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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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Cast Announced for GEEZERS at Fairfield Footlighters

fflThe cast includes:

  • Jacob Spicer 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 as Emily
  • Missy Frazier as Jenny

GEEZERS is directed by John Vanderplough and produced by Dan Schindler.

Performances run Sept. 20-29 at the Fairfield Community Arts Center.

For more information visit www.fairfieldfootlighters.org.

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BOEING, BOEING Runs May 17-26

FFL_Boeing Boeing logoBOEING, BOEING
Fairfield Footlighters
May 17-26
Fairfield Community Arts Center

Directed by R. Geoffrey Werbin
Produced by Victoria Bailey & Heidi Schiller

Cast: Alex Cottle as Bernard, Tamar Fishbein as Gloria, Annika Bullock as Berthe, Jake Spicer as Robert, Jamie Pavlofsky as Gabriella, Emily Pine as Gretchen

A classic farce set in the 1960’s, bachelor Bernard couldn’t be happier. He has a flat in Paris, and three attractive stewardesses all engaged to him without knowing about each other. But Bernard’s life gets bumpy when his friend Robert comes to stay and a new, speedier Boeing jet disrupts his careful planning. Soon all three stewardesses are in the city simultaneously, timid Robert forgets which lies to tell to whom, and catastrophe looms. This production is rated PG for mild adult humor.

  • Fri-Sat, May 17-18 at 8pm
  • Sun, May 19 at 2pm
  • Fri-Sat, May 24-25 at 8pm
  • Sun, May 26 at 2pm

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