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Cast Announced for DOUBLEWIDE, TEXAS at Village Players

VP_new logoVillage Players of Fort Thomas and director Fred Murrell are excited to announce the cast of DOUBLEWIDE, TEXAS, which runs September 29-October 7, 2023 (courtesy of Dramatists Play Service).

In this hilarious, fast-paced comedy, the inhabitants of one of the smallest trailer parks in Texas—four doublewides and a shed—are thrown for a loop when they realize the nearby town of Tugaloo is determined to annex them. The rollicking mayhem of this flat-out funny Jones Hope Wooten comedy escalates as the residents attempt to secede from Texas, discover a traitor in their midst, and turn the tables in a surprising and side-splitting finale. So grab your Stetson and come on over to Doublewide, Texas, where life is double the fun, double the joy, and where audiences double over with laughter!

The cast:

  • BIG ETHEL SATTERWHITE – Suzanne Stymiest
  • LARK BARKEN – Helen Merritt
  • NORWAYNE “BABY” CRUMPLER – Jimmy Jackson
  • JOVEETA CRUMPLER – Megan Schultheis
  • CAPRICE CRUMPLER – Susan Smith
  • LOMAX TANNER – Ryan Britton
  • STARLA PUDNEY – Kathryn Muck

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at villageplayers.org.


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Village Players Presents Standup Comedian LEE HARDIN

VP_Lee HardinVillage Players of Fort Thomas presents a fun evening of CLEAN COMEDY, one night only, Friday, May 26, 8pm.

Lee Hardin comes from Nashville, Tennessee, and has shared the stage with performers such as Henry Cho and Nate Bargatze. Lee also has appeared on The Mike Huckabee Show as well as DryBar Comedy with his own comedy special. It’s a clean show — everyone’s welcome!

Tickets are just $20.

Click here for tickets.

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Auditions Announced for DOUBLEWIDE, TEXAS at Village Players

VP_new logoVillage Players of Fort Thomas is holding auditions for DOUBLEWIDE, TEXAS by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten on Monday May 15 at 7:00 PM and Tuesday, May 16 at 7:00 PM in the street-level Judith M. Sarakatsannis Gallery at 8 N. Ft. Thomas Ave. 41075.

We are also accepting virtual auditions (see below for details). COVID-19 vaccination required.

In-person auditions: Cold readings, sides provided. Resume and headshot appreciated but not required. Bring all conflicts between August 1 and October 9.

Virtual auditions: send a 60-second comic monologue to ebossart@gmail.com no later than 5:00 PM Tuesday, May 16.

Resume and headshot appreciated but not required. Send all conflicts between August 1 and October 7.

Rehearsals begin in early August. Show dates are September 29, 30, October 1; and October 5, 6, 7.

DOUBLEWIDE, TEXAS is directed by Fred Murrell and produced by Betsy Bossart.
Questions: ebossart@gmail.com


(Note: Ages listed are stage ages, not actual ages)

BIG ETHEL SATTERWHITE, 60s – No nonsense Licensed Vocational Nurse (LPN)

GEORGIA DEAN RUDD, 40s – Gregarious ball of fire, runs Bronco Betty’s cafe

LARK BARKEN, 20s – Pregnant and new in town

NORWAYNE “BABY” CRUMPLER, 40s – Good ole boy.  Good-hearted and not too bright

HAYWOOD SLOGGETT, 70s – Cranky neighbor of the Crumpler’s

JOVEETA CRUMPLER, 40s – Driven career woman trying to get out of the sticks and take a new job in Houston.

CAPRICE CRUMPLER, mid-to-late 70s – Hot mama, flashy dresser and hardy partier. Mother of Joveeta and Baby

LOMAX TANNER, 40s – Slick and smart. At least he thinks so. Too cool for school. Local Municipal manager.

STARLA PUDNEY, 40s – The Mayor’s wife, stylish.

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Auditions Announced for RELATABLE AND INFLATABLE at Village Players

VP_new logoVillage Players of Fort Thomas announces auditions for its 2023 New Works production: RELATABLE AND INFLATABLE (THE BEACH BALL CHRONICLES)

6 new plays by local authors, directed by Drue Harris

Sunday, April 16, 2 pm
Monday, April 17, 7 pm

Judith M. Sarakatsannis Gallery (street level), 8 N. Ft. Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas

Cold readings of monologues and script sides. Be prepared to list all conflicts between May 15-June 26. Head shots and resumés appreciated but not required.

Casting will be flexible — roles available for all genders, ethnicities, and ages. Some dual casting may be necessary.

Rehearsals begin mid May and will be minimal. SHOW DATES are June 23, 8 pm; June 24, 8 pm; June 25, 2 pm.

Questions? Contact the director, Drue Harris.


A Day at the Beach by Teri Foltz
Owen – M, middle aged
Holly – W, Owen’s wife
Mother – W, 70-80s, Owen’s deceased mom

A Purpose-Driven Beach Ball by A.K. Forbes
Candace – W, 40-60, spirited
Troy – M, 40-60, Candace’s brother, grounded
Jim – M, 60-80s, Candace and Troy’s deceased father
Nancy – W, 60-80s, a love interest of Jim’s

Griping in the Green Room by Roger Collins
Hedwyn – any gender/age, a performer in a body suit
Osian – any gender/age, a performer in a body suit
Jim – M, 35+, the director

Love Potion #1 by Rose Vanden Eynden
Robin – any gender/age, a person looking for love
Wiz – any gender/age, the owner of a quirky shop

Monster Talent by Bill Brohaugh and Lisa Holt
Pat – W, an office assistant who knits
Aaron – M, 35+, a talent agent
Voice – any gender/age, offstage portrayals of numerous monsters

Sandcastle by Teri Foltz
Margie – W, 20s-30
Annie – W, 20s-30, Margie’s friend
Ellery – M, 20s-30s

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SHE KILLS MONSTERS Runs April 28-May 6

Village Players
April 28-May 6
[Fort Thomas]

Directed by Amy Waldfogle
Produced by Angela Klocke-Forbes

Cast: Anna-Grace Rose as Tilly, Faith Gingrich-Goetz as Agnes, Travis Ryan as Chuck, Kevin Rife as Miles, Lacy Knauer as Vera/Narrator, Megan Carr as Lilith, Laurel Ellis as Kaliope, Joe Hamzy as Orcus, Brahm Riggs as Steve, Becky Coots as Farrah, Hannah Ehteshami as Evil Gabbi & Molly Barresi as Evil Tina

SHE KILLS MONSTERS is a dramatic adventure into the world of fantasy role-playing games! In this high-
octane comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres and 90s pop culture, acclaimed playwright Qui
Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.

  • Fri-Sat, April 28-29 at 8pm
  • Sun, April 30 at 2pm
  • Thu-Sat, May 4-6 at 8pm

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