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MORNING’S AT SEVEN Runs Aug. 20-Sept. 5

DPH_Mornings at Seven logoMORNING’S AT SEVEN
Dayton Playhouse
Aug. 20-Sept. 5

Directed by Rick Flynn
Produced by Christina Tomazinis

Cast: Dave Nickel as Theodore Swanson, Dorothy Michalski as Cora Swanson, Tori Tuccillo as Aaronetta Gibbs, Cheryl Mellen as Ida Bolton, Richard Young as Carl Bolton, Jeff Sams as Homer Bolton, Heather Atkinson as Myrtle Brown, Barbara Jorgensen as Esther Crampton & Charles Larkowski as David Crampton

This 1939 comedy tells the story of four aging sisters who live in a small mid-western town, and their long-standing sibling rivalries. Three of them — Ida, Cora and Arry — have lived next door to each other for fifty years, and Esther, the eldest, lives only a few blocks away. We quickly learn that living so close to one another has taken its toll. Some start to question their lives and decide to make some changes before it’s too late. In 1980, MORNING’S AT SEVEN was nominated for the Tony award for Best Revival of a Play.

  • Fri-Sat, Aug. 20-21 at 8pm
  • Sun, Aug. 22 at 3pm
  • Fri, Aug. 27 at 8pm
  • Sat, Aug. 28 at 5pm
  • Sun, Aug. 29 at 3pm
  • Fri, Sept. 3 at 8pm
  • Sat, Sept. 4 at 5pm
  • Sun, Sept. 5 at 3pm

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Cast Announced for AMERICAN SON at Dayton Playhouse

DPH_logoThe cast includes:

  • Kendra Ellis Connor- Teresa Wilkerson
  • Scott Connor- Robert Brumberg
  • Paul Larkin- Nathan Evans
  • John Stokes- Franklin Johnson

Directed by Tim Rezash, performances run September 17-26, 2021.

For more information visit www.wordpress.thedaytonplayhouse.com.

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Auditions Announced for AMERICAN SON at Dayton Playhouse

DPH_logoAMERICAN SON by Christopher Demos-Brown

Audition Dates: July 19 & 20, 2021
Performance Dates: September 17 – 26, 2021
Directed by Tim Rezash

Auditions will begin each evening at 7:00 PM and will be held at The Dayton Playhouse (1301 E. Siebenthaler Ave., inside Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark). Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

Auditioners are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the beginning of auditions to complete the audition form, and should be prepared to list all schedule conflicts between July 21 and September 26. Theater resumes and headshots are welcome, but not required. Auditioners may, but are not required to, attend both evenings of auditions.

An estranged bi-racial couple must confront their feelings about race and bias after their 18-year-old son is detained by the local police following a traffic stop incident. Their disparate histories and backgrounds inform their assumptions as they try to find out what happened to their son.

Please pay close attention to ages and ethnicities. These are very specific in the play and attention needs to be paid to described types.

  • Kendra Ellis-Connor (Lead): Female, 35-50
    A professor of psychology and the mother of a teenage son, is recently separated from her white husband; she is emotionally raw but trying to keep it together behind a professional façade; she is exceptionally intelligent and self-possessed.
    Ethnicity: Black / African descent
  • Scott Connor (Lead): Male, 35-55
    Kendra’s estranged husband; Scott is an FBI agent of Irish ancestry; he takes pride in his family’s long tradition of military service; though he can be rigid in his views, he has a warm, sensitive side and is a deeply loving and devoted father; has obvious contained power, but when pushed can explode.
    Ethnicity: White / European descent
  • Officer Paul Larkin (Supporting): Male, 25-35
    An intelligent, congenial young police officer with bold career ambitions who lacks actual life experience; while always trying to do the right thing, he often says the wrong thing at the wrong time; his naivety can appear comic at times.
    Ethnicity; White / European descent
  • Officer John Stokes (Supporting): Male 45-65
    A tough, no-nonsense career police officer who is used to having people listen when he talks; he has paid his dues, knows the rules, and has no hesitation enforcing them.
    Ethnicity: Black / African descent

For more information visit http://wordpress.thedaytonplayhouse.com/auditions/.

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2021-2022 Season Announced by Dayton Playhouse

DPH_Roaring into a new decade logoWe are pleased to announce the highly-anticipated reopening of the Dayton Playhouse facility and our exciting 2021-22 season – Roaring Into A New Decade!

The Dayton Playhouse 2021-22 Season includes:

Written by Christopher Demos-Brown
September 17–26, 2021
Auditions: July 19 & 20
Directed by Tim Rezash

On the night a teenage boy goes missing, his parents end up at the police precinct trying to figure out what happened to their son. Old wounds are reopened concerning race, fear, and their rocky marriage. “American Son is not a subtle play; it barely feels like a play at all. With its unrelentingly high tension on every level — maternal, marital, societal — it’s more like a slice of a nightmare, with few contours despite its surprises.” – New York Times

Written by F. Scott Fitzgerald adapted for stage by Simon Levy
November 5-14, 2021
Auditions: September 20 & 21 (tentative)
Directed by Annie Pesch

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s haunting story of the elusive millionaire is a favorite of so many. Watch as this beautiful story is brought to life on stage. The dialogue, costumes and set will capture the audience as Fitzgerald’s story is brought life.

Book by James Lapine, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
January 14 – 30, 2022
Auditions: November 8 & 9 (tentative)
Directed by Tina McPhearson

This intriguing Sondheim musical blends some of the best-known fairytales with gorgeous, sometimes haunting music to create a story that won several Tony awards and captured the audience’s imagination. Watch as Sleeping Beauty, Jack in the Beanstalk, Cinderella and others weave together a musical story you’ll never forget. “Into the Woods is a journey worth taking.” – Chicago Critic

Written by Tracy Letts
March 4-13, 2022
Auditions: January 17 & 18 (tentative)
Directed by Jamison Meyer

This drama by Tracy Letts, was the recipient of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It delves into a family tragedy that causes tensions to run high and secrets to leak. The Weston women are forced to examine themselves and their lives whether they want to or not. Welcome to Osage County, Oklahoma in the smothering heat of August. “Fresh and adroitly updated and conditioned to our time and socio-political climate.” – NY Post

Book by Michael Stewart, music and lyrics by Jerry Herman
April 29-May 15, 2022
Auditions: March 7 & 8 (tentative)
Directed by Brian Sharp

We roar out our first season of the decade with Jerry Herman’s classic show about Dolly Levi who puts her hand in there and arranges things! This timeless classic features such tunes as “Before the Parade Passes By,” “Ribbons Down My Back,” and of course, “Hello, Dolly!” Don’t miss this fabulous show…the perfect way to end a perfect season.
Season tickets for 2021-22 may be purchased at http://www.daytonplayhouse.com, or by calling 937-424-8477. Messages may be left at any time and calls will be returned.

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Casts Announced for Final Two FUTUREFEST 2021 Finalists at Dayton Playhouse

DPH_logoDayton Playhouse is excited to announce the final two casts for this year’s FutureFest finalist!

Directed by Fran Pesch

  • Cal – TJ Fortson
  • Cal’s Translator – Laura Wild
  • Mother – Cassandra Engber
  • Father – Jamie McQuinn
  • Lydia – Kyra Ayala
  • Lydia’s Translator – Anne Lumpkin
  • Margo – Maddie Fears
  • Margo’s Translator – Chris Hammond
  • Pediatrician – Stacey Brewer
  • Deaf Roommate/Remy – Yolanda Ford
  • Remy’s Translator – Hope Smith
  • Hearing Person – Becky Howard

TALK OF THE TOWN by Mike Bencivenga
Directed by Annie Pesch

  • James Thurber – Ryan Shannon
  • Harold Ross – Jared J. Lefevre
  • E.B. White – Matt Beisner
  • Katherine Angell – Carly Laurette Risenhoover-Peterson
  • Wolcott Gibbs/Bartender – Donny Elkins
  • Elsie Dick/Helen Wismer/Phoebe – Ally Gozum
  • Eugene Saxton – Steve Mongelli

FutureFest 2021 will stream from the Dayton Playhouse Vimeo Channel staring in early July. Keep an eye on our web site for streaming ticket information.

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