A Bad Year for Tomatoes
by John Patrick
Directed by Marilyn Latham
Performance Dates: May 11-13 and 18-19, 2018
Audition Dates: Currently planned for March 30-31, 2018, by appointment only. Will update,
if dates change.
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
I Hate Hamlet
by Paul Rudnick
Directed by Lindsey Humphries
Performance Dates: February 23-25 and March 2-3, 2018
Audition Dates: Currently planned for January 12-13, 2018, by appointment only. Will update,
if dates change.
A successful television actor relocates to New York, where he rents a marvelous, Gothic apartment.
With his television career in limbo, the actor is offered the part of Hamlet onstage, but there's one
problem: He hates Hamlet. His dilemma deepens with the entrance of John Barrymore's ghost,
who arrives intoxicated and in full costume to the apartment that once was his. The contrast
between the two actors, Barrymore, whose Hamlet was the greatest of his time, and Andrew Rally,
hot young television star, leads to a wildly funny duel over women, art, success, duty, television,
and yes, the apartment.
Felicia Dantine: Andrew Rally's real estate broker, can speak to the dead
Andrew Rally: Popular star of a recently canceled soap opera
Deirdre McDavey: Rally's attractive and emotional girlfriend
Lillian Troy: Rally's agent
John Barrymore: A lengendary actor, or, rather, his ghost
Gary Peter Lefkowitz: A cocky, pompous television producer
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