The Speed Twins at Venus Theatre, May 3-27

The Speed Twins at Venus Theatre, May 3-27

THE SPEED TWINS
by Maureen Chadwick
directed by Deborah Randall

May 3 – 27, 2018
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8pm; Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm.

Location: Venus Theatre.

The Speed Twins unleashes an explosive and darkly comic conflict of desires and challenges us all to ask fundamental questions about identity. Three older women meet as strangers in a spectral version of the Gateways, the lesbian nightclub featured in the film “The Killing of Sister George”: Queenie is in complete denial of her sexuality, Ollie thinks she’s died and gone to Dyke Heaven, and Shirley looks as if she hasn’t aged a day since she lost the love of her life back in 1962. As the drink flows, uncomfortable truths are revealed as Queenie struggles to justify her life’s choices. Torn between temptation and fear, will she go to her grave with her conventional moral certainties intact? Or will she have the courage to re-write history and finally be true to her heart? The Speed Twins unleashes an explosive and darkly comic conflict of desires and challenges us all to ask fundamental questions about identity.

Tickets are $40 General Admission, $20 for Friend of Venus, $15 for Student or Senior. Buy tickets here.

Auditions for Venus Theatre 2018 season, Jan 20

Auditions for Venus Theatre 2018 season, Jan 20

Venus Theatre announces the Casting Call for their 2018 season.

Saturday, January 20, 2018 – 2-6 p.m.

Location: Venus Theatre.

Please email deb@venustheatre.org and request a desired half-hour block of time in your communication. Please attach electronic headshot and resume and bring hardcopy to the audition as well.

Please bring a prepared contemporary comic monologue no longer than 2 minutes and be prepared to move and to take adjustments and possibly read cold (very cold).

Casting will be for:

This Little Light by Jennifer Faletto
A World Premiere

Rehearses evenings in Feb – Runs in March

Seeking a flamboyant pirate from another time double cast as a contemporary creepy mall retail worker who hits on women. Open to casting unconventionally for the role.

The Speed Twins by Maureen Chadwick
A Response to The Killing of Sister George

Rehearses evenings in April – Runs in May.

Seeking two mature women. One to tend bar in lesbian purgatory and the other to be the dramatic terminal diva. On stage, not in process.

Second half of the year. These plays are not yet announced. We’d like take this opportunity to consider talent for the second half of 2018 as we continue to consider scripts.

For more information, and to register online, see: http://www.venustheatre.org/auditions