By Brian Freil
Directed by Cindy Topps
Saturday December 4 (8pm) and Sunday December 5 (2pm)
Three points of view about a poignant drama are related by three characters addressing the audience directly. First there is Molly, blind since early infancy, who describes her world before and after an operation to restore some of her sight. Her husband, Frank, who pushed Molly into this operation, relates his view of his wife’s journey into sightedness and his dealings with her doctor. Molly’s once-famous eye surgeon, Mr. Rice, watches both Molly and Frank and reveals his opinion of them along with his own fears in handling the operation. Through it all we see each character’s painful and happy histories, their memories and the events that led them to meet. Their stories interweave on stage, threading in and around each other’s lives, until the unexpected and touching conclusion to this striking tale.
By Stephen Massicotte
Directed by Christine Crawfis
Friday December 3 (8pm) and Saturday December 4 (2pm)
A love story set against the backdrop of World War I, Mary’s Wedding is an epic, unforgettable story of love, hope, and survival, a moving memorial to both the Great War and great love.
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CP2 Mini–Festival Auditions
CP2 Readers Theatre offers an exciting opportunity for actors, directors, and audience members to experience theater in a fresh way, with full dramatic readings of selected plays. No costumes, no sets, no props, and the actors perform with scripts in hand. These shows are an incredible opportunity to experience great theater stripped to its essence: the playwright’s words.
CP2 Audition Form
COVID AUDITION PROTOCOL: At this time, all actors must be Fully Vaccinated for Covid OR prepared to provide recent (72 hours) negative Covid tests on a regular basis. When you arrive for the audition, please be masked and prepared to show proof of vaccination OR a recent (72 hours) negative Covid test. The stage manager will provide the audition form (or you may download it from this page, print, fill it out, and bring it with you to the audition.)
SCHEDULE: Be prepared to list all possible conflicts. Rehearsal schedule will be respectful of performers’ time and conflicts. Please note, that due to Covid restrictions, actors planning to audition are asked not to travel out of state during rehearsals or performances. We thank you for your understanding.
Once inside the theatre, you may be unmasked (if fully vaccinated) and/or to read for the audition.
Auditions date – Sunday, August 29
1-3pm – THE CHILDREN
Directed by Jeff Battersby
Casting two women and one man, playing characters who are all in their sixties (Your age does not need to match the ages of the characters, but it is likely that only actors over forty will be considered) and a Narrator (W) with no age requirement. All ethnicities and backgrounds encouraged to audition.
Narrator (W): Any age, able to create a sense of place with their delivery and voice.
Hazel (W): Nuclear Engineer, retired, married to Robin
Rose (W): Nuclear Engineer, retired, old friend of Hazel and Robin
Robin (M): Nuclear Engineer, retired, married to Rose
Auditions date – Sunday, August 29
3-5pm – A NUMBER
Directed by Louisa Vilardi
Synopsis: A Number by Caryl Churchill is a play, set in the near future, about the conflict between a father and his sons. This play explores the subject of human cloning and identity. Written as a two-hander, A Number examines free will, the dangers of artificial creation, and the question of nature versus nurture.
Seeking male actors for the following two roles:
Salter: a man in his early sixties who was married and had one son. His wife committed suicide by throwing herself under a train when their son was only two. He would raise their son alone, but due to his drinking and the son’s issues, he would neglect him and eventually send him away. He would then clone his son (Bernard 2) in an attempt to try again to be a better father. A pathological liar, he attempts to hide the truth of what he’s done from his sons.
Bernard (B1)*: His son, forty. First and original son of Salter. He was a difficult and disturbed child, who Salter sent away when he was 4. He would grow to have an explosive temper and hate Salter for what he did to him.
Bernard (B2)*: His son, thirty-five, intended clone of his first son, made to replace his original son, Bernard 1. He is very mild-mannered and emotional.
Michael Black*: His son, thirty-five. An unauthorized clone of Salter’s first son. He is married with three children, the oldest aged twelve, and is a mathematics teacher.
*all played by the same actor.
You may read from the script (hard copies will be provided), but please become familiar with the sides below.
Salter p50 – p52
B2 Monologue p43
Side p54 – p62
Two more weekends of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE!
July 16, 17, 18, 23 & 24.
Photos by Louisa Vilardi Photography
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
By Kate Hamill
Based on the novel by Jane Austen
Directed by Michael J. Frohnhoefer
Friday, July 9, 16, 23 (8pm), Friday, (8pm)
Saturday, July 10, 17, 24 (8pm)
Saturday, July 24 (2pm), Sunday, July 18 (2pm)
This isn’t your grandmother’s Austen! Bold, surprising, boisterous, and timely, this Pride and Prejudice for a new era explores the absurdities and thrills of finding your perfect (or imperfect) match in life. Literature’s greatest tale of latent love has never felt so theatrical, or so full of life than it does in this effervescent adaptation.
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