Traveling by Train

Traveling by Train

These 5 characters have a lot to say about the life of a traveling salesman… but we love what they have to say!

David Briski (Salesman & Tommy Djilas) ~ Although I’m a newcomer to the Heritage Players, you may recognize me from several shows with Pine City High School. My most prominent role was playing Ren McCormack (Kevin Bacon) in the Fall production of Footloose. As a recent high school graduate, I plan on attending UMD this fall where I hope to study Computer Science.

Allen Ramstad (Salesman & Constable Locke) ~ Allen is 18 years old and plays two roles for this production. Previous show experience includes the PCHS production of “Footloose” back in 2015. Allen joined the show when asked by another performer. Special thank you to the amazing cast for the chance to learn and act with them.

Rich Elliot (Salesman & Townsperson) ~ Rich is 46 and plays a Travelling Salesman, and one of the Townspeople in the show. This is his first experience in the theater but he was excited to join his oldest daughter Emily in the production, and he is truly enjoying the experience. He teaches and coaches girls soccer in the Forest Lake School district, but he and his wife and 3 daughters have lived in Pine City since 2003.

Andrew Belland (Salesman & Townsperson) ~ This is my 5th play. I go to Pine City High School and will be starting the 10th grade. In my spare time I raise endangered goats, am manager of the Dragons football team, on the Dragon trap shooting team, Vice President of Pine County 4-H & 4-H ambassador. I love hunting, demolition derbies, getting muddy, spending time with family & of course goats!

Celia Ausmus (Salesman & Townsperson) ~ When Celia isn’t in school or at rehearsal, she enjoys painting, baking, and enjoying time with friends. In the past she has been in the Pine City High School’s production of “Footloose” and “Wiley and the Hairy Man”. Her favorite scene in “The Music Man” is the first scene on the train.

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