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Louise K. Cornetta


Louise K. Cornetta appears on the Murder Mystery Murder Train in The Illusion of Death in the role of Lillian Boudini, a “very brash, very no-nonsense woman who invariably gets what she wants.”

Although she graduated cum laude with a degree in theater from the University of Southern California, Louise did not initially go into acting, Instead, she began a 27-year career at ESPN that took her to every major sporting event.

Fortunately, Louise eventually found her way back to the stage in 2015.

Before moving to Florida in 2022, Louise played the lead in Cahoots, Misdeeds of the Mistletoe Mine at the Actors Gym in Hamden, CT and appeared in Coming to Town and Zooming Through Life with The Orange Players Theater CompanyIn Connecticut, Louise also appeared in short films, showcases and commercials. Shortly before the pandemic, she made her feature film debut in The Dangerfield’s, which was released nationally in June of 2022 and now available on Amazon Prime.

Since relocating to Florida, Louise has appeared as Louise in Hollywood Arms (a role is based on Carol Burnette’s real-life mother, who struggled with and eventually died from alcoholism) and appeared in Vanities and Love Letters for Arts Center Theatre on Marco Island, the lead in Beer for Breakfast at The Studio Players and humorist Erma Bombeck in the one-woman show At Wit’s End (for which she was nominated  for a 2022 Broadway World Award for Best Solo Performance) and the lead in A Girl’s Guide to Chaos for the Center for the Performing Arts Bonita Springs, where she has also performed in Funny Shorts Live, Stage-It and Staged Readings.

During the pandemic, she performed her dream role of Margo Channing that Bette Davis made famous in All About Eve for FaceBook Live. The pandemic also offered numerous FaceBook Live readings of plays such as Love Letters for Valentine’s Day, A Christmas Carol for Christmas Time, Shakespeare and Evil Under the Sun with Abbynormal Production. She also narrated scary stories for Halloween.

Louise performs regularly on the Seminole Gulf Murder Mystery Dinner Train, Gibson House Murder Mysteries, They Improv and through her company, MariLou Productions, for which she reprises the one-woman show Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End at country clubs and other venues.

September 13, 2022; revised June 6, 2024.


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