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Video Auditions Announced for IT’S ALIVE-ISH at Village Players

VP_new logoVillage Players of Fort Thomas announces video auditions for its first-ever video production, “IT’S ALIVE-ISH: 7 new plays about weird stuff.” Here’s how:

  • Submit a video performing the monologue below to the director, Nathan Henegar, BEFORE midnight, July 9 (no later than 11:59 pm on July 9).
  • Alternative monologues not accepted.
  • Email the video as an attachment or provide a link to nathan.henegar@gmail.com.
  • Roles available for adults of all ages, genders, and ethnicities. (Sorry, no roles for children or teens.) Note: We are specifically seeking at least two African American/Actors of Color.
  • This will be a fully staged production, filmed on Aug. 22 and released for viewing on Aug. 29.
  • Rehearsals and filming will include all appropriate coronavirus protocols — distancing, masking as possible, limited number of people in the theater, self assessment.
  • Rehearsals will be minimal and will begin after casting, schedule TBA.

You always gotta let the last man go. It’s honorable. He’s the last guy to make it out of the bag. The warrior. He’s the last samurai man.

You have to give it some thought and wonder, how did this little M&M do it? How was he skilled enough to be the last M&M  in the bag, out of all the other M&M’s in the bag? All the different colors. All the different sizes. I always let the last one go because he was the strongest, the swiftest, the smartest peanut out of the bunch. If you respect the candy, you gotta respect the nut.

Some people will call it science. Others will call it luck. I like to call it destiny. it was destiny combined with talent that made this little fella survive. Picture it. All of these other peanuts, some bigger than you, some faster than you, some smarter than you…all fighting to stay in the back of the bag when you turn it upside down to eat one of them. This little fella beat the odds. He deserves to be set free, just on moral obligation alone. Call me crazy but no matter what you say, I’m always going to let the last man go.

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2019-2020 Orchid Awards for Village Players

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  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Aubrey Wilson
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY  -BJ Simpson
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Gretchen Schultz
  • EXCELLENCE IN DIRECTION – jef brown
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DÉCOR – Betsy Obermeyer

OF DRAGONS AND DWARVES 

  • EXCELLENCE IN COSTUME DESIGN – Teresa Myers
  • EXCELLENCE IN LIGHT DESIGN – Wayne Kirsch
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Katherine Anderson
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Nathan Henegar
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET CONSTRUCTION – Steve Myers, Freddie Thoman, Teresa Myers, Nathan Henegar
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DÉCOR – Steve Myers, Freddie Thoman, Teresa Myers, Nathan Henegar
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DESIGN – Freddie Thoman
  • EXCELLENCE IN STAGE MANAGEMENT – Michelle Burdette

ROOM FOR SECONDS 

  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Judy Littlefield
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Katie Jensen
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DÉCOR – Meredith Conner
  • EXCELLENCE IN STAGE COMBAT – Nathan Henegar

 

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Important Announcement Concerning COVID-19 and THE LAST FIVE YEARS at Village Players of Fort Thomas

VP_new logoMarch 27, 2020, Fort Thomas, KY— In the interest of keeping our patrons as informed as possible in these rapidly changing times, Village Players of Fort Thomas is formally announcing the removal of The Last Five Years from its previously announced April 2020 performance dates.

This decision is in response to Governor Beshear’s COVID-19 physical distancing guidelines to maintain safety for Kentuckians and our neighboring states. Village Players of Fort Thomas will fully comply with the governor’s orders and do our part to help flatten the curve so that we can return to producing quality, local theatre as soon as it is safe to do so.

While we had hoped to share our definitive plans for the future of The Last Five Years, there are still several unknowns. The talent that producer Meagan Blasch and director Nathan Henegar assembled for this show is second to none, and we want to explore all possibilities and resources before announcing a final decision.

The Board will soon discuss the remainder of our season, including our planned annual New Works production, and will share information as soon as we have firm answers.

Patrons who currently hold tickets for The Last Five Years should reach out to Village Players at (859) 781-3583 to discuss options, including donating the tickets, requesting a refund, or exchanging them for a future performance.

Thank you as always for your patronage and support of the arts. We look forward to seeing all of you in the theater again soon.

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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ROOM FOR SECONDS Runs March 6-14

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March 13, 2020, Fort Thomas, KY— As arts organizations across the tri-state face the difficult decision of whether or not to proceed with performances in light of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, Village Players of Fort Thomas’ most important priority is, as always, the health and safety of our patrons and artists. With that in the front of our minds, and after much careful discussion and consideration, we have decided that we will stage the final two performances of ROOM FOR SECONDS tonight, March 13th, and tomorrow night, March 14th.

However, with respect to growing concerns about public spaces, we’d like to share some important safety notes for our audiences:

  • We are limiting audiences to fifty people in our 102-capacity performance space. Patrons who have already purchased tickets are guaranteed admission.
  • Programs will not be reused, and fresh programs will be distributed at both performances.
  • We are disinfecting thoroughly and daily in accordance with CDC guidelines and recommendations.
  • Hand sanitizer is available for all patrons, artists, and volunteers.

We understand that anxiety is high at this time, and we respect the personal comfort of our patrons. If you have tickets for tonight or tomorrow and are unable to attend, please reach out to us at (859) 781-3583.

No decisions regarding a cancellation or delay of our spring production of THE LAST FIVE YEARS have been made at this time, but please check our website and Facebook page for updates as we get closer to the planned April 17th opening of that show.

ROOM FOR SECONDS
Village Players
March 6-14
[Fort Thomas]

Written and directed by A.K. Forbes

Cast: Ginny Butch, Nathan Henegar, Katie Jensen, Judy Littlefield, Steve Myers and the voice talent of Bill Brohaugh

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 efforts prove to be ineffective but humorous, revealing hidden motives and secrets, ultimately ending with the status quo safely intact.

  • Fri-Sat, March 6-7 at 8pm
  • Sun, March 8 at 2pm
  • Thu-Sat, March 12-14 at 8pm

Official page | Facebook event |

 

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Cast Announced for THE LAST FIVE YEARS at Village Players

VP_new logoVILLAGE PLAYERS OF FORT THOMAS ANNOUNCES CAST FOR
THE LAST FIVE YEARS! 

January 10, 2020, Fort Thomas, KY—Village Players of Fort Thomas and director Nathan Henegar are excited to announce the cast for their April 2020 production of Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years!

The cast:

  • Amanda Marasch as Cathy
  • Jon Scheiding as Jamie

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 telling her story backwards while Jamie tells his story chronologically. It runs April 17th-25th. Tickets are on sale now and available at www.villageplayers.org. Produced by Meagan Blasch.

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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