Ken Marblestone is very pleased to have joined the Board of Langhorne Players in 2014 as its Treasurer. However, Ken has had a long association with Langhorne Players, not only as a regular attendee of its productions, but on stage as well.
Ken's first appearance with LP was as Chickie, one of the back-room politicians in Bruce Graham's Belmont Avenue Social Club in 2000. He returned during the 2003 season as Howard, the harried son-in-law of a woman with Alzheimer's disease in The Waverly Gallery. Most recently, Ken played Sir Johnstone Kentley, the father of the murder victim in 2012's Rope. He also was privileged to have participated in Langhorne's gala fundraiser Showin' Off in 2011, during which he appeared in excerpts from Sylvia. Elsewhere, Ken has appeared onstage in 11 musical productions with Neshaminy Valley Music Theatre, on which Board he also serves, as well as with The Playmasters, Town & Country Players, Willow Manor Players, Bridge Players and the Ohev Shalom Players, among others. Favorite roles include Albert Peterson in Bye Bye Birdie, Harold Hill in The Music Man and Bela Zangler in Crazy For You.
But Langhorne Players has always had a special place in Ken's heart. "The intimacy of this theatre and the challenging nature of the productions LP puts on always create a unique theatrical experience for me, regardless which side of the footlights I'm on." When asked to join the Board, he jumped at the opportunity to give back to an organization that has provided so much joy and intellectual nourishment over the past 15 years. As Treasurer, Ken is responsible for paying the expenses, collecting the revenue and balancing the books of the theatre. In addition, he has volunteered in the box office and in the pre-season clean-up of the Mill.
When not participating in community theatre activities, Ken practices law as one of the principals in the Mand Marblestone Group LLC, a pension law and consulting firm in Center City. The firm is one of the leading providers of retirement plan design and administration in the country, and Ken's experience and knowledge has made him a sought-after speaker at national conferences from New York to San Diego.
Among Ken's many publications are articles in Taxation for Lawyers, Taxation for Accountants and The Journal of Pension Planning and Compliance. He serves on the Board of the ASPPA Benefits Council of Greater Philadelphia, and has earned a peer reviewed AV© rating from Martindale-Hubbell©, the highest rating awarded for legal ability and professional ethics.
Ken has lived in Lower Southampton since 1985 with his wife Laura, who, while shunning the spotlight, has done the make-up for many of the productions in which Ken has performed. "I cannot thank Laura enough for giving me the time and space to indulge my passion for community theatre."