The Shadow Box

Dramatis Personnae
(in alphabetic order)


Jean Effron (Felicity)
Jean says it’s been a privilege and great pleasure to have appeared in all the major venues in Albuquerque over the last thirty-five years, and is particularly excited about having the opportunity to work with Fred Ponzlov in his first local production. She dedicates these performances to her beloved spouse of twenty-two years, Ginger Chapman, knowing that she would contribute her invaluable organization, encouragement and support enabled Jean to accept this challenging role.


Kristin Elliott (Maggie)
Pop quiz! Kristin a) Played Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest in California; b) Played Lady Macbeth in Immortal Longings at the Vortex in 2016; c) Is happy to not be playing a villain on stage; d) Grateful to her parents for instilling a love of the arts at a young age, or; e) All of the above. (It’s “e”)



Bridget Kelly (Beverly)
Bridget is thrilled to mark her first role at The Adobe. Recent roles include Mrs Robinson in The Graduate (Aux Dog), Olivia in Sex With Strangers (Vortex), Paige in Hir (Vortex), as well as roles in The Last Night of Ballyhoo, To Kill a Mockingbird (Mother Road) and August Osage County (Cell). Television and film work includes Longmire, Baywatch Hawaii, Just like a Woman and the recently premiered short Wild Horses. She thanks her family for their constant loving support, and is grateful to work with the wonderful Fred Ponzlov, cast and crew.


Ruben Muller (Joe)
Ruben is happy to be returning to The Adobe as Joe. His most recent role was the sheriff Wil Masters in William Inge's Bus Stop at the Adobe Rose Theatre in Santa Fe. Other credits include: La Llorona, To Kill a Mockingbird, Farilitos of Christmas, Estoy en el Rincon, Revelations, The Miracle Worker, Bless Me Ultima, La Dolorosa and more. He is the president of the Sandia Performing Arts Company, producing Rudolfo Anaya's Ay Compadre at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in November.


Nick Pippin (Mark)
Nick is originally from Farmington, NM, and had never actually seen a play until he was eighteen.He recently graduated from UNM with a B.A. in Theater. His most recent roles at UNM include: CB in Dog Sees God and Arno Klein/Budge in The Day Room. In England, he played Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Launcelot Gobbo in a production of Merchant of Venice that toured to Stratford-upon-Avon. This is his first production with The Adobe Theater.


Dean Squibb (Brian)
Dean has lent his talents to television, film, and theater for over thirty years as a Screen Actors Guild member and has worked alongside Sam Shepard, Val Kilmer, Liam Neeson, Laurie Metcalf and Lesley Ann Warren, among others. Recent theatrical credits include the King in The King and I, Zach in A Chorus Line, and Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls. Playing Brian in The Shadow Box has been a "bucket list role" of Dean's for many years. He dedicates this production to the memory of his father and his friends London, Rick and MaryJo.


Ben Wagner (Steve)
Ben is fourteen years old and already has five years experience in television and theater. His work includes two episodes of Odd Thomas as well as parts in many local productions including: Oliver, Les Miserables, Little Mermaid, Captain Louie, and many others. Seasonally he is “Pine the Elf” with his father “ABQSanta” in appearances throughout Albuquerque. Ben is excited to be performing in his first production at The Adobe Theater.

Kathleen Welker (Agnes)
Kathleen has been addicted to theater since the days of Camelot. She has been an actor, director, stage manager, crew and general dogsbody in more than two hundred productions. She recently directed Blithe Spirit at The Adobe, and Immortal Longings at the Vortex. Last seen as Aunt Ellen in The Whiteheaded Boy, she is happy to appear again at The Adobe with this wonderful cast and exceptional director. Love to Jim!
Behind the Scenes

Frederik Ponzlov (Director)
Frederick Ponzlov is a professional actor, director and screenwriter. He has taught acting for the past 35 years and was the Artistic Director of the Long Beach Repertory Theatre in California. He has won three Dramalogue Acting Awards and was nominated, along with Robert Duval, for Best Actor at the Method Film Festival. Fred recently relocated to Albuquerque after 35 years in Los Angeles. “I have been here a year,” he says, “and I don’t have a single regret. It’s where I am meant to be.”


Carla Cafolla (Stage Manager)
Much to Carla’s surprise, she is once again stage managing at The Adobe. Her most recent shows include The Best Man, Love Lies And What I Wore at the JCC, and Dividing The Estate also at The Adobe. Carla is happy to be working with friends, old and new, and thanks you all for supporting the Arts in Albuquerque

Headshots by George A. Williams