RUSTY BRINGHURST (Howie) Rusty makes his Utah Reb debut. He is humbled to be a part of this production. “Rabbit Hole” is a powerful and moving piece of theater, and to have the opportunity to perform with this cast and crew is a great honor. Rusty has been seen in various shows at various theaters in various cities throughout the valley. Favorite roles include Yank in “The Hasty Heart,” Froggy in “The Foreigner,” Chicago in “Is He Dead,” Oscar Madison in “The Odd Couple,” Happy Loman in “Death of a Salesman,” King Henry VIII in “A Man for All Seasons,” and Rusty in “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare…Abridged.” He dedicates this show to his Mum, who he recently lost, and his little girl, who is on her way. “Have Courage, Be Kind.”
JILLIAN JOY (Izzy) Jillian is delighted to be making her Utah Rep debut with this amazing group of people. She is passionate about telling stories and hopes you find this one to be especially touching. A makeup artist, “princess,” and video host by day, Jillian’s true love is bringing beautiful roles to life. She is especially excited to be tackling the role of Izzy, who is the absolute polar opposite of who she is in real life. Her most recent and favorite roles include Annie Sullivan in “The Miracle Worker” at CenterPoint Legacy Theatre, Cecily Cardew in “The Importance of Being Earnest,” Lucy in “Jekyll & Hyde,” Meg in “Little Women,” and Cinderella in “Into the Woods.” She would like to profusely thank JayC, Johnny, and Annie for having faith in her despite the insanity. And Jillian should also thank the people she loves for putting up with all her general insanity on a daily basis.
ALI LENTE (Becca) Ali is ecstatic to be making her debut with Utah Rep this season! She has dreamt of being in this show for years, and it is a humbling experience to be playing Becca. Ali graduated from Westminster College in 2012 with a degree in Arts Administration with a Theatre minor. She currently lives and works in Salt Lake City. Recent credits include Mandy in “Time Stands Still,” Pinnacle Acting Company; Shelby in “Steel Magnolias,” WJTA; Tricia in “Dog Sees God,” Silver Summit Theatre Company; and “The Shorts Festival, Wasatch Theatre Company. Collegiate credits include Ronda in “Almost Maine,” Claire in “Rumors,” Hannah in “The Spitfire Grill,” Bridget in “Chorus of Disapproval,” and Mother in “Hands of Sodom.” She also collaborated with her classmates on a verbatim theater project very close to her heart titled “Speaking Your Piece: A Mosaic of Survival,” in which she played Elizabeth. “To everyone who has kept me strong over the last year: thank you, this one’s for you.”
VICKI PUGMIRE (Nat) “Rabbit Hole” is Vicki’s Utah Rep debut, and she’s just as pleased as can be about it. What a wonderful group of people! Her most recent role was Hattie in “The Women of Lockerbie” for Pygmalion Theater Company. And before that, a great run as Betty Meeks in “The Foreigner” at The Hale Centre Theatre. She also played Mrs. Reece in “The Farndale MacBeth” with Meat and Potatoes Theatre Company and was a part of a wonderful ensemble of “Antigone” with The Classical Greek Theatre Festival. Some other favorite roles of hers are Elizabeth Proctor in “The Crucible,” Judith Bliss in “Hay Fever,” Ouiser in “Steel Magnolias,” and Sissy in “Sordid Lives.” Thanks to Shellie and the boys for their love and support.
JARED JOHN TUCKETT (Jason Willette) Jared is a Utah native, born and raised in Spanish Fork, and he has been involved in theater since he was young. This is Jared’s second show with Utah Rep, and he couldn’t be more excited about “Rabbit Hole.” Jared is eager to continue his acting career after three years of being absent from it. He plans to attend the University of Utah majoring in musical theater. Some of his favorite roles include Zack in Utah Rep’s regional premiere of “Bare,” Lumiere in “Beauty and the Beast,” and Fender in “Hairspray.” He has also participated in other shows such as “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” “The Phantom of the Opera,” and “Alice in Wonderland.” When not on the stage Jared enjoys traveling, being in hot weather, shopping at Target, watching Netflix, and spending time with friends and family. He also keeps busy working two jobs at Caption Call and as a performer at Lagoon. “Thank you all for your support in coming to see this amazing show. I hope you brought a box of tissues. Enjoy!”