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Pirate wench Molly Mayrose is played by Lynne Melssen.
Melssen has experience with many Midwestern renaissance festivals. She
was the assistant to the director of the Minnesota Renaissance Festival for
two years, and performed on the Minnesota royal
court during that time period.
Lynne trained in improvisational acting with
of Chicago's Second City troupe while with the now defunct Saint Giles
and has performed at
Kansas City Renaissance Festival, King Richard's Faire (now Bristol
Faire), Old World Faire in Mount Vernon, Iowa, Iowa
Renaissance Festival in Amana, Iowa, Renaissance
Faire of the Midlands in Council Bluffs, Salisbury Faire, My
Waterloo Days, A Renaissance Affaire, and Nishna
River Renaissance Festival.
Minneapolis, MN she worked as a professional stage manager at the nationally
recognized Children's Theater Company and in Des Moines Lynne has directed
the Glastonbury Revelers, a madrigal group who were honored by the opportunity
sing at the White House in Washington, D.C. during December of 2000.
theater, Lynne has performed leading roles in Damn Yankees (Lola), The Sound
of Music (Maria), A Little Night Music (Charlotte), Snow
Wicked Queen), Heartbreak House (Ellie Dunn), The Diary of Ann Frank (Mrs.
Daan), The Cripple of Inishmann (Cate Osborn) as well as many others.
Currently, Lynne is employed
as a public speaker for Hamilton College and
Court, Will Travel" a Des Moines based improv group who perform as royalty
at renaissance festivals based around the Midwest.