Show times are 7:30pm on Friday and Saturday with a matinee at 4pm on Sunday.
All auditions at Old Church Theater are open to all who are interested. We welcome everyone, no matter their level of (in)experience. You do not have to be familiar with the script nor do you have to have a monologue prepared. Come and join us! We very rarely pre-cast parts at Old Church Theater!
One Night in the Valley
by Tony Sportiello
directed by Diane Chamberlain - email
Stage Manager - TBA
Auditions: Saturday & Sunday, April 1 & 2, 1pm. At the Congregational Church, next door to the theater.
Performances: June 2-3-4 and 9-10-11
By the same writer of "Second Chance", which we presented a few years ago, Tony Sportiello gives us three intriguing stories: A has-been opera star, a couple who realize they've just been accidentally married, and an burglar who's been caught by the homeowner… Three seemingly unrelated events playing out at the same time have one thing in common, and that's the secret for you to figure out!
• 4 men and 3 women
Making God Laugh
by Sean Grennan
Directed by Shiela Kaplow - email
Stage Manager - TBA
Auditions: Saturday, April 8, 2pm. Sunday, April 9, 2pm.
Performances: July 7-8-9 and 14-15-16
Woody Allen once said, "If you want God to laugh, tell him your plans!"
This play is both heartwarming and hilarious, in the style of last year's hit "37 Postcards".
Making God Laugh follows a typical American family as the parents become empty-nesters and the children see their plans and dreams evolve as they gather together through 30 years of holiday celebrations. We rejoice at their victories and ache at their defeats, all the while cheering, laughing and shedding tears with them at life's bumpy road in a celebration of life in the best tradition of theatrical comedy. PG-13
• 2 women, 3 men
by William Missouri Downs
Directed by Justina Kenyon - email
Stage Manager - TBA
Performances: August 11-12-13 and 18-19-20
A couple couldn't have more different parents: One are a conservative, middle-class couple, while the other are performance artists who have built a theater right in their living room. When the parents meet for the first time, the conservative ones find themselves as stars in the artist's latest play. But news of a comet heading straight toward Earth changes everything and the hilarity just takes off from there.
• 2 men and 3 women
by Peter Quilter
Produced by Athene Chadwick - email
Stage Manager -TBA
Performances: September 15-16-17 and 22-23-24
A gloriously funny examination of the chaotic world of love and relationships. Four sets of characters: Jonathan and Wendy are on a blind date and hoping to get it right this time even though they've never got it right before; Barrie is not really interested in women but Janet sees that as no reason to stop trying; Shelley and Bobby have decided to holiday in Spain to finalize their divorce whilst drowning in cocktails; and Angela is marrying for the third time to the dismay of her brother Toby and amidst a barrage of bad omens and a dress that looks like a parachute.
• 4 men and 4 women
by Gary Blackwood
Directed by Miles Conklin - email
Performances: October 20-21-22 and 27-28-29
A faithful adaptation of Edith Wharton's romantic and tragic short novel of rural Massachusetts life near the turn of the twentieth century. Ethan Frome is a bitter and broken middle-aged man who has resigned himself to a loveless marriage, and through a series of flashbacks, we see what made him that way. But when a naive, and appealing young relative comes to live with them his bleak existence changes.
• Mattie Silver - 20's. Lively, pretty, naive. Ages 30 years to an invalid(very short scene). Arrives to help Zeena with house work.
• Zeena Frome - 20's-30's. Married to Ethan. Humorless hypochondriac. Ages 30 years (very short scene).
• Ruth Varnum - 20's. Engaged to Ned Hale. Small role.
• Mrs Hale - 50's-60's. Married to Andrew Hale. Very small role.
• Ethan Frome - 20's-30's. Married to Zeena. Ages several scenes 30 years with facial and leg injuries. Subsistence farmer.
• Edward - 20's. Engineer for power company. Medium sized role.
• Andrew Hale - 50's-60's. Married to Mrs. Hale. Runs livery stable. Medium sized role.
• Denis Eady - 20's. Small sized role.
• Ned Hale - 20's. Engaged to Ruth Varnum. Small sized role.