An Act of Piracy
Arrr! Lord Cranbury’s traveling company of scallywag actors just can’t seem to get their big break! Could it be because some of them don’t bother to learn their lines? Or suffer from terrible stage fright? Certainly, it’s not because demanding diva Vivian Thatcher keeps changing the play to suit her mood, is it?
Realizing the troupe’s in need of radical revitalizing, Cranbury decides to buy a ship and set sail with his thespian crew. After all, if they are going to do a play about pirates, they should experience the real thing! (It’s method acting, after all!) But the ocean is no place for landlubbers: Captain Reagan O’Flynn doesn’t take kindly to other buccaneers in her territory. And the French naval commander, Capitaine Haute-Valois, just happens to be hunting for pirates to bring to justice. But worst of all is the mysterious Murdock, who takes no prisoners in his quest to conquer the high seas. Can the rag-tag group of pedestrian players find their sea-legs in time to avoid Davy Jones’s locker? This pirate play-within-a-play provides the perfect platform for performers seeking a seriously funny challenge. All aboard, mateys!
Anne of Green Gables
Auditions: Early January 2020. Performances: Early May 2020.
This new dramatization captures the charm and excitement of L.M. Montgomery's enduring classic about an orphan girl, Anne Shirley, from her first encounter with her austere guardian to her thrilling graduation from Queen's Academy. The play faithfully recreates the memorable events and characters from the brilliant novel. All the tragedies and triumphs that mark Anne's growth from adolescence to early adulthood are here: her friendship with Diana, her feuds with Gilbert, her adoration of Matthew, the mistaken wine bottle, the cake disaster, the broken leg, the scholastic achievements, and the saving of Green Gables. Whether the playgoer is an "old friend" of Anne's or meeting her for the first time, this play will solidify a lasting friendship between the audience and one of literature's most unforgettable characters. The flexibility of casting and the simplicity of the set make this an ideal production for community and school groups.
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