Auditions for One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Jul 14

Auditions for One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Jul 14

Laurel Mill Playhouse announces auditions for
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest will be held on:
July 14, 2018 at 2:00 PM
Director Jen Sizer will be casting: 13 males and 4 women.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
by Dale Wasserman
adapted from the book by Ken Kesey
Directed by Jen Sizer
Produced by Maureen Rogers

Performances are scheduled to run from September 7, 2018 to September 30, 2018.

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

A charming rogue who contrives to serve a short sentence in an airy mental institution rather than in a prison soon learns this was a mistake. He clashes with the head nurse, a fierce martinet. A battle of wills ensues between the rebellious McMurphy and the inflexible Nurse Ratched affecting all the ward’s patients.

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

Laughing Stock at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Jun 29-Jul 15

Laughing Stock at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Jun 29-Jul 15

Laughing Stock
by Charles Morey
Directed by Daniel Johnston
Assistant Directed by Michael Hartsfield
Produced by Maureen Rogers

Friday June 29, 2018 through Sunday July 15, 2018

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

LAUGHING STOCK is a hilarious backstage farce and genuinely affectionate look into the world of the theatre. When The Playhouse, a rustic New England summer theatre, schedules a repertory season of Dracula, Hamlet and Charley’s Aunt, comic mayhem ensues. We follow the well-intentioned but over-matched company from outrageous auditions to ego-driven rehearsals through opening nights gone disastrously awry to the elation of a great play well told and the comic and nostalgic season close.

“—a summer stock production of Dracula disintegrates into chaos on opening night. Gothic horror becomes high comedy amid misplaced technical cues, forgotten lines, wrong entrances and eccentric acting—the large audience howled with glee as they watched the mayhem unfold…” —Salt Lake Tribune. “LAUGHING STOCK soars as farce…” —Salt Lake City Weekly. “The delightful thing…is that Morey strikes a balance between a depiction of everything that can and usually does go wrong…and a genuinely affectionate look at the magic that holds theatre companies together…these are all type characters but Morey adeptly deepens and individualizes each one…The Dracula section and a rehearsal of Charley’s Aunt where the actors improvise being animals at dusk around an African water hole are comic high point…” —Event (Salt Lake City). “LAUGHING STOCK will indeed have you laughing in your seat if not rolling in the aisles…It’s hard to imagine anyone whose funny bone wouldn’t be tickled by this one…it’s a hoot…it’s a blast…” —Monadnock Ledger (NH). “Scene after scene, beat after beat, LAUGHING STOCK piles on the laughs…every single piece crackles with successful wit and abundant humor…virtuoso farce…” —Keene Sentinel (NH). “I cried, I choked, I fell into a coughing fit, I cried some more…can’t help but love this play.” —Nashua Telegraph (NH).

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Publishing Company. Performances run weekends from Friday June 29, 2018 through Sunday July 15, 2018 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 $17. 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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5 Courses of Funny Fare at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Jun 8-19

5 Courses of Funny Fare at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Jun 8-19

5 Courses of Funny Fare
by award-winning local playwright, Jim Wise
Directed by Lori Bruun, John Cusumano, Hillary Mazer Stisham, Gerald George, and Rick Bergmann
Produced by Maureen Rogers

Laurel Mill Playhouse is having 2 weekends of One Acts written by Dr. Jim Wise. The One Acts will perform on:

Friday June 8, 2018 through Sunday June 17, 2018
Matinee performances on June 10 and June 17 at 2:00 P.M.
Friday, June 8th at 8pm
Saturday, June 9 at 8pm
Sunday, June 10th at 2pm
Friday, June 15th at 8pm
Saturday, June 16th at 8pm
Sunday, June 19th at 2pm

One show will also be performing at Riderwood at 2pm on June 23rd.

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

ISO
Directed by Lori Bruun

Norman and Gloria, two thirty-something veterans of too many disastrous first date encounters meet on a blind date at an all together too pricey Manhattan restaurant for Norman’s budget. This was the early 1990’s, a decade before Match.com and internet-dating became all the rage. “In search of” personal ads in the classifieds was then the popular way to meet someone new. Norman and Gloria do not arrive alone at the restaurant. No indeed. Each party is accompanied by their own respective alter egos. In this comedy/farce, Norman and Gloria each proceed to commit one faux pas’ after another as the audience begins to seriously wonder whether either or both of these hapless singles might possibly self destruct before the first course is even served.

Mugger in the Park
Directed by John Cusumano

This one act comedy takes place in Central Park, NYC and is part of a trilogy entitled, Central Park Trilogy. An elderly woman sitting alone on a bench in a deserted park can be a dangerous thing–But for whom?

Anniversary A Salt
Directed by Hillary Mazer Stisham

“Celebrating” almost thirty years of marriage, Frank and Sylvia sit down to a home cooked meal served up with the usual side dishes of complaints, criticisms and communication errors du jour. Unexpectedly, their newly wed daughter and son-in-law drop in for crisis intervention over their first marital tiff. What follows in this one-act comedy only proves– well, we’re not exactly sure what it proves.

Estelle Vs. The Washington Redskins
Directed by Gerald George

Estelle has had it with being a football widow. Set during the mid 1990’s football season, her husband, Arnie, spends every weekend and Monday nights glued to the T.V. watching the games. In desperation, Estelle turns to newspaper advice columnist, Ann Landers. Ann suggests Estelle do something dramatic to gain her husband’s attention. She does just that in this comedy/farce.

Seymour Levine Visits The Headshrinker
( A scene from the novel and play adaptation of The Caterpillar Club)
Directed by Rick Bergmann

The year is 2006. Seymour Levine, 82, a cantankerous, World War II veteran and widower has been referred to geriatric psychiatrist, Dr. Arnold Simpson, for a mental status examination prior to his admission into an assisted living facility located near his home in Bowie, Maryland. Seymour’s mind suffers from early signs of dementia, but more problematic is that he is haunted (literally) by survivor guilt related to the war and a fellow paratrooper he failed to save. The fallen comrade, Private Billy Flynn, appears as a wise-cracking, skirt-chasing, chain-smoking, bespectacled ghost who is seen by Levine and the audience, though invisible to others. If you would like more information email John Cusumano at actpro1@live.com Subject 1 Act Festival or Maureen Rogers at maureencrogers@gmail.com!

Performances run weekends from Friday June 8, 2018 through Sunday June 17, 2018 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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Play Reading Series at Laurel Mill Playhouse, May 6-20

Play Reading Series at Laurel Mill Playhouse, May 6-20

Play Reading Series
Sundays, May 6, 13 and 20 at 2:00PM
Directed by John Cusumano
Produced by Maureen Rogers

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

Matinee performances on Sunday May 6 at 2:00 P.M.
Play Reading Series Part One – A View From A Bridge by Arthur Miller

Matinee performances on Sunday May 13 at 2:00 P.M.
Play Reading Series Part Two – The Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire

Matinee performances on Sunday May 20 at 2:00 P.M.
Play Reading Series Part Three — Five Women Wearing The Same Dress by Alan Ball

This series features dramatic readings of three classic plays. This series is a fund raiser for the Playhouse.

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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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Apr 27-May 20

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Apr 27-May 20

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Directed by Michael Hartsfield
Produced by Maureen Rogers
Musical Director: Mimi McGinniss
Choreographer: Kristin Rigsby

Friday April 27, 2018 through Sunday May 20, 2018

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018, sha la la Joseph you’re doing fine! You and your dreamcoat ahead of your time! One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colors.

Told entirely through song with the help of a main character Narrator, the musical follows preferred son Joseph. After being sold into slavery by his brothers, he ingratiates himself with Egyptian noble Potiphar, but ends up in jail after refusing the amorous advances of Potiphar’s wife. While imprisoned, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams, and he soon finds himself in front of the mighty but troubled, Elvis-inspired, Pharaoh. Joseph’s solution to Egypt’s famine elevates him to Pharaoh’s right-hand man and reunites him with his family.

The magical musical is full of catchy songs in a variety of styles, from a parody of French ballads (“Those Canaan Days”), to country-western (“One More Angel in Heaven”) and calypso (“Benjamin Calypso”), along with the unforgettable classics “Any Dream Will Do” and “Close Every Door.”

Produced by special arrangement with The Musical Company. Performances run weekends from Friday April 27, 2018 through Sunday May 20, 2018 with Friday and Saturday evening performances at 8 p.m. Tickets are $22 for general admission. Admission for students (12 and under), active duty military and seniors (65 and over) is $17. 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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