Wendy Ascione-Juska

Things My Mother Taught Me - February 21, 22, 23   2014

Olivia and Gabe are moving into their first apartment together. They’ve just packed up all of their belongings and driven halfway across the country, to start a new life together in Chicago.


Chelsea Community Hospital
Dining Room
775 South Main Street, Chelsea

produced by special arrangement with
Samuel French Ltd.

Jeff Boyer


Vicky Wurster


Tim Farmer


Dawn Bucholz-Clark


June Weiland


Diane DuRussel


Dennis Petsch

Gary Glover

Wendy Ascione-Juska (Olivia) is pleased to be back in Chelsea for her third CAP production after performing in The Seven Year Itch and The CAP Connection back in 2002. She has also worked with P.T.D. Productions in Ypsilanti (Born Yesterday, Present Laughter, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Sunshine Boys) and Ann Arbor Civic Theatre (A Few Good Men, Stage Door, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof). Wendy’s “day job” is an event manager for the University of Michigan’s ADVANCE program. She would like to thank her friends and family for all of her support, especially Paul for his willingness to help with lines.

Dawn Bucholz-Clark (Karen) grew up in Chelsea and now resides in Stockbridge, Michigan where she works for Stockbridge Community Schools, aka Ms. Dawn. “I have a passion for working with children and to always have a positive outlook in life.” She enjoys being outdoors, camping, traveling, and spending time with her family. Dawn also belongs to the Stockbridge Town Hall Players and had the honor of working with Jeff Boyer as the Wicked Witch in The Wizard of Oz. This is her first production as a member of the Chelsea Area Players and she rarely says ‘no’ to a good adventure. Dawn would like to thank God for blessing her in her life. She would also like to thank her children, Matt and Lynsey, for all their support. ~”Always Follow Your Dreams.”

Their moving day doesn't go exactly as planned, though, and things become slightly more complicated when all of their parents show up to help! Can a two bedroom apartment contain all of the love, laughs, worry and wisdom that's about to happen? This brand new comedy from the author of Nana's Naughty Knickers takes a generational look at relationships, and how sometimes parents are passing their best lessons on to their children without even meaning to. Funny and touching, this one will make you laugh out loud and fall in love all over again.

Tim Farmer (Gabe) is excited to be involved with CAP after a 16-year hiatus from the theatre! He studied theatre at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in Jacksonville, FL in secondary school and went on to study theatre and film at Florida State College and Florida State University. Tim served in multiple acting, management, and technical roles across 40 productions including the director of the world premiere production of November by Kelly Antinson. By day, Tim is a fifteen year veteran in computer infrastructure engineering and IT management.

Gary Glover (Carter) is happy to be taking part in his third CAP show, having previously played Horace Vandergelder in Hello Dolly and Lank Hawkins in Crazy for You.  He is also a 30 year member of the Dexter Community Players where he enjoyed playing Will Parker in Oklahoma!, Rooster in Annie and Harold Gorringe in Black Comedy. Other favorite roles include Senex in Forum and Grandpa in You Can’t Take it With You with the Saline Area Players. Gary wants to thank everybody involved in the production and hopes to see you in the hospital!

Dennis Petsch (Wyatt) is returning to Chelsea Players. He was instrumental at the beginning of the Players. He was involved in many musicals and dramas while attending Chelsea High. He also participate.d in various plays with Chelsea Players. Recently he has been involved with Stockbridges’ Town Hall Players playing John Hancock in 1776 and Dr. Chumley in Harvey Other productions include MameOnce Upon A Matress, Carnival, Oklahoma, Hello Dolly, Youre a Good Man Charlie Brown, and Spoon River Anthology.

Diane Du Russel (Maxine “just call me Max” Mirkowski)  has played with CAP in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast as the Wardrobe, Talkin' With as French Fries and in their musical revue CAPtivating Rhythms. She has been in many plays and recently was at the Croswell in Adrian as Roz in 9 to 5, the Musical and with the Dexter Players as Alice Lipton in Big, the Musical.  She has also been unseen in plays such as Blue’s Clues and has voiced a whale, the sun, rocks, and God among other characters. She has performed at Carnegie Hall multiple times with the Lenawee Community Chorus.  In real life Diane is the office manager at a corporate family farm, of Polish heritage and is the super at her apartment complex. Thank you for supporting the arts.  Na zdrowie!

A retired drama teacher, June enjoys traveling, playing bridge, and being Grandma when not involved with community theatre.