Judge John Erlick plays… the Judge!
John Erlick has had sixteen years of experience “acting” as a judge in real life on the King County Superior Court. Prior theatre experience included serving on the Board of Trustees for Intiman Theatre and as “best boy” running the lights at the production of Von Weber’s Der Freischütz at Lowell House at Harvard.
Susan Roe plays Mrs. Brady.
Susan Roe’s acting gigs range from her youthful stint as the Spokane public Library Story Lady to a recent performance as Hillary Clinton in a mock presidential debate.(She won).
If she can’t be a back-up singer in a famous only in Europe band, she’s happy to be on stage in any of Arne’s productions.
More frequently, she practices criminal law at the US Attorney’s Office.
Peter is journalist E.K. Hornbeck (patterned after Henry L. Mencken) in Hit and Run’s staged reading of Inherit the Wind at Town Hall, January 21 and 23:
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Mr. Lohnes is a graduate of Stanford University and the London School of Music and Dramatic Arts. In addition to regular film, television and commercial work, he has appeared in numerous productions at the Seattle Repertory Theater, Intiman Theater, A Contemporary Theatre, The Denver Center Theater, The Milwaukee Repertory Theater, The Getty Center, Tacoma Actor’s Guild, The Portland Center Stage, The 5th Avenue Theater, Seattle Children’s Theater and many others.
He took a hiatus from acting and graduated cum laude from Seattle University Law School. He was a law clerk at the Washington State Court of Appeals, an associate at the appellate law firm Talmadge Fitzpatrick, and then served as general counsel for an online securities research firm. He now combines his careers as actor and lawyer by coaching attorneys and other professionals on public speaking and presentation skills.
Mike plays Matthew Harrison Brady (modeled on William Jennings Bryan) in Inherit the Wind at Town Hall on January 21 and 23.
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Mike King has been a courtroom lawyer for over 30 years, primarily appearing in appellate courts both in Washington and around the country. He has no Southern credentials, but then neither did Mathew Harrison Brady (Williams Jennings Bryan), who hailed from Nebraska. Mike was born in a small town (Colville), and raised in a city (Spokane) that felt very much like a small town. He got his A.B. from a school near Boston, and his J.D. from the University of Washington. Mike did not discover the stage until late in life, but has since been making up for lost time, appearing in several Hit & Run productions including “The Realm of Whispering Ghosts: If Truman Met Einstein,” in which he appeared as President Harry Truman—a role he has taken on the road to Rotary Clubs throughout the Puget Sound. Mike has been married for 34 years to Nancy Neraas (also an attorney, but one who keeps her distance from the courtroom). They have three adult sons, Anders, Peter, and Marten.
Distinguished attorney Jeffrey Tilden plays Henry Drummond (based on Clarence Darrow).
Jeff Tilden has been a Seattle trial lawyer for 35 years.
Jeff grew up in North Alabama, about 2 hours away from the Dayton County Courthouse, in which the Scopes trial was held. He has never been to Dayton (to his recall), but the Jack Daniels distillery in Lynchburg is close by and he sold bibles during college in a tiny town in Appalachia a couple of hours north of Dayton. Jeff graduated from the University of Alabama in 1977 and the University of Virginia School of Law in 1981, further burnishing his Southern credentials. He has been married for 28 years to Robin Silver. They have two adult sons, Saul and Max.