A Bad Year for Tomatoes
by John Patrick
Directed by Marilyn Latham
Performance Dates: May 11-13 and 18-19, 2018
Audition Dates: Saturday, March 17 (1-4pm) and Sunday, March 18 (3-6pm), by appointment only.
Please email AuditionsMRT@gmail.com for an audition time. Call backs will be held Sunday,
Fed up with the pressures of her acting career, the famous Myra Marlowe leases a house
in a tiny New England town and settles down to write her autobiography. She keeps her
agent at bay, but can't avoid her nosy neighbors. In an attempt to shoo them away, Myra invents
a mad, homicidal sister—who is kept locked in an upstairs room, but occasionally escapes long
enough to scare off uninvited visitors. The ruse works well until the local handyman develops
an affection for "Sister Sadie" and some of the locals decide it is their duty to save poor Sadie's soul.
In desperation Myra announces that her imaginary sibling has suddenly gone off to Boston —
which brings on the sheriff and the suspicion of murder!
Myra Marlowe: a successful actor since age three (playing mostly character roles), she wants to discover who she really is & lead a normal life...
Tom: Myra’s agent of many years, a cynical Hollywood type
Piney: a backwoods handyman who chops wood, sells manure, kills hogs, and develops a crush on demented Sister Sadie
Willa Mae: the witch of Beaver Haven, she reads palms & tea leaves and cures the demented with mugwort
Reba Harper: one of the hospitality ladies, doesn’t believe in gossip but gossips continuously
Cora Gump: another hospitality lady, her elevator doesn’t quite reach the top floor, she never met a bottle of scotch she didn’t like
Sheriff: Barney Fife has nothing on him
The Face on the Barroom Floor
by Tim Kelly
Directed by Stan Kelly
Performance Dates: July 27-29, August 3-5 and 10-11, 2018
Audition Dates: Currently planned for June 15-16, 2018, by appointment only. Will update,
if dates change.
Our annual popcorn-throwing, villain-booing, heroine-swooning melodrama!!
Insidious villains endeavor to separate Madelaine Mockingbird, chambermaid turned singer,
from the fortune left her by an old miner and from her true love: Jack "Toulouse"
Goodhart, painter turned tramp.
Annie Quackenbush: runs the Old Teller House (but she doesn't run far enough)
Sweet Madelaine Mockingbird: lovely heroine, anxious to get on with her career
Chuck Dogtemper: a miner who's thirst for whiskey is staggering
Herbie Rainwater: another miner, not too bright
Dusty Rhodes: stagecoach driver. Been in the snow a long time
Mrs. van Cleve: the "high society" element
Jack "Toulouse" Goodhart: our hero, doesn't carry a six-shooter, he carries a paint brush
Bella Yukon: She'd have a card up her sleeve if she were wearing one
Fatima: waiting for her camel to come in
Roderick Rodent: a lowdown, no good, rotten human being. But charming when he wants to be
Judge Fleesum: if you don't know a good lawyer it's a good idea to know the judge
Theda Swanson: reaching for a high note she stumbled