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Elvis Mortley is Sir Jasper Fidget in Theatre Conspiracy’s ‘The Country Wife’


morris-and-doyle-bOpening December 1 in the Foulds Theater at the Alliance for the Arts is Theatre Conspiracy’s production of William Wycherley’s The Country Wife. Directed by Karen Goldberg, the play stars Shelley Sanders as Margery, Mitch Haley as Harry Horner, Jim Yarnes as Pinchwife, Dena Galyean as Alithea, Stephen Hooper as Doctor Quack, Elvis Mortley as Sir Jasper Fidget, Cantrella Canady as elvis-mortley-aLady Fidget, Tom Marsh as Sparkish, Juan Alejandro as Harcourt, and Tera Nicole Miller as Squeamish.

Elvis Mortley has been acting since he was 19 and living in Trinidad. Over the ensuing 35 years, he has performed there, in St. Lucia and in New York. Although he did not garner a role on Broadway or 47th Street, he did land a part as an extra on an episode of Law & Order. But, in truth, he was more focused on music because he was not part of the actors’ guild. “I did not know anything about that and I had no one to guide me, so I turned to my music morris-and-doyle-finstead,” where he became known to fans in the Calypso World as the musician “Oba.”

It was not until he arrived in Southwest Florida in 2005 that he found his way back onto the stage. Most recently, he played the role of Doyle in Theatre Conspiracy’s production of Jennifer Haley’s The Nether. Prior to that, he was in The Waiting Room, Christmas in the Neighborhood and, of course, Toys in the Attic. “When I got the call to join the cast of Toys in the Attic, I knew I was home because I’d found people who are really taking [community theater] seriously. I’m really happy to be part of the group.”

morris-and-doyle-dElvis has also been cast in the locally-lensed independent film Fallaway.

November 21, 2016.


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