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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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2019-2020 Season Announced by Village Players of Fort Thomas

VP_new logoVILLAGE PLAYERS OF FORT THOMAS ANNOUNCES 2019-2020 SEASON! 

June 20, 2019, Fort Thomas, KY—Village Players of Fort Thomas is excited to announces its 2019-2020 season! All performances will be staged in Village Players’ intimate theater on the bottom level of the building the organization recently inherited from the Fort Thomas Woman’s Club at 8 N Fort Thomas Ave.

Time travel. Second chances. A musical love story told backward and forward. And also dragons. The three-show regular season can be purchased for only $45 at www.villageplayers.org. That’s 25% off the single-show ticket price! Plus there’s a family-friendly production in December for just $12, and Village will produce its annual New Works play festival in June 2020. 

Shows include:

Arcadia by Tom Stoppard, October 4, 5, 6, 10, 11 & 12. This brilliant play moves smoothly between 1809 and the present at the elegant estate owned by the Coverly family and explores the nature of truth and time, the difference between classical and romantic temperaments, and the disruptive influence of sex on our life orbits—the attraction Newton left out. Directed by jef brown.

Of Dragons and Dwarves, December 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, & 15. An original, fantasy musical for children by local playwright Jack Williams and composer Linda Baumheckel. Directed by Steve Myers. This family-friendly production can be purchased individually or as an add-on to the season package. 

Room for Seconds, March 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, & 14 and is the debut full-length play by award-winning local playwright A.K. Forbes. When Zen brings his new, 24-and-a-half-year-old girlfriend home to meet his mother, a sauce made of strawberries sends her to the hospital. In the aftermath, his mother, his ex-girlfriend, and his father conspire to avoid legal culpability. Their effort proves to be ineffective but humorous, revealing hidden motives and secrets, ultimately ending with the status quo safely intact. Directed by Will Lindsey. 

The Last Five Years by Jason Robert Brown, April 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, & 25. An emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. The show’s unconventional structure consists of Cathy, the woman, telling her story backwards while Jamie, the man, tells his story chronologically. The two characters only meet once, at their wedding, in the middle of the show. Directed by Nathan Henegar.

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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Village Players of Fort Thomas Presents Six Original Short Plays by Local Playwrights in Annual Production

VP_Life Story logoJune 10, 2019, Fort Thomas, KY—Village Players of Fort Thomas will stage its annual New Works production at 8 N Fort Thomas Ave. LIFE STORY: Six New Plays About Birth, Death and the Stuff In Between features six original short plays by local playwrights and will run June 28-30 in Village Players’ intimate theater on the bottom level of the building the organization recently inherited from the Fort Thomas Woman’s Club.

New Works is a collaborative overseen by Village Players Treasurer Will Lindsey and Angela Klocke Forbes, a local playwright and Village Players member. “A few years ago, Will and I noticed that we had a ‘tipping point’ number of members who were writing plays,” says Klocke Forbes. “We started New Works with the idea that we might be able to set ourselves apart as a community theater—one that develops and produces original work. And best of all, we’ve been able to present fresh material to our audiences.”

LIFE STORY features the work of playwrights Betsy Bossart, Jennifer Davis, A.K. Forbes, Will Lindsey, Judy Sceifres, and Eric Thomas, and the talents of local actors Heather Abbott, Mindy Baird, Rachel Baker, Dan Bavis, Chris Bishop, CJ Bossart, Ginny Butsch, Adam Drake, Jessie Faye, Kiya Fix, Erica Helmle, Meredith Hoffman Conner, Stephanie Klein, Angela Klocke Forbes, Peggy Mcdonald-Allen, Steve Myers, Bill Rinehart, Gretchen Schultz, and Matt Wick.

Nathan Henegar will direct New Works for the second year in a row. “I enjoy helping writers bring their ideas and stories to life in the collaborative laboratory that New Works creates,” he says. “The group is a great part of Village Players and I look forward to bringing the community new and original theatre for years to come.”

Tickets are just $15 and available online at villageplayers.org or at the box office an hour prior to the show each night. Seating is limited and reservations are strongly encouraged.

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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LIFE STORY Runs June 28-30

VP_Life Story logoLIFE STORY: Six New Plays About Birth, Death and the Stuff in Between
Village Players
June 28-30
[Fort Thomas]

Plays include:

  • IN THE BEGINNING by William Lindsey
  • NOTICE WHO’S ALSO COMMUNICATING by Betsy Bossart
  • FIRST THINGS FIRST by Angela Klocke Forbes
  • TOASTED by Jennifer Davis
  • NERVE AND SINEW by Eric Thomas
  • DEAD, NOT GONE by Judy Kennedy Sceifres

Directed by Nathan Henegar

Casts: Stephanie Klein, Jessie Faye, Heather Abbott, Ginny Butsch, CJ Bossart, Dan Bavis, Adam Drake, Erica Helmle, Matt Wick, Peggy Mcdonald-Allen, Chris Bishop, Rachel Baker, Meredith Hoffman Conner, Mindy Baird, Bill Rinehart, Steve Myers, Angela Klocke Forbes, Gretchen Schultz & Kiya Fix

  • Fri-Sat, June 28-29 at 8pm
  • Sun, June 30 at 3pm

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