex and for 25 years has directed extensively at many venues in Albuquerque. He will be directing Abigail’s Party for West End productions for a September opening and then Absurd Person Singular for the Vortex this December. He is a CPA teaching full time at CNM Community College. Love to wife Robin and his three beautiful grandchildren.

Headshots by George A. Williams