Mike Caruthers, USA Properties
"The Foreigner", directed by Michael Moore, takes place in a fishing lodge in rural Georgia often visited by "Froggy" LeSeuer, a British demolition expert who occasionally runs training sessions at a nearby army base. This time "Froggy" has brought along a friend, a pathologically shy young man named Charlie who is overcome with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers. So "Froggy," before departing, tells all assembled that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country and speaks no English. Once alone the fun really begins, as Charlie overhears more than he should; evil plans and many other damaging revelations made with the thought that Charlie doesn't understand a word being said. That he does fuels the nonstop hilarity of the play and sets up the wildly funny climax in which things go uproariously awry for the "bad guys," and the "good guys" emerge triumphant.
Patriot Bank & Patriot Bank Mortgage
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
In this hilarious Christmas tale, directed by Kate Armitage, a couple, struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant, is faced with casting the Herdman kids. The Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world. They lie, steal, smoke cigars, swear, and hit little kids. No one is prepared when this outlaw family invades church one Sunday and decides to take over the annual Christmas pageant. None of them has ever heard the Christmas story before. Their interpretation of the tale — the Wise Men are a bunch of dirty spies and Herod needs a good beating — has a lot of people up in arms. But it will make this year's pageant the most unusual anyone has seen and, just possibly, the best one ever. You won't believe the mayhem-- and the fun-- when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on.
Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten
"The Hallelujah Girls", directed by Bill Roraback, abounds with hilarity as the feisty females of Eden Falls, Georgia, decide to shake up their lives. The action in this rollicking Southern comedy takes place in SPA-DEE-DAH!, the abandoned church-turned-day-spa where this group of friends gathers every Friday afternoon. After the loss of a dear friend, the women realize time is precious, and if they're going to change their lives and achieve their dreams, they have to get on it now! But Sugar Lee, their high-spirited, determined leader, has her hands full keeping the women motivated. Carlene's given up on romance, having buried three husbands. Nita's a nervous wreck from running interference between her problematic son and his probation officer. Mavis' marriage is so stagnant she's wondering how she can fake her own death to get out of it. And sweet, simple Crystal entertains them all, singing Christmas carols with her own hilarious lyrics. The comic tension mounts when a sexy ex-boyfriend shows up unexpectedly, a marriage proposal comes from an unlikely suitor and Sugar Lee's archrival vows she'll stop at nothing to steal the spa away from her. By the time the women rally together to overcome these obstacles and launch their new, improved lives, you've got a side-splitting, joyful comedy that will make you laugh out loud and shout "Hallelujah!"
Patriot Bank & Patriot Bank Mortgage
Vintage Hitchcock: A Radio Play
In this production, directed by Jane Lester, spies, murder, love, and other trademarks of Alfred Hitchcock come to life in the style of a 1940s radio broadcast of the master of suspense's earlier films. With The Lodger, Sabotage and The 39 Steps, Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play is a triple feature, complete with vintage commercials, that recreates a daring train chase, a serial killer's ominous presence, and a devastating explosion through the magic of live sound effects and musical underscoring.
Auditiona for "Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play" will be held at the Harvell Civic Center on 4/17/15 @ 7:00 p.m. and 4/18/15 @ 10:00 a.m.
According to the script, we could do this show with 3 men and 2 women. But, we thought, when you have so many wonderful Hitchcock characters from newsboys to mysterious strangers, why stop there? Why not more? So, we're casting more.
And guess what? Age doesn't matter. Looks don't matter. Height and weight don't matter. And memorizing lines doesn't matter. Why? This is a radio play so what we want is your VOICE and your ability to bring a character, or two or three, to life on the stage. Singing, musical talent, and different accents are a plus but not required.
June 12 - 7:30 p.m.
June 13 - 7:30 p.m.
June 14 - 2:00 p.m.
June 19 - 7:30 p.m.
June 20 - 7:30 p.m.
June 21 - 2:00 p.m.
Bringing The Arts Home