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ARCADIA Runs Oct. 4-12

VP_Arcadia logoARCADIA by Tom Stoppard
Village Players
Oct. 4-12
[Fort Thomas]

Directed by jef brown

Cast: Gretchen Schultz as Thomasina Coverly, Bryce Willson as Septimus Hodge, Oliver Kai Davis as Jellaby, Josh Roden as Ezra Chater, Wayne Kirsch as Richard Noakes, Jeannine Allee as Lady Croom, Bill Brohaugh as Capt. Brice, Aubrey Wilson as Hannah Jarvis, Ashley Wuerdeman as Chloe Coverly, BJ Simpson as Bernard Nightingale, Stephen Sticker as Gus/Augusta Coverly & Alexander Walz as Valentine

Arcadia moves back and forth between 1809 and the present at the elegant estate owned by the Coverly family. This brilliant play moves smoothly between the centuries and explores the the nature of truth and time, the difference between classical and romantic temperaments, and the disruptive influence of the sex on our life orbits– the attraction Newton left out.

  • Fri-Sat, Oct. 4-5 at 8pm
  • Sun, Oct. 6 at 3pm
  • Thu-Sat, Oct. 10-12 at 8pm

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Auditions Announced for OF DRAGONS AND DWARVES at Village Players

VP_logoSeptember 4, 2019, Fort Thomas, KY—Village Players of Fort Thomas and director Steve Myers are excited to announce auditions for their December 2019 production!

OF DRAGONS AND DWARVES is an original musical play by local playwright Jack Williams and composer Linda Baumheckel. It runs December 6th-15th.

Plenty of roles for children in this family-friendly, original production! Auditions will take place Sunday 9/15/19 @ 2:00 pm and Monday 9/16/19 @ 7:00 pm at 8 N. Fort Thomas Avenue, Fort Thomas, KY 41075 (street level).

Audition requirements:
Actors will read from the script. This is not a traditional musical, but a play with music, so please be prepared to sing “Happy Birthday” or another well-known, unaccompanied song. No sheet music or backing track is necessary.

A resume and headshot are welcome and appreciated, but not required.

CHARACTERS:

  • Wizard: Sly but good-natured. The father figure, he is a combination of encouraging friend, confidant, strict authoritarian, and the absent-minded professor. He or she can be any age.
  • Frog: The Wizard’s alter-ego. He is mischievous and fun-loving, enthusiastic, and sympathetic. Any age.
  • Prince: The handsome hero. He is brave and bright, naïve and modest, decisive but inexperienced. Stage age is late teens – twenties.
  • Princess: Outspoken, gutsy. The Princess is sometimes hot-headed. Although clumsy, she retains a lady-like demeanor. Stage age is late teens – twenties.
  • Iniquity (the Dragon): A true villain who possesses the grace of Captain Hook, the subtlety of Jack the Ripper, and the confidence of the Cowardly Lion. Deliciously evil, but not threatening. Any age.

The Elves and Dwarves: (Any ages, preferably children approximately 10 and up.)

  • Clip: The enthusiastic leader of the Elves. Good natured, but like the other Elves, Clip is a little too quick to react. Carries clippers.
  • Snip: The lieutenant Elf, Snip is the loyal follower of Clip. Carries snippers.
  • Drip: Possessor of the constant cold, excitable Drip seems to be on a different wave-length than the other Elves. This is often misconstrued as a lack of intelligence or cowardice, but is instead a firm grasp of reality. Carries a water can.
  • Mortar: The enthusiastic leader of the Dwarves. He is Clip’s Dwarven counterpart. Carries a pick.
  • Spade: Snip’s counterpart. Carries a spade.
  • Sledge: Like Drip, Sledge marches to the beat of a different drummer and is underestimated by his fellows. Carries a sledge and a rock.
  • Dwelf: Dwelf is more cute animal than human, although what kind of animal is never quite apparent. Devoted to the Wizard, Dwelf aids him on stage and off.

Village Players of Fort Thomas, Kentucky, is a vibrant community theatre that has produced plays and musicals for more than 50 years. Performing in an intimate space, you will feel like you are part of the action, sitting inches from the actors on three sides of the stage. We strive to appeal to a broad audience, producing three main-stage shows of varying styles and a children’s show each winter. Village Players is a member of the American Association of Community Theatre (AACT), Association of Community Theatres Cincinnati (ACT), Ohio Community Theatre Association (OCTA), and the Kentucky Theatre Association (KTA).

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Cast Announced for ARCADIA at Village Players

VP_Arcadia logoThe Village Players of Fort Thomas is pleased to announce the cast for:

ARCADIA
Written by Tom Stoppard
Directed by jef brown

Cast

  • Thomasina Coverly – Gretchen Schultz
  • Septimus Hodge – Bryce Willson
  • Jellaby Oliver – Kai Davis
  • Ezra Chater – Josh Roden
  • Richard Noakes – Wayne Kirsch
  • Lady Croom – Jeannine Allee
  • Capt. Brice – Bill Brohaugh
  • Hannah Jarvis – Aubrey Wilson
  • Chloe Coverly – Ashley Wuerdeman
  • Bernard Nightingale – BJ Simpson
  • Gus/Augustus Coverly – Stephen Sticker
  • Valentine – Alexander Walz

Performance dates

  • Friday, Oct. 4th @ 8 PM
  • Saturday, Oct. 5th @ 8 PM
  • Sunday, Oct. 6th @ 3 PM
  • Thursday, Oct. 10th @ 8 PM
  • Friday, Oct. 11th @ 8 PM
  • Saturday, Oct. 12th @ 8 PM

This tragicomedy – considered by many to be Stoppard’s finest play – concerns itself with the relationship between past and present, order and chaos, certainty and uncertainty.  Set simultaneously in the early 1800s and the present, Arcadia demonstrates that contradictory things can – and often do – co-exist, complemented by Stoppard’s characteristic wit-filled dialogue.

Where
The Village Players of Fort Thomas
8 North Fort Thomas Avenue
Fort Thomas, KY 41075 

Ticket prices

  • $20/person
  • For groups of 8 or more, the discounted rate is $17/person

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2018-2019 Orchid Awards for Village Players of Fort Thomas

VP_new logoTHE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT

  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY Amy Sullivan
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY Chris Bishop
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY Chris Payne
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY Kenny Tessel
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY Meagan L. Blasch
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY Michael Ireland
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY Nathan Henegar
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY Scott Unes
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY Susan Unes
  • EXCELLENCE IN COSTUME DESIGN Teresa Myers and Cast
  • EXCELLENCE IN DIRECTION Dan Maloney
  • EXCELLENCE IN LOBBY DISPLAY Michael Ireland
  • EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCING Dan Maloney
  • EXCELLENCE IN PROGRAM ART Angela Klocke Forbes

     

HOW TO EAT LIKE A CHILD

 

  • EXCELLENCE IN CHOREOGRAPHY Karen Hendershot
  • EXCELLENCE IN DIRECTION Teri Foltz
  • EXCELLENCE IN ENSEMBLE Teri Foltz and the Cast
  • EXCELLENCE IN LIGHT DESIGN jef brown
  • EXCELLENCE IN LIGHT EXECUTION Oliver Davis, Meredith Conner and Jessie Zink
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL DIRECTION Scott Bailey
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE Anne-Marie Lusk
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE Elliot Martin
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE Eva Sarakatsannis
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE Griffin Hatfield
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE John Kuhnhein
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE Megan McCoy
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE Mia Zink
  • EXCELLENCE IN OVERALL PERFORMANCE QUALITY Teri Foltz and the Cast
  • EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCING Judy Sceifres
  • EXCELLENCE IN PROGRAM ART Angela Klocke Forbes
  • EXCELLENCE IN PROPERTIES Teri Foltz & Parents of the Cast
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET CONSTRUCTION Steve Myers, Freddie Thoman and crew
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DESIGN Freddie Thoman

WOMEN PLAYING HAMLET

  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY Catherine Cook
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY Elizabeth Beatty
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY Heather Abbott
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY Patricia Mullins
  • EXCELLENCE IN COSTUME DESIGN Cast, Faye Crawford and Steve Phelan
  • EXCELLENCE IN DIRECTION Steve Phelan
  • EXCELLENCE IN ENSEMBLE Steve Phelan and the Cast
  • EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCING Steve Phelan
  • EXCELLENCE IN PROGRAM ART Angela Klocke Forbes

TURN OF THE SCREW

  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY Collin Wenzel
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY Natasha Boeckmann
  • EXCELLENCE IN DIRECTION jef brown
  • EXCELLENCE IN ENSEMBLE jef brown and The Cast
  • EXCELLENCE IN LIGHT DESIGN jef brown
  • EXCELLENCE IN LIGHT EXECUTION Wayne Kirsch
  • EXCELLENCE IN SOUND DESIGN Adam Johns
  • EXCELLENCE IN SOUND EXECUTION Elyse Hawkins
  • EXCELLENCE IN STAGE MANAGEMENT Rachael Hawkins

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Auditions Announced for ARCADIA at Village Players

VP_Arcadia logoAUDITIONS  for ARCADIA by Tom Stoppard. Directed by jef brown.

Monday and Tuesday, July 15 and 16 at 7pm
At 8 N. Fort Thomas Avenue, Fort Thomas, KY 41075 (street level)

This tragicomedy – considered by many to be Stoppard’s finest play – concerns itself with the relationship between past and present, order and chaos, certainty and uncertainty. Set simultaneously in the early 1800s and the present, Arcadia demonstrates that contradictory things can – and often do – co-exist, complemented by Stoppard’s characteristic wit-filled dialogue.

The cast will consist of four women, stage ages 15-40s and eight men, stage ages 16-50s.

Performance dates are October 4-12, 2019

Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Bring resume, known conflicts for the period July 28 through October 20; British dialects will be used in this production (don’t worry, we have the best coach in the city); headshot not necessary but welcome.

Questions? Contact the director at jefwi1f@gmail.com.

Want to work behind the scenes? Contact the producer at vamburgey257@gmail.com. 

Characters of 1800

  • Thomasina Coverly: The daughter of Lord Coverly and Lady Croom, Thomasina is a precocious genius.
  • Septimus Hodge: Thomasina’s tutor, and the academic colleague and friend of Lord Byron.
  • Jellaby: The Crooms’ butler.
  • Ezra Chater: An unsuccessful poetaster staying at Sidley Park.
  • Richard Noakes: Lady Croom’s gardener.
  • Lady Croom: Thomasina’s mother.
  • Captain Brice: The brother of Lady Croom.
  • Augustus Coverly: Thomasina’s trouble-making younger brother.

Characters of the present

  • Hannah Jarvis: The author of a best-seller on Byron’s mistress Lady Caroline Lamb.
  • Chloe Coverly: The 18-year-old daughter of the modern Lady Croom.
  • Bernard Nightingale: A don at a modern university in Sussex, England.
  • Gus Coverly: Valentine and Chloe’s younger brother, who has been mute since the age of five. (Gus and Augustus are played by the same actor.)

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