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Cast Announced for SILENT SKY at Fairfield Footlighers

fflCONGRATULATIONS TO OUR CAST!
Thanks to everyone who auditioned for SILENT SKY.

  • Henrietta Leavitt . . . . . . . . Elizabeth Hickerson
  • Margaret Leavitt . . . . . . . . Mary Puetz
  • Annie Cannon . . . . . . . . . . Sandy Schlueter
  • Willamina Fleming . . . . . . .Cindy Miller
  • Peter Shaw . . . . . . . . . . . . Phineas J. Clark

Directed by Burt McCollom

Performances:
November 15-16, 22-23 at 8PM
November 17 & 24 at 2PM

For more information visit www.fairfieldfootlighters.org.

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GEEZERS Runs Sept. 20-29

FFL_Geezers logoGEEZERS
Fairfield Footlighters
Sept. 20-29
Fairfield Community Arts Center

Directed by John Vanderplough
Produced by Dan Schindler

Cast: Samuel Downs as Jack, Marijo Farley as Gina, Dan Schindler as Ray, Matthew Wick as Young Ray, Peggy Allen as Kate, Ali Lander as Young Kate, Dick Bell as Neil, Clayton Eschenbrenner as Young Neil, Diane Minnich Weber as Emily & Missy Frazier as Jenny

GEEZERS introduces us to some beautiful and wonderful old people who are enjoying their golden years in a retirement home. Jack, a pathologically shy, 27-year-old man, begins a job there helping the seniors with their daily needs. But it’s the “geezers” who wind up helping Jack with his needs. A funny, heartwarming drama about growth and wisdom, learning and loving, life and death. Rated PG-13 for strong language, adult themes and situations.

  • Fri-Sat, Sept. 20-21 at 8pm
  • Sun, Sept. 22 at 2pm
  • Fri-Sat, Sept. 27-28 at 8pm
  • Sun, Sept. 29 at 2pm

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Auditions Announced for SILENT SKY at Fairfield Footlighters

fflSILENT SKY by Lauren Gunderson.
Directed by Burt McCollom.

Aug. 12 & 13 at 7-9pm
Fairfield Community Arts Center
411 Wessel Dr., Fairfield, OH 45014

Auditions for 4 Female / 1 Male
Consist of cold-readings from the script. Please be prepared to list all rehearsal conflicts. A small head-shot and theatre resume are nice, but not required.

CASTING FOR:

  • Henrietta Leavitt (casting for age mid-30s): brilliant, meticulous, excited, wears a period hearing aid.
  • Margaret Leavitt (casting for age mid-30s): Henrietta’s sister, handsome, creative, sweet, sister who plays the piano.
  • Williamina Fleming (casting for age mid-50s): smart and fun, Scottish .
  • Annie Cannon (casting for age mid-40s): the leader of the female group at Harvard, terse, sure, grows into a Suffragette firebrand.
  • Peter Shaw (casting for age mid-30s): the head astronomer’s apprentice…and the man.

Rehearsals: Monday through Thursday, 6:30 PM to 9 PM, starting September 30. Cast read-thru on Monday, August 19.

Performance dates: Nov. 15-17

ABOUT THE SHOW:
With warm-hearted wit and infectious joy, Silent Sky tells the riveting true story of Henrietta Leavitt, a pioneering scientist in an age when women couldn’t even vote. Despite not being allowed to touch a telescope, Henrietta and her coworkers at the Harvard Observatory made ground-breaking discoveries about the universe that are still vital today, over a century later. If you liked the movie Hidden Figures, you won’t want to miss this “luminously beautiful play” that will change how you look at both the heavens and the earth.

When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900’s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers”, charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours” and has no time for the women’s probing theories. As Henrietta, in her free time, attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love.

The true story of 19th century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications; Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.

For more information, contact Burt McCollom at bmccollom@cinci.rr.com

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2018-2019 Orchid Awards for Fairfield Footlighters

fflLATER LIFE

  • Burt McCollom – Excellence in Direction
  • Cindy Miller – Excellence in Acting in a Play
  • Cathy Judge – Excellence in Acting in a Play
  • Jason Hauslein – Excellence in Set Design
  • Jacob Brown – Excellence in Lighting Design

PROOF

  • Kevin Noll – Excellence in Direction
  • Burt McCollom – Excellence in Acting in a Play
  • Rachel Smith – Excellence in Acting in a Play
  • Michael Schumacher – Excellence in Acting in a Play
  • Jason Hauslein – Excellence in Set Design

THE SAVANNAH SIPPING SOCIETY

  • Diane Minnich Weber – Excellence in Acting
  • Amy Sullivan – Excellence in Acting
  • Heidi Schiller & Cast – Excellence in Ensemble
  • Tiffany McManis – Excellence in Stage Management
  • James C. Davis – Excellence in Producing
  • Jason Hauslein – Excellence in Set Design
  • Jacob Brown, Stacey Catron, Jason Hauslein, R. Geoffrey
  • Werbin, Ashley Yates – Excellence in Set Construction
  • Heidi Schiller & Cast – Excellence in Costumes

BOEING BOEING

  • Alex Cottle – Excellence in Acting
  • Jacob Spicer – Excellence in Acting
  • Jason Hauslein – Excellence in Set Design
  • Debbie Johnson – Excellence in Costumes
  • Stacey Catron, Jason Hauslein, R. Geoffrey Werbin,
  • Ashely Yates – Excellence in Set Construction
  • D & G Designs – Excellence in Lobby Display

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2019-2020 Season Announced by Fairfield Footlighters

fflFairfield Footlighters is pleased to announce their 2019-20 Season starting with GEEZERS by Tommy Lee Johnston. Pathologically asocial Jack desperately needs human connection, as do the seniors in the retirement home where he’s landed his first job. But it’s the “geezers” who wind up helping Jack with his needs. Geezers, opening September 20 is a sentimental, heartwarming drama that introduces us to some beautiful and wonderful old people who are enjoying their golden years.

In November, the group takes on the true story of the 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt in SILENT SKY by Lauren Gunderson. When Henrietta begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours” and has no time for the women’s probing theories.

In February, Director Nicholas Brown is ready to offer a huge hit with YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN! This Tony and Drama Desk award-winning musical brings all your favorite PEANUTS characters to the stage.

Finally, the season ends with the hilarious romp, MAMA WON’T FLY written by Jesse Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, the writers of last season’s hit, The Savannah Sipping Society. Savannah has to get her mother, Norleen, from Alabama to California in time for her brother’s wedding. One problem. Mama won’t fly! Strap yourself in for a zany road-trip that crosses six states and includes both a family reunion and the bubbly, over-eager, bride-to-be!

Fairfield Footlighters is proud to be a former Grant Recipient of the Fairfield Community Foundation.

 

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