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Mary McHale

Mary McHale (Sister B) is a Chicago south-side Irish Catholic girl raised in the Marquette Park area. She is a graduate of Second City and Players Workshop, she also studied at Victory Gardens Theater and Annoyance Theatre. Her acting credits include Aunt Rose in Tony ‘n Tina’s Wedding, Cookie Cusack in Neil Simon’s Rumors, BS, Back in the Shadows Again and Chancing at Lunacy for the Free Associates Theatre Company. Her film credits include commercials for Loew’s and Comedy Central. She produced and performed in Scrooge Unglued, another original play by McHale Productions under the direction of Tripp Burton

Dave Nolan

Dave Nolan (Father Chuck) is an American-Irish Catholic guy born on Chicago’s south-side and happy to be playing an Italian priest. He’s been seen in Chicago Hope, Ali and The Inlaws. Some of you may know him as the attorney at drivers school for the Cook County Circuit Court. Dave’s Italian was honed for Tony Sr. in Tony ‘n Tina’s Wedding. He hosted the video Chicago Mob Recipes. Dave’s training included improvisation under Jay Leggett and shows at the Improv Olympic. His credits also include dozens of regional and national commercials for such products as Tide, Beltone and Black & Decker.  It’s been great fun working for McHale Productions on Sister B’s Bingo Bonanza and Scrooge Unglued.

Carey Lee Burton - Sister Cherisse

Carey Lee Burton (Sister Cherisse) is thrilled to be joining the cast of Sister B’s Bingo Bonanza! A graduate of Columbia College Chicago, Carey has spent her post graduate years performing around the Chicagoland area. Favorite credits include Moment (Steep Theatre), Down Range (Genesis Theatrical Productions), Wild Nights with Emily, Many LovesIon (Caffeine Theatre), and Lend Me a Tenor, A Christmas Carol (Citadel Theatre). Carey is also a proud company member of GreatWorks Theatre, a company dedicated to bringing social studies and literature-based plays into the school system. Above all, Carey is an avid bingo player... despite never winning a game. She wishes you better luck!

Carolyn Schramm - Sister Cherisse

Carolyn Schramm (Sister Cherisse) is a native of Brooklyn, NY who received a BFA in Acting from the Goodman School of Drama at DePaul University. She was featured in the Kidworks & Toucan Production’s children’s theater touring companies and played Tina in Chicago’s production of Tony ‘n Tina’s Wedding. In addition to acting, Carolyn also runs a fitness training business that took her from The Canyon Ranch Health Spa in Tuscon all the way to personal trainer for the Princesses of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh. She is delighted to be back in Chicago and thrilled to be a part of Sister B’s Bingo Bonanza and McHale Productions, for the past 7 years.

Susan Gaspar

Susan Gaspar (Director) A transplant from NYC, Susan has been acting and directing in Chicago since 1992. She performed voice-over for Leona’s Restaurants radio ads, and also appeared in a series of regional cable commercials for the chain. She was an ensemble member of The Free Associates for nine years, where she appeared in over thirty productions and won an After Dark Award for Outstanding Performance. She has worked with many Chicago theatre companies as both an actor and director. Thank you for supporting live theater!