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Julie Harkness (Giuliana La Cantatrice) received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts with an emphasis in Musical and Children's Theatre at San Francisco State University.  Favorite roles include Octavia in a parody of Antony & Cleopatra, Mother Abess in Sound of Music, Widow Corney in Oliver, Sister Robert Anne in Nunsense and Nunsense II.  Other favorite productions are Rosencranz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Anything Goes, Winnie the Pooh, and Marat Sade, for which she won Best Actress in a state-wide competition. She is co-founder of the Ponderosa Theatre Company.  Direction credits include Harvey, Kids 'N Music, and You're A Good Man Charlie Brown.  Julie is excited and honored to be working with her dear friend and matron of honor, Marilyn Prince
 
Paul Harkness (Il Dottore) was a founding member of the Sherlock Holmes Theatre Company (1991-1993).  In 2002, Paul played Octavius Ceasar to his wife Julie's Octavia in a parody of Antony and Cleopatra at the S.F. Fringe Festival.  In 1998, he was in the California Fault Zone Theatre Company, which toured The Bacchae, a Greek tragedy by Euripides, to Cyprus, performing at actual Greek Theatrical ruin sites.  He is a long time member of Incentives to Intrigue (1991-2004), currently playing in the murder mystery, Murder on the Wine Train Express, on the Napa Valley Wine Train. He has been a collaborator in the TUTTI FRUTTI COMMEDIA Company from 1987 to the present.
 
James Letchworth (Arlecchino) is the driving force behind TUTTI FRUTTI COMMEDIA.  He was introduced to Commedia dell'Arte in college but is primarily self-taught.  Jim has been making leather masks for twenty-five years and has done numerous museum, school and theater programs.  Jim is a mentor for an on-line English language Commedia club.  Go to Yahoo, Theater, Commedia dell‘Arte, and join!  Read about his Commedia exploits in Commedia Dell'Arte a Handbook for Troupes by John Rudlin & Olly Crick. He also does murder mysteries and 19th century ballroom dancing, look for him in the cult film, Victims of the 23rd Century.  He met his wife, Marilyn Prince, while playing Pantalone at the Renaissance Faire.
 
Marilyn Prince (Columbina) is a 4th generation San Franciscan, who has been interested in acting since she was a child in the ‘50s, when her parents took her to shows at all the little theaters in The City.  She has a B.A. in Theater from UCB, and a Masters Degree in Theater from SFSU.  She was one of the founders of Eureka Theater, and has performed in various companies in the Bay Area and Southern California, among them South Coast Repertory Theater, Berkeley Shakespeare Festival, and The One Act Theater Co.  She also appeared in Victims of the 23rd Century with her husband, Jim Letchworth.  Currently she performs in Murder Mysteries with Incentives to Intrigue and, of course, commedia with TUTTI FRUTTI.  She also teaches and directs Commedia dell'Arte at Enola Maxwell Middle School of the Arts, and the Creative Arts Charter School, public schools in San Francisco.  Marilyn attended both high school and SFSU with Julie Small Harkness (it's a small town!).
 
Jody Veahman (Zanni, The Musician) plays mandolin, guitar, melodian and whatnot.  He also plays English Morris music and Spanish California music.  He has researched much of the music used here tonight.  Jody has been working with TUTTI FRUTTI for fifteen years.
 
Jeffrey Weissman (Pulcinella) celebrates his 33rd year acting, appearing in dozens of television shows and motion pictures; notably as "George McFly" in Back to the Future 2 & 3, "Teddy Conway" in Clint Eastwood's Pale Rider, and he co-stars in the locally produced comedy feature, Weed , to be released later this year. He is known as the Renaissance Faire Fool, and works as Charlie Chaplin, Stanley Laurel, Groucho Marx, and Larry Fine internationally.  He is a founding varsity member of LA Theater Sports, and has jammed with many greats in improv.  He teaches, directs, produces and writes and is currently with the "Magic Theater Gym@." http://www.jeffreyweissman.com