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Auditions Announced for OUR MOTHER’S BRIEF AFFAIR at Dayton Theatre Guild

DTGOpen audition notice for OUR MOTHER’S BRIEF AFFAIR by Richard Greenberg

Auditions will be held Mon & Tue, Jan 14 & 15, 2019, starting at 7:00 pm both nights.
Production dates: Mar 1-17, 2019

The Dayton Theatre Guild at the Caryl D. Philip TheatreScape
430 Wayne Ave, Dayton OH, 45410
937-278-5993 — www.daytontheatreguild.org

Directed by Patrick Allyn Hayes
Produced by Christina Tomazinis

Anna is in the hospital having the latest of her frequent deathbed scenes, and this one looks like it may be the real deal. She makes a shocking confession to her grown children about an affair from her past that just might have resonance beyond the family. But how much of what she says is true? While her children try to separate fact from fiction, Anna fights for a legacy she can be proud of. With razor-sharp wit and extraordinary insight, OUR MOTHER’S BRIEF AFFAIR considers the sweeping, surprising impact of indiscretions both large and small.

Casting Requirements:

• Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
• A résumé and headshot are not required but are appreciated.
• Please provide a list of all known conflicts.

-) Anna:
A woman perpetually dying. Anna is a woman in her mid-sixties who, after years of hiding, admits to an affair she had when her two children were young. In her youth she was a beauty and even now retains some of that elegant sophistication. She knows how to pose. Anna didn’t do anything extraordinary in her life but decides to make up for it by, perhaps, re-editing the past.

-) Seth:
Anna’s son. Late thirties to mid-forties. He makes his living writing obituaries. As a boy he attended Julliard studying the viola. He has difficulties with relationships and, perhaps, some of Anna’s coldness rubbed off on him.

-) Abby:
Anna’s daughter, Seth’s Sister. She lives in California, as far away from the family one could be without leaving the country. Let that tell you something. She has a child of her own and a challenging relationship with her partner. Abby is more boisterous and animated than Seth.

-) Lover/Dad (Abe):
This actor plays both the mysteriously romantic Lover and her loveless husband in the past. The Lover is an “Urban Gentleman” and Abe has grown tired of Anna and her theatrics.

*Director’s note: Everyone is Jewish(ish)

For more information please contact:
Producer Christina Tomazinis at christina.tomazinis@daytontheatreguild.org

The show runs weekends Mar 1-17, 2019
First Weekend: Friday 8pm, Saturday 8pm, Sunday 3pm
Second & Third Weekend: Friday 8pm, Saturday 5pm, Sunday 3pm

*Children under seven will not be admitted

Individual tickets on sale now

Adult: $19
Senior (60 or older): $17
Student: $12
Special pricing for groups of 10 or more, call the Box Office at 937-278-5993 for pricing
– http://www.daytontheatreguild.org/ click on “Tickets” link
– or call 937-278-5993
– or at the box office day of the show

* All individual tickets purchased in advance via our on-line ticket system or by telephone will also include a $1 convenience fee.

for more information, including auditions, see http://www.daytontheatreguild.org

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THE SHADOW BOX Runs Jan. 11-27

DTG_The Shadowbox logoTHE SHADOW BOX
Dayton Theatre Guild
Jan. 11-27
[Dayton]

Directed by David Shough

Cast: Brendan Sheehan as Joe, Jackie Anderson as Maggie, Elisha Chamberlin as Steve, Mandy Shannon as Agnes, Melissa Ertsgaard as Felicity, Chuck Larkowski as Brian, Aaron Brewer as Mark, Megan Cooper as Beverly & Geoff Burkman as Interviewer

Joe, Brian, and Felicity come from different walks of life, different parts of the country, and are each dying of cancer. They are living their final days with friends and family in a hospice cottage on the grounds of a large California hospital. Joe’s wife is in denial, Felicity awaits a visit from her daughter, and Brian plays referee between his ex-wife and his male lover. Each day, the patients are observed and counseled by an invisible interviewer as they talk candidly about their emotional and physical struggles.

  • Fri-Sat, Jan. 11-12 at 8pm
  • Sun, Jan. 13 at 3pm
  • Fri, Jan. 18 at 8pm
  • Sat, Jan. 19 at 5pm
  • Sun. Jan 20 at 3pm
  • Fri, Jan. 25 at 8pm
  • Sat, Jan. 26 at 5pm
  • Sun. Jan 27 at 3pm

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Cast Announced for THE SHADOW BOX at Dayton Theatre Guild

DTGDayton Theatre Guild is pleased to announce the cast of THE SHADOW BOX by Michael Cristofer.

The cast includes:

  • Brendan Sheehan as Joe
  • Jackie Anderson as Maggie
  • Elisha Chamberlin as Steve
  • Mandy Shannon as Agnes
  • Melissa Ertsgaard as Felicity
  • Chuck Larkowski as Brian
  • Aaron Brewer as Mark
  • Megan Cooper as Beverly
  • Geoff Burkman as Interviewer

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!

THE SHADOW BOX made its Broadway debut in 1977, winning both a Tony Award for Best Play and a Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Joe, Brian, and Felicity come from different walks of life, different parts of the country, and are each dying of cancer. They are living their final days with friends and family in a hospice cottage on the grounds of a large California hospital. Joe’s wife is in denial, Felicity awaits a visit from her daughter, and Brian plays referee between his ex-wife and his male lover. Each day, the patients are observed and counseled by an invisible Interviewer as they talk candidly about their emotional and physical struggles.

Directed by David Shough
Produced by K.L.Storer & Ryan Shannon

The show runs weekends Jan 11-27, 2019
First Weekend: Friday 8pm, Saturday 8pm, Sunday 3pm
Second & Third Weekend: Friday 8pm, Saturday 5pm, Sunday 3pm

Individual tickets on sale now
Adult: $19
Senior (60 or older): $17
Student: $12
http://www.daytontheatreguild.org click on “Tickets” button or “Get Your Tickets Now”
– or call 937-278-5993
– or at the box office day of the show

*All individual tickets purchased in advance via our on-line ticket system or by telephone will also include a $1 convenience fee.

**Special pricing for groups of 10 or more, call the Box Office at 937-278-5993 for pricing
Children under 7 will not be admitted.

For more information, including future auditions, see http://www.daytontheatreguild.org

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Auditions Announced for THE SHADOW BOX at Dayton Theatre Guild

DTGOpen audition notice for THE SHADOW BOX by Michael Cristofer

Auditions will be held Mon & Tue, Nov 19 & 20, 2018, starting at 7pm both nights.
Production dates: Jan 11-27, 2019

The Dayton Theatre Guild at the Caryl D. Philip TheatreScape
430 Wayne Ave, Dayton OH, 45410
937-278-5993 — www.daytontheatreguild.org

Directed by David Shough
Produced by K.L.Storer
Assistant produced by Ryan Shannon

THE SHADOW BOX made its Broadway debut in 1977, winning both the Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Joe, Brian, and Felicity come from different walks of life, but all three are spending their final days with family in hospice cottages on the grounds of a large California hospital in the mid-1970s. Joe’s wife Maggie is in denial, as they both struggle to accept the truth. Agnes dutifully cares for her mother Felicity, who pines for the return of her other daughter, and Brian must play referee between his brassy ex-wife and his male lover. Each day, the residents are observed and counseled by an invisible Interviewer as they explore their emotional and physical struggles.

Casting Requirements:

  • Auditions will consist of selected readings from the script.
    Audition selections will be available for download in early November.
    Familiarity with (but not memorization of) the selections is requested at the audition
  • Please provide a résumé if possible.
  • Please bring all scheduling conflicts between Nov 21, 2018 and Jan 27, 2019.

*Note: the rehearsal schedule will accommodate the holidays, but extended vacations (more than a week) could be a problem. Contact the director with any concerns. *See contact info below.

THE CHARACTERS: These are strong roles for strong actors. Race is not relevant to the story so casting will be done without consideration of the actor’s race. Stated ages are the ages the actors must be capable of appearing, not the actors’ actual ages. Listed in order of speaking.

  • The Interviewer:
    30+, unseen, either gender. A therapist who speaks with the patients and caregivers. A calming, empathetic voice.
  • Joe:
    40-55. A burly, pleasant, working class man, full of energy; New Jersey born and bred (but go easy on the accent). Husband of Maggie. Dying soon, though not apparently ill at this time. Puzzled, and a bit angry.
  • Steve:
    14-year-old son of Joe and Maggie. Bright, active, loves his parents. Knows something is off, but does not know his father is dying. Some ability to play guitar (or to learn to do) is a plus for this actor.
  • Maggie:
    35-50 (old enough to have 14-year old son, young enough to have a 75-year-old father). Wife of Joe. A strong, loving woman struggling to accept a frightening truth.
  • Brian:
    40-60. Athletic, intelligent, educated, a writer. Formerly married to Beverly; now has a young male lover. Dying soon; in some pain that he tries to ignore, and with occasional episodes that embarrass him. Trying to be philosophical, but frightened more than he wishes he were. Working hard not to waste his remaining time.
  • Beverly:
    35-45s. Beautiful, brash, frank, loves a party, a serial adulteress and ex-wife of Brian, whom she still loves.
  • Mark:
    Late 20s. Attractive, intelligent. A former male hustler, now Brian’s lover and, under the circumstances, his caregiver, a role he may not relish but performs out of duty, or love.
  • Felicity:
    Elderly. Wheelchair bound, suffering from dementia and numerous physical problems. Dying soon, and angry, either that she is dying or that she is still living. Fixated on the return of her long lost other daughter.
  • Anges:
    35-45. Felicity’s daughter and caregiver. The playwright describes her: “Agnes is a plain looking middle-aged woman — very neat, very tense, very tired. . . . She has tried all her life to do the right thing, and the attempt has left her confused, awkward, and unsure of herself.”

For more information please contact:

The show runs weekends Jan 11-27, 2019
First Weekend: Friday 8pm, Saturday 8pm, Sunday 3pm
Second & Third Weekend: Friday 8pm, Saturday 5pm, Sunday 3pm

*Children under seven will not be admitted

Individual tickets on sale now

Adult: $19
Senior (60 or older): $17
Student: $12
Special pricing for groups of 10 or more, call the Box Office at 937-278-5993 for pricing
– http://www.daytontheatreguild.org/ click on “Tickets” link
– or call 937-278-5993
– or at the box office day of the show

* All individual tickets purchased in advance via our on-line ticket system or by telephone will also include a $1 convenience fee.

For more information, including auditions, see http://www.daytontheatreguild.org/

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THE MAN WHO KILLED THE CURE Runs Nov. 16-25

DTG_The Man Who Killed the Cure logoTHE MAN WHO KILLED THE CURE
Dayton Theatre Guild
Nov. 16-25
[Dayton]

Directed by Jeff Sams

Cast: J. Gary Thompson as Max Gerson, David Williamson as Rudy Heller, Melissa Kerr Ertsgaard as Charlotte/Others, Kristyna Zaharek as Helga/Others, Ryan Shannon as Carmichael/Others & Scott Madden as Long John Nebel/Others

The Man Who Killed the Cure, a controversial new play by The Last Lifeboat playwright Luke Yankee, is based on the life and death of Dr. Max Gerson, one of the fathers of natural healing. Two doctors, who are colleagues, friends, and men of science, survive Nazi Germany and make their way to America. Dr. Max Gerson believes in natural healing techniques while his former best friend and new adversary gets rich trying to stop him. This play is about the times we live in, one man’s betrayal of another, and a timeless investigation of the hypocrisy that poisons the world of modern medicine.

  • Fri-Sat, Nov. 16-17 at 8pm
  • Sun, Nov. 13 at 3pm
  • Fri, Nov. 23 at 8pm
  • Sat, Nov. 24 at 5pm
  • Sun, Nov 25 at 3pm

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