|Auditions Saturday May 7th, at 10:00am |
The Twilight Zone
June 17th – July 17th
Fridays & Saturdays at 10:30pm, and Sundays at 5pm
Adapted and Directed by Darri Kristin & David Campos
There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. A dimension as vast as space, as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call “The Twilight Zone”.
“That’s the signpost up ahead. Your next stop: The Twilight Zone”
Time Enough at Last
Written by Rod Serling
A henpecked book lover finds himself blissfully alone with his books after a nuclear war.
Henry Bemis loves to read. The only problem is that he can find neither the time nor the place to enjoy his pastime. At work, his boss has let him know in no uncertain terms that he is not to read during working hours. At home, his shrewish wife won't even let him read a newspaper, let alone a book. One day, he sneaks down to the vault in the bank's basement to read a bit and suddenly, there is a huge explosion above. He emerges to find the world destroyed in a nuclear holocaust. He does find books from the library and he sees a great deal of reading time ahead of him. Except for one small unintended event.
Henry Bemis (M) 35-55 A sweet befuddled man who’s only true passion is too read
Helen Bemis (F) 30-55 A shrewish woman content on controlling her husband’s behavior.
Carsville (M) 30-60 The Bank Manager, a straight forward, strict man, fed up with Bemis’s unfocused behavior while working.
Mrs. Chester (F) 25-60 Annoyed bank customer
Written by Rod Serling
A Confederate soldier and a widow meet during the end of the Civil War.
It is the end of the Civil War, and on a dirt road, a Confederate Sergeant stops at a farm owned by Lavinia Goodwin to have a drink of water at her well. They strike up a conversation and Lavinia tells him that her husband, also a Confederate soldier, has been killed in battle. He entertains her with his guitar and they recall life before the war. A neighbor, also walking down the road, appears but it's apparent that no one knows what they will find when they get to the end. She is then surprised by two unexpected travelers.
The Sergeant (M) 30-50 A tired soldier, introspective and compassionate. Feels there’s something more beyond that road. Helpful if actor can play guitar and sing. Or at the very least be able to strum it and carry a tune.
Lavinia Godwin (F) 30-50 a faded southern bell, changed by what the war has brought. At a loss of what to do with her life now.
Jud Godwin (M) 30-50 Lavinia’s husband a soldier in the war, thought shot dead. Seems to be driven to go somewhere down the road.
Charlie Constable (M) 18- 35 Young soldier in the war, also felt drawn to head down the road.
Abraham Lincoln (M) 30-60 well, ya know, he’s Abraham Lincoln! The taller the better. We’ll use makeup & costume for effect. He delivers a poignant monologue at the end of the episode
Mr. Garrity and the Graves
Written by Rod Serling
Mr. Garrity comes into town offering to resurrect the dead and reunite the townsfolk with their departed loved ones out of the goodness of his heart. Do the town-folks want these miracles to occur?
In the early 1890s Mr. Garrity arrives in Happiness, Arizona apparently knowing a great deal about some of the people who live there. He knows that Jensen the bartender's brother died and that Gooberman the town drunk lost his wife. Garrity also reveals that he has a very peculiar gift - he can bring back the dead. When a dog is run down by a wagon in the street he resurrects it without any difficulty. When he offers to do the same for the town's loved one's, they realize they would rather he not bring back the dearly departed, something they are quite happy to pay him for. Garrity, a charlatan if ever there was one, is glad to accept their money - though he does seem to leave something behind.
Jared Garrity-30-50 A self assured charismatic charlatan. Comes across as honest and forthcoming and only too glad to help out
Gooberman-30-60 The town drunk, speaks what he’s thinking. The actor should be skilled at playing drunk and finding the perfect comedic moments in his delivery
Jensen-30-60 The saloon bartender. A happy talkative fella, and did some preaching in his day.
Ace 18-60 A worrisome squirrely townsmen, with his nose in everyone business
Sheriff Gilchrist-30-60 A good level headed simple man that did what he needed to do for the town, even if it was cowardice at times.
Zelda Gooberman 30-60 A hardy, controlling, mean woman aimed on revenge
Lightening Peterson- An outlaw arises from the dead aimed on revenge
Mrs. Perkins: 25-60 A talkative worried woman pleading for help
Young townswoman-18-35- Pretty girl pleading for help from Garrity
|Auditions Saturday June 11, at 10:00am|
August 19th – September 11th
Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm
Written & Directed by Steve Spehar
Henry Mann is putting on a play about his death.
He’s afraid to find out how it ends.
And that’s just the beginning.
“A delirious hallucination… compelling and universal” Los Angeles Times
Henry Mann: 42-55; well-known experimental theatre director with a personal and professional reputation on the slide; fast-talker, where smarmy meets impressive self-possession, he is as infamous as a womanizing reprobate as he is a visionary genius; he is intelligent, confident and charming, at his best, and a sociopathic egomaniac in the worst-case scenario, but he is, ultimately, the Everyman in the play, and inhabits the role of both hero and villain
Marion Mann: 30-40; Henry’s wife and a great actress in her own right who has seen her career evaporate as her marriage to Henry Mann has almost literally driven her crazy; her tendencies toward both jealousy and self-contempt could not have been aligned with a worse partner than Henry Mann, and her constant neurosis over her declining career and fractured marriage have rendered her almost catatonic with the helplessness of her indecision and paralyzing self-doubt. She is, or was once, the kind of beautiful woman that stuns you through the subtlety of her grace and presence, not to mention her talent. Her current situation has submerged, though not destroyed, that beauty.
Daniel Blake: 35-65; well-known playwright of moderate success and best friend of Henry Mann; his relationship with Henry as both trusted collaborator and reluctant confidant leaves him dangling somewhere between a been-through-the-wars loyalty and the overburdened role of support system and apologist for Henry’s generally perceived descent into crazytown; age not so critical, he may be younger or older than Henry, as long as we believe they have known each other for most of their respective careers; Daniel is, ostensibly, the narrator, if the play had one. He is the storyteller, the revealer, the verse, the one who represents our point of view as we peer into this labyrinth of dreams.
Eva Jameson: 30-39; a bombshell actress with talent who knows it; the symbolic temptress in our biblical metaphor; kind of on the verge of It-Girl status in the world of East Coast theatre; her style, both onstage and off, is huge and insistent in the way that will always wring the highest tenor of drama out of the prevailing vibrations in the room; gorgeous and dynamic in all of the most obvious ways; this actress needs to be fearless.
Gabriel: 18-1000; enigmatic and silent builder of monuments; monstrous and odd, in whatever way that manifests most perfectly; preferably quite large in stature, unless something else about his frame or the way he carries it insinuates itself as captivating and even riveting in the most peculiar of ways; he is messenger, puzzle master, metaphorical archangel; this role has no lines but is the most critical to the success of the play.
Maria: 20-30; Latina deaf-mute and transistor of the miraculous; pretty in a bookish way and a little nervous and startled by the words suddenly flowing out of her mouth; stark feminine contrast to the other-worldly-ness of Gabriel: he is the body of the messenger, while she is it’s voice. Any race.
Gabriel, too: 20-65; (or Gabriel 2) the other character named Gabriel is nothing like the first; brought in as an actor in Henry’s dramatization, he is actually just a very simple man with nothing better to do; docile and even-keeled, he might be autistic; at the very least, he sees everything with absolutely brand-new eyes.\
|Auditions Saturday June 18, at 10:00am|
Dogs of War
August 5th – 14th: Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm
August 20th – September 11th: Saturdays & Sundays at 5pm
Written and directed by Hero P. Carlisle
Five rogues have come to Venice, assembled to pull off the perfect crime: Signor Bianco, the tragic thief; Signor Arancio, the cocky newcomer; Signor Biondo, the vicious killer; Signor Rosa, the paranoid crook; and Signor Azzurro, the soft-spoken goon. They thought there was no way their heist could fail. Yet after a disastrous ambush, these criminals slowly realize one among them is a traitor. But who? A classic twist on a contemporary tale, Dogs of War is a story of loyalty, betrayal, and honor among thieves.
Signor Bianco: The Thief. A man with a tragic past and a code of honor.
Signor Arancio: The Traitor. A man torn between honor and loyalty.
Signor Biondo: The Killer. A man who has abandoned his humanity.
Signor Rosa: The Creep. A man who is only out for himself.
Signor Azzurro: The Goon. A man with bigger dreams than this life allows.
Eduardo Cabotti: The Son. A man looking to impress his father.
Giuseppe Cabotti: The Boss. A man take holds a city in a choke-hold.
Ingannare: The Captain. A man pushed beyond his limits.
Vittimo: The Hostage. A man in the wrong place at the wrong time.
|Auditions Saturday August 6th, at 10:00am|
September 30th – November 6th
Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm
Written by Dorothy and Michael Blankfort
Directed by Rose London
Monique has been described as a mystery, a suspense and a play with a touch of the supernatural… it is all of these. It is a look at human nature, the passions that drive us, and those that can cause our ultimate deterioration and destruction. It is the story of Monique, a woman doctor, who has a long-standing friendship with Fernand and Lucienne, a married couple…it is a story of obsessions and conspiracy.
Fernand Ravinel (30-40s) a man with a hidden misery
Lucienne Ravinel, his wife (30-40s) a selfish and bitter woman a few years older than her husband
Lisette (16-20s, must look in her teens) an attractive young, idealistic, but shrewd girl
Dr, Monique Rigaud (30-40s) an efficient and manipulating woman doctor. She is of the same age as Lucienne but appears softer and more womanly
Henriette (20-40s) the maid, who is sharp, slatternly and openly contemptuous of her employers
Merlin, a retired Inspector of Police (45-late 60s) a perceptive and charming man
Gouttez (45-late 60s) a brick mason, a good natured and gossipy drunk
Andre (40s) Lucienne’s older brother – nervous and apologetic
Messenger (18-20s) m/f, off stage voice of Telephone operator
|Auditions Saturday August 20th, at 10:00am|
A Play About a Handkerchief
October 8th – November 5th
Saturdays & Sundays at 5pm
Written by Paula Vogel
Directed by Jill Johnson
Perception can be deceiving. Thought to be a faithful lover and wife, Vogel tells quite a different story of Desdemona. After spending time satiating her sexual adventurousness in the local whorehouse with the aid of the camp prostitute Bianca, Desdemona shares her adventures with her steadfast confidant Emilia. Following Shakespeare's Othello, Desdemona explores the female side of the male heavy power struggle. How much trouble can one little handkerchief cause?
“Vogel remains one of the smartest, moist original and engaging playwrights to come along in the last few years” - - -New York Newsday
Please note that this play contains mature subject matter and is recommended for adults only.
Desdemona - Headstrong, a woman not afraid of adventure. A woman not worried about consequences. A "Catherine Howard", whose immaturity is not obvious until she realizes that her actions will cost her her life.
Emilia - Brash, straightforward, ready to manipulate her betters subversively to get her husband ahead. In more control than lets on. The servants always know everything. Irish.
Bianca - an accomplished whore. Well versed in deception and sexual practices. Loyalty goes to the highest bidder. Cares about herself and only herself.
|Auditions Saturday Sept 24th, at 10:00am|
It’s a Wonderful Life:
A Live Radio Play
November 25th – December 18th
Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm
Additional shows: 12/10 & 12/17at 4:30pm
12/18 at 5pm
Written by Joe Landry
STAGEStheatre is proud to open our 2016 season with Arthur Miller’s classic family drama.
Set in post-World War II, the play examines the relationship between fathers and sons and the price of living the American Dream.
An explosive secret threatens to tear a family apart in this powerful play about the conflict between business ethics and taking responsibility for one’s actions.
The beloved American Classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940’s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.
The most heart-warming show of the holiday season!
Do you play the piano? Interested in being a Foley (sound effects) Artist?) WE WANT YOU!
This show is performed in front of microphones, with scripts in-hand. Minimal memorizing, minimal rehearsals! The voice and characterizations are critical for this production, as are the wonderful sounds effects!! We want to hear as many voices as you can give us!
Did we mention there's singing? That’s right – be prepared to sing your favorite holiday tune!
George Bailey – family man, dreamer, full of hope and life
Clarence – angel looking to do the right thing to get his wings!
Henry Potter – Scrooge type who wants total control and has no heart towards anything else!
Joseph/Announcer – Lead performer who hosts the radio show and who will be the “chief angel” who assists with Clarence getting his wings.
Uncle Billy - kind hearted, but absent minded
Other male roles include a variety of characters like George’s father, Bert the Cop, Ernie the cab driver, Harry Bailey, the Bridge keeper, Mr. Martini, Commercial announcer & performers and the Bailey kids.
Mary – The home town girl always in love with George
Violet – The town beauty who always is a looker!
Rose – George’s mother, confident, family counselor
Sadie - the bank examiner
Other female roles include Zuzu, and the other Bailey kids, commercial announcers &