Mere Mortals – Biographies

by David Ives

Directed by Brian O’Connor

running time:  26 minutes


Brian O’Connor (Director, Joe) Brian is an accomplished director, actor and designer.  For Providence Players, Brian has directed It’s a Wonderful Life – for two years; A Christmas Carol; The Lion, the Witch and The Wardrobe, and as set designer for Best Christmas Pageant Ever.  Brian has been an actor for over 20 years in the DC area and is proud to have performed at Arena Stage, the Kennedy Center, Olney Theatre, Interact Theatre Company (with Katherine Flye and the late and very talented Ralph Cosham), and is very thankful to his lovely wife, Suzanne, and son, Ian, for their support.

Patrick David (Charlie) Other previous stage roles at PPF include George in Moon Over Buffalo, Frank in Red Herring, Jean-Francois Millet in Is He Dead?, Sir Toby in Twelfth Night and Joe in Time of Your Life. He and his wife, Ingrid David, recently co-designed the sets for Amadeus and To Kill a Mockingbird, which earned him a WATCH award for Best Set Design.

David Whitehead (Frank) is a veteran member of PPF, having played many roles including Walter Burns in Front Page and Antonio Salieri in Amadeus, which earned him a WATCH nomination for outstanding lead actor in a play. He has also played Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol (twice), Chris in All My Sons, George Bailey in It’s a Wonderful Life, Gabe in Dinner with Friends and Banjo in The Man Who Came to Dinner. David sits on PPF’s board of directors. He thanks his very talented wife, Beth, for sharing the stage with him once again.