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WOMEN IN JEOPARDY Runs Oct. 8-24

DTG_Women in Jeopardy logoWOMEN IN JEOPARDY
Dayton Theatre Guild
Oct. 8-24
[Dayton]

Directed by Margie Strader
Produced by Deirdre Root

Cast: Cassandra Engber as Mary, Peggy McDonald Allen as Jo, Heidi A. Porter as Liz, Valkyrie Williams as Amanda, Jimmy Fritchman as Trenner & Alex Carmichael as Jackson/Kirk

Divorcées Mary and Jo are suspicious of their friend Liz’s new boyfriend, who is just plain creepy. He’s a dentist with a copy of Silence of the Lambs in his waiting room and an antique dentistry collection in his basement — and worse, he may be a serial killer! His missing hygienist was just found dead, apparently murdered by a dental instrument. Trading their wine glasses for spy glasses, the ladies try to discover the truth and save their friend before it’s too late.

9/8/21 Covid-19 PolicyIn 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.
Note: Always verify the latest policy changes before attendance.

  • Fri-Sat, Oct. 8-9 at 8pm
  • Sun, Oct. 10 at 3pm
  • Fri, Oct. 15 at 8pm
  • Sat, Oct. 16 at 5pm
  • Sun, Oct. 17 at 3pm
  • Fri, Oct. 22 at 8pm
  • Sat, Oct. 23 at 5pm
  • Sun, Oct. 24 at 3pm

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The Passing of Jim Lockwood

MISC_Jim LockwoodFrom Russell Florence

Jim Lockwood. Just hearing his name, thinking of his name, immediately brings a smile. He adored theatre and theatre people. His performances and directorial assignments are numerous and memorable, but I must admit he had a special fondness for Stephen Sondheim and was particularly proud of his productions of ‘”Assassins” at Beavercreek Community Theatre and “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” at Dayton Playhouse.

Our mutual admiration of Sondheim sparked many fun and insightful conversations during many intermissions through the years. And how wonderful it was to always count on seeing him every July at the Playhouse for FutureFest, supporting the development of new plays with energy and excitement, especially in 2017 when his grandson Jack starred in a special presentation of Peter Filichia’s “Adam’s Gifts.”

The local arts community has truly a lost a titan of the stage but Jim’s indelible legacy will linger in the hearts of all who were fortunate enough to know him and witness his artistry.

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Cast Announced for WOMEN IN JEOPARDY at Dayton Theatre Guild

DTGDTG is pleased to announce the cast of WOMEN IN JEOPARDY by Wendy MacLeod.

The cast includes:

  • Cassandra Engber as Mary
  • Peggy McDonald Allen as Jo
  • Heidi A. Porter as Liz
  • Valkyrie Williams as Amanda
  • Jimmy Fritchman as Trenner
  • Alex Carmichal as Jackson/Kirk

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!

Mary, Jo and Liz are all middle aged, divorced moms and best friends. When Liz falls madly in love with Jackson, a local dentist who may or may not be a serial killer, Mary and Jo set out to rescue her from unthinkable peril. Add to that mix Liz’s clueless 19-year-old daughter Amanda, Amanda’s on-again, off-again but equally clueless boyfriend Trenner, and Kirk, a police detective who bears an uncanny resemblance to Jackson, and you have the makings for a wacky, comedic farce.

Directed by Marjorie Strader
Assistant Directed by K.L.Storer
Produced by Deirdre Root

The show runs weekends Oct 8-24, 2021
First Weekend: Friday 8pm, Saturday 8pm, Sunday 3pm
Second & Third Weekend: Friday 8pm, Saturday 5pm, Sunday 3pm
Individual tickets on sale now.

For more information visit www.daytontheatreguild.org.

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2021-2022 Season Announced by Dayton Theatre Guild

DTGANNOUNCING THE 2021/2022 DAYTON THEATRE GUILD SEASON
 
With our on-line production of THE ROOMMATE, the long intermission is over. But in August we will open our doors back up and invite you all back to our mainstage!
 
We are most happy to announce our 2021/2022 season:
 
MORNING’S AT SEVEN by Paul Osborn
Production dates: August 20-September 5, 2021
 
Directed by Rick Flynn
Produced by Christina Tomazinis

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.


WOMEN IN JEOPARDY! by Wendy MacLeod
 
Production dates: October 8-24, 2021
Auditions: August 23 & 24, 2021

Directed by Margie Strader
Produced by Deirdre Bray Root
 
Divorcées Mary and Jo are suspicious of their friend Liz’s new boyfriend, who is just plain creepy. He’s a dentist with a copy of Silence of the Lambs in his waiting room and an antique dentistry collection in his basement — and worse, he may be a serial killer! His missing hygienist was just found dead, apparently murdered by a dental instrument. Trading their wine glasses for spy glasses, the ladies try to discover the truth and save their friend before it’s too late.

THE ROAD TO MECCA by Athol Fugard
 
Production dates: December 3-19, 2021
Auditions: October 11 & 12, 2021
 
Directed by Scott Madden
Produced by Debra Kent & Brian Buttrey
 
Helen Martins is a South African woman living in a Christian community. She realizes she is getting older, and her neighbors expect her to move into a nursing home. Pastor Byleveld comes to her house to collect the papers approving her move, but Helen refuses to sign. Her friend, Elsa comes to visit from Cape Town, hoping to help settle the situation, and Helen’s neighbors are concerned about the odd sculptures Helen is creating in her yard.

THE NORWEGIANS by C. Denby Swanson
 
Production dates: February 4-20, 2022
Auditions: December 6 & 7, 2021

Directed by David Shough
Produced by Christina Tomazinis & Rick Flynn
 
The Norwegians is a strong comedy about women scorned in Minnesota and the nice gangsters —- Norwegian hit men —- they hire to whack their ex-boyfriends. Olive is a transplant from Texas and Betty is a transplant from Kentucky, but neither of them were prepared for the Norwegian men they would fall in love with there: the practical, warm, thoughtful, destructive, evil, jilting kind. Olive attempts to hire Gus and Tor to do in her ex-boyfriend who did her wrong.

THE PRICE by Arthur Miller
 
Production dates: March 25-April 10, 2022
Auditions: February 7 & 8, 2022
 
Directed by Debra Kent
Produced by K.L.Storer
 
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.

THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON
A Play With Music
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Pigpen Theatre Co.
 
Production dates: May 27-June 12, 2022
Auditions: March 28 & 29, 2022
 
Directed by Jeff Sams
Produced by Debra Strauss & Brian Buttrey
 
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.

 
First Weekend: Friday 8pm, Saturday 8pm, Sunday 3pm
Second & Third Weekend: Friday 8pm, Saturday 5pm, Sunday 3pm
 
*Children under seven will not be admitted
 
TICKETS, INCLUDING SEASON TICKETS, WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON
  • Adult: $20
  • Senior (60 or older): $18
  • Student: $13
  • 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.

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THE ROOMMATE Available June 24-27

DPH_The Roommate logoTHE ROOMMATE
Dayton Theatre Guild
June 24-27
[Online]

Directed by K.L.Storer

Cast: Linda Donald as Sharon & Melissa Kerr Erstgaard as Robyn

Sharon, in her mid-fifties, is recently divorced and needs a roommate to share her Iowa home. Robyn, also in her mid-fifties, needs a place to hide and a chance to start over. But as Sharon begins to uncover Robyn’s secrets, they encourage her own deep-seated desire to transform her life completely. A dark comedy about what it takes to re-route your life — and what happens when the wheels come off.

  • Thu, June 24 at 7pm
  • Fri, June 25 at 8pm
  • Sat-Sun, June 26-27 at 3pm & 8pm

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