A powerfully poignant and often hilarious play, The Waverly Gallery is about the final years of a generous, chatty, and feisty grandmother’s final battle against Alzheimer’s disease.


Gladys is an old-school lefty and social activist and longtime owner of a small art gallery in Greenwich Village. The play explores her fight to retain her independence and the subsequent effect of her decline on her family, especially her grandson.


More than a memory play, The Waverly Gallery captures the humor and strength of a family in the face of crisis.

Introducing the Cast of The Waverly Gallery



Eric Misener (Howard Fine) Eric has been performing around the Tampa Bay Area for 20 years, including roles in A Doll’s House, Excursion Fare, Dracula, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Crucible, All My Sons, Murder in Green Meadows, and many others. Eric is happy to be making his first appearance with Vivid Theatre Productions, especially in a piece about such an important and universal subject. As always, he would like to thank you, the audience, for continuing to support live theatre in Tampa Bay. 





Mary Kay Cyrus (Gladys Green) is making her debut performance with Vivid Theatre and excited to tackle this challenging role. Extremely thankful that theatres could re-open in 2021, last year she played Aida in Over the River and Through the Woods at Early Bird Dinner Theater, multiple roles in Tarpon Arts production of Almost, Maine, and Juror #10 in a mixed gender production of Twelve Angry Men in New Port Richey. In the past few years, Mary Kay has also received Best Actress awards for her portrayal of Thelma in Night’ Mother and Kate Keller in All My Sons with Carrollwood Players. 





Jonathan O’Brien (Don Bowman) is thrilled to be performing with Vivid Theatre Productions! Born and raised in St.Petersburg, notable credits include Toxie/Melvin (the Toxic Avenger), Matthew Teitman (Dionysus on the Down Low, and Harold (the Boys in the Band). Jonathan would like to thank his friends and family as well as the entire cast and crew of The Waverly Gallery for their incredible work.



Patti Rinner (Ellen Fine)

Returning to the VividTheatre stage, Patti is delighted to embrace the role of Ellen. She was last seen on this stage as Kate Keller in All My Sons. In addition to theatre, Patti spent 27 years making magic in the Entertainment Department at Walt Disney World in Orlando as well as serving as a music specialist for schools in Hillsborough County for 21 years. Her television credits include a number of commercials as well as background work in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and The Right Stuff. Film credits include background work in a number of films and Katie Donaldson in Where the Land Meets the Sky.



Trevor Lloyd (Daniel Reed) Trevor loves to perform. As a Florida native, he enjoys bringing the thrill of theatre to audiences around the Tampa Bay Area, his hone. He’s excited to be back on stage after his most recent performance as Nostradamus in Something Rotten! Trevor’s most notable roles include Curly from Oklahoma, The Dentist from Little Shop of Horrors, And Lord Farquaad from Shrek. Trevor was awarded best supporting actor for his role as Matt in Snapshots while competing with The New Tampa Players at the Florida Thespians Festival. He graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelors in Broadcast News.