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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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THE UNEXPECTED GUEST Runs Oct. 18-27

SPP_The Unexpected Guest logoTHE UNEXPECTED GUEST
St. Paul Players
Oct. 18-27
St. Paul Lutheran Church [Reading]

Directed by Mary Benken-McCauley

Cast: Grace Francomb as Laura, Kevin Noll as Michael Starkwedder, Sarah Papin as Miss Bennett, Jose Paris as Jan Warwick, Susan Schapiro as Mrs. Warwick, Dan Nieman as Henry Angell, Owen Kelm as Sargeant Cadwallader, Neil Geoppinger as Inspector Thomas & Randy King as Julian Farrar

On a foggy night, Michael Starkwedder enters the home of the Warwicks through a window in the study. He finds the dead body of Richard Warwick, and finds Richard’s wife, Laura, holding a gun that supposedly killed him. Michael does not believe she killed him, and she soon tells him she is innocent.

The two decide to place the blame on an enemy from the past, MacGregor, a man whose son was killed when he was run over by Richard’s car while Richard was driving drunk. As the story progresses, it is revealed that Laura was having an affair due to Richard’s cruel nature, and was vouching for the man she was cheating with when she claimed to have killed Richard.

  • Fri-Sat, Oct. 18-19 at 6:15pm
  • Sun, Oct. 20 at 12:15pm
  • Fri-Sat, Oct. 25-26 at 6:15pm
  • Sun, Oct. 27 at 12:15pm

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Auditions Announced for HAPPY HOLLANDAISE! at St. Paul Players

SPP_logoSt. Paul Players announce auditions for their December production, HAPPY HOLLANDAISE! by Tim Koenig

Directed by Randy Blake

  • Sunday September 22 at 2:00 pm
  • Tuesday September 24 at 7:00 pm.

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: December 6-8 and 13-15

Auditions consist of cold readings from the script.

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.

Characters:

  • Claire Finley….impulsive and manipulative, but not malicious
  • George Finley….Claire’s brother; charming, but clumsy
  • Philip Linley….George and Claire’s eccentric father
  • Vilma Hasenpfeffer….renowned German gourmet chef famous for her sauces; also plays her twin sister Helga
  • Larry Finch….the Lone Wolf Burglar; a second-story man past his prime.
  • Irene Quigley….Larry’s young apprentice from America
  • Father William Abbott….the new vicar; nervous about his new parish
  • Mary Abbott….Father Abbott’s long-suffering and very pregnant wife.
  • Inspector Archie Abernathy or Inspector Alice Abernathy….officious and by the book

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Cast Announced for THE UNEXPECTED GUEST at St. Paul Players

SPP_logoDirector Mary Benken-McCauley is happy to announce the cast of THE UNEXPECTED GUEST.

The cast includes:

  • Grace Francomb as Laura
  • Kevin Noll as Michael Starkwedder
  • Sarah Papin as Miss Bennett
  • Jose Paris as Jan Warwick
  • Susan Schapiro as Mrs. Warwick
  • Dan Nieman as Henry Angell
  • Owen Kelm as Sargeant Cadwallader
  • Neil Geoppinger as Inspector Thomas
  • Randy King as Julian Farrar

Performances run Oct. 18-27 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Reading.

Tickets are $10 and includes dinner/lunch and performance.

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

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