Season 29, 2009-2010

Duck Hunter Shoots Angel


A comedy written by Mitch Albom
Directed by Kevin Labrum
Courtesy of Dramatist Play Services

Aug. 28-29, Sept. 3-6, 10-12

Rated PG-13

An uproarious story of two bumbling Alabama brothers who have never shot a duck but think they shot an angel, DUCK HUNTER SHOOTS ANGEL has been hailed by audiences as a rare comedy with a surprisingly heartfelt lesson. “…clever dialogue …high-energy …and funny wordplay.” —Oakland Press.

Art of Murder


A mystery written by Joe DiPietro
Directed by Anthony Polidori
Courtesy of Dramatist Play Services

Oct. 9-10, 15-18, 22-24

Rated R

2000 Edgar Award Winner for Best Mystery Play

In a remote estate in the countryside of Connecticut, Jack Brooks, one of the most accomplished and eccentric painters of his generation, awaits the imminent arrival of his art dealer. But the visit is not a standard one, for Jack feels wronged, and he is intending to kill the man. As Jack lays out of his intentions for the evening, his wife, Annie, calmly paints. She is reluctant to go along with the plan, until Jack’s threat of violence convinces her otherwise. Harried and annoyed, Vincent, Jack’s flamboyant art dealer arrives. Will Jack carry out his plan? Will Annie help him? Or is something else going on?

“A scintillating hit with thrills and chills and some wonderful humor … It will have you laughing and guessing who is to murdered and who is the murderer.”
-The Suburban News

Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol


A Christmas tale written by Tom Mula
Directed by: Jennifer Dunn
Courtesy of Dramatist Play Services

Nov. 27-28, Dec. 3-6, 10-12
Audition Dates: Sept. 12 & 13

Needed:  3-4 men, 1 woman, various ages

Rated PG

What happens to Scrooge’s mean, sour, old business partner in eternity? Marley accepts his one chance to free himself: He must redeem Scrooge. “…inspired writing…funny, moving, and hypnotic throughout…”- Chicago Sun Times “…thoroughly charming-a holiday treat.”- Herald

Dilemmas with Dinner


A farce written by Robin Roberts
Directed by: Joseph Wright
Courtesy of Playscripts, Inc.

Jan. 8-9, 14-17, 21-24, 28-30
Audition Dates: Oct. 3 & 4

Needed:  4 men, 4 women, various ages

Rated PG

Junior executive Brooke invites her boss and his wife over for dinner in the hopes of securing a promotion. While frantically getting ready, Brooke and her husband discover that the hired help is coincidentally the boss’ ex-daughter-in-law. Just when it seems everything that could go wrong has gone wrong, Brooke’s boss has an unfortunate announcement to make…

Fiction


A drama written by Steven Dietz
Directed by Claudia Scott
Courtesy of Samuel French

Mar. 5-6, 11-14, 18-20
Audition Dates: Dec 12 & 13

Note: There will be no rehearsals during the holidays.

Needed:

1 man mid to late 40s
1 woman mid to late 40s
1 woman mid 30s

Rated R

Two married writers find out that no life is an open book as they decide to share their diaries. “A work of uncommon insight…an adult, witty look at the intimate relationship between a man and woman during a time of crisis.”- Associated Press “A provocative spin on the eternal love triangle.”- Variety

Panache


A romantic comedy written by Don Gordon
Directed by Ben Hamill
Courtesy of Don Gordon

Apr. 16-17, 22-26, 29-30, May 1
Audition Dates: February 13 & 14th

Needed:

3 men
2 women

Rated PG-13

Swagger. Verve. Elegance. Panache. Harry Baldwin has none of these characteristics. But he does have the license plate. When wealthy socialite Kathleen Trafalger searches him out in his run-down Brooklyn tenement flat in order to buy the plate for her husband, an unusual relationship develops. They discover that people are a lot more alike than different, and that there really are second chances in life, if we just follow our heart and never give up. Filled with sweet, tender, heart-touching moments, this romantic comedy will keep you rolling with laughter, fighting back tears and filled with hope.

The Bob & Al Show


A comedy written by Geoffrey Howard
Directed by G. Robert Fields
Courtesy of Playscripts, Inc.

May 28-29, June 3-6, 10-12
Audition Dates: Mar. 27-28, 2010

Needed: 1 female, 2 males, various ages

Rated PG-13

What happens when characters talk back to their playwright as they are being written? Bob, Al, and Carol endure the rough start of the century as they are thrown into three one-acts designed for one evening of theatre. “Any audience no doubt will laugh out loud throughout.”- Lubbock Avalanche Journal

The Whole Shebang & And the Winner Is…

Two One-Acts in One Night

July 9-10, 15-18, 22-24
Audition Dates: April 17-18, 2010


The Whole Shebang
A comedy written by Rich Orloff
Directed by Kevin Kimsey
Courtesy of Playscripts, Inc.

Needed:

1 man & 1 woman in their mid 30′s – to early 40′s
1 man or 1 woman in their mid 20′s to early 30′s
3 men or 3 women in their late 20′s to early 60′s.


Rated PG

What if the entire universe was just some nerd’s science project? “…a charming and whimsical comedy about the creation of the universe delivers impish fun, along with a thoughtful and provocative message.”- Variety


And the Winner Is…-
A comedy written by Mitch Albom
Directed by Lora Volkert
Courtesy of Dramatist Play Services

Needed:

1 actor, late 20s
1 actor, 30s-40s
1 actor, mid-40s,
1 actor, mid 50s-70
1 actress, late 30s
1 actress, early 20s

Rated PG

A self-obsessed movie star, who is finally nominated for an Oscar, dies the night before the awards. “…one of the funniest plays I’ve ever seen. However, he’s still determined to know if he wins (even though he’s dead). ” —Detroit Monitor “Think It’s a Wonderful Life…But Albom’s version offers a fresh, funny twist.” —Oakland Press