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2018 Shows

 

Sordid Lives
Comedy By Del Shores
May 11-27
Auditions: Sunday, February, 4, 7-10pm and Monday, February 5, 7-10pm
Callbacks if needed, Tuesday, February 6 at 7pm

CONTENT WARNING: Contains some strong language.

Directed by Rachael Lindley
Stage Manager: Chad Parks
Cast: Quinn Angell, Steve Benzinger, Penny Chinn, Elaine Erback, Doug Fowler, Maxine Frauenheim, Laura Jennings, David Lambert, Polly Maynard, Jennifer Stubbs, Richard Stephens, Jr., and Jennifer Valdez

The bizarre death of Peggy Ingraham, the matriarch of a working-class Texas family, sets off fireworks within her dysfunctional family. Her determinedly proper daughter Latrelle is in denial over the fact that her son Ty, an actor trying to make it in Hollywood, is gay, and is relieved that her only brother, a gay drag queen and dedicated Tammy Wynette impersonator, has been confined to a mental institution for 23 years simply because he is gay. Latrelle's brassy sister LaVonda, however, thinks her brother should be released from the institution and has a perfect right to attend their mother's funeral. Meanwhile, Ty, who has strived hard to accept his homo sexuality, realizes that there is no way he can return home for his grandmother's funeral without coming out to his mother.

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Harvey
Comedy By Mary Chase
June 29-July 15
Auditions: Sunday, April 8, 7-10 pm and Monday, April 9, 7:00 pm

Harvey is the story of a perfect gentleman, Elwood P. Dowd, and his best friend, Harvey -- a pooka, who is a six-foot tall, invisible rabbit. When Elwood begins introducing Harvey around town, his embarrassed sister, Veta Louise, and her daughter, Myrtle Mae, determine to commit Elwood to a sanitarium. A mistake is made, however, and Veta is committed rather than Elwood! Eventually, the mistake is realized, and a frantic search begins for Elwood and the invisible pooka, which ends with Elwood appearing, voluntarily, at the sanitarium. In the end, however, Veta realizes that she loves her brother and his invisible his best friend just as they are, and doesn’t want either of them to change.

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Funny Little Thing Called Love
Comedy By Jones Hope Wooten
August 17-September 2
Directed by Jennifer Stubbs

This deliriously funny new Jones Hope Wooten comedy is all about that four letter word: L-O-V-E. Under a full moon on this unpredictable night of romance, these four rollicking tales take you on an around-the- globe journey of unexpected and hilarious twists and turns: A slick, successful used-car-selling Romeo in Dallas, Texas; on an island getaway, the Hallelujah Girls, a group of fun-loving gals from Georgia; a hyperactive American tourist in a rooftop London bistro; and finally, in Manhattan, a man tries to battle his way out of a mid-life crisis with an ill-advised and elaborate marriage proposal.

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The Innocents
A Haunting Melodrama By William Archibald
October 5-21
Directed by Charles Ballinger

This story begins when a young governess arrives at an English estate to oversee two precocious, orphaned youngsters. There's also a motherly cook, but these four aren't alone - they're haunted by fears and phantoms and by ghastly shadows. The governess and cook are terrified, but the children are possessed by the spirits and welcome their visitations. The governess learns the spirits are those of the former caretaker and maid, both perverse, who corrupted the souls of the innocents. In a final scene, full of fear and terror, she learns that the two are now inseparable the evil and the innocents.

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The Games Afoot or Holmes for the Holidays
A Christmas Farce (Mystrery Comedy) By Ken Ludwig
November 30- December 23

It is December 1936, and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. It is then up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears. The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit set during the Christmas holidays.

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The Odd Couple
Comedy By Neil Simon
January 26-February 11

This classic comedy opens as a group of the guys assemble for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. And if the mess is any indication, it's no wonder that his wife left him. Late to arrive is Felix Unger, who has just been separated from his wife. Fastidious, depressed, and none too tense, Felix seems suicidal, but as the action unfolds, Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind when the clean freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together with hilarious results as The Odd Couple is born!

Cast: Joe Barr, Rusty Harding, Eddy Herring, Laura Jennings, Budd Mahan, Audie Preston, Heather Shin, and Richard Stephens, Sr.

The Column Review by Carol M. Rice: http://thecolumnonline.com/review/01-29-2018_THE-ODD-COUPLE/

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Lettice and Lovage
Comedy By Peter Shaffer
Please note our new scheduled performance dates: March 23-April 8, 2018
(There will be no performance on Easter Sunday, April 1)
Auditions: Sunday, February, 4, 7-10pm and Monday, February 5, 7-10pm
Callbacks if needed, Tuesday, February 6 at 7pm

What happens when an eccentric tour guide is assigned to the dullest house in England? After watching her groups dwindle with boredom, she begins to elaborate. As she adds wildly dramatic tales of murder and intrigue, she begins to receive ovations from her increasing audiences. Her success is cut short when the formidable head of the Historic Tours shows up.

Directed by Rachael Lindley
Assistant Director: Richard Stephens, Jr.
Stage Manager: Travis Whitcraft
Cast: Charlie Alexander, Karen Jordan, Deborah Key, Shashana Pearson, and Lloyd Webb
Tourists: Steve Benzinger, Becky Byrley, Elaine Erback, Shashana Pearson, and Chad Park

 

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