Noises Off (Comedy/Farce) Opens: March 10, 2018
Written by award winning playwright Michael Frayn. Noises Off has been called “the funniest farce ever written,” Noises Off presents a manic menagerie of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing’s On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.
CHARACTER LIST - ENSEMBLE CAST (4 Females, 5 Males)
DOTTY OTLEY (FEMALE) - A late-middle-aged actress. Plays Mrs. Clackett, the housekeeper for the Brents' home in the Caribbean in Nothing's On.
LLOYD DALLAS (MALE) - The director of a play-within-the-play, called Nothing's On.
GARRY LEJEUNE (MALE) - A stuttering actor, easily fired up. Plays Roger, the estate agent looking to let the Brent's house in Nothing's On.
BROOKE ASHTON (FEMALE) - A young inexperienced actress from Africa. Plays Vicki, who works for the tax authorities and is trying to woo Roger in Nothing's On.
POPPY NORTON-TAYLOR (FEMALE) - Assistant Stage Manager.
FREDERICK FELLOWES (MALE) - Has a serious fear of violence and blood. Plays Phillip Brent, who lives out of the country with his wife Flavia to avoid paying taxes and is on a secret visit in Nothing's On.
BELINDA BLAIR (FEMALE) - Cheerful and sensible, a reliable actress. Plays Flavia, Philip Brent's wife, who is dependable, though not one for household duties in Nothing's On.
TIM ALLGOOD (MALE) - An over-worked Stage Manager.
SELSDON MOWBRAY (MALE) - Elderly and with actorly mannerisms. Plays Selsdon, a burglar and an old man in his seventies, breaking into the Brents' house in Nothing's On.
Two Words (Romantic Comedy) Opens: May 26, 2018
Two Words Written & Directed by Tiffany Roberts. Love takes work - time, effort and even a bit of sacrifice. And when either party can't do the work...it's back to the dating scene you go. Two Words follows Austin and Lacy on a series of dates after ending their never-ending relationship. The “bounce back” dates set-up by their friends is not quite what they expected. And when they think they've finally found a suitable replacement, or at least someone they can talk to - reality strikes again.
CHARACTER LIST - ENSEMBLE CAST (4-6 Females, 4-6 Males (Roles can be doubled))
LACY BLUE (FEMALE) - Career woman. Places unreasonable expectations on a man that obviously loves her. Austin’s love interest.
JULIA WHITE (FEMALE) - Lacy’s best friend. She’s a voice of reason.
VOSALINA (FEMALE) - Educated yet oblivious to an obvious character flaw.
PEACHES (FEMALE) - Loud, over-the-top...stereotypically rachet girl from the hood.
BIG BOOTY BRENDA (Female) - Curvy model.
CYAN (FEMALE) - Sophisticated. Professional. Diva.
VLADAMIR (MALE) - Thinks he is a vampire.
AUSTIN BLACK (MALE) - Gentleman and respectful. He’s a good guy. Professional. Lacy’s love interest.
DENNIS BROWN (MALE) - Austin’s best friend. The voice of reason.
DJ PHOO PHOO (MALE) - Stuck in the 80’s. Loud. Thinks he still has IT.
WAITER (MALE) - An obviously well-trained Maitre D that lacks filters. He makes sly remarks about the people eating in his restaurant. He has something to say about everybody.
CHRISTIAN (MALE) - Professional. Well-spoken. Interesting.
Purlie the Musical (Musical Comedy) Opens: September 22, 2018
Book by Ossie Davis, Peter Udell, and Philip Rose. "Purlie" tells the story of Purlie, a self-taught preacher who returns to his home in the South with the intent of opening an abandoned church and ringing the bell of freedom. The problem is that Ol' Cap'n is holding Purlie's inheritance due to a long-lost cousin. With the help of Ol' Cap'n's son, Charlie, Purlie's manages to outsmart the white haired old-timer to win a victor' for freedom.
CHARACTER LIST - ENSEMBLE CAST (4 Females, 4 Males)
PURLIE VICTORIOUS (LEAD - MALE, BARITONE) - A loud and proud preacher who is intent on winning the church and the land back from Ol' Cap'n.
LUTIBELLE GUSSIMAE (LEAD - FEMALE, YOUNG ADULT, SOPRANO) - A naive and lovestruck young woman who follows Purlie.
OL’ CAP’N (SUPPORTING - MALE) - A jolly but racist bigot who loves money. Charlie’s father.
CHARLIE (SUPPORTING - MALE, BARITONE) Ol’ Cap’n son. A young, white, hippy-type man who is intent on equal rights for everyone around him.
MISSY (SUPPORTING - FEMALE, MEZZO-SOPRANO) Gitlow's hard-working, church-going wife.
GITLOW (SUPPORTING - MALE) Purlie's hard working, church going brother. Supervises the field workers. Missy's husband.
IDELLA (FEATURED - FEMALE, SOPRANO) - An older woman who works for Ol' Cap'n. She is the only mother that Charlie has known
CHURCH SOLOIST (FEATURED - FEMALE, SOPRANO)
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