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CHIVALRY Runs Aug. 2-4

TROY_Chivalry promoCHIVALRY
Troy Civic Theatre
Aug. 2-4
Troy City Park

Written by Todd and Kathy Bryant
Directed by Kathy Bryant

CHIVALRY is a comedy that celebrates geek culture: Dungeons & Dragons, comics, sci-fi, etc. Charlie Angle is a PhD in Medieval history, whose passion in life is his conviction that the tenets of Chivalry need to be revived in our modern culture. He owns and operates a fantasy hobby store that is not doing well financially – a source of stress due to the fact that his wife, Morgan, is pregnant. Charlie is in search of a noble quest when he overhears a conversation about a hidden trunk containing several million dollars in cash (from a drug deal gone bad). The only other person who knows about the money is Charlie’s lowlife neighbor, Rob. Can a group of role-playing geeks outwit an underworld thug at his own game and beat him to the treasure? (There is some mild language and a stabbing)

  • Fri-Sat, Aug. 2-3 at 8pm
  • Sun, Aug. 4 at 2pm

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Auditions Announced for ONCE UPON A MATTRESS at Troy Civic Theatre

TROY_logoDirector Derek Dunavent announces auditions for the musical, ONCE UPON A MATTRESS.

Auditions are being held Monday, July 22 and Wednesday, July 24, at 7pm at the Barn in the Park. There will not be any auditions on Tuesday, due to another event that night.

Derek is looking for 6 men and 6 women, of various ages.

Please be prepared to sing up to 32 bars of a song. You may also be asked to sing or read selections from the show.

ONCE UPON A MATTRESS (by Mary Rodgers, Marshall Barer, Jay Thompson, and Dean Fuller) will be presented September 27-29, October 4-6.

For additional information, please contact Derek Dunavent through their Facebook event.

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Troy Civic Theatre Presents PICNIC by William Inge

TROY_Picnic logoTroy, Ohio – April 24, 2019:  Troy Civic Theatre announces their upcoming production, Picnic

Troy Civic Theatre is closing the 2018-19 season with the classic American romantic drama, Picnic.  William Inge’s Pulitzer Prize winning story takes place on Labor Day and the day after, in a small Kansas town, in the early 1950s.  Everyone is preparing for a community picnic to celebrate the end of summer when a drifter comes into town on the freight train, and changes one young woman’s planned future.  The first American dramatist to deal with the quality of life in small, Midwestern towns, Inge is best known for his shows Picnic, Come Back, Little Sheba, and Bus Stop.

Director Jim Lockwood, of Huber Heights, and assistant director Jane McBride, of Fairborn, are assisted by stage manager Niccole SueAnn Wallace.  Picnic stars Beth Shrake (Troy) as Flo, Sydney Edington (Dayton) as Madge, Camille Scribner (Troy) as Millie, Ron Ecklebarger (Pleasant Hill) as Howard, Angela Riley (Dayton) as Rosemary, Colin Girolamo (Troy) as Hal, Georgann Enright (Troy) as Mrs. Potts, Ken Ecklebarger (Troy) as Alan, Sandra Ehrlich (Troy) as Irma, Michelle Robinson (Piqua) as Christine, and James Rowley (Troy) as Bomber.

Picnic is being presented with permission by Dramatists Play Services, Inc.  Performances run May 3-5 and 10-12, 2019 at the Barn in the Park on Adams Street in Troy, at 8 pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 pm on Sundays.  Tickets are $14 ach and are available by calling the theatre box office at 937-339-7700 or online at troycivictheatre.com.  Season tickets for the 2019-20 season will also be available through the run of the show.

Troy Civic Theatre is a non-profit community theatre located 20 minutes north of Dayton.  TCT has been honored with several Dayton-area and Ohio regional and state performance and technical awards over the years, and has continued to bring quality entertainment to Troy for more than 50 years.  For more information, please contact the theatre at 937-339-7700 or visit their website at www.troycivictheatre.com.

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PICNIC Runs May 3-12

TROY_Picnic logoPICNIC
Troy Civic Theatre
May 3-12
Troy City Park

Directed by Jim Lockwood

Cast: Georgann Enright as Helen Potts, Colin Girolamo as Hal Carter, TBA as Millie Owens, James Rowley as Bomber, Sydney Edington as Madge Owens, Beth Shrake as Flo Owens, Angela Riley as Rosemary Sydney, TBA as Alan Seymour, Sandy Ehrlich as Irma Kronkite, Michelle Robinson as Christine Schoenwalder &  Ron Ecklebarger as Howard Bevans

“In a small town, all dreams seem big…” It’s a balmy Labor Day in the American heartland, and a group of women are preparing for the annual town picnic…but they’ll have to lay a lot on the line before they can lay out the checkered cloths. When a handsome young drifter named Hal arrives, his combination of uncouth manners and titillating charm stirs up everything. Sensual, charming, passionate and delightfully funny, PICNIC is a timeless American classic about life, about love, about dreams…and about the line between restraint and desire.

  • Fri-Sat, May 3-4 at 8 pm
  • Sun, May 5 at 2pm
  • Fri-Sat, May 10-11 at 8pm
  • Sun, May 12 at 2pm

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Auditions Announced for PICNIC at Troy Civic Theatre

TROY_logoTo us, Labor Day is the third and last summer holiday; to a small town in Kansas in the early 1950s, Labor Day was the end of summer and the eve of a new school year, and a day for the whole town to celebrate with a picnic. On this day celebrating change, every carefully drawn character has a past with accomplishments and regrets, fears about their future, yet hopes for change in their lives.

Auditions for William Inge’s Pulitzer Prize and New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award winning drama PICNIC will be held at Troy Civic Theatre at 7:00 P.M. on Monday and Tuesday, March 4 and 5, 2019.

Director Jim Lockwood will be looking for actors to fill the following 11 roles:

  • Helen Potts – a widow, and caretaker of her elderly mother, well past her prime, but still flirtatious with younger men.
  • Hal Carter – a vagabond, 20s, good-looking and athletic womanizer, boastful, but insecure; a college friend of Alan, whom he hopes can help him land a job, big dreams, but no plan.
  • Millie Owens – high school student who has already earned a college scholarship, boisterous, assertive, and sassy, but lives in the shadow of her beautiful older sister.
  • Bomber Gutzel – newsboy, older teen, picks on Millie, has eyes for Madge.
  • Madge Owens – 18-year-old former beauty queen who works at dime store, dating a wealthy college student, but searching for escape from small town life, jealous of younger sister’s intelligence and independence.
  • Flo Owens – single mother, 40s -50s, protective of daughters, untrusting of strangers, pressing Madge to marry into money.
  • Rosemary Sydney – school teacher, who rents a room from Flo. She jokingly calls herself an “old maid school teacher”; ultra conservative in art, literature, and behavior until loosened up a bit after a little liquor offered by her boyfriend Howard.
  • Alan Seymour – college student, 20s, smart, polished son of a wealthy executive; dating Madge, but returning to college at the end of summer.
  • Irma Kronkite – school teacher, long-time friend of Rosemary, loud, enjoys her single-life, a jokester when around Rosemary.
  • Christine Schoenwalder – school teacher, 20s to 40s, new to this school, somewhat shy, quiet, looks up to Irma and Rosemary.
  • Howard Bevans – small business owner, 40s to 50s, fond of liquor in a dry state, dating Rosemary, but wary of commitment.

Auditioners will be asked to read excerpts from the script.
A head shot and resumé are desirable, but not required.
Please bring a list of all conflicts between March 4 and May 12 (final performance).

PICNIC will run weekends May 3-12.

If you have questions, contact Jim Lockwood by email at jeckleday@msn.com.

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