Fw: [WOBCP] "Rumors" opens January 7, plus auditions for "Proof"
- Off topic but that 'Russ Jernigan as Ernie" would be me, Waterweasel! <G>
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From: Dave Bachmann
Sent: Dec 31, 2010 6:30 PM
To: Russell Jernigan
Subject: [WOBCP] "Rumors" opens January 7, plus auditions for "Proof"
"Rumors" opens next Friday, followed by auditions for "Proof" on the following Monday.
We are also now selling beer and wine before the show and during intermission.
Way Off Broadway Community Players continues our 14th season in our
brand new theater in the 2243 Business Park, with the comedy
"Rumors" by Neil Simon, directed by Christien Bumpus,
Performances will run Fridays and Saturdays from January 7th through 29th
at 8 PM. There will be one Sunday performance on January 16th at 3PM
At a large, tastefully appointed Sneden's Landing townhouse, where friends are beginning
to gather to celebrate the 10th wedding anniversary for Charley (the Deputy Mayor of New
York) and his wife Myra, Charley has just shot himself. Although he’s only suffered a flesh
wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. As the time for the
rest of his guests to appear approaches, the host lies bleeding in the other room and his
wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken and Ken’s wife must get "the story" straight
before the other guests arrive. Due to the rapidly mounting confusion and miscommunications,
the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity.
"Light, frothy and fun."-New York Post
"Has nothing on its mind except making the audience laugh."-The New York Times
The cast includes
Jo Rake as Chris
Gary Hahn as Ken
Stephanie Newton as Claire
Allen Gilbert as Lenny
Russ Jernigan as Ernie
Shelly Kelly as Cookie
Howard Gentry as Glenn
Rina Lee as Cassie
Russell Minton as Officer Welch
Leigh Schwartz as Officer Pudney
The crew includes
Assistant Director/Stage Manager - Geoff Rake
Lighting - Gary Hamilton
Sound - Ron Revell
Way Off Broadway's new theater is located in building 4 of the 2243 Business Park at
11880 West FM 2243 in Leander, 1 mile west of Hwy. 183, just east of Bagdad Road.
Tickets are $20 for adults, and $15 for students (high school and younger), seniors (60
and older) and active-duty military with ID. While tickets will be sold at the door,
reservations are encouraged.
To reserve tickets, call (512) 259-5878 or visit http://www.wobcp.org .
You may also reply to this note with your reservation request.
Way Off Broadway Community Players will be holding auditions for
"Proof" by David Auburn, directed by Tracy Cathey,
on Monday January 10 at 7:00 PM
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
There are roles for 2 men and 2 women.
Auditions are open to the public and will be held at Way Off Broadway's new theater,
located in the 2243 Business Park at 11880 West FM 2243, Leander, 1 mile west of
Hwy. 183, just east of Bagdad Road.
On the eve of her birthday, Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring
for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death,
she must deal with her own volatile emotions; the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire;
and the attentions of Hal, a former student of her father's who hopes to find valuable
work in the 103 notebooks that her father left behind. Over the long weekend that follows
certain events such as a burgeoning romance, flashbacks of her father and the discovery
of a mysterious notebook combine to draw Catherine into the most difficult problem of
all: How much of her father's madness - or genius - will she inherit? Winner of the 2001
Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play, Proof "...combines elements of mystery and
surprise with old-fashioned storytelling to provide a compelling evening of theatre...[Proof
is a] smart and compassionate play of ideas."
All interested parties are encouraged to audition. Way Off Broadway is
continually searching for performers, technicians, and other volunteers of
every experience level.
Additional information is available at our website, http://www.wobcp.org .
Performances will be at 8:00 PM on February 25, 26, March 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19
and at 3:00 PM on March 6.