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Equus by Peter Shaffer
A psychiatrist attempts to treat a young man who has a pathological religious fascination with horses. It becomes a psychological puzzle for both doctor and audience.
April 28, 29, 30
Directed by Suki RATED R for nudity/adult content
Auditions: Jan. 8@2:00, Jan. 9@7:00
Matt Ronzani – Alan Strang
Brian Viksne – Nugget
Eric Jarrell – Martin Dysart
Laura Cohn – Hesther Saloman
Teri Maxwell – Dora Strang
Lenny Grossman – Frank Strang
Tiffany Moskow – Jill Mason
Murray Kramer – Harry Dalton
Denise McBride – Nurse (Hesther US)
Christopher Ritsick – Horse 1/Horseman(/Nugget US)
Anne Lannak – Horse 2(/Nurse US)
Stefanie Nicolosi – Horse 3
Patrick McGurk – Horse 4
Kat Wylde – Horse 5
Suki – Director, Set Design, Scenic
Scott Grande – Assistant Director
Wendy Mirto – Producer
Ryan Kadwill – TD/Master Carp/Board OP
Mercedes Duran – Stage Manager
Clem Mirto – Lighting & Sound Design
Danielle Riedel – Costumes/Props Coord (Jill US)
Burton Merriam – Prop Assistant (Horse Heads)
Christopher Ritsick – Board Advisor
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Forge Theatre proudly presents – 1 ACTStravaganza – a delightful evening of one act comedies – this July 20, 21, 22, 23 (matinee).
Open auditions will be held at the theatre, 241 First Avenue in Phoenixville, Monday May 8th and Wednesday May 10th @ 7PM.
Here is a breakdown of the works being presented:
Teddy – directed by Burt Merriam – Cast 3F, 3M, some flexibility
A profane cat faces a series of catastrophes at the hands of his well- intended master and an overzealous veterinarian but somehow, he perseveres.
Chair Trilogy – directed by Mercedes Duran – Cast – 6F, 2M
A single chair acts as a thread that connects three touching vignettes, each of which examines the complexities of a relationship.
Must the Show Go On – directed by Amy Borla – Cast 1F, 3M
A drunk in the tech booth, a sick actor, and a busted zipper – can the actors pull off opening night when everything is going wrong?
Cadaver Lab – directed by Phyllis Bastarache – Cast – 2F, 2M, some flexibility
An oddball look at one med student’s interaction with her new friend, her assigned cadaver – one who likes to crack jokes.
Civil Strife – directed by Burt Merriam – Cast – 1F, 2M
This subtle battle of the sexes is played out in the comfortable home of an American upper-crust couple, but just who is the winner?
Mind Games – directed by Mercedes Duran – Cast – 2F
What do games like Boggle, Risk, Poker tell you about yourself? An introspective view of one’s self via gaming strategy.
Tree Animal – directed by Suki – Cast – 1F
Will there be any compromise when an overbearing mother tries to get her stubborn child to come down out of a tree?
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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Book by Jeffrey Lane
Music & Lyrics by David Yazbek
Sept. 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 24*, 29, 30, Oct. 1*
Auditions: June 4, 6 @ 7:00
Directed by Wendy Mirto
Two men compete to swindle women out of $50,000. One is a charming con man and the other an arrogant rival who believes in conning just about anyone.
The Laramie Project
by Moises Kaufman and the Members of Tectonic Theater Project
Nov 3, 4, 10, 11, 12*, 17, 18, 19*
Auditions: July 24, 26 @ 7:00
Directed by Cindy Schneider
Actors portray 60 interviews about the reaction to the 1998 hate crime murder of University of Wyoming gay student Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming.
The 1940’s Radio Hour
by Walton Jones
Jan. 5, 6, 7*, 12, 13, 14*, 19, 20, 21*
Auditons: Sept 10, 12 @ 7:00
Directed by Greg Morton
Music, dancing and old-time sound effects mark the final holiday broadcast of the Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade on the New York radio station WOV in 1942.
The Dixie Swim Club
By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten
Feb. 23, 24, March 2, 3, 4*, 9, 10, 11*
Auditions: Nov 5 @ 2, 6@7:00
Directed by Linda Mandlowitz and Nance Brown
Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships.
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
by Christopher Durang
April 13, 14, 20, 21, 22*, 27, 28, 29*
Auditions Jan 7, 9 @ 7:00
Directed by Hal Holzer
This humorous adaptation of Chekhov themes explores the relationships of three middle-aged single siblings during a visit by Masha, who supports the other two.
Avenue Q School Edition
Music/Lyrics/Original Concept by Robert Lopez & Jeff MarxBook by Jeff Whitty
June 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 17*, 22, 23, 24*
Auditions:Feb 25@2, 26@7:00
Directed by Marnie Herzfeld and Steve Reazor
A coming-of-age parable, it addresses and satirizes the issues and anxieties faced when becoming an adult. This PG13 version features the same songs/storyline and lots of puppets.
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Cast and Staff
Miguel de Cervantes/Don Quixote/Alonso Quijana – Carey Rumpf
Sancho Panza – Brian Schwartz
Aldonza/Dulcinea – Nicole Napolitano
Antonia – Ann Kashishian
Dr. Sanson Carrasco/Duke – Tom Groves
Housekeeper – Melisse Weber
Barber – JT Grosch
Padre – Nathaniel Swofford
Innkeeper/Governor – Scott Coonradt
Maria – Denise McBride
Fermina – Kim Edmonds
Guitar Player – Eric Duran
Anselmo/Moor – Ryan Edmonds
Tenorio/Guard/Moor – Joe Beregi
Captain of the Inquisition/Paco/Moor – Bill Thomer
Paco/Moor/Guard – Tom Aberant
Director – Marnie Herzfeld
Music Director – Denise Wisneski
Stage Manager – Linda Blystone
Assistant Director – Mercedes Duran
Choreographer – Renée Schulz
Belly Dance Choreographer – Mary DiGennaro
Fight Choreographer – Steve Reazor
Set Supervisor – John Magolan
Light Design – Jeff Sugdzinis
Light Operator – Scott Sinay
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