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STEEL MAGNOLIAS Runs March 6-15

SPP_Steel Magnolias promoSTEEL MAGNOLIAS
St. Paul Players
March 6-15
[Reading]

Statement from Nick Huitger, Artistic Director: “Amid the chaos currently unfolding with the COVID-19/Coronavirus this weekend performances of STEEL MAGNOLIAS are still currently going on as planned. We are taking extra precautions to sanitize our space after each performance. If you are feeling 100% and would still like to join us, we welcome your presence . Thank you, St. Paul Players”

Directed by Nate Huitger

Cast: Christie Beckman as Truvy Jones, Mary Mills as Annelle Dupuy-Desoto, Cathy Alter as Clairee Belcher, Michelle Cockerham as Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie, Peggy Allen as M’Lynn Eatenton & Julie Jordan as Ouiser Boudreaux

STEEL MAGNOLIAS is a touching, comedy-drama that shows the healing power of laughter and friendship. As the women of Chinquapin, Louisianna gather to get their hair done in Truvy’s hair salon, they gossip and trade opinions about every day life. The women find strength and comfort in one another as they deal with life’s struggles, often through a fair amount of verbal ribbing.

  • Fri-Sat, March 6-7 at 7pm
  • Fri-Sat, March 13-14 at 7pm
  • Sun, March 15 at 1pm

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Auditions Announced for THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TME at St. Paul Players

SPP_logoSt. Paul Players announce auditions for their June production, THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TME, based on the novel by Mark Haddon. Adapted by Simon Stephens.

Directed by Nick Huitger

Audition dates and times:

  • Sunday February 23, 2020 from 2-5pm
  • Monday February 24, 2020 from 7-10pm
  • Tuesday February 25, 2020 from 7-10pm

Location:
St. Paul Lutheran Church 106 Maple St. Reading, Ohio 45215
Parking Lot for the Church is 121 Willow St. Reading, Ohio 45215
Any questions email stpaulplayers@gmail.com.

Performance dates: June 5-14

Auditions consist of cold readings from the script.

SYNOPSIS
15 year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain:  He is exceptional at mathematics but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life.  He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched, and he distrusts strangers.  Now it is 7 minutes after midnight and Christopher stands beside suspicion, Christopher is determined to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington, and he carefully records each fact of the crime.  But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a thrilling journey that upturns his world.

Character:

  • Christopher – Stage age: 15 years old or look the age
  • Siobhan
  • Ed
  • Judy
  • Voice one – Mrs. Shears (and others)
  • Voice two – Roger Shears (and others)
  • Voice three – Policeman (and others)
  • Voice four – Rev. Peters (and others)
  • Voice five – NO. 40 (and others)
  • Voice six – Mrs. Alexander (and others)

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Cast Announced for STEEL MAGNOLIAS at St. Paul Players

SPP_logoThe cast includes:

  • Christie Beckman as Truvy Jones
  • Mary Mills as Annelle Dupuy-Desoto
  • Cathy Alter as Clairee Belcher
  • Michelle Cockerham as Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie
  • Peggy Allen as M’Lynn Eatenton
  • Julie Jordan as Ouiser Boudreaux

Directed by Nate Huitger

Performances run March 6-15.

For more information run http://stpaulplayers.com/

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Auditions Announced for STEEL MAGNOLIAS at St. Paul Players

SPP_logoSt. Paul Players announce auditions for their March production STEEL MAGNOLIAS by Robert Harling

Directed by Nate Huitger

Audition dates and times: 

  • Monday December 16th and Wednesday December 18th at 7:00 pm.
  • Saturday 21st by appointment please email at stpaulplayers@gmail.com

Location:
St. Paul Lutheran Church 106 Maple St. Reading, Ohio 45215
Parking Lot for the Church is 121 Willow St. Reading, Ohio 45215

Any questions email stpaulplayers@gmail.com

Performance dates: March 6-15

Auditions consist of cold readings from the script.

SYNOPSIS
The action is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, (“I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a bad mood for forty years”); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a “good ole boy.” Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.

Characters:  

  • Truvy Jones (40 ish) Owner of the beauty shop.
  • Annelle Dupuy-Desoto (Late teens to early 20’s) Beauty shop assistant.
  • Clairee Belcher (Mid 60”s) Widow of former mayor. Grande dame.
  • Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie (Mid 20’s) prettiest girl in town.
  • M”Lynn Eatenton (50 ish) Shelby’s mother.  Socially prominent career woman.
  • Ouiser (pronounced “Weezer”)Boudreaux (mid 60’s) Wealthy curmudgeon. Acerbic but loveable.

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HAPPY HOLLANDAISE Runs Dec. 6-15

SPP_Happy Hollandaise logoHAPPY HOLLANDAISE
St. Paul Players
Dec. 6-15
St. Paul Lutheran Church [Reading]

Directed by Randy Blake
Produced by Cindy Mayhugh & Sarah Papin

Cast: Kaitlin Otto as Claire, Andrew Schiltz as George, Michelle Cockerman as Irene, Owen Kelm as Larry, Nate Huitger as Abbott, Molly Simons as Mary, Meredith Conner as Vilma, Kelly Hale as Philip & Carroll Mayhugh as Inspector Abernathy

All Claire Finley wants is the perfect Christmas. She’s hired the celebrated gourmet chef Vilma Hasenpfeffer to prepare her famous Hasenpfeffer Hollandaise Sauce for her dinner guests — the new vicar and his very pregnant wife, Mary.

Unfortunately, however, the chef is late, the guests are early and there are burglars loose in the neighborhood. To top it all off, Claire’s father has been hit on the head (with the crèche, no less!) And thinks he’s the leading man in all of the West End theatre productions of the last 30 years! With the help of her quirky brother George, Claire tries to keep everything together as it continues to unravel in this sidesplitting British farce reminiscent of Arsenic and Old Lace.

Once the mayhem dies down and the mixed-up identities unscramble, the true Christmas spirit shines bright in a surprise ending which involves transformation, forgiveness, and a beautiful new beginning!

  • Fri-Sat, Dec. 6-7 at 6:15pm
  • Sun, Dec. 8 at 12:15pm
  • Fri-Sat, Dec. 13-14 at 6:15pm

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