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Melissa Kay Benson (Betty Meeks) has been acting in the New Orleans area since before the dawn of the digital age. She is happy to return to the stage, in a comedy, after all the lows and woes of the Pandemic. She was last seen in The Carol Burnett Show and Midlife, The Crisis Musical at Luke’s Brisket & Broadway. At Cutting Edge Theater, some of her roles were; Sonia in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Peggy in Belles, Mrs. Levinson and Timothy in The Divine Sister, Mrs. Stanclyffe in Sex Please, We’re Sixty, Marietta Claypool in Regrets Only, Clairee in Steel Magnolias and as Latrelle in Sordid Lives. Notable roles for Melissa have been Jean-Louise Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird, and as Chris Gorman in SLT’s Rumors.

Melissa keeps her acting skills sharpened, daily, as a professional audiobook narrator.

Melissa would like to thank Sarah Pagones for thinking she is funny. She gives Brian and Richard fist bumps and high fives for their consistant hard work at making theater a prized gem on the Northshore.

Melissa Benson