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Auditions Announced for CATFISH MOON at Xenia Area Community Theatre

xactX*ACT AUDITIONS
AUGUST 5 and 6 at 7pm

CATFISH MOON, a comedy by Laddy Sartin

A warm comedy about friendship, love, loss, and of course, FISHING. It all takes place on an old pier in the South Carolina back country. Three middle-aged friends relive their past and hash out the complexities of their lives at their favorite fishing spot from childhood.

Directed by Saul Caplan

SHOW DATES: October 4-13
NEEDED: 3 men, 1 woman
Auditions are cold readings from the script. No preparation required.

Xenia Area Community Theater
www.xeniaact.org
937-372-0516

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

All characters are SOUTHERN. Bring your best corn-pone and sweet tea accent with you.

Curley, Gordon, Frog, and Curley’s slightly younger (1-2 years) sister Betty have all grown up together. The age-range is flexible, but they all have to LOOK reasonably the same age. 25 is too young; 60 is too old. WAAAAY too old. The target range is mid-to-late 30s, but that can be adapted depending on the best foursome.

  • Curley is the de-facto leader of the trio. He is better educated and more well-spoken than the other two. There is a maturity about him that Gordon and Frog lack.
  • Gordon is more of the good-ol’ boy type. He is an optimistic romantic. He also has an alcohol problem.
  • Frog is the most red-neck of the group. He is angry and short tempered and is ready to fight anybody, anytime.
  • Betty is the common denominator of the group. Besides being Curley’s sister, she is Gordon’s girlfriend and Frog’s ex-wife. She, like Curley is educated and well-spoken (she’s a teacher).

These are just quick stereotypes for you to think about. If you’re cast, you’ll be free to find your character’s voice yourself.

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Two Short Plays Run Aug. 30-Sept. 8

xactTwo Short Plays
Xenia Area Community Theatre
Aug. 30-Sept. 8
[Xenia]

NO MOTHER TO GUIDE HER: OR MORE TO BE PITIED THAN CENSURED

THE POTMAN SPOKE SOOTH

  • Fri, Aug. 30 at 6pm (Gala)
  • Sat. Aug. 31 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, Sept. 6-7 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, Sept. 8 at 3pm

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ANNIE JR. Runs June 14-23

XACT_Annie Jr logoANNIE JR.
Xenia Area Community Theatre & Actors Unlimited
June 14-23
[Xenia]

Directed by Amy Busby Prestridge

Little Orphan Annie is determined to find her parents and escape the cruel and crooked Miss Hannigan. But when billionaire Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks and his secretary Grace Farrell invite Annie into their lives, the sun starts to come out on a very different tomorrow.

  • Fri, June 14th at 6:30pm (Opening Night Gala)
  • Sat, June 15 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, June 21 at 7:30pm
  • Sat, June 22 at 3pm & 7:30pm
  • Sun, June 23 at 3pm

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2019-2020 Season Announced by Xenia Area Community Theatre

xactTWO SHORT PLAYS
No Mother to Guide Her: or, More to be Pitied than Censured and The Potman Spoke Sooth
Directed by Kirk and Melodee Bass
Aug. 30-Sept. 8

CATFISH MOON
Directed by Saul Caplan
Oct. 4-13

PICNIC 
Directed by Kyle Mercuri
Nov. 1-10

OUR FAMILY HOLIDAY SHOW
Directed by Jennifer Sparks
Dec. 6-15

THE GLASS MENAGERIE
Directed by Mike Taint
Jan. 10-19

THE FACE OF EMMETT TILL
Directed by Joyce Barnes
Feb. 14-23

RUMORS
Directed by Carter Hume
March 27-April 5

RABBIT HOLE 
Directed by Sara Duibley
May 8-18

For more information visit www.xeniaact.org.

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TARTUFFE and TWELFTH NIGHT Runs May 23-June 2

XACT_Tartuffe and Twelfth Night logosTARTUFFE and TWELFTH NIGHT
Xenia Area Community Theatre
May 23-June 2
[Xenia]

TARTUFFE
Directed by Connie Strait

Cast: John Wysong as Orgon, Allie Dyer as Dorine, Kyle Mercuri as Tartuffe, Nathan Hudson as Cleant, Janet Wasson as Elmire, Dawn Schluetz as Mme. Pernelle, Amanda Bass as Marianne, Patrick Taylor as Damis, Matthew Benefiel as Valere, Franco Villongco as M. Loyal, Brian Laughlin as Police Officer & Edith Waugh as Flipote

First performed in 1664, it is considered one of Moliere’s best comedies. The story of a man who falls prey to misplaced adoration.  Controversial and popular from the time of its release, Moliere’s Tartuffe remains a biting satire aimed at religious hypocrisy. When the kind, yet dim, Orgon invites the religious zealot known as Tartuffe into his home, he has no idea that he has accepted a snake into his den. While Tartuffe acts like a kind minister, he is — in fact — a con man plotting to rob Orgon of everything he holds dear! While Orgon becomes hopelessly entranced by Tartuffe and plans to give him his only daughter’s hand in marriage, his family rallies to expose Tartuffe for the rascal that he is. Will they be able to save the hapless Orgon from Tartuffe’s clutches? It may take an act of fake seduction– and an obvious Deus ex Machina — to help defeat this lascivious hypocrite.

TWELFTH NIGHT
Directed by Tony Copper

Cast: Betsy Benefiel as Viola, Edith Waugh as Captain, Matthew Benefiel as Count Orsino, Tobey McKee as Valentine, John Wysong as Sir Toby Belch, Janet Wasson as Maria, Franco Villongco as Sir Andrew Aquecheek, Patrick Taylor as Feste, Allie Dyer as Countess Olivia, Brian Laughlin as Malvolio, Carter Hume as Sebastian, Kyle Mercuri as Antonia & Edith Waugh as Fabiana

Viola has been shipwrecked in a violent storm off the coast of Illyria; in the process she has lost her twin brother, Sebastian. She disguises herself as a boy and assumes the name Cesario for protection. Thus disguised, Viola becomes a page in the service of Orsino, the Duke, whom she falls in love with. Orsino is in love with the Countess Olivia, and sends Viola to court her for him, but Olivia falls for Viola instead.

  • Thu, May 23 at 6:30pm (Gala fundraiser) [T]
  • Fri, May 24 at 6:30pm (Gala fundraiser) [TN]
  • Sat, May 25 at 7:30pm [T]
  • Sun, May 26 at 3pm [TN]
  • Thu, May 30 at 7:30pm [TN]
  • Fri, May 31 at 7:30pm [T]
  • Sat, June 1 at 7:30pm [TN]
  • Sun, June 2 at 3pm [T]

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