|Our Next Play:
All the King's Men
By Robert Penn Warren
Directed by Ken Richard
March 2-18, 2018
Ken Richard directs Robert Penn Warren’s All the King's Men, March 2-18. Discovering that he is being used by a cynical machine, Governor Willie Stark adopts methods that allow him to control the state. By resorting to corrupt methods, he accomplishes things for the people that were only abstract ideals when he was campaigning honestly. As a portrait of politics, this is effective and provocative.
Robert Penn Warren’s version of the widely known work, which, as a novel, was the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, had a highly successful Off-Broadway run during the 1959 season.
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Notice: By popular demand,
please note that we will have a performance on the first and each Sunday of our run from March 2nd thru 18th.
We are proud to announce the following cast and crew!
Jack Burden - Gordon Carmadelle
Willie Stark - Robert Simpson
Tiny Duffy - Cary Martin
Professor - Kenneth Faherty
William Larsen - Tom Sisney
Tom Stark - Allen Bryant
Anne Stanton - Debbie Carambat
Lucy Stark - Sara-Victoria Place
Dr. Adam Stanton - Sam Pickens
Judge Irwin - John Carambat
Sugar Boy O’Sheehan - Jason Smith
Sadie Burk - Arianne Poole
Jack’s Mother - Joan Soboloff
Frey and Man - Christopher Aberle
Slade/Radio Announcer/Man - Mack Maginnis
Crowd Members, Reporters and Photographers; Kaytlynn Eddleman. John Roheim
Director - Ken Richard
Stage Manager - Joe Lagman
A great turn out for Playmakers Reader’s theatre launch. The reading of “Ladies in Waiting” was executed fantastically by the wonderful cast! We hope you’ll join us for our next event!
The February performance at the Southern Hotel had to be cancelled as the artist had a personal conflict.
The next scheduled performance will be on March 25th, at the Art Association in Covington.
Playmakers Readers Theatre presents ART by Yasmina Reza, and directed by Larry Gray. ART won the 1998 Tony Award for Best Play; a story about three friends and a painting. Serge has bought a very expensive painting, an all white painting which does not impress his friend Marc who believes it to be a joke. Their mutual friend Ivan is pulled into the disagreement and the rest is both funny, poetic and charming. ART features Roswell Pogue as Serge, Kenneth Faherty as Marc and Gordon Carmadelle as Ivan. There is only one performance, March 25th at 1:00 PM. Tickets are $15.00. Seating is limited early purchase is recommended.
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Auditions for The Graduate
A Play Adapted by Terry Johnson
Based on the Novel by Charles Webb
And the Motion Picture Screenplay by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry
By Special Arrangement with StudioCanal
Director: Justin Lapeyrouse
Assistant Director: Lisa Keiffer
Benjamin Braddock is a confused young man. Graduating college with a brilliant scholastic record, he finds himself adrift, uncertain about his future and increasingly alienated from the upper-class, suburban, “plastic” world of his parents. Fighting panic and boredom, he is deeply conflicted but ultimately willing when Mrs. Robinson, the unhappily married, alcoholic, and dangerously charismatic wife of his father’s business partner, tempts him into an affair. It falls apart when he falls in love—with Elaine, Mrs. Robinson’s upbeat, optimistic daughter.
Set against the shiny backdrop of affluent Southern California in the 1960s, this bitterly hilarious dark comedy is full of rapid fire dialogue amid an exploration of family dysfunction and the disillusions and dichotomy of youth.
Show Dates: May 4-20, 2018 Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm.
Auditions: February 24 and 25 from 6-9 pm.
Auditions will consist of a cold read at the audition. We ask that everyone be familiar with the script for the play and what characters they are auditioning for.
Benjamin (Male, early 20s)- A recent college graduate who is trying to figure out what to do with his life. This actor must be 18 years or older.
Mr. Braddock (Male, early 40s)- A successful Los Angeles lawyer who is a happy man who can be a little pushy.
Mrs. Braddock (Female, early 40s)- A mother trying to do what’s right for her son and keep him happy.
Mrs. Robinson (Female, early 40s)- Icy, sexy, manipulative, destructive; the alcoholic wife of Benjamin's father's law partner, she has known Benjamin (and his parents) since he was born.
Mr. Robinson (Male, early 40s)- Mr. Braddock’s sexist best friend and business partner who doesn’t seem to be very in touch with his family.
Stripper (Female)- Dim, buxom, and gum-chewing, preferably seeking a dancer for this role (burlesque experience a huge plus); must be comfortable performing in pasties and lingerie. This role will double with a few small ensemble roles.
Ensemble (Male and Female)- To play a variety of roles including a Hotel Clerk, a Psychiatrist, a Priest, Wedding/party guests, etc.
Congratulations to all involved in August: Osage County. It was a pulitzer prize winning story performed by an incredibaly talented cast and crew. Check out the review for “August: Osage County” on Nola.com.
Take a look at this list of Top 10 Plays by NOLA.com and don’t stop until you get to NUMBER FOUR!
I think we just put “the little theatre in the woods” in the big time!
Playmakers Theater is always looking for anyone desiring to participate in the theater in any capacity such as: directing, asst. directing, stage management, costumes, light and sound, set building and design, etc. Send interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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