Auditions for The Unexpected Guest by Laurel Mill Playhouse, Nov 13-17

Auditions for The Unexpected Guest by Laurel Mill Playhouse, Nov 13-17

Laurel Mill Playhouse announces auditions for
The Unexpected Guest
by Agatha Christie
Directed by Larry Simmons
Produced by Maureen Rogers

November 13, 16 & 17, 2019
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 12:00 PM
Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Director Larry Simmons will be casting:
7 men, 3 women. Cold readings from the script. All roles open!

Performances are scheduled to run from January 10, 2020 to February 2, 2020.

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

Lost in the fog, a stranger seeks refuge in a nearby house, only to find a man shot dead and his wife standing over him with a smoking gun. But the woman’s dazed confession is anything but convincing, and the unexpected guest decides to help. Remarkably, the police clues point to a man who died two years previously, but as the ghosts of a past wrong begin to emerge, a tangled web of lies reveals family secrets and chilling motives, where the real murderer turns out to be the greatest mystery of all.

For more information, click here, contact producer Maureen Rogers at 301-452-2557 or e-mail maureencrogers@gmail.com, or e-mail the theatre at LMP@laurelmillplayhouse.org.

Afflicted: Daughters of Salem at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Oct 18-Nov 10

Afflicted: Daughters of Salem at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Oct 18-Nov 10

Laurel Mill Playhouse presents
Afflicted: Daughters of Salem
by Laurie Brooks
Directed by Daniel Johnston
Assistant Directed by Lori Bruun
Produced by Maureen Rogers

Friday October 18th-November 10th, 2019
Shows are Friday & Saturday @ 8pm and Sundays (11/03, 11/10) at 2pm

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

In 1691 Puritan New England, fear and superstition were rampant. Singing, dancing and amusement of any kind was forbidden. The devil was everywhere. Five girls coming of age in
Salem Village, desperate for release of their thoughts and feelings, find an ally in Tituba, a slave who longs for freedom. Deep in the woods the girls make a pact and build a sisterhood. Then alliances are formed, promises made and broken, power taken.

Afflicted: Daughters of Salem tells the story of the Salem girls—Abigail Williams, the leader, Ann Putnam, Mercy Lewis, Mary Warren and Betty Parris, and the events that led up to the infamous Salem witch trials. This origin story examines how these teenage girls became accusers and caused 20 people to be put to death for witching.

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Auditions for Miracle on 34th Street at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Oct 5-10

Auditions for Miracle on 34th Street at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Oct 5-10

Laurel Mill Playhouse announces auditions for
Miracle on 34th Street
Adapted by Mountain Community Theater from the novel by Valentine Davies. Based upon the Twentieth Century Fox motion picture Miracle on 34th Street
Directed by Jen Sizer
Produced by Maureen Rogers

Audition Dates:
Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 11:00 AM
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Performance dates: Friday November 29, 2019 through Sunday December 22, 2019

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

By chance, Kris Kringle, an old man in a retirement home, gets a job working as Santa for Macy’s. Kris unleashes waves of good will with Macy’s customers and the commercial world of New York City by referring parents to other stores to find exactly the toy their child has asked for. Seen as deluded and dangerous by Macy’s vocational counselor, who plots to have Kris shanghaied to Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital, Kris ends up in a court competency hearing. Especially at stake is one little girl’s belief in Santa. In a dramatic decision, the court confirms Kris as the true Santa, allowing Susan and countless other children to experience the joy of childhood fantasy.

For more information, including parts to be cast, click here.

The Finger at Venus Theatre, Sep 19-Oct 13

The Finger at Venus Theatre, Sep 19-Oct 13

Collaborative Iterations:
The Finger
by Doruntina Basha

September 19 – October 13, 2019
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm; Sundays at 3pm.

The Finger draws its impetus from a vacuum, from a family bereft, and the implacable dynamics between two women. In it, a disappearance calls for-and exacts-rituals in the gap between life and death.

Location: Venus Theatre.

Going into the Fall, Venus will produce, “The Finger” by Doruntina Basha. She is a playwright who lives in Kosovo and this will be the first time her play is produced on this side of the ocean. http://oralhistorykosovo.org/doruntina-basha/

Girls of the Garden Club at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Sep 13-Oct 6

Girls of the Garden Club at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Sep 13-Oct 6

Laurel Mill Playhouse presents
Girls of the Garden Club
by John Patrick
Directed by Larry Simmons
Produced by Maureen Rogers

Friday September 13, 2019 through Sunday October 6, 2019
Friday and Saturday evening performances at 8pm.

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

Rhoda Greenleaf (Sam David) is devoted to gardening and wants to land the presidency of the local garden club. Standing in her way is the incumbent, Lillybelle (Barbara Gasper), who peppers her speech with French phrases and is a general pain in the neck. Despite help from other club members, Rhoda’s effort to oust her is stalled, until her daughter’s boyfriend (Zach Polignone)) comes up with a novel idea — a talking plant!

A hilarious new play which, as the title suggests, deals with the indomitable ladies whose lives revolve around the often outlandish doings of the local garden club. “GIRLS is a delight because it reflects reality. For every comic characterization onstage you can recall someone in your own life as a douoffstage.” — Chronicle-Telegram.

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service. Performances run weekends from Friday September 13, 2019 through Sunday October 6, 2019 with Friday and Saturday evening performances at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 for general admission. Admission for students (12 and under), active duty military and seniors (65 and over) is $15. Tickets can be purchased by clicking the link below. For further information, please call 301-617-9906 and press 2, or contact Maureen Rogers at maureencrogers@gmail.com or 301-452-2557.

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