Cathy Simmons gives direction to her cast during a rehearsal of Murder Most Foul.
L-R: Chris Kirkland, Dezerea Brown, Simmons and Steve Lewis.
By Pat Jewell
Tater Patch Players
Calling all theater goers and thespians! Play On! is for you and your family, friends and neighbors. Come and enjoy this play about a play and laugh at the problems, situations and frustrations faced by a troupe as it prepares for a show.
“The show is funny.” says Wayne Jewell, who will be working with the lighting. “Every time I watch a rehearsal, I see something else that our troupe has encountered during preparation for a production. Everything from learning lines to building a set.”
Actors will remember many of the things in the show they have personally experienced. Backstage crew will recognize problems. Everyone is trying to get their job done, which in this case ends up in chaos and comedy.
The Tater Patch Players have mastered a tough script, set a challenging stage and are ready to provide you with their quality entertainment. Director Alex Nawrocki has been involved in numerous productions, both on and off stage. His talent and dedication comes across in the play. Nawrocki also set the sound for the production.
Come join Nawrocki, the cast and crew for an evening of fun and laughter. Show dates are June 5, 6, 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. and June 8 and 15 at 2. Share night will be June 4. Come and enjoy the final dress rehearsal. Bring nonperishable food for CARES. All shows will be at the Tater Patch Players Theater, 95 Philadelphia Lane, Jasper. Tickets are $15 adult and $14 student and seniors. For more information and to purchase tickets, see www.tater patchplayers.org or call the theater at 706-273-2800.
Moving to another genre, the Players will bring you a tingling mystery/thriller, Postmortem. This play is set in 1922 and the cast of William Gillette’s latest Broadway revival of “Sherlock Holmes” has assembled for a weekend of relaxation at his magnificent medieval castle on a bluff overlooking the Connecticut River. For entertainment, actor-manager and playwright William Gillette, best known for his 30-year portrayal of the famous crime sleuth Sherlock Holmes, has arranged a séance. Now the scene is set for his greatest role. Someone is trying to murder Gillette and he suspects it is one of his guests. Intrepid, eccentric and wildly romantic, Gillette plans to solve the case himself à la Sherlock Holmes. This intricate and thrilling play will be presented for an extended four weekends: August 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 and 31 and September 5 and 6.
Director Nan Nawrocki and Assistant Director Patrick Hall will hold auditions for this delightful thriller June 8 from 5 to 7 and June 9 from 6:30 to 8:30. The show will cast 3 adult men and 4 adult women characters ranging from age 20 to 70. You will read from a script and may attend both sessions, but are not required to.
All auditions will take place at the Tater Patch Players Theater. Both new and seasoned actors are welcome to audition.