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Through Los Angeles-based Creators Syndicate, Chip Bok’s cartoons appear worldwide in publications including The Times of London, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Time, and Newsweek. Bok, a graduate of the University of Dayton, has also authored two cartoon history books: Bok! The 9.11 Crisis in Political Cartoons and A Recent History of the United States in Political Cartoons: A Look Bok!
Tyre’k Hyde is thrilled to have an opportunity to return to the stage and will portray Alonzo Fields, chief butler at the White House in 1931, in the play “Looking Over the President’s Shoulder.”
Obsessed with movie making, TV and books from a young age, Hyde started participating in community theater productions since age 10. He performed in “Rumpelstiltskin,” (Timmy Tall-tale / Villager); “Hansel & Gretel,” (Hank / Hansel); “Aladdin” (Sinbad the Sailorman); “Peter & Wendy” (Peter Pan) before advancing into teen theater with Ray Bradbury’s “Kaleidoscope,” (Woode); “Peter Pan” (Noodler) and “Rebel Without a Cause” (bully Buzz Gunderson).
He became more comfortable with dramatic pieces when he portrayed the grief-struck Jack in the excerpt of “Say Nothing” in the Bullying Collection. Finally, he concluded his teenager years with the conflicted Soc, Randy Anderson in S.E. Hinton’s “The Outsiders.”
Before the COVID pandemic, Hyde is blessed to have advanced his career at both The Ritz Theatre in Tiffin and the Fort Findlay Playhouse, both behind the scenes and on stage as a performer.Some of his favorites include Ellard Simms in “The Foreigner,” Clifford Anderson in Ira Levin’s “Deathtrap” and Tom Robinson in Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird,” which was directed by Lois Eisenhard.
Hyde spends his free time reading novels, movie / TV / play scripts, collecting film press kits. His favorite genre is coming of age, horror and thrillers. He enjoys the journeys the characters take.
He would like to take the time to thank his mom (always the #1 Supporter), his favorite “Pain-in-the-butt” Myron Koch, Jan S. Kucera, Isaac Boateng, along with his friends and entire family for always supporting his passions in the entertaining and performing arts. And for supporting his progression with his anxiety and depression.
He would like to thank Dr. Regina Vincent Williams for trusting him with this part; Director Lois Eisenhard for encouraging him, being patient and supportive always; and the Salyer family (JJP) for providing him with Alonzo Fields’ memoir “My 21 Years in the White House,” as he heavily researched for the role.5 mile walks, church activities, decorating, sewing and playing computer games.
Larry Michaels – Author and Local Historian
Larry Michaels is a Lutheran minister who also taught English part-time at the University of Toledo. With his cousin Krista, he has written several local history books about Fremont and Sandusky County, including “Fremont and Sandusky County: Then and Now” and “Fremont: Then & Now.” He is active in several local organizations, including the Sandusky County Bicentennial Committee and Sandusky County Historical Society.
Lois Eisenhard – Director “Looking Over the President’s Shoulder
Lois is a veteran of the theater, having begun in high school and then taking a hiatus for years. She joined the Tiffin Ritz Players in the 1980s in “Tribute”, her first play there.
Her next show was “Best Little Whorehouse in Texas”. She played leading roles in “Playing for Time”, “Picnic”, “The Glass Menagerie”, “The Odd Couple (Female Version)”, “Crimes of the Heart” and “The Gingerbread Lady”.
She was also in a two woman show – “Grace and Glorie” and played Blanche du Bois in “A Streetcar named Desire”, a role she dreamed of all her life.
Lois also has directed several shows at the Ritz Theater in Tiffin, including, “The Diary of Anne Frank” (two separate times about 20 years apart), “6 Rms Riv Vu”, “House for Sale”, “To Kill a Mockingbird” (twice in a span of many years) and “Wait Until Dark.” In addition, she has done Readers Theatre and presented a play to local schools entitled “Agnes’ Story”, a play written by her friend, a Holocaust survivor.
Lois is married to her husband, Jim. They have two sons, Jim, Jr., who lives in Tiffin and Tony, who lives in Virginia. She has a granddaughter, Scarlett, who lives in Tiffin. In her spare time she enjoys daily 4-5 mile walks, church activities, decorating, sewing and playing computer games.