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2022-2023 Season Announced by Xenia Area Community Theatre

xactSHE KILLS MONSTERS
By Qui Nguyen
Directed by Tanya Kimmet
Sept. 16-25, 2022

THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE
By F. Andrew Leslie
Directed by Mike Taint
Nov. 4-13, 2022

TUNA CHRISTMAS
By Ed Howard, Jaston Williams, and Joe Sears
Directed by Russ Dern
Dec. 2-11. 2022

ARE YOU BEING SERVED?
By Jeremy Lloyd, David Croft
Directed by Nathaniel Beard
Feb. 3-13, 2023

END DAYS
By Deborah Zoe Laufer
Directed by Connie Strait
March 17-26, 2023

THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER
By Laura Eason
Directed by Julie Hauwiller
May 5-14, 2023

For more information visit www.xeniaact1.org.

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THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE ABRIDGED Runs Feb. 11-20

XACT_Shakespeare Abridged logoTHE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE ABRIDGED
Xenia Area Community Theatre
Feb. 11-20
[Xenia]

Directed by Kirk & Melodee Bass

Cast: Nick Beard, Grace Conkel, Dustin Evans & Brian Laughlin!

All 37 plays in 97 minutes! Three madcap men in tights weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories, and tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter. An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays, THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) was London’s longest-running comedy.

  • Fri-Sat, Feb. 11-12 at 7pm
  • Sun, Feb. 13 at 3pm
  • Fri-Sat, Feb. 18-19 at 7pm
  • Sun, Feb. 20 at 3pm

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Auditions Announced for THESE SHINING LIVES at Xenia Area Community Theatre

xactTHESE SHINING LIVES, by Melanie Marnich
Directed by Julie Hauwiller

Audition Dates: Thursday, January 27th at 7pm and Sunday January 30 at 3pm

Performance Runs April 1-10

It’s the 1920s, and Catherine Donohue and her female co-workers enjoy their jobs at Radium Dial Company where they paint the numbers on watch faces using luminescent radium powder. But when the girls fall ill, their concerns are snubbed by their employer. A trusted doctor assures them they do indeed have a fatal condition due to radium poisoning. The girls have two choices: die quietly, or take Radium Dial to court. These heroic women choose to fight! They win their case, resulting in changes in worker safety in Illinois factories. Based on the true story.

Catherine Donohue, 20s – 30s  Actress must be on the slender side. Happy wife and mother of twins. Excited to work, bringing home a bigger income than her hubby. (Plays only herself.) *She and hubby Tom share several kisses and general physical affection.

Charlotte, 20s – 40s  Wisecracking, blunt. Puts up a bravado front. Loves her job and co-workers, and is a top-notch worker. (Also plays Reporter 1.)

Pearl, 20s,  Joke-telling (all corny!) member of the troupe. Loves her job and her co-working friends. (Also plays Daughter & Judge.)

Frances, 20s,  The “moral conscience” of the troupe. Loves her job and her co-working friends. (Also plays Reporter 2 & an Official.)

Tom Donohue, 20s – 30s Works high above Chicago, riveting skyscrapers. Loving hubby and father of twins. Supports his wife Catherine in her employment, and during the trial proceedings. (Also plays Dr. Rowntree & Dr. Dalitsch.) *He and wife Catherine share several kisses and general physical affection. Also, must be willing to be clean-shaven by performance time.

Mr. Reed Mid 20s – 50s: The Girls’ boss at Radium Dial Co. Strictly business, but congenial, pleasant. Actor must have a strong range, as he also plays lawyer GrossmanRadio AnnouncerCompany Doctor,  & Son*Must be willing to be clean-shaven by performance time.

Auditions consist of cold readings from the script. Headshots/resumes helpful, not required!

Come at least 15 minutes early to take headshots and fill out the audition form.

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Cast Announced for THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) at Xenia Area Community Theatre

xactCONGRATULATIONS to the cast of THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED).

The cast includes:

  • Nick Beard
  • Grace Conkel
  • Dustin Evans
  • Brian Laughlin!

Directed by Kirk & Melodee Bass

Performances run Feb. 11-20

For more information visit www.xeniaact1.org.

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Auditions Announced for THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) at Xenia Area Community Theatre

xactDirected by Melodee Bass – email kirkmel@msn.com

Auditions for THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) will be November 8th and 9th 6:30-8:00. Cold readings from script, and possible improv.

4 roles, 3 males, 1 female. Ages – open, be aware it is a physical show

An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays, THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)  was London’s longest-running comedy having clocked a very palpable nine years in London’s West End at the Criterion Theatre! Join us as they weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories and Tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter.

Production dates: Feb. 11-20

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