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Thursday, November 20, 2014

To be Hamlet, or not to be

Auditions for Hamlet (only)

ACT (a community theatre) is looking ahead to its fourth, late-summer offering of Shakespeare in Stratford’s Cotton Park.  After successful runs of Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Much Ado About Nothing, the company intends to mount the most famous play of them all, Hamlet – with the proviso that a suitable actor be found for the vital central role.  Auditions for the role of Hamlet only will be held throughout December.  Interested men, age 18-35, should email the producer for an appointment (bunty1948@gmail.com).  The director is Terry Pratt and the Stage Manager is Sharon MacDonald.  The play will be done with 8 actors in total, and will run as matinees on two weekends: August 29-30 and September 5-7 (Labour Day).

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Plays in search of performance

Playwrights looking for performers for the 2015 Community Theatre Festival

  Fresh from ACT’s highly successful ‘Plays in a Day’ experience (November 8th), at least two of the participating playwrights have given an enthusiastic indication that they want to enter plays in the 2015 Community Theatre Festival.
  And now they’re looking for help to make it happen.  In a twist on the famous Pirandello play (Six Characters in Search of an Author), here are two authors in search of not just characters, but an amateur team to put on a play.
  Melissa Heald says she’s made it a mission this year to be part of the Festival.  She has a one-act play which calls for one male and one female character.  She’ll also be looking for a director for the play.
  J.J. Steinfeld has a whole shelf-full of plays waiting to be put on, and he’d be glad to work with a group to pick one and get it performed in the Festival.
  The annual PEI Community Theatre Festival will run through the afternoon of Saturday, March 7th, at the Carrefour in Charlottetown.
  Interested?  You can contact Melissa Heald at mheald @hollandcollege.com ... and J.J. Steinfeld at jjwriter @eastlink.ca.
  You can find mini-bios on both playwrights in earlier entries (Oct 11 and Oct 16) on the ACT website.

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Friday, November 07, 2014

Sixth Playwright Bio…

Plays in a Day, ACT’s November production, has six plays being written overnight tonight.

My apologies to Don Wright for not posting this earlier.

Don is the sixth playwright for Plays in a Day, (tomorrow, November 8!) and the bio he submitted is short and crisp:

Don Wright has extensive experience as an actor, director, producer, writer, broadcaster for CBC, voice-over for cartoons, and as Artistic Director of both the Victoria Playhouse and the Georgetown Theatre.

Posted by Bunty Albert on 11/07 at 12:29 PM
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

AUDITION CALL - for Citizens of Our Town

Want to be a part of the re-mounting of ACT’s very first show?

  Most people who know anything about theatre know about Our Town.  It’s the Thornton Wilder classic which gets performed at least once a day somewhere in the world.  It will be performed in our Charlotte’s town on a half-a-dozen days next April.  That’s when ACT (a community theatre) will celebrate the troupe’s 20th anniversary with the play that started them going back in 1995.
  Auditions for the fresh production are coming up.  Plenty of parts are to be cast: there are approximately two dozen citizens of Our Town, in a roughly balanced mix of men and women.  Two of the major roles are for teenagers, and children of several ages are also needed.
  Rehearsals will start in January, and will be held using a combination of Tuesday evenings (to be confirmed), Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
  The Director is Paul Whelan, and he is backed by a strong production team of ACT veterans.
  To audition, a person will be asked to read from the script, but may also bring a prepared piece of their own .  To arrange an audition, contact Kim Johnston at 902-621-0645 or johnstonk@hotmail.com.  Appointments are available on Saturday afternoon, November 15th, or possibly by special arrangement .  The location is Charlottetown Rural High School.
  To see a bit of history, click on ‘Gallery’ (in the upper right-hand corner) and look for photos from ACT’s very first production in 1995.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Plays in a Day - Playwright #5

Twenty-four hour play writer from 2000 returns to write for Plays in a Day!

J. J. Steinfeld is an award-winning fiction writer, poet, and playwright who lives hidden away on Prince Edward Island, where he is patiently waiting for Godot’s arrival and a phone call from Kafka. While waiting, he has published fourteen books, including Our Hero in the Cradle of Confederation (Novel, Pottersfield Press), Anton Chekhov Was Never in Charlottetown (Stories, Gaspereau Press), Would You Hide Me? (Stories, Gaspereau Press), Misshapenness (Poetry, Ekstasis Editions), and A Glass Shard and Memory (Stories, Recliner Books.) Over forty of his one-act plays and a handful of full-length plays have been performed in Canada and the United States, including the full-length plays The Franz Kafka Therapy Session, The Golden Age of Monsters, and A Television-Watching Artist, and the one-act plays The Waiting Ends, No End in Sight, Laugh for Sanity, and Freesias in Whiskey.

J.J. Steinfeld participated in a similar one-day theatrical event as part of the (then) PEI Festival of the Arts in 2000 for which he wrote Out-of-This-World Retrieval Procedures Incorporated.

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Plays in a Day - Playwright #4

Introducing the fourth playwright for Plays in a Day, Melissa Heald.

Melissa Heald has won several literary awards including:
Theatre PEI’s New Voices In Playwriting Competition 2006- 2nd place
Island Literary Awards 2006- 2nd place for short story
Island Literary Awards 2011- 1st place for playwriting
Melissa has had several scripts produced for the Charlottetown Fringe Festival 2007, Kings Playhouse Summer Theatre Camp For Kids 2010, Kings Playhouse A Kings Christmas 2010, Centre for Performing Arts in Montague 2012
On the production side, Melissa has worked at the Guild in the box office, on front-of-house and as part of the Anne and Gilbert tech team on sound and lights.  She has also run sound and lights at the Kings Playhouse in Georgetown, and run a summer theatre camp for kids.

Posted by Bunty Albert on 10/11 at 02:22 PM
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Friday, October 03, 2014

Hail Amateur Thespians!

Wanted: plays for Community Theatre Festival 2015

  Prince Edward Island’s annual celebration of World Theatre Day is the PEI Community Theatre Festival, and in 2015 it will again be held in March—Saturday, March 7th.
  Once more it will be at the Carrefour in Charlottetown, filling the Saturday afternoon with a play running approximately every ¾ of an hour or so, with a social time in-between performances.  Refreshments will be provided to the players.  Performers will be given helpful adjudication; last year that was done by the irrepressible Wade Lynch and his arts-savvy colleague Monique Lafontaine.  Each group will be presented with a participation award.
  The Community Theatre Festival is a showcase for true community theatre—a great chance for scores of actors and off-stage production volunteers to perform beyond their usual home audience, to rub shoulders with and learn from one another and get constructive feedback.  It’s a fine opportunity for a group to preview or reprise a show they’ve developed for another presentation.
  The Festival has grown in popularity since its resurgence in 2010.  Last year the audience tended to drop in to watch two or three of the five performances—all comedies, as it happened—put on by theatre veterans and newcomers, from Georgetown, Charlottetown and Summerside.  There was even a set of improv theatre games by students of L’Ecole François-Buote.
  Here’s what Adjudicator Wade Lynch has said about the Festival:
“The PEI Community Theatre Festival reminds me of why I went into theatre in the first place. It is an inclusive, nurturing community experience. The PEICTF is cross-generational, multi-ethnic, multi-lingual celebration of life expressed through theatre. To see young actors taking their first tentative steps into a public arena alongside those who have spent decades treading the boards is thrilling. To hear stories told, sung and physicalized in English, French, Mi’kmaq and mime is how we build a stronger, welcoming, tolerant, safe and magical community. I can’t wait for next year!”
  Now is the time organizers are inviting amateur (for-the-love-of-it) theatre groups to express interest and get working on a play.  What’s wanted are short plays or excerpts—no more than a half-hour—of any kind: comedy, quasi-improv, gripping drama, mystery, slice-of-life, political satire, romance, family-friendly or avant-garde/mature.
  So let the creative juices flow.  There’s plenty of time over the coming few months to get into performance mode.  Mentoring guidance is available on request.
  To get information and to express interest, contact any one of the organizing trio:
• Kate Martin 892-4384 eslkatie1 @gmail.com
• Sara McCarthy 315-2839   saradmccarthy @gmail.com
• Rob Thomson 628-6778   robthomson @pei.sympatico.ca
A group should signify its intention to participate by December 15th; then definite confirmation is needed by January 31st.

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Thursday, October 02, 2014

OUR TOWN 2015 Play-reading & Auditions

ACT will stage Our Town next April - in celebration of our 20th anniversary.  Join a preview reading, and get ready for auditions!

  Our Town is coming back to our town, and auditions are happening on November 15 and 16.
  This production of the Thornton Wilder classic will celebrate the 20th anniversary of ACT (a community theatre), which began with the staging of Our Town in 1995.  Since then, ACT has put on approximately 60 plays.
  Half-a-dozen evening performances are scheduled for Spring 2015 at the Carrefour—between April 9th and 18th.
  Rehearsals will start in January, and will be held using a combination of Tuesday evenings (to be confirmed), Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
  Plenty of parts are to be cast: there are approximately two dozen citizens of Our Town, in a roughly balanced mix of men and women.  Two of the major roles are for teenagers, and children of several ages are also needed.
  Our Town is Thornton Wilder’s most famous work; it won him the Pulitzer Prize.  The play has been around for 76 years but it’s still performed at least once a day somewhere in the world.  It has been translated into 30 languages.  Why? ... the play’s essential humanity: with gentle good humour it explores the universal through the presentation of the commonplace in everyday small-town life.  And it’s this community flavour that makes Our Town such a good fit with our Prince Edward Island society.
  To audition, a person may bring a prepared piece or simply be asked to read from the script.  To arrange an audition, contact Kim Johnston at 902-621-0645 or johnstonk @hotmail.com.  Appointments are available throughout the day on Saturday November 15th and in the afternoon on Sunday the 16th.  The location is Charlottetown Rural High School.
For a taste of the play, join the reading which will be held at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, October 28 at the Haviland Club (Rochford & Water St.)  Contact Keir Malone for information about the play-reading - keirm@yahoo.com or 902-316-1400.

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Six Playwrights for November’s Plays in a Day

ACT (a community theatre) is thrilled to announce the names of the six (6!)playwrights for its November 8 production of ‘Plays in a Day.”

They are: Ellen Carol, Gordon Cobb, Benton Hartley, Melissa Heald, JJ Steinfeld, and Don Wright.  I will be highlighting one writer every few days over the next two weeks.

Ellen Carol has been writing poetry and music her entire life. She has released four music cds, three solo and one with her band Sammy, and a collection of poetry: Rosy and a Rock Star Hit the Road.  Most of her storytelling has stemmed from her travel experiences and the book of poetry was written when she drove from Vancouver to Costa Rica with a friend. “When I am able to take something real and tweak it a little to make it a bit fantastic, that is when the hilarity ensues. But knowing when to embellish and when to leave it as is…that is the trick that I am still, and I think will always be learning.”

Currently Ellen is working on writing her musical Rebuilding as well as honing her acting skills. “I think the more that I participate in delivering other people’s words and see how they work on stage, the better I will become at writing in a way that can take the audience out of themselves and for a moment be a part of something magical.”  Ellen played a feisty Imogen in ACT’s recent production of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Confederation Centre to honour Alan Lund and Lloyd Malenfant in new theatre

Alan Lund and Lloyd Malenfant were amazing. It is incumbent on us alumni to honour them in this very fitting manner. Please help Glenda Landry and I raise the funds to make this happen. And by the way - yes the seats are up where Lloyd sat and took notes!! grin

Gerry (Gilbert) Gray CF 72/73/74 79/80/81

Confederation Centre honour Alan Lund & Lloyd Malenfant

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Monday, March 10, 2014

World Theatre Day and the PEI Community Theatre Festival 2014

Take in a play or two, or three ... Saturday 29 March

World Theatre Day and the PEI Community Theatre Festival 2014

  The Community Theatre Festival is back, and it’s full of comedy fun this year.  On the afternoon of Saturday, March 29th, the stage of the Carrefour will offer a half-a-dozen short plays which appeal to virtually all kinds of audience.
  The Festival is PEI’s way of marking the 54th annual celebration of World Theatre Day—the day when thespians all around the globe show their respect for the vital force which live performance has been in virtually all societies stretching down through the centuries.  The Island’s Festival is a yearly happening for amateur, for-the-fun-of-it groups, and it’s been a lively success with audiences.  Hundreds of people come for a full afternoon or a drop-in-for-awhile sort of thing.  Each acting group puts on a short play, a half-hour or less, and there’s a good mix of types.
This year’s performers offer a delightful assortment of works, with plenty of good comedy.
• The Rag Tag Players, the youngsters of Murphy’s Community Centre, have a multi-media enactment of the poem Desiderata.
• L’Ecole François-Buote offers a pair of French-language features—a comic monologue and some lively adventures in improv.
• ACT (a community theatre) will presentThe Raft: An Interlude by iconic Canadian humourist Stephen Leacock—a gently comedic story of stranding, which serves as an allegory of the courtship process.
• Georgetown’s King’s Playhouse will preview a scene from their coming August production of Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit—in which a séance has inadvertently summoned up the ghost of a first wife to haunt the man whose second wife is not amused.
• The Harbourfront Players will be delivering two hilarious (and somewhat ‘adult’) playlets from Neil Simon’s California Suite.  First come the Visitors from Chicago—who are two couples in the hotel suite at the end of a disastrous vacation which they should not have shared.  Then comes the Visitor from Philadelphia—who is a woman on her way up to the hotel suite where she may find her husband ‘in flagrante delicto’.
  The irrepressible Wade Lynch and his arts-savvy colleague Monique Lafontaine (for the French-language pieces) will be adjudicators, giving helpful tips to each play-presenting group.
  Here’s what Wade says about the experience:
“The PEI Community Theatre Festival reminds me of why I went into theatre in the first place. It is an inclusive, nurturing community experience.  The PEICTF is cross-generational, multi-ethnic, multi-lingual celebration of life expressed through theatre ... To hear stories told, sung and physicalized in English, French, Mi’kmaq and mime is how we build a stronger, welcoming, tolerant, safe and magical community.  I can’t wait for this year’s Festival!”
  The project is getting a good boost from PEI businesses which have a commitment to the arts: The Buzz, Dave Gauthier of RBC Dominion, Hearts and Flowers, Colonial Realty, Owls Hollow and the Academy of Learning.  ACT (a community theatre) has been an annual backer of the Festival.
  The Theatre Festival is a showcase for true community theatre—a chance for scores of actors and off-stage production volunteers to perform beyond their usual home base, to rub shoulders with and learn from one another and get constructive feedback.  For the audience it’s a bargain—pay-what-you-will admission to help defray costs—and good-fun entertainment.
  The Carrefour’s doors open at 12:30 on March 29th; the plays begin at 1:00 and run till about 5:00 o’clock.  There’ll be a 20-minute break between plays to provide for adjudication and set-up of the next play ... and also to give the audience a chance to sample the refreshments.
For information contact Rob Thomson—robthomson@pei.sympatico.ca, 628-6778.

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Saturday, February 08, 2014

Casting Call for teenagers

Cornwall United Church Musical seeking one male 16-24 and one female 14-17 for May production.  Interested participants should be able to act, sing and dance.

Murder at the Hollow Rooms is an original murder-mystery musical written by Anne Hotchkis with lyrics by Sam Morgulis and music composed by Perry Neatby.  It is a light-hearted production that takes place in Victoria-by-the-Sea with 10 cast members.  The plot of the story starts with a murder-mystery contest in which 4 teenage detectives attempt to solve a murder using a scavenger hunt for beach creatures and a search for clues attached to each beach creature.  There are 13 songs in the production plus a few dance routines and so i To date the adult roles have been cast and most of the teenage ones except for one male role (young person in the 16-24 age range) and one female role (young person in the 14-17 age range).  The amateur production is being organized as a fund-raiser for Cornwall United Church. 


Performance dates are May 15 and 16, 2014 plus a dress rehearsal on May 14.  Rehearsals are on Sundays (Feb 9 week at 11:30 a.m.) but may change afterwards to 1:30 p.m. and will be conducted on a weekly basis until the end of April and perhaps twice a week during the first two weeks of May.  The director is Diane Wallace.  The address for rehearsals and performances is Cornwall United Church, 9 Cornwall Road.  Anyone interested in auditioning and taking part should contact Anne Hotchkis by phone at 566-2749 or by E-mail, hotchkia@hotmail.com

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Sunday, October 06, 2013

CALLING AMATEUR THESPIAN GROUPS

Wanted: Plays for the 2014 Community Theatre Festival

  Prince Edward Island’s annual celebration of World Theatre Day is the PEI Community Theatre Festival, and in 2014 it will again be held at the end of March—Saturday, the 29th.
  Once more it will be at the Carrefour in Charlottetown, filling the Saturday afternoon with a play running approximately every ¾ of an hour or so, with a social time in-between performances.  Refreshments will be provided to the players, as well as being available for purchase by audience members.  Performers will be given helpful adjudication; last year that was done by the irrepressible Wade Lynch and his arts-savvy colleague Monique Lafontaine.  Each group will be presented with a participation award.
  The Community Theatre Festival is a showcase for true community theatre—a great chance for scores of actors and off-stage production volunteers to perform beyond their usual home audience, to rub shoulders with and learn from one another and get constructive feedback.
  The Festival has grown in popularity since its resurgence in 2010.  Last year the Carrefour’s theatre was almost always full as people watched two or three or all the performances.  There were six fascinating plays, put on by a wide range of groups—well-established ones like ACT, children, a French school class, a Mi’kmaq group, Sketch 22 veterans and other old-hands, and newcomers.  Five of the six plays were original—developed by the people involved in performing them.
  Here’s what Adjudicator Wade Lynch had to say about it:
“The PEI Community Theatre Festival reminds me of why I went into theatre in the first place. It is an inclusive, nurturing community experience. The PEICTF is cross-generational, multi-ethnic, multi-lingual celebration of life expressed through theatre. To see young actors taking their first tentative steps into a public arena alongside those who have spent decades treading the boards is thrilling. To hear stories told, sung and physicalized in English, French, Mi’kmaq and mime is how we build a stronger, welcoming, tolerant, safe and magical community. I can’t wait for next year!”
  Now is the time organizers are inviting amateur (for-the-love-of-it) theatre groups to express interest and get working on a play.  What’s wanted are short plays or excerpts—generally no more than a half-hour—of any kind: comedy, quasi-improv, gripping drama, mystery, slice-of-life, political satire, romance, family-friendly or avant-garde/mature.
  So let the creative juices flow.  There’s plenty of time over the coming few months to get into performance mode.  Mentoring guidance is available on request.
  To get information and to express interest, contact any one of the organizing trio:
• Kate Martin 892-4384 eslkatie1@gmail.com
• Sara McCarthy 315-2839   saradmccarthy@gmail.com
• Rob Thomson 628-6778   robthomson@pei.sympatico.ca
A group should signify its intention to participate by December 15th; then definite confirmation is needed by February 1st.

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Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Auditions for INHERIT THE WIND

ACT’s next major production, partnering with Trinity United Church, Charlottetown, is INHERIT THE WIND.  Auditions are Sat.-Sun., Nov. 23-24, 1:00-5:00 p.m.  Rehearsals begin mid-January for performance April 24-27 in Trinity’s hall.  The Director is John Moses.  The SM is Sharon MacDonald.  Contact her for an audition time: sheamacd@gmail.com, or 432-2317.  Auditioners have the option of preparing a short monologue from any modern play.  Experience is not a requirement.

INHERIT THE WIND is based on a real courtroom case, the so-called “Scopes Monkey Trial” of 1925, in the town of Dayton, Tennessee.  At that time, and right until 1967, the state had a law against the teaching of evolution in its schools.  A number of local citizens decided to challenge this law with a show trial – chiefly in order to profit from the publicity.  They persuaded John Scopes, a substitute teacher (who might have presented the evolution chapter from the state-sponsored textbook he was using in one class period; he couldn’t remember), to act as defendant, and they persuaded two famous national figures to be counsels on either side.  For the prosecution they secured William Jennings Bryan, a fundamentalist Christian who had been the Democratic nominee for President three times, and for the defence they had a famous Chicago lawyer, Clarence Darrow, an agnostic who had recently defended two notorious killers.  The two were considered to be among the greatest orators of their day.

During the trial the Judge refused to hear any of the defence’s expert witnesses, ruling that their plausible explanations of evolution were irrelevant to the question of whether Scopes had broken the law.  In a highly irregular proceeding, Darrow called Bryan himself was as an expert witness on the Bible, in order to ridicule his views on creation.  The tactic worked – but still, Scopes was found guilty.

This trial, a battle of giants—which pitted a literal interpretation of the Bible against modern science,  unexamined faith against the right to think, the rural U.S. south against the urbanized north – did indeed garner publicity.  In fact it was the first-ever media circus.  It was covered by 200 journalists, who daily filed about 165,00 words that went round the world.  It was the first trial to be broadcast on live radio.  Hawkers of all kinds came to town to profit from the crowds.  Trained chimpanzees performed on the courthouse lawn.  Today the courthouse itself is preserved as an historic landmark, and features re-enactments of parts of the trial.

Both sides claimed victory, the fundamentalists because the law was upheld (though Scopes was fined only $100 and the verdict was later overturned on a technicality), and the modernists because widespread scorn was heaped on the other side.

INHERIT THE WIND was first performed in 1955.  It played on Broadway for two years, and at the Old Vic in London, and it has been revived in professional and amateur theatres many times.  It was made into a movie and into films for television, with famous actors in the leading roles.  The authors, Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, have said that in 1955 they wanted to draw attention to another attack on freedom of thought, the witch-hunts of the McCarthy era.  But the play’s original theme continues to resonate on its own, and is sufficient reason for further performances.  Creationism, as we now call it, is far from dead and the theory of evolution is far from explaining everything.  There are many – including President George W. Bush – who argue that the two sides should be given equal footing in schools.  Many church-goers are not sure what to make of the Biblical story of creation, and many non-religious people are quite ignorant of modern evolutionary theory.  In any case, the fight against unthinking dogmatism must be taken up by every generation.

INHERIT THE WIND is gripping courtroom drama.  To enhance the drama it takes several liberties with the facts, and the preface explicitly rejects the notion that the play is “history.”  The names of the two leading characters are changed to Matthew Harrison Brady and Henry Drummond.  A real-life, wise-cracking journalist, H.L. Mencken (who invented the phrase “monkey trial”) is here E.K. Hornbeck, who provides an element of humour in the play.  John Scopes is Bertram Cates.  There are many other fascinating characters in the cast, some entirely fictitious: Rev. Jeremiah Brown who preaches hell-fire for sinners like Cates; his daughter Rachel, who loves Cates but is under her father’s thumb and is impressed by Brady; the biased Judge; the Mayor; the Jailer; two children in Cates’ class, a mountain man; a radio broadcaster; Brady’s wife; members of the jury and the Ladies’ Aid, and other townspeople.  The town itself is “Hillsboro,” which could be almost any town in the American south.  So strong and popular is the play that many viewers take it to be, literally, the Scopes Monkey Trial.

ACT (a community theatre) and Trinity United Church have combined to put on this drama April 24-27, 2014, in Trinity’s church hall.  The first two performances will be dinner theatre.  For all performances, auditioners who don’t secure a speaking part will be invited to be characters in the drama, townspeople in costume, who freely ad lib their own attitudes towards the trial, as they welcome the visitors to their town, serve them food, and take as much money from them as they can. 

There are twenty speaking roles.  They include only four parts for women, but the Director may dress some women as men.  The extras as above can be of either gender, all female if necessary. 

A strong production team is behind this play.  The Director is John Moses, the Minister at Trinity United, who has directed this play elsewhere, as well as several other plays at Trinity.  The Stage Manager is Sharon MacDonald (Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream) who has taught the play in high school.  The Producer is Jennifer Shields, and the Costume Designer is Pam Jewell.  Other team members are Terry Pratt and Rob Thomson.

Successful auditioners must be either members of the Trinity congregation or members of ACT.  They should also be prepared to assist this show or another as crew members, in the spirit of community theatre.

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Friday, April 19, 2013

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

This upcoming summer ACT is pleased to be returning to Cotton Park to once again perform the Bard’s work under (hopefully) the clear blue sky.

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This morning one of the Producers passed along the cast list of all the speaking roles in the show. He tells me that a few more non-speaking parts will be added in the future, but presented here is the list of those thespians who now have the (pleasant) task of studying the script.

Theseus—Adam Gauthier
Hippolyta—Lana Mill
Philostrate—David Bulger
Egeus—Cyril Armstrong
Hermia—Ashley Clark
Lysander—Justin Shaw
Demetrius—Devin MacKinnon
Helena—Olivia Barnes
Quince—Terry Pratt
Bottom—Richard Haines
Starveling—Alex Johnston
Flute—Ben Hartley
Snug—Ian Byrne
Snout—Kassinda Bulger
Fairy/Cobweb—Sara McCarthy
Puck—Keir Malone
Oberon—Andrew Trivett
Titania—Catherine MacDonald
Mustardseed—Courtney Starkman
Peasblossom—Ashley Macleod
Moth—Sarah Bruce

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