A Staged Reading

Recorded live on January 20, 2020

Faith takes love. Faith takes trust. Faith takes patience… Faith takes WORK. Join us January 20th at 7 PM as Scripps Ranch Theater hosts a staged reading of local playwright Casey Tibbitts’ Quiet Cross, the story of one devout mother’s struggle to deal with her family’s very skeptical modern views. When crises arise, she finds herself forced to choose between the family she loves and the church she reveres, and to face her own painful past.


Kylie Acuña
(Margaret O’Connell)

Kylie is tremendously grateful for Casey Tibbitts bringing her back to her first love, theatre. She was last seen performing on a San Diego stage playing Bess in Cygnet’s The Last Wife. Kylie is a 16-year-old, residing in West Los Angeles. She is an actress and musician currently finishing her first album, which will debut in the summer of 2020.

Hailey Andrews
(Maureen O’Connell)

Hailey is at SDSU studying Liberal Studies to become an elementary school educator. San Diego Junior Theatre credits include Pippi Longstocking, The Addams Family, Jingle Argh the Way, Shrek the Musical, Flat Stanley, and The Phantom Tollbooth. Hailey performed with Lamb’s Players Theatre as Posie in Festival of Christmas. Voice-over credits include the animated Sarah & The Starfish. Hailey would like to thank her mother, Susan Clausen, for the support to be the quirky, optimistic, and mature young adult she is today.

Susan Clausen
(Kate O’Connell)

Susan is grateful to be a part of this talented team. Other SRT credits include Good People, Absurd Person Singular, Moonlight and Magnolias, California Suite, How the Other Half Loves and Social Security. Lamb’s Players Theatre credits include The Nerd, Harvey, A Man For All Seasons, ‘Till We Have Faces and The Diviners. Other local credits include Defying Gravity, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Auntie Mame, Dancing at Lughnasa and Jake’s Women at North Coast Rep.

Jill Drexler

Jill is the Artistic Director of Scripps Ranch Theatre.  Recent credits include Move Over Mrs. Markham at SRT, Herland at Moxie, 4000 Miles at Ion, Lend Me a Tenor at North Coast Rep  and True West at Cygnet.  Ms. Drexler is also the recipient of the Critic’s Circle award and the Patte award for Fit to be Tied at Diversionary.

Fred Harlow 
(Fr. Michael Brennan)

Fred is a veteran of San Diego theatre. His local credits include Alexander Dunlop in Voyeurs de Venus (Moxie), Peter in The Zoo Story (San Diego Actors Theatre), Pozzo in Waiting for Godot (White Box Live Arts), and Fred/Frieda in She-Rantulas from Outer Space (Diversionary and FringeNYC). SRT credits include Brooklyn BoyAn Inspector Calls, For Better… and Tribute. Before moving to San Diego, Fred lived in New York City where he helped form the Lightning Strikes Theatre Company.

Olivia Hodson
(Mary O’Connell)

Olivia was last seen as Bess in the US Premiere of The Virgin Trial at Cygnet Theatre. Other credits include Sophie in MAMMA MIA! (Welk Resorts), Amy March in Little Women (The Barnstage Company), Luisa in The Fantasticks (Scripps Ranch Theatre), Chava in Fiddler on the RoofJesus Christ Superstar and My Fair Lady (Welk Resorts). You can currently see Olivia as Young Anna/Elsa in FROZEN: Live at the Hyperion (Disney Creative Entertainment). Olivia is currently pursuing a career in theatre and film/television.

Ted Leib
(Tom O’Connell)

Ted’s acting credits include Mike in Good People (SRT), Otto Frank in The Diary of Anne Frank (Broadway Theatre, Vista); Louie in Lost In Yonkers and Norman in The Boys Next Door (Oceanside Theatre Company); Benjamin Guggenheim in Titanic, Dillard in Foxfire, Cmdr. Harbison in South Pacific, and Elle’s Father in Legally Blonde (Moonlight Stage Productions). Ted has also directed serveral plays for OTC. He is currently the artistic director at Oceanside Theatre Company.


Casey Tibbitts

Casey is a lifelong San Diegan and current resident of Scripps Ranch. He is a graduate of USD and SDSU and works in corporate IT. Quiet Cross is his first play. He is deeply indebted to Tim West for his selfless generosity in mentoring an unknown playwright. Without Tim’s guidance, insights and support, this play is just a file on a hard drive. Thank you also to Jill Drexler and the Scripps Ranch Theatre for taking a chance on a new work, and to the talented director and actors who tonight are bringing to life to the characters that until now have just been on paper. casey.tibbitts@gmail.com.


Charles Peters

Charles began his professional career at age ten when he was cast to star in a television pilot. After appearing in several short films he studied for two years at the Dallas Film Actors Lab. Moving to Los Angeles, Charles landed roles in feature films, commercials and television shows including a brief appearance on General Hospital. Charles then starred on stage in Triple Espresso, touring nationally with the show for almost 2,000 performances. In addition to film, Charles’ stage experience includes over 250 plays and 4,000 variety performances in such places as Singapore, South Africa and Hawaii. Recent SRT directing credits include Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery (2018), Return Engagements (2019), and the theatre’s current production, Italian American Reconciliation.

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