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Xenia Area Community Theatre
Jan. 10-19

Directed by Mike Taint

Cast: Kyle Mercuri as Tom Wingfield, Amy Taint as Amanda Wingfield, Kristin Curby as Laura Wingfield & Ben Evory as Jim O’Connor, The Gentleman Caller

Awarded Best Play in 1945 by the New York Drama Critics’ Circle and acclaimed as Williams’s first great Broadway success, this emotionally devastating portrait of hope is a memory of Saint Louis in 1937.  Tennessee Williams’s autobiographical play introduces audiences to Tom Wingfield, an aspiring poet who toils in a shoe warehouse to support his overbearing mother, Amanda, and debilitatingly shy sister, Laura after being abandoned by their father. Amanda, originally from a genteel Southern family, regales her children frequently with tales of her idyllic youth and the scores of suitors who once pursued her.

  • Fri-Sat, Jan. 10-11 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, Jan. 17-18 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, Jan. 19 at 3pm

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Xenia Area Community Theatre
Dec. 6-15

Directed by Jennifer Sparks

How do you tell an old story in a new way, especially when it’s the most important story of all?  That’s the problem facing a young writer who is trying to write the annual church Christmas play.  Bored by the same old manger and angels and shepherds, she tries to liven it by turning the humble and familiar characters into pop stars, superheroes, gangsters, and circus performers in her imagination.  She has loads of fun during this creative process, interacting with her jazzed-up versions of these characters.  Yet, as they play out the story in her bedroom, she starts to see things differently and comes to realize how amazing the Biblical account really is…  just the way it is, was, and always will be.  She realizes it’s truly everyone’s story.

  • Fri, Dec. 6 at 6:30pm (Gala Fundraiser)
  • Sat, Dec. 7 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, Dec. 13-14 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, Dec. 15 at 3pm

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Cast Announced for THE GLASS MENAGERIE at Xenia Area Community Theatre

xactThe cast includes:

  • Kyle Mercuri as Tom Wingfield
  • Amy Taint as Amanda Wingfield
  • Kristin Curby as Laura Wingfield
  • Ben Evory as Jim O’Connor, The Gentleman Caller

Directed by Mike Taint.

Performances run Jan. 10-19.

For more information visit www.xeniaact.org.

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Auditions Announced for THE FACE OF EMMITT TILL at Xenia Area Community Theatre

xactNovember 4 and 5 at 6:30pm

A drama by Maimee Till-Mobley and David Barr III

A true-to-life dramatization of the death of 14-year-old Emmett Till, a Chicago teenager who, while visiting relatives in Money, Miss., in August 1955, was kidnapped, tortured and murdered by two white men who claimed they wanted to teach him a lesson for allegedly whistling at a local white woman. This tragedy has been credited with sparking the modern Civil Rights Movement.

Directed by Joyce Barnes (Email questions to: jabarnes937@gmail.com)

Auditions are cold readings from the script and other sides. You do not need to have a prepared monologue. Southern dialects for some characters. Please bring an acting resume if you have one. Head shots are not needed.

NEEDED: 11 M, 4 W (see below)
SHOW DATES: February 14-23, 2020

Xenia Area Community Theater
45 E Second St. 372-0516 www.xeniaact.org


  • Mamie Till Mobley, African-American female, 30s
  • Emmitt Till, African-American male, age 14
  • Morris Dees/Gerald Chatham, White male, 40s
  • Alma Spearman, African-American female, late 50s
  • Henry Spearman, African-American male, late 50s-early 60s
  • Roy Bryant, White male, 20s
  • Carolyn Bryant, White female, 20s
  • J. W. Milan, White male, 40s
  • Roy Wilkins/Bishop Henry Louis Ford, African-American male, 40s
  • Moses Wright, African-American male, 60s
  • A.A. Rayner/ Willie Reed, African-American male, 20s-50s
  • Maurice, African-American male, late teens
  • John Whitten/Sheriff H. C. Strider, White male, 40s-50s
  • Senator James Eastland/Judge Swango, White male, 50s
  • Mrs. Burke/Reporter, White female, 20s-30s

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PICNIC Runs Nov. 1-10

XACT_Picnic logoPICNIC
Xenia Area Community Theatre
Nov. 1-10

Directed by Kyle Mercuri

Set in a small town in Kansas, Picnic details the lives of “ordinary” Americans, from hopeful widows and embittered spinsters to idealistic young adults and restless wanderers. During the sweltering heat of the Labor Day weekend, a group of women are preparing for their neighborhood’s annual picnic. Into this female atmosphere comes a handsome but dangerous young man named Hal Carter, whose animal vitality will forever change the lives of the women in this idyllic town.

  • Fri, Nov. 1 at 6:30pm (Opening gala)
  • Sat, Nov. 2 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, Nov. 8-9 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, Nov. 10 at 3pm

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