Cast

 
Thyme - Autumn Butler is a DC native and a lover of the arts. She has studied theatre, music and dance at Duke Ellington School of the Performing Arts, The Washington Ballet, and Bard College.
 
Mother - Dena Colvin is a graduate of The National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts and their advanced acting program, Actor's Repertory Theatre. Favorite roles include Cass in Wonder of the World and Lorraine in The Brian Dillman Conspiracy. Dena was seen in last summer's Capitol Fringe Festival as a rhyming prostitute in the nearly sold out run of An Adult Evening With Shel Silvertein, also with Actor's Repertory Theatre.
 
Feets - Greg Poole  With a BFA from Howard University's acclaimed Theatre Arts Department, Greg has been performing professionally since 1980. As a stand up comic, his club credits include "Catch A Rising Star", "The Improv" (N.Y., DC, Miami, West Palm), "The Comedy Store" (L.A.) and "Caroline's Comedy Club." He's traveled with several theatre companies, including "Nucleus", with Attallah Shabazz, "Soul In Motion Players" with Mike Friend, and "The Demi-Gods" with Joseph Walker. His most recent role was "Townsman Solution" in "Princess Problem, Time to Wed" at the Studio Theatre in DC.
 
TJ - Manuel A. McCoy Sr. made his theatre debut in 2017 in the stage play by Lynn Nottage; Fabulation or The Re-Education of Undine. He has played a role in the web series Shenanigans and a few short films titled Family Business and Smiling Faces. In addition to taking several acting classes at the Theater Lab in D.C, Manuel displayed his comedic talents while performing improve at Laugh Index Theatre. Manuel retired from a 21 year career in the Air Force and graduated from National Louis University with a B.S. in Management.
 
Black Jimmy - Steve Langley is an actor-playwright and singer-songwriter. He will perform in FINALLY QUIET IN MY HEAD this summer at the Anacostia Arts Center. His plays include HARLEM 9/11 and CUT/UNCUT. He is the founder of Reverb, an award-winning DC-area a cappella vocal group. His song, IN THIS LAND, is the title tune of a CD by the Grammy Award-winning group Sweet Honey in the Rock.
 
Suede - Terrance Hawkins is from Washington, D.C. He started his acting career in high school at Paint Branch High and has been in several stage productions since then. Terrance is also an established stand up comic and has worked with some of the legends in the comedy profession. This is his second run with The Heroes' Tale. Terrance can be reached socially by instagram @thedukeofcomedy on Facebook @ Terrance Hawkins and on twitter @ Terrydacomedian
 
Boy 1 - Ben Church is a native of the DC area who has been acting since high school. He has appeared in numerous productions including The Lion in Winter, and The Creation of the World and Other Business. He's been gone from the stage for a while, and is very happy to return.
 
Boy 2- Mark Mumm is an amateur Renaissance Man looking to go pro: Actor, poet, writer, musician, theatre educator, and songwriter. He is a graduate of London's Rose Bruford College with an MA Theatre for Young Audiences. He can be heard playing saxophone around the DC area as well as singing and playing guitar with his music project: Mistress Tigers.
 
Boy 3 - Todd Leatherbury is a professional comic who has opened for Ellen Degeneres, Martin Lawrence, Dennis Miller and has been seen on Entertainment Tonight.
 
Thyme (understudy) Tatiana Chavez is a DC native and current student at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts (Theatre - Class of 2016). Tatiana’s theatre credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Folger Shakespeare Library), Salat (Signature Theatre), Bubbling Brown Sugar (Student Youth Employment Program Musical Theatre Intensive), Vinegar Tom and The Invention of Music (New York Stage&Film’s Powerhouse Theatre) and Out of the Frame: 16 Voices (Duke Ellington School of the Arts). Tatiana plans on pursuing a degree in Acting in her postsecondary education in Fall 2016. She is a passionate student who loves the arts.

Production

Playwright - Cheryl Butler-Poole studied musical theatre at Howard University and dance with LaVerne Reed, the Jones & Haywood School of Ballet, and the Louis Johnson Dance Theatre. She was a satff writer for WUSA-TV’s award winning program, “In Our Lives”.

Director, Gregory Poole has a BFA from Howard University’s Theatre Arts Department where he won Best Actor and Director awards. Most recently Greg was heard on WPGC Radio as Judge Poole on The Skillet.

Technical Director - India Soodoo

Stage Manager - Andrea Butler