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Tree County Players
Feb. 3-5
[Greensburg, Ind]

Directed by Jeff Lincourt

Cast: Katy Prairie as Annie, Stage Manager, Devin Morgan as Trevor, Light and Sound Tech, Erich Davies as Chris (Inspector Carter), Brady Domingo as Jonathan (Charles Haversham), Matt Boersma as Robert (Thomas Colleymoore), Corden Simmonds as Dennis (Perkins), Evan Straber as Max (Cecil Haversham) & Morgan Kramer as Sandra (Florence Colleymoore)

“Break a leg!” takes on a whole new meaning for a woefully misguided troupe of players at the Cornley University Society’s opening night performance of The Murder at Haversham Manor. An unconscious leading lady, a corpse who can’t play dead, a ruffled detective, and a word-mangling butler (among others) must battle against technical gaffes, forgotten lines, and sabotaging scenery in a quest to arrive all in one piece at the final curtain call. Part Monty Python, part Sherlock Holmes, all mayhem, this 1920s whodunit is disastrously delightful.

  • Fri-Sat, Feb. 3-4 at 7pm
  • Sun, Feb. 5 at 3pm

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Cast Announced for THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG at Tree County Players

TREE_logoThe cast includes:

  • Katy Prairie as Annie, Stage Manager
  • Devin Morgan as Trevor, Light and Sound Tech
  • Erich Davies as Chris (Inspector Carter)
  • Brady Domingo as Jonathan (Charles Haversham)
  • Matt Boersma as Robert (Thomas Colleymoore)
  • Corden Simmonds as Dennis (Perkins)
  • Evan Straber as Max (Cecil Haversham)
  • Morgan Kramer as Sandra (Florence Colleymoore)

Performances run Feb. 3-5

For more information visit www.treecountyplayers.com

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Auditions Announced for THE ONE-ACT PLAY THAT GOES WRONG at Tree County Players

TREE_logoAuditions will be held on Friday, November 18, 2022 at 7 PM and Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 10 AM (and a later date TBD if necessary) at the TCP Playhouse.

No appointment is needed. All roles are open and some roles, such as the butler and inspector, may be of any gender. Please familiarize yourself, if possible, with the scenes for the character you wish to audition for. I
may also have you read from additional scenes depending on how many we have auditioning at that time.

There are several videos on YouTube to view for character study. You will need to complete an audition form and bring it with you to the auditions.

Please note that this is the ONE-ACT version of this play, with a run time of about 75 minutes. We are looking for actors in age range of 18 to 60 (ish). This is a physical comedy and some characters will be stretched to the best of their ability.

Stage Crew: In addition to actors, we will also need talented and dedicated stage crew, lighting, sound, and set building. The set for this production is basically another actor in the show and will require backstage crew to operate the various tricks associated with the play. These positions are as much a part of the play as the actors.

Their inclusion in the rehearsals will extend beyond the traditional “tech week” since many scenes depend on close coordination between actors and crew.

There will be three total performances at the TCP Playhouse: February 3 and 4, 2023 at 7 PM and February 5, 2023 at 2 PM.

Rehearsals: Rehearsals will begin as soon as the cast list is announced. A date and time for the first read through of the script will be sent out to cast members.

All rehearsals will be held at the Mainstreet Playhouse approximately 3-4 nights a week.

Synopsis of Scenes: You all know the classic murder mystery story. There has been an untimely death at a country manor, everyone is a suspect, and an inspector is set on the case to find who the culprit is. However, when this play is performed by the accident-prone thespians of The Cornley Drama Society, everything that can go wrong…does! The actors and crew battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences!

The action takes place on the opening night of the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society’s production of the murder mystery play Murder at Haversham Manor. The play is performed in one act and is essentially a play within a play.

Questions: Please contact:
Director: Jeff Lincourt, email jmlincourt@gmail.com
Producers: Amanda Gault, email agault@decaturco.k12.in.us
Cathy Lincourt, email clincourt58@gmail.com

Characters (in order of appearance):

  • Annie, the company’s stage manager. American accent. Annie has a strong technical background but is shy onstage. This changes gradually and drastically as she is forced into certain situations throughout the play.
  • Trevor, the company’s lighting and stage manager. American accent. Trevor is only working with the drama society for a course credit and is often easily distracted. He is also thrown into the onstage mayhem later in the play.
  • Chris, head of the drama society, director of the play and plays “Inspector Carter – an esteemed local inspector”. A typically perceived “community theatre director”, Chris often knows what should be going on despite the fact that he may not have communicated it effectively to his cast and crew. Gets visibly
    frustrated and tries to correct things while performing in the play-within-a-play.
  • Jonathan, plays “Charles Haversham – the deceased”. Although he spends most of the play “dead”, he is placed in situations where he must physically adjust his performance to accommodate for the mistakes of others (and of his own). He is also a key component of the play-within-a-play’s epic conclusion.
  • Robert, plays “Thomas Colleymoore Charles’ old school friend’”. Robert has a booming stage presence and is concerned with performing his role perfectly while also rolling with the punches and doing his best to compensate for the play-withina-play’s mishaps.
  • Dennis, plays “Perkins – Charles’ butler”. Dennis is a very “green” actor who often writes difficult words on his hand and has trouble recovering from the unexpected. He is also very concerned with how the audience reacts to him.
  • Max, plays “Cecil Haversham – Charles’ brother”. Max is a true “ham” and thrives off of the audience’s response to his overacting. In spite of his overabundance of confidence, he is typically unwilling to go “all the way” in his romantic scenes with Sandra.
  • Sandra, plays “Florence Colleymoore – Charles’ fiancée and Thomas’ sister”. Sandra is the ego-driven leading lady whose actions are exaggerated and whose instincts often miss the mark. She is very protective of her role in the play-withina-play as well as her role in the drama society as the best (that they can get) female performer

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Tree County Players
June 25-29
[Greensburg, Ind.]

Directed by Tyler Wachsmann & Megan Gehrich

Cast: Kegan Main as Quasimodo, Hannah Giesting as Esmerelda, Tyler Coy as Clopin, Drew Soendlin as Phoebus, Ben Abrams as Jehan, Adam Mack as St. Aphrodisius, Tyler Wachsmann as Frollo, Shayleigh Berkheimer as Florika, Gena Mack as Madam, Dylan Powers as Dupin/Official/Frederick & Ben Abrams as King Louie
Congregants, Gargoyles, Townspeople: Sophie Wesseler, Sadie Wachsmann, Lainey Brunker, Mary Bartley, Paige Gauck, Debbie Young, Hope Barker, Logan Soendlin, Megan Gehrich, Cathy Lincourt, Caitlin Lincourt

Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz. Peter Parnell’s new book embraces storytheatre and features verbatim passages from Hugo’s gothic novel. The musical begins as the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in fifteenth-century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be “Out There,” observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda. Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit, though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled. As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies – and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all.

  • Tue-Fri, June 25-28 at 7pm
  • Sat, June 29 at 2pm

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TCP_SMoke on the Mountain logoSMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN
Tree County Players
April 25-28
[Greensburg Ind.]

Directed by Bill Rethlake

Cast: John Basler as Burl, Angela Greene as Vera, Tonya Downey as June, Karen Smith as Stella, Corden Simmonds as Denis, Madison Smith as Denise & Debbie Young as Ms. Maude

SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN tells the story of a Saturday Night Gospel Sing at a country church in North Carolina’s Smoky Mountains in 1938. The show features two dozen rousing bluegrass songs played and sung by the Sanders Family, a traveling group making its return to performing after a five-year hiatus. Pastor Oglethorpe, the young and enthusiastic minister of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, has enlisted the Sanders Family in his efforts to bring his tiny congregation into “the modern world.” Between songs, each family member “witnesses” – telling a story about an important event in their life. Though they try to appear perfect in the eyes of a congregation who wants to be inspired by their songs, one thing after another goes awry and they reveal their true – and hilariously imperfect – natures. By the evening’s end, the Sanders Family have endeared themselves to us by revealing their weaknesses and allowing us to share in their triumphs.  – Samuel French, Inc. 2019

  • Thu-Sat, April 25-27 at 7pm
  • Sun, April 28 at 2pm

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