PATRICIA DURANTE (ACTOR)–Returns to Tri-State in the multiple roles of Annabella Schmidt, Margaret, a shy Sc0ts farmgirl, and Pamela, the fast-talking blond 1930′s ingenue in the hit comic-thriller, THE 39 STEPS. Recently she portrayed the Virgin Mary in James McLindon’s new Comedy-drama, CLOSURE, the first On the Town new play reading of Tri-State’s 25th Anniversary Season. She starred along with Manny Moreira in Tri-State’s recent Cabaret at the Columns at Milford PA’s prestigious COLUMNS MUSEUM as part of Tri-State’s event season. She was Lady Bracknell in Tri-State’s recent production of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST and was featured as Helga Van Zandt in 2011′s THE PASSION OF DRACULA. She played Valerie in Conor McPherson’s award-winning play, THE WEIR in Tri-State’s On the Town Play Reading Series, Cynthia in the new play reading of THE GIRL FROM TENNESSEE and starred as Lilly in the 2011 New Plays Reading Series performance of THE RED BALLOON by Matthew Gutschick. She was a featured playwright and actor in 2010′s New Plays Reading Series’ IT’S YOUR MOTHER. Ms. Durante made her main stage acting debut for Tri-State in 2009 as Claire in David Auburn’s award-winning drama, PROOF. She has performed in both musicals, comedies and drama all over the country, including Mrs. Johnstone in BLOOD BROTHERS (Ritz Theatre and Walnut St. Theatre, Philadelphia;) Effie in THE SPITFIRE GRILL (Skylight Opera, Milwaukee;) Eva in EVITA (Phoenix Theatre, Red Bank, and on European and Scandinavian Tours;) Carrie in CAROUSEL (Playhouse Productions, Chicago;) Olivia in TWELFTH NIGHT (Door Shakespeare, Door Cty, WI;) Agnes in DANCING AT LUGHNASA (Lantern Theatre, NYC;) Polly Caprice in MOOD SWINGS(Samuel Beckett Theatre, NYC;) and others. Ms. Durante has appeared in film including TWELVE MONKEYS, has hosted several television and internet shows, and is often seen and heard on commericals and radio voice-overs. She is a graduate of the American Music and Drama Academy and has studied Shakespeare at the Globe Theater in London.