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WOMEN PLAYING HAMLET Runs Feb. 15-23

vp_women playing hamlet logoWOMEN PLAYING HAMLET
Village Players
Feb. 15-23
[Fort Thomas]

Directed by Steve Phelan

Cast: Elizabeth Beatty as Jessica (plays Hamlet); Cat Cook as acting coach, humanities professor, and Ghost; Patricia Mullins as Starbucks barrista, priest, bicycle messenger, Jessica’s niece, barfly, Home Shopping Network model, and soap opera starlet; and Heather Abbott as Lord Derby, Jessica’s mother, male psychiatrist, bartender, Home Shopping Network hostess, soap opera star, gravedigger, and stage manager.

Being cast as Hamlet in a New York production sends Jessica into an existential tailspin. It doesn’t help that her acting coach is borderline abusive, or that every Starbucks barista with an MFA tells her she’s too young for the role. Or that she somehow managed to make Sir Patrick Stewart her nemesis. How can she figure out “to be or not to be,” when she can’t even figure out herself? Rip-roaring fun for Shakespeare fans and haters alike.

  • Fri-Sat, Feb. 15-16 at 8pm
  • Sun, Feb. 17 at 3pm
  • Thu-Sat, Feb. 21-23 at 8pm

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Cast Announced for TURN OF THE SCREW at Village Players

VP_logoVillage Players is excited to announce the cast for the spring production of TURN OF THE SCREW by Jeffrey Hatcher, from the novella by Henry James:

  • The Woman – Natasha Boeckmann
  • The Man – Collin Wenzell

Directed by jef brown

Based on Henry James’s provocative tale of suspense, horror and repressed sexuality: A young governess journeys to a lonely English manor house to care for two recently orphaned children. She is not their first governess – her predecessor, Miss Jessel, drowned herself when she became involved with the sadistic valet, Peter Quint, who was himself found dead soon after. The new governess begins to see the specters of Quint and Jessel haunting the children, and she is tortured by the frightening question: Are the ghosts real, or are they the product of her own fevered imagination?

Performance dates are April 26-May 4, 2019 at 8 N. Fort Thomas Avenue, Fort Thomas, KY 41075.

Tickets on sale now at villageplayers.org and 859-392-0500.

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Auditions Announced for THE TURN OF THE SCREW at Village Players

vp_logoVillage Players of Fort Thomas announces AUDITIONS for THE TURN OF THE SCREW by Jeffrey Hatcher from the novella by Henry James.

Directed by jef brown

Sunday & Monday, Dec. 9 & 10 at 7pm
at 8 N. Fort Thomas Avenue, Fort Thomas, KY 41075

Based on Henry James’s provocative tale of suspense, horror and repressed sexuality: A young governess journeys to a lonely English manor house to care for two recently orphaned children. She is not their first governess – her predecessor, Miss Jessel, drowned herself when she became involved with the sadistic valet, Peter Quint, who was himself found dead soon after. The new governess begins to see the specters of Quint and Jessel haunting the children, and she is tortured by the frightening question: Are the ghosts real, or are they the product of her own fevered imagination?

The cast will consist of one woman 20-35 (the Governess); and one man, 30-50 (Multiple roles).

Performance dates are April 26-May 4, 2019 Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Bring resume, known conflicts for the period Feb 24 through May 4; headshot not necessary but welcome.

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

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HOW TO EAT LIKE A CHILD Runs Dec. 7-16

VP_How to Eat Like a Child logoHOW TO EAT LIKE A CHILD
Village Players
Dec. 7-16
[Fort Thomas]

Directed by Teri Foltz

Cast: Griffin Hatfield, Marlee Henry, Zoe Hyden, John Kuhnhein, Anne-Marie Lusk, Elliott Martin, James Martin, Megan McCoy, Anna McCoy, Grace Rowland, Eva Sarakatsannis, Eleanor Schilling, Norah Shadwell, Charlie Shipp & Mia Zink

This musical romp through the joys and sorrows of being a child is endearing and hilarious. Children give 23 lessons in such topics as how to beg for a dog, how to torture your sister, how to act after being sent to your room and how to laugh hysterically. The pace is fast, the tone subversive and the recognition instant.

  • Fri, Dec. 7 at 7:30pm
  • Sat, Dec. 8 at 3pm & 7:30pm
  • Sun, Dec. 9 at 3pm
  • Fri, Dec. 14 at 7:30pm
  • Sat, Dec. 15 at 3pm & 7:30pm
  • Sun, Dec. 16 at 3pm

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Cast Announced for WOMEN PLAYING HAMLET at Village Players

vp_logoThe cast has been selected for Village Players February production WOMEN PLAYING HAMLET. DISCLAIMER: This is not HAMLET!

This is the extremely funny story of the doubts, temptations, and mishaps a woman suffers when chosen to play what is perhaps Shakespeare’s most famous (male) character in an off-Broadway production (including an unfortunate altercation with Sir Patrick Stewart).

February 15-23, 2019 at Village Players
www.VillagePlayers.org

The cast includes:

  • Elizabeth Beatty …Jessica (plays Hamlet)…
  • Cat Cook … acting coach, humanities professor, and ghost
  • Patricia Mullins… Starbucks barrista, priest, bicycle messenger, Jessica’s niece, barfly, Home Shopping Network model, and soap opera starlet.
  • Heather Abbott… Lord Derby, Jessica’s mother, male psychiatrist, bartender, Home Shopping Network hostess, soap opera star, gravedigger, and stage manager.

Directed by Steve Phelan. Performances run Feb. 15-23.

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