Tania French is the Editor and Publisher for the Port Lavaca Wave. She is active
in the Calhoun County Civic Chorus and sings in her church choir and praise band.
She serves as treasurer of the Calhoun County Crime Stoppers board and is a member
of the board of The Harbor. Many area Wave subscribers often enjoy the antics Tania
scribes in her column where her three daughters, along with her husband, most often
become targets -- er, subjects. Deadwood Dick was her debut performance on the MST
stage. She has since performed in the PLMST plays Rumors, AndSarah Laughed andA
Good, Old Fashioned, Redneck, Country Christmas.
Derrek Gohlke He loves to play basketball. Recently, he made his second trip to the
Home School National Basketball Tournament where he was awarded the Christian Character
Award. He now works in the Aircraft industry. Derrek is a recipient of the PLMST
2002 Debut Actor Award. Previous performances include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,
The Mousetrap,Bottoms Up, and Deadwood Dick.
Marquita Gohlke Made her debut PLMST stage performance in Deadwood Dickand then
performed in Texas Tacky , Rumors, and Seven Nuns at Las Vegasafter working behind
the scenes assisting with make-up and costumes for children’s programs. She has been
married to her husband, Dale, for 18-1/2 years and is the mother of three. Marquita
spends her time home schooling her children and as a church pianist.
Dale Gohlke enjoys hunting, fishing, playing music, woodcrafts, and welding projects.
Dale discovered his interest in acting through his family ( sons Derrek and Justin,
daughter Hannah, and wife Marquita). - all of whom have appeared on the PLMST stage.
Dale’s performances include, Rumors, The House of Frankenstein, and The Creature
Daniel Gonzales is a junior at CHS and a member of the varsity football team, Choir,
debate, student council, and Interact. Little Women was his debut performance at
PLMST, He also played the part of “Father O’Brien” and “Elvis” in Seven Nuns at
Wyatt Gulsby made his acting debut as an Oompa Lumpa in Charlie and the Chocolate
Factory in 2002. Wyatt is a Life Scout with Troop # 243, plays in the CHS Band, and
is involved in church activities. Previous PLMST performances include the title role
in Aladdin, On Golden Pondand Little Women.
Jeannine Griffin returns to the PLMST stage after an 8 year hiatus.
She made her acting debut back in 1997 playing mother in Cheaper by the Dozen. She
is a Pediatrician at the Port Lavaca Clinic. She and her husband Paul Burnell have
4 sons, Griffin, Charlie, Randy, and Riley. Although she hasn’t been on stage for
a while she helped backstage as stage manager for several children’s plays. Her latest
plays include Daddy’s Dyin’, and The Christmas Angel.
Carla Hall is a registered Nurse working in Calhoun County for Excel Complete Home
Health Care. Seven Nuns at Las Vegas was her first play to do on the PLMST stage
in which she played Sister “Rose”. She also acted in The House of Frankenstein and
What the Bellhop Saw. She has been a tremendous help back stage with both Children
and Adult productions. She is the mother of fellow Actress Tristian Hall.
Suthern Holladay began acting during the summer of 2007 in Suessical at the VCT
and played Zara in PLMST’s children’s production of Aladdin, Cinderella in PLMST
version of Cinderella and Beth in the PLMST version of Little Women. She enjoys
acting very much. She is a Cheerleader at Calhoun High School.
Lance Harlan is the Dean of Students at Jackson/Roosevelt Elementary School. He and
his wife Carrie have two children Trenton and Hannah. Lance is an excellent speller
and helped his team come first place in the recent Kiwanis’ Adult Spelling Bee. Ghost
of a chance was Lance’s debut performance with PLMST.
Mark Howell is a long ago graduate of CHS and returns to the PLMST stage after a
13 year absence. He met his wife Lauren during the 1995 production of Angel Street.
They have three children Douglas, Shaughnessy, and David. Mark is an Industrial Engineer
for Knowledge Based Systems, Inc. A contractor at the Corpus Christi Army Depot.
Other performances he has acted in include The Heiress, Heaven Can Wait, The House
of Frankenstein ,Little Women, Noises Off, and.Pecos Bill and Slue-Foot-Sue meet
the Dirty Dan Gang
Casey Jones is the theatre director at CHS. He and his wife Cynthia, have two little
boys, Blake and Bertt. In 2003 Casey graduated from McMurry university in Abilene,
Texas where he received the 2003 Best Actor Award for his role as Nunzio in Over
the River and through the Woods. He has worked on almost fifty productions as an
actor, director and designer. Casey’s first performance at PLMST was as Nick in Over
the River and through the Woods.
James Fritz is a lifelong resident of Calhoun County. He is a graduate of CHS and
attended Victoria College and Texas A & M - Kingsville. While at Kingsville, James
was introduced to an internship at the campus radio station as a DJ. This is where
he discovered his enthusiasm for the media. He is employed by the Victoria Television
Group as a master control operator controlling 8 stations at one time. The House
of Frankensteinwas James debut performance on the PLMST stage.
Calvin J. Howton graduated from Calhoun County High School in 1993, Graduated from
Dallas Baptist University with a Finance Degree. Butterflies are Free was his debut
performance on the PLMST stage.
Mike Jennings Is an active member of the community, volunteering his time as a YMCA
soccer coach and a Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 243. His debut performance on
the PLMST stage was in A Good, Old Fashioned, Redneck, Country Christmas. Mike has
also helped back stage in the annual children’s plays.
Carrie Harlan is an active member of FUMC and holds the current position of treasurer
in the Crossroads Emmaus Community. Carrie has been involved in a kickball league
where she plays short stop. She also loves to participate at the YMCA where she also
substitute teaches when needed. She and her husband Lance Harlan have two children
Trenton and Hannah. Her debut performance on the PLMST stage was in A Good, Old Fashioned,
Redneck, Country Christmas.
Lauren Howell lives in Port Lavaca with her husband fellow actor Mark, and their
three children, Douglas, Fellow actress Shaughnessy Howell, and David. Lauren is
a substitute teacher and homemaker who enjoys reading, crafts, swimming and watching
her children at their fiddler volleyball and football games. Her PLMST performances
include The Glass Menagerie, Angel Street, Conversations with Millie and Pecos Bill
and Slue-Foot-Sue meet the Dirty Dan Gang.
Shaughnessy Howell is a veteran of the PLMST childerns plays having acted in seven
David Griffinis a board certified personal injury attorney with Marek, Griffin,
and Knaupp, LLP He is married to Lisa Griffin and they have 3 children, Greg, Austin,
and Mollie Jo. His PLMST performances include Texas Tacky, Noises Off, Don’t dress
for dinner, Scapino ‘97, Moon over Buffalo, Faith County, Blithe Spirit, Making a
Killing, The Foreigner ‘05, Noises Off, andIt could be any one of us.