Sister Aloysius - Elyse Pineau
Elyse Pineau is a retired faculty member in SIUC’s Dept. of Communication Studies where she specialized in adapting, directing, and writing for the stage. An active member of the Stage Company, she recently directed THE CRUCIBLE, appeared in Kevin Purcell’s production of AGNES OF GOD, and is currently working on a one person performance of the short story, THE YELLOW WALLPAPER, directed by Purcell. In May, she performed her original one woman show, NURSING MOTHER, at SIU’s Marion Kleinau Theatre.
Father Flynn - Briar Fortkamp
Briar most recently performed in YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU (Tony) at John A Logan and in AVENUE Q (Princeton) at the Marion Cultural and Civic Center. Other roles include 800 DAYS OF SOLITUDE: A CONJURING (Joell), TREASURE ISLAND (Long John Silver), and THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST (Jack). Briar hopes you enjoy this performance.
Sister James - Heather Barnett
Heather is an actor/singer/director/music teacher. She is the owner and president of Wildflower Incorporated. Heather has worked on the stage in Southern Illinois for several years. Some of her favorite shows have been STEEL MAGNOLIAS, STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, OUR TOWN, and LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS.
Mrs. Miller - Keisha Rafe
Keisha is a former cast member of Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom and has starred in THE FESTIVAL OF THE LION KING in Orlando, Florida. She was also a featured soloist in Busch Garden's STARS, STRIPES, AND SWING: A TRIBUTE TO BIG BAND in Tampa Bay, Florida. She is a native of Southern Illinois and has starred in numerous leading and supporting roles in community and repertory theatre across the Midwest; some of which include THE BODYGUARD the musical, AVENUE Q, A CHORUS LINE, CATS, 9 to 5, ADDAMS FAMILY, CHICAGO, TARZAN, COMPANY, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, THE CRUCIBLE, and A TRIBUTE TO BROADWAY which she performed on the Princess Cruise Lines and Norwegian Cruise Lines. Keisha is thrilled to be part of Wildflower Incorporated's production of DOUBT.
Deborah Runion has been involved in theatre for more than 30 years. She has been on the stage, behind the stage and in the director's chair. While performing in several productions such as SOUND OF MUSIC, INTO THE WOODS, AND BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, her favorite role was Louse in the musical ALWAYS PATSY CLINE. In the director's chair Runion brought several productions to the stage, most notably STEEL MAGNOLIAS, DRIVING MISS DAISY, ALWAYS PATSY CLINE, and WHITE CHRISTMAS. In addition to her work in community theatre, Deborah has founded and been the artistic director for two children's theatre troupes, providing theatre experiences for hundreds of Southern Illinois youth. This will be her third production with Wildflower.
Runion is a retired Elementary School Principal who splits her time between the family farm in Carbondale and their mountain retreat in Silverton, Colorado.