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THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON Runs May 27-June 12

Basic CMYKTHE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON
Dayton Theatre Guild
May 27-June 12
[Dayton]

Directed by Jeff Sams
Produced by Debra Strauss

Cast: Brad Bishop as The Old Man, Chuck Larkowski as Matheson, Heather Martin as The Old Woman and others, Dylana Harris as Cookie and others, Anna Hazard as Callahan and others, Drew Roby as Llewellyn and others & Stephanie Johnson as Mabelu and others

The Old Man tends to The Old Moon, refilling the light that spills out every night. When his wife unexpectedly leaves home, The Old Man abandons his post to find her and plunges the world into darkness. His eventful journey across land, air, and sea reminds them —- and us —- of the unwavering power of love. This is basic storytelling at its best, and a lesson about the inevitability of change. It reminds us of the magic of folktales that take place in a timeless land far, far away.

  • Fri-Sat, May 27-28 at 8pm
  • Sun, May 29 at 3pm
  • Fri, June 3 at 8pm
  • Sat, June 4 at 5pm
  • Sun, June 5 at 3pm
  • Fri, June 10 at 8pm
  • Sat, June 11 at 5pm
  • Sun, June 12 at 3pm

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Cast Announced for THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON at Dayton Theatre Guild

DTGDayton Theatre Guild is pleased to announce the cast of

THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON: A Play With Music
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Pigpen Theatre Co.

  • Brad Bishop as The Old Man
  • Chuck Larkowski as Matheson
  • Heather Martin as The Old Woman and others
  • Dylana Harris as Cookie and others
  • Anna Hazard as Callahan and others
  • Drew Roby as Llewellyn and others
  • Stephanie Johnson as Mabelu and others

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!

The Old Man tends to The Old Moon, refilling the light that spills out every night. When his wife unexpectedly leaves home, The Old Man abandons his post to find her and plunges the world into darkness. His eventful journey across land, air, and sea reminds them —- and us —- of the unwavering power of love. This is basic storytelling at its best, and a lesson about the inevitability of change. It reminds us of the magic of folktales that take place in a timeless land far, far away.

Directed by Jeff Sams
Music Direction by Lorri Topping
Produced by Debra Strauss

The show runs weekends May 27-June 12, 2022

For more information visit www.daytontheatreguild.org

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THE PRICE Runs March 25-April 10

Basic CMYKTHE PRICE
Dayton Theatre Guild
March 25-April 10
[Dayton]

Directed by Debra Kent
Produced by K.L .Storer

Cast: Brendan Sheehan as Victor Franz, Wendi Michael as Esther Franz, David Williamson as Gregory Solomon & Ted Eltzroth as Walter Franz

Years after an angry breakup, two brothers, Victor and Walter Franz, are reunited by the death of their father. As they sort through his possessions in an old brownstone attic, the memories evoked by his belongings stir up old hostilities. THE PRICE is about family dynamics, the price of furniture and the price of one’s decisions. It premiered on Broadway in 1968, and has had four revivals since. THE PRICE was nominated for two Tony Awards in 1968, including best play.

2/24/22 – In order to help ensure the health and safety of all our audience members, cast & crew members, and volunteers, we are requiring masks to be worn inside our building at all times, except when actively consuming liquid or food. We further are closing ticket sales at 75 per performance to better accommodate the ability for audience members to distance themselves from others, not part of their group, while seated in the theatre.

  • Fri-Sat, March 25-26 at 8pm
  • Sun, March 27 at 3pm
  • Fri, April 1 at 8pm
  • Sat, April 2 at 5pm
  • Sun, April 3 at 3pm 
  • Fri, April 8 at 8pm
  • Sat, April 9 at 5pm
  • Sun, April 10 at 3pm

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Auditions Announced for THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON at Dayton Theatre Guild

DTGOpen audition notice for THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON, a play with music
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Pigpen Theatre Co.

Auditions will be held Mon & Tue, Mar 14 & 15, 2022, starting at 7:00 pm both nights.
Production dates: May 27-June 12, 2022

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

Directed by Jeff Sams
Produced by Debra Strauss

THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON, refilling the light that spills out every night. When his wife unexpectedly leaves home, The Old Man abandons his post to find her and plunges the world into darkness. His eventful journey across land, air, and sea reminds them —- and us —- of the unwavering power of love. This is basic storytelling at its best, and a lesson about the inevitability of change. It reminds us of the magic of folktales that take place in a timeless land far, far away.

Casting Requirements:

  • Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
  • A résumé and headshot are not required but are encouraged.
  • Please be prepared to list all conflicts, including weekends, between Apr 4 & Jun 12, 2022.

MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR EVERYONE AUDITIONING OR OTHERWISE.
ALL CAST AND CREW ARE REQUIRED TO BE VACCINATED FOR COVID-19

This is a movement play. The director is looking for a strong group of actors who are comfortable with physical movement and singing on stage. Experience as a puppeteer is a plus. All actors should be able to sit, stand, move, and lift objects easily.

This production will use 7 actors to play nearly 30 roles by changing costume pieces and using hand props. Actors never leave the stage and work as an ensemble to tell the story. Those auditioning may be asked to attempt a British, Scottish, or Irish dialect. Playing an instrument is not necessary, but please let us know if you are able.

Be prepared to sing 16 Bars of a song in the style of the show. A folk song would be great. An accompanist will be provided.

Those auditioning should dress comfortably for movement and be prepared to learn and sing an excerpt from a song.

Here is a link to a Google folder which includes a perusal of the script and the audition sides:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ir_IWYEAJ-CxPkVXn9wWm2lncYBk-opt

  • Actor 1 (Male):
    The Old Man ‐‐ *THIS ROLE HAS BEEN PRECAST
  • Actor 2 (Male)
    Matheson, Patron ‐‐ *THIS ROLE HAS BEEN PRECAST
  • Actor 3 (Female)
    Butcher, Ben, Callahan, Rebel Two, Perry
  • Actor 4 (Female)
    Mabelu, Fine Lady, Dog (puppet)
  • Actor 5 (Male)
    Boatswain One, Llewellyn, Ghost Singer
  • Actor 6 (Female)
    The Old Woman, Boatswain Two, Mickey, Captain, Bartley, Young Woman
  • Actor 7 (Male)
    Fishmonger, Clerk, Cookie, Rebel One, Bartender,Solomon

The show runs weekends May 27-June 12, 2022

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Cast Announced for THE PRICE at Dayton Theatre Guild

DTGDayton Theatre Guild is pleased to announce the cast of THE PRICE by Arthur Miller:

  • Brendan Sheehan as Victor Franz
  • Wendi Michael as Esther Franz
  • David Williamson as Gregory Solomon
  • Ted Eltzroth as Walter Franz

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!
Years after an angry breakup, two brothers, Victor and Walter Franz, are reunited by the death of their father. As they sort through his possessions in an old brownstone attic, the memories evoked by his belongings stir up old hostilities. Dayton Theatre Guild is about family dynamics, the price of furniture and the price of one’s decisions. It premiered on Broadway in 1968, and has had four revivals since. THE PRICE was nominated for two Tony Awards in 1968, including best play.

Directed by Debra Kent
Produced by K.L.Storer

For more information visit www.daytontheatreguild.org.

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