A group of 30 talented actors, under the direction of Donald Schneider, brought the eight episodes of Vein of Silver to life.  The L & S Studio production is the result of countless man hours dedicated to refining every detail from dialogue, sound effects, timing, music, mixing, equalizing, and more.  

 Pat Anderson

Pat Anderson

HIGH PRIEST JOSEPH CAIAPHAS


Pat Anderson is co-founder and president of an advertising and public relations firm in Springfield, Illinois and is considered an expert on communicating with Generation X and Y. He is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University and is working on master’s degree from the University of Illinois.

 Karl Bockemeier

Karl Bockemeier

YAIR BEN SHIMON, THE POTTER


Karl Bockemeier has acted professionally in Chicago and less intensely in New Salem, Illinois, portraying such characters as Abraham Lincoln and Charles Lindbergh, He holds a bachelor’s degree in speech from Illinois College and a master’s degree in acting from the University of Illinois. He works as a teacher and is married with two children.

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Chas Blyth

ANGEL | ROMAN LEGIONNAIRE


Ricky Dunham

DYSMAS, THIEF


 
 David Edwards

David Edwards

CLOPAS, FARMER


David Edwards is a retired special education teacher and keeps busy by renovating the Victorian home where he and his wife reside. He has been acting, singing and building sets for community theater in Illinois since 1976.

 Leona Edwards

Leona Edwards

CLOPAS' WIFE


Leona Edwards is a retired sixth-grade and music teacher. She is a musician who has performed in community theater for three decades and is now developing a circus history museum on Petersburg, Illinois.

 Greg Floyd

Greg Floyd

TRIBUNE CORNELIUS LUCIUS STRABO


Greg Floyd has been acting since the first grade and has had the pleasure of portraying such characters as Huckleberry Finn and Puck. When not on stage, he is a deposit operations officer for Illinois National Bank.

 Pat Foster

Pat Foster

NARRATOR


Patrick Foster is an attorney in Springfield, Illinois, where he has appeared in radio productions of A Christmas Carol and It’s A Wonderful Life.

 
 Flynn Hanners

Flynn Hanners

CHIEF TEMPLE GUARD EPHRON


Flynn Hanners is a member and past president of the Springfield Municipal Opera Board of Directors in Illinois. He is a master sergeant with the Illinois State Police and is a proud father and grandfather.

 Darin Harms

Darin Harms

TRIBUNE PETRONIUS JULIANUS


During the past 15 years, Darin Harms has performed with the Springfield Muni and the Springfield Theatre Center in Springfield, Illinois, and with Theatre in the Park at New Salem and the Jacksonville Theatre Guild, also in Illinois. His roles include King Arthur, Tom Sayer and John Hancock. Happily married, he lives in Springfield.

Cheri Alyce Hopper

REBECCA, WIFE OF CORNELIUS


Married with one child, Cheri Alyce Hopper grew up in Louisiana and enjoys vampire thrillers.

 Richard Judd

Richard Judd

CENTURION MARCUS NONIUS TELLICUS, THE EXACTOR MORTIS


Richard Judd is a retired college professor from the University of Illinois at Springfield. He has performed as a professional and amateur in choral, comedic and dramatic productions in the greater Springfield area.

 
 Shannon Keith Kelley   

Shannon Keith Kelley

ANNAS BEN SETHI, FORMER HIGH PRIEST & FATHER-IN-LAW TO JOSEPH CAIAPHAS


Shannon Keith Kelley earned a master’s degree in theater from Ohio University more than three decades ago and is a playwright, actor, and director. He is a two-time recipient of the Ohio University Alumni Performing Arts Award and a two-time recipient of the Illinois Arts Council Award in Playwriting.

 Bruce Kellogg

Bruce Kellogg

CAPTAIN MITHTIDES


Bruce Kellogg is an award-winning journalist who has worked for newspapers in four states. An honors graduate of Yale University, he enjoys fast motorcycles and fine whisky, but not at the same time. He is married with three dogs, three cats, three lizards and two snakes.

 Caleb Klauzer

Caleb Klauzer

MALCHUS, CAIAPHAS CHIEF SERVENT & PILATE INFORMANT


Caleb Klauzer has performed in a number of community theater productions and is grateful for his large family that includes three siblings, nine nieces and nephews and his soon-to-be wife Elizabeth.

 Martin Kuhn

Martin Kuhn

LEGIONNAIRE COMINIUS/LEGIONNAIRE GAIUS


Martin Kuhn is an accomplished dressage trainer based at StarWest. He owns and operates Kuhn Ridge Farms, a grain-producing cattle farm near Springfield, Illinois. He graduated from Illinois College in 2004 with degrees in philosophy and creative writing. In 2001 he founded Moiety Enterprises, a one man digital arts company to showcase his talents in design, music, photography, writing, and more.

 

Tom Lawton

PONTIUS PILATE, GOVERNOR OF JUDEA


Tom Lawton holds degrees in theater from Western Illinois University and has been acting, producing and directing since he was twelve years old. He lives in a cabin on a small lake in rural Illinois that he found fifteen years ago.

Ed MacMurdo

AMOS, PILATE’S BATH MASTER


Ed MacMurdo is the attractions coordinator for the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois. He has directed and choregraphed many local productions.

Alice Martin

DEBORAH, WIFE OF ANTILOCHUS & MOTHER OF REBECCA


Alice Martin has directed The Diary of Anne Franke and been stage manager for A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This is her first acting performance.

John McAdams

SOLOMON, CORNELIUS' SERVANT


 

Jon Gray Noll

PLUTONIUS, PILATE'S SCRIBE


A graduate of West Point, a former Army Ranger, a finisher of the Ironman triathlon in Hawaii and proud husband and father, Jon Gray Noll is an attorney in Springfield, Illinois.

John Michael Presney

ELIONAEUS, CAIAPHAS' SON


John Michael Presney is a singer and actor from Springfield, Illinois and currently residing in Chicago. Recent credits include roles in The Producers, Biloxi Blues, Miss Saigon and Big River. He currently attends the Theatre Conservatory at the Chicago College of Performing Arts.

Dennis Rendleman

DR. ROYCE JENNINGS, CURATOR OF CHICAGO MUSEUM OF ARTS & ANTIQUITIES


Dennis Rendleman is a lawyer and assistant professor of legal studies at the University of Illinois at Springfield. He performs as a ghost at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois and has appeared in My Fair Lady, Camelot and South Pacific. He is married with three daughters.

Troy Roark

DANIEL/ROMAN LEGIONNAIRE


Troy Roark is engineer and partner at L & S Studios in Springfield, in Springfield, Illinois. He has been a juggler and musician since he was eight years old.

 

Tim Roseberry

JUDAS ISH KERIOTH


A native of Riverton, Illinois, Tim Roseberry has worked in advertising, public relations and marketing for nearly thirty years. He has been a spokesman for a labor union since 2003 and lives in Springfield with his wife and two sons.

Patrick Russell

LEGIONNAIRE MARTINIUS


Patrick Russell is an actor at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois and has appeared in numerous community theater productions.

Donald Schneider

GABIUS | SIMON PETER


Don Schneider is a copywriter for a radio station and has been involved in community theater for more than a quarter-century as an actor and director. He collects comic books and enjoys science fiction in any form. He is married with one stepson, one daughter-in-law and four grandchildren.

Linda Schneider

LADY PROCULA, PILATE'S WIFE


Linda Schneider has appeared in several community theater productions and directed Li’l Abner at the Theatre in the Park in the summer of 2007. She works as the residency coordinator for the division of emergency medicine at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

 

Regan Smith

ANTILOCHUS THE MERCHANT, HUSBAND TO DEBORAH & FATHER TO REBECCA


Regan Smith's love affair with acting began at age eight and has continued for more than six decades. He is a retired Professor of Sociology at the University of Illinois at Springfield.

Stephen Sundquist

TRIBUNE QUINTUS VALENS


Stephen Sundquist is happily married to a minister and is the proud father of two girls.

John Woodruff

JOSEPH OF ARIMATHEA


John Woodruff is retired and recently appeared in Lincoln, a documentary produced by the Public Broadcasting Service. He has been involved in several community theater productions and enjoys visiting grandchildren and two children as often as they will allow.