The Cast

(In Alphabetical order)

Justin Eberhard (Polonius):
Justin Eberhard has been acting since the 4th grade. Most of his work has been done with the Columbus Civic Theatre over the past few years. Some of his favorite rolls with them include Marcellus/Rosencrantz/The Gravedigger in Hamlet, Ferdinand in The Tempest, Ellard in The Foreigner, The Ghost of Christmas Present in A Christmas Carol, and most recently Phillip in You Never Can Tell. He has also been seen in 3 seasons with Cloak & Dagger Dinner Theater, and a few shows with Bread & Circus Theater, notably his Shakespeare debut as Malcom in Macbeth. Recently he has begun working in the world of film acting and will be seen in an episode of the web series The Boyfriend Project and the short film Unidentified as Colin Sadler. He is proud to debut with CPC Theatrical with his favorite Shakespeare show, and would like to thank his friends, family and his wonderful girlfriend for their love and support in his acting career.

Eduardo Lozano (Bernardo/Priest/Lord)
Eduardo will be having his debut production with CPC Theatrical portraying Bernardo, a Priest and a Lord. Eduardo is currently an undergraduate Theatre major at The Ohio State University. His recent theatrical productions have been Don Giovanni (Ensemble), City of Angels (LT. Muñoz/Pancho Vargas), The Odd Couple (Felix Unger) and One Step Closer (Pathological Liar). Eduardo has also written, directed and produced his short film (Pay Back) that won first place. He is a member of the Dramatists’ Guild, and has had two plays he wrote produced at OSU. Eduardo would like to thank his family and friends or all the support and encouragement to chase his dreams.

Rachel Marschner (Ophelia):  
Rachel Marschner is incredibly excited to be portraying Ophelia in her debut production with CPC Theatrical. She is a recent graduate of Capital University, receiving a degree in Vocal Performance with an emphasis on Opera this past May. Some of her theatrical credits include: The Consul (Mother), Candide (Paquette), Susannah (Chorus), David and Lisa (Lisa Brandt), Robin Hood (Maid Marian), Just So Stories (Pau Amma), and Twelfth Night (Maria). She would like to thank her loved ones for encouraging her to step outside her self-imposed box, her friends for their support, CPC Theatrical for giving her this incredible opportunity, and you (the audience) for coming out to see the show!

J.T. McDaniel (King/Ghost):
J.T. McDaniel has been involved in theater and other entertainment since grade school. Some past roles include: John Mayhew in Witness for the Prosecution; the Rector/DCI Eaton in Black Widow; Cascada in The Merry Widow; Judge Taylor in To Kill a Mockingbird; Doc in West Side Story; Narrator in Into the Woods; Banquo in Macbeth; Andrew Borden in Lizzie Borden; Scarpia in Tosca; Mayor/Tim in Spamalot; Jonathan in Arsenic and Old Lace; Smokey in Damn Yankees; the Constable and Mordcha in different productions of Fiddler on the Roof; and Bob Anderson in Coming Out. On radio he created The Stanley Stalwart Show, where he voiced most of the characters, and wrote and appeared in Waiting for the Fisherman for WRCC radio. He has trod the boards in such wide-spread locales as Tokyo, Indianapolis, Cleveland, Dublin, Delaware, and Grove City. In his spare time, J.T. has published three novels, one play, and several non-fiction works. He is a member of the Military Writers Society of America, and the Dramatists’ Guild. His eldest son, Richard, is a CG artist, movie effects supervisor, film restorer, musician, and brewer.


Jack Miller (Hamlet):
Jack Miller (Hamlet) is still somewhat suspicious that he is in fact dreaming. But if he isn't, then he is excited beyond words that he gets to play such an iconic role. Jack has been a part of the theatre since age 7 and plans to continue for the rest of his life. Most recently, he appeared in Shots in the Dark's production of Boeing Boeing as Robert. Favorite roles include, Mr. Cladwell in Urinetown, Alan in Picnic, Brother Michael in Trumpet in the Land, and The Beast in Beauty and the Beast.

Devon Porter (Laertes/First Player):
Devon is excited to be playing Laertes in his first CPC Theatrical production. He’s been involved in theatre since his early teens and has appeared in over 30 shows prior to Hamlet, including Hair, I Hate Hamlet and 12 Angry Men. Devon was nominated by Columbus Theatre Roundtable for Best Actor 2015 for his performance as Moritz in Spring Awakening. Devon is attending OSU to pursue a degree in Psychology.


Devon would like to thank CPC Theatrical for giving him the opportunity to play such an amazing role. He would also like to thank his family and friends for all their love and support.

Grace Rinehart (Queen):
Grace Rinehart is pleased to be taking part in her second CPC Theatrical production. A recent graduate of Otterbein University, she has also trained with Tim Kent at Pinewood Studios in London, BalletMet, and Opera Columbus. Some past roles include: Elaine Robinson in The Graduate; Cinderella in Into the Woods; Carol in Coming Out; Emma Woodhouse in Jane Austen's Emma; Sonya in Flushed; and Constance Bonacieux in The Three Musketeers. She would like to thank her family and friends for their support, and Carmen Bowden for helping her run lines while in London.

Kyle Smith (Horatio):
Kyle Smith is a recent graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University where he studied Journalism and Theatre. Kyle's previous Shakespeare work includes the title role of Julius Caesar, Friar John in Romeo and Juliet, and Borachio and Friar Francis in Much Ado About Nothing. Most recently he was seen in the Columbus Civic Theater's production of Suddenly, Last Summer as Dr. Cukrowicz. A longtime resident of Powell, Kyle is excited to continue acting and is considering returning to school to further pursue Shakespeare scholarship. 

Jai Furlong (Director):
Jai has done a great many things in his past lives, running the gamut from serving on a pirate ship, to running the halls of a British hospital in search of his biological father, to serving as the family solicitor for an aristocratic English family. The fact these events were only done in plays and musicals is entirely irrelevant. Jai has appeared on various stages for 30 years, beginning when he was six; you do the math to figure out his age. 

As always, much love to poopie for putting up with an extraordinary amount of bullshit from me during this process and to my cast for doing an amazing job with a ridiculous amount of words. I think I broke a couple of you and I'm sure my name will come up during your therapy sessions. I adore all of you!

Ashley Collins (Stage Manager):
Theatre: Dolly, Ravenscroft; Mrs. Parker, Catch Me If You Can; Jean McCormack/Mimsey, Plaza Suite; Harriet, The Shirt Off His Back; Lisa, Wait Until Dark; Footman/Sloppy Girl/Ensemble, Cinderella; Ensemble, Fiddler on the Roof; Julie, Potluck; Tansy,The Nerd; Officer Pudney, Rumors; Sunny, The Last Night of Ballyhoo; Actor 1, And Then They Came for Me; Court Clerk, Witness for the Prosecution. Film: Humming, Frequency; Girl, Where Am I?

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Production Staff

Ashton Brammer (Player Queen/Gravedigger/Messenger)
Ashton Brammer is portraying Player Queen and Gravedigger in her debut production with CPC Theatrical. She is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a B.A. In English & Theatre. Her recent theatrical credits include: The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Ensemble), The Visit (First Woman/Mayor’s Wife), The Little Mermaid Jr. (Directing Intern/Sound Tech), Magick & Poison: The Musical (Briar Rose), Madama Butterfly (Assistant Stage Manager), Spamalot (Laker Girl), Arsenic and Old Lace: The Radio Show (Announcer #1/Siren #1), and The Marriage of Figaro (Assistant Stage Manager). She has been involved in various film work through Capital University and CCAD, and was an uncredited paid extra in Captain American II: Winter Soldier. She would like to thank her family and friends for their support, and in the words of Walt Disney, “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”

John Grote (Marcellus/Osric/Gentleman):
John has appeared in numerous roles around the central Ohio area, including Sir Bedevere in Spamalot, General Waverly in White Christmas, Ben Hecht in Moonlight and Magnolias, Doctor Shawcross/Sgt Charleton in Black Widow, Howard in Picnic, the Narrator in Into the Woods, and Nicky in The Seafarer.

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