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Village Players of Fort Thomas Announce Female-Fueled 2022-2023 Season

vp_logoVillage Players of Fort Thomas is excited to announce our 2022-23 mainstage season, anchored by four female directors with deep theatrical experience helming a brilliant mix of fresh, starling, moving, and laugh-out-loud funny shows.

THE TAMING by Lauren Gunderson
September 30-October 8, 2022
Courtesy of Playscripts
Directed by Betsy Bossart

Tweetering, pandashrews, and undying giddiness for James Madison — what else could you expect to find at a Miss America pageant? In this hilarious, raucous, all-female “power-play” inspired by Shakespeare’s Shrew, contestant Katherine has political aspirations to match her beauty pageant ambitions. All she needs to revolutionize the American government is the help of one ultra-conservative senator’s aide on the cusp of a career breakthrough, and one bleeding-heart liberal blogger who will do anything for her cause. Well, that and a semi-historically-accurate ether trip. Here’s lookin’ at you, America.

Holiday New Works
December 2-10, 2022
Directed by Angela Klocke Forbes

A special holiday production of original short plays (details TBA).

AIRNESS by Chelsea Marcantel
February 24-March 4, 2023
Courtesy of Playscripts
Directed by Becky Collins

When Nina enters her first air guitar competition, she thinks winning will be easy. But as she befriends a group of charismatic nerds all committed to becoming the next champion, she discovers that there’s more to this art form than playing pretend; it’s about finding yourself in your favorite songs, and performing with raw joy. Will Nina be able to let go and set herself free onstage? Following her mission to shred or be shredded, Airness is an exuberant reminder that everything we need to rock is already inside us. A comedy about competition, completion, and finding the airness inside yourself.

SHE KILLS MONSTERS by Qui Nguyen
April 28-May 6, 2023
Courtesy of Concord Theatricals
Directed by Amy Waldfogle

A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games! In this high-octane dramatic 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.

Season packages are $60 and individual show tickets are $20 and can be purchased onlnie at villageplayers.org.

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Auditions Announced for ON THE ROAD TO NOWHERE at Village Players

VP_new logoVillage Players of Fort Thomas announce OPEN AUDITIONS for ON THE ROAD TO NOWHERE, a Village Players New Works production

Monday, May 2 and Tuesday, May 3, 7 p.m.
First floor, 8 N. Ft. Thomas Ave. 41075

Roles available for all ages, types, genders, ethnicities, and experience level.
COVID-19 vaccination required.

Cold readings, no prepared material. Resume and head shot appreciated but not required. Bring all conflicts between May 15–June 26.

Rehearsals begin mid May and will be minimal.

Show dates are June 24, 25 & 26.

ON THE ROAD TO NOWHERE is a production of six short plays by Bill Brohaugh and Lisa Holt, Roger Collins, A.K. Forbes, Bill McCann, Judy Sceifres, and Eric Thomas. Directed by Nathan Henegar.

Questions: nathan.henegar@gmail.com

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SYLVIA Runs April 29-May 7

VP_Sylvia logoSYLVIA
Village Players
April 29-May 7
[Fort Thomas]

Directed by Steven Ducker
Produced by Nathan Henegar

Cast: Molly Sexton as Sylvia, B.J. Simpson as Greg, Jen Fischer Davis as Kate & Jack Kremer as Tom/Phyllis/Leslie

Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan after twenty-two years of child-raising in the suburbs. Greg’s career as a financial trader is winding down, while Kate’s career, as a public-school English teacher, is beginning to offer her more opportunities. Greg brings home a dog he found in the park—or that has found him—bearing only the name “Sylvia” on her name tag. A street-smart mixture of Lab and poodle, Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife. The marriage is put in serious jeopardy until, after a series of hilarious and touching complications, Greg and Kate learn to compromise, and Sylvia becomes a valued part of their lives.

  • Fri-Sat, April 29-30 at 8pm
  • Sun, May 1 at 2pm
  • Thu-Sat, May 5-7 at 8pm

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Directors Sought for 2022-23 Season at Village Players

VP_new logoVillage Players of Fort Thomas is now accepting directing applications for our 2022-23 season!

Village Players is a vibrant community theater that has produced plays and musicals for almost 60 years. Performing on an intimate three-quarter thrust stage, audiences feel like they are part of the action – and sometimes are!

In keeping with our mission of striving to appeal to a broad audience, for 2022-23, Village Players will be producing a Fall Show, a Holiday Show, a Winter Show, and a Spring Show. Exact production dates will be determined later.

Please see below for a list of plays that are under consideration by Village Players for the 2022-2023 season. We encourage you to read any or all the plays under consideration. It is not necessary to read all the plays to apply.

To apply, please submit a directing resume and application available here.

Applications should be submitted to info@villageplayers.org by Thursday, April 6, 2022. Interviews will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, April 8, 2022.

Village Players Proposed Plays for 2022-23

  • The Taming by Lauren Gunderson
  • She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen
  • Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley
  • Art by Yasmina Reza
  • Airness by Chelsea Marcantel
  • The Diviners by Jim Leonard Jr.
  • Doublewide, Texas by Wooten, Jones, and Hope
  • Isn’t it Romantic? by Wendy Wasserstein
  • Love, Sex, and the I.R.S. by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore
  • The Art of Dining by Tina Howe
  • The Second Time Around by Henry Denker
  • The Cemetery Club by Ivan Menchell
  • Scrooged: The Musical by Leslie Bricusse
  • Inspecting Carol by Daniel J. Sullivan
  • New Works: Holidays Edition by Various Authors

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YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU Runs Feb. 25-March 5

VP_You Can't Take it With You logoYOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU
Village Players
Feb. 25-March 5
[Fort Thomas]

Directed by Greg Hatfield
Produced by Angela Klocke Forbes & Peggy Kenney

Cast: Harold Murphy as Grandpa, Josh Flowers as Tony, Katie Jensen as Alice, Rusty Lacy as Olga, Adam Carter as Henderson, Keith Cassidy as Kolenkhov, Bill Brohaugh as Paul, Hannah McCauley as Essie, Jack Kremer as Ed, Saundra Bailey as Rheba, James Christian Jr. as Donald, Jim Waldfogle as Mr. Depinna, Steve Phelan as Mr. Kirby, Trisha Cooper as Mrs. Kirby, Dava Lynn as Gay Wellington & Angela Klocke Forbes as Penny

At first the Sycamores seem mad, but it’s not long before we realize that if they are mad, the rest of the world is madder. In contrast to these delightful people are the unhappy Kirbys. The plot shows how Tony, attractive young son of the Kirbys, falls in love with Alice and brings his parents to dine at the Sycamore home on the wrong evening. You Can’t Take It With You is a madcap, idealistic comedy that reinforces the idea that you can only live life to the fullest by doing whatever makes you happy.

1/25/22 – Covid Safety Protocols (scroll down)

  • Fri-Sat, Feb. 25-26 at 8pm
  • Sun, Feb. 27 at 2pm
  • Thu-Sat, March 3-5 at 8pm

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