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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Fred Wolinsky
Audition Dates: Sun August 25 & Tues August 27 at 7pm
TUES AUGUST 27th AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD AT THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS HALL AT 7PM
2660 E. Main St, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
Performance Dates: NOVEMBER 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 2019
Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece. On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gathers at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real—and which will win out?
Seeking 3 women, 5 men, 3-4 children
Margaret, aka Maggie the cat (female, 20’s-30’s) – vivacious, vain, sexy, attractive, relentless
Brick (male, 20’s-30’s) good-looking, former All-American, now a repressed alcoholic
Big Daddy (male, 60’s) authoritarian, brash, and vulgar
Big Mama (female, 60’s) domineering, crude, yet emotional and sincere
Gooper, aka Brother Man (male, 30’s-40’s) bitter, paranoid, greedy
Mae, aka Sister Woman (female, 30’s) Gooper’s wife, whiney, greedy, manipulative
Rev. Tooker (male, 30-70) tactless, opportunistic, hypocritical
Doctor Baugh (male, 30-70) discreet, timid
3-4 children (girls and boys, 6-12) – wild, mischievous spoiled brats. One will have some solo lines; all others will speak/sing in a group.
Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Any children will be seen first.
CP Travel Adventures
A NEW way to celebrate with
CP Travel Adventures are unique trips planned for our CP friends that feature specially designed custom tours with a primary focus on theatre.
On Thursday, August 29, a small group of intrepid travelers will join us on the very first CP Travel Adventure. Boarding the CP bus in Wappingers Falls, we will travel to the tent… the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Tent, that is. We will enjoy a wonderful sunset picnic supper on the beautiful Boscobel Mansion grounds overlooking the Hudson River, followed by HVSF’s production of Into The Woods performed under the HVSF tent! All for one package price – no muss, no fuss, no driving, no parking, no picnic packing: The CP Travel Adventure package includes theatre tickets, round-trip transportation, a lawn picnic and an opportunity to support County Players! So, climb aboard the CP Travel Adventure bus;let us do the planning!
- Round-trip transportation to the Boscobel Mansion & HVSF;
- Ticket in center rear section to the 7/29 evening performance of HVSF’s production of the musical Into The Woods;
- Picnic supper, including beverage, dessert and choice of entree;
- All taxes and gratuities;
- Tax deductible donation to County Players ($25)
Package price – $140 per person (nonrefundable). Limited number of seats are available and will be sold on a first-come basis.
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE
Wishes, Worries, The Witch, and The Woods collide in song under the HVSF Theater Tent
ADOPT-A-SEAT AT COUNTY PLAYERS
Adopting a seat at County Players is a special way to commemorate a birthday or anniversary, to make a personal contribution, a thoughtful gift, or a unique way to honor or memorialize someone’s legacy.
Your contribution supports our ongoing capital improvement efforts which, in turn, allows us to continue producing the finest community theatre in the Hudson Valley.
To commemorate your tax-deductible donation, we will engrave a seat plaque that features the name or text of your choice. You will receive an acknowledgement for your records and gift recipients will be notified of your gift.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: Will the dedicated name actually appear on my seat?
A: YES! A nameplate will be placed on “your” seat.
Q: May I specify a name other than my own?
A: YES! You may use this opportunity to honor or memorialize someone.
Q: Is there a limit to what I can put on the plaque?
A: YES! You must limit your message to 3 lines, with 19 characters per line (including any punctuation or spaces). Some restrictions may apply.
Q: When I attend a performance at County Players, will I be able to reserve my “adopted” seat?
A: YES! When purchasing tickets through our box office system, if your seat is available you may request it for the show you are attending. In addition, through our Main Stage Subscription Series, you may be able to reserve your adopted seat for the full season. Please note that seat sponsors must still purchase tickets to any performance at County Players and are not guaranteed seating in chairs bearing theirnames.
Q: I want to adopt a seat in a certain location. Can I be that specific?
A: YES! If currently available, you may request a specific seat. All seats are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.
Q: How much does it cost to adopt a seat?
A: $300 Center aisle and front row seats; $250 All other seats
To adopt a seat at County Players, click here!
THIS IS A PERIOD PIECE. WE NEED PEOPLE WHO CAN LOOK LIKE THEY FIT IN THE 1990’s FOR THIS SCENE
***REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR THIS WORKSHOP***
“Fundamentals of Acting (Meisner Technique) & Directing for the Stage”
Instructor: Christine Crawfis
Dates: 10 Monday sessions from June 24 – August 26, 2019 (7PM – 10PM)
Students must register for all ten sessions in the series.
Cost: $100 for ten week session (includes texts) – workshop is open to Adults 18 and up only.
By check; Visa, MasterCard, Discover accepted
Fundamentals of Acting (Meisner Technique) & Directing for the Stage is a series of ten (10) sequential skill-based workshop sessions to teach the fundamentals of acting & directing for the stage. Participating actors & directors will learn techniques on how to evoke natural, spontaneous performances. Participants will focus on detailed scene work as well as the practical and technical aspects of directing. The series will culminate in a presentation of monologues and ten-minute plays directed and acted by workshop students; this presentation will be open to the public at no charge. Previous training is not required.
The Meisner approach is for any artist, whether this is your very first acting class, or even if you’ve been in the industry for years. Utilizing a series of progressive exercises, participants will learn to trust their own instincts and live truthfully under imaginary circumstances. Meisner discovered that listening and responding in the present moment is the most important thing an actor can learn. However, the actor’s self-consciousness works against him/her and causes the actor’s focus to remain on the self, rendering the scene dead.
Through a series of exercises, the actor can learn to shift his/her focus to what is happening in the world around them. The actor can then begin to work-off and truthfully react to what is actually happening, creating spontaneous and authentic life. Using the Meisner tools, participants will work to apply the technique to real-world scenarios, utilizing all areas of the acting/directing process.
Led by instructor Christine Crawfis, this workshop series fulfills County Players’ mission “To delight, educate, and challenge the community and to nurture creative expression, through theatre and the performing arts of the highest quality.”
The workshop is offered over ten Monday sessions from June 24 to August 26, 2019, from 7PM – 10PM. Students must register for all ten sessions in the series, and all sessions will be held at The County Players Falls Theatre, 2681 West Main, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590.
The cost for the ten-week workshop is $100 and includes scripts and texts, and is open to Adults 18 and up only. Class size is limited; so please register early to secure your place.
Register online by using your MasterCard, VISA or Discover Card.
Or send a check to: County Players, ATTN: Directing Workshop, 2681 West Main Street, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
If you require wheelchair accessibility, please contact our Box Office prior to registration at 845-298-1491.