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END DAYS Runs March 17-26

Xenia Area Community Theatre
March 17-26

Directed by Connie Strait

Sixteen year-old Rachel Stein is having a bad year. Her father hasn’t changed out of his pajamas since 9/11. Her mother has begun a close, personal relationship with Jesus. Her new neighbor, a sixteen-year-old Elvis impersonator, has fallen for her hard. And the Apocalypse is coming Wednesday. Her only hope is that Stephen Hawking will save them all.

  • Fri-Sat, March 17-18 at 7pm
  • Sun, March 19 at 3pm
  • Fri-Sat, March 24-25 at 7pm
  • Sun, March 26 at 3pm

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The Passing of Lynda Troy

XACT_Lynda Troy.jpgFrom Xenia Area Community Theatre Facebook page:

It is with great sadness that we note the passing of LYNDA TROY, founding member and first board president of X*ACT. 

From Legacy.com:

Lynda A. (Remer) Troy, of Dayton, formerly of Xenia, Ohio, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Sunday, January 29, 2023, at Bethany Lutheran Village. Lynda was born November 11, 1942, in Urbana, Ohio, the daughter of Herbert and Marsha Rich Remer, who predeceased her.

Lynda was a member of Temple Beth Or-South Dayton. She graduated from Findlay High School in 1960, and subsequently from Ohio State University with a BA in Education followed by a Master’s Degree in Media Studies from Wright State University. Early in her career, Lynda taught elementary Education and Special Education in Dayton and Xenia public schools.

She retired from the Washington Courthouse City Schools as a high school media specialist. Lynda frequently talked with delight about her time at Washington Courthouse High School, not only as a media specialist, but also her involvement in the many school musicals, Quick Recall, and the foreign student exchange programs.

Prior to Lynda and husband Jerry’s move to Bethany Village in 2018, they resided in Xenia for 50 years, during which time Lynda participated and had leadership roles in several community organizations. Early on she taught English as a second language to newly-arrived Vietnamese families, and she trained others for this same role. Lynda was a founding member and the first president of the Xenia Area Community Theatre. She was a member of Altrusa, and also wrote special interest stories for the Xenia Daily Gazette. Lynda and Jerry enjoyed travel both here and abroad. She was an avid reader and a person who had a positive impact on many others.

In addition to her parents, Lynda was predeceased by daughters Jennifer Diane Troy and Rhonna Jean Troy Surber. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Dr. Gerald “Jerry” Troy, grandchildren Mitchell Surber of Colorado, Ashley Renee Surber-Banta (Kelsey) and great grandson Kaiden of Lancaster, Kentucky. Lynda is also survived by brother David Remer (Carol) of Alachua, FL, sister-in-law Donna Kabakoff of Centerville, several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many close friends. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. The family would like to express heartfelt appreciation for the wonderful attention and care that Lynda received from the nurses and staff at Bethany Village (skilled nursing) and Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton.

Services will be held at 10am, Monday, February 6, at Neeld Funeral Home, 1276 N. Detroit St., Xenia, with Rabbi Judy Chessin officiating.

Visitation will be held from 4-6pm Sunday, February 5, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery, Springfield.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a favorite charity in her memory. Condolences may be made to the family at www.NeeldFuneralHome.com.

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Xenia Area Community Theatre
Feb. 10-12

Jefferson & Adams tells the story of the turbulent 50-year friendship through the correspondence of Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Abigail Adams. The play focuses on both the intersections and divergences in their lives and beliefs from their work together at the Continental Congress until the year of their deaths. In a remarkable coincidence, both men died on July 4, 1826, exactly 50 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

The story is constructed from the voluminous correspondence between these two statesmen, discussing the events that shaped the new nation and the world as well as revealing the serious political disagreements that almost destroyed their friendship.  Adams’s perceptive and articulate wife Abigail is the third character in the play.   Excerpts from the letters are woven into a compelling script, full of rich, poignant, and prophetic language indicative of the characters’ keen intellect, strong convictions, dedication to their country, and devotion to their wives and families.  The heart-felt dialogue reveals the essence and vicissitudes of the characters and communicates the spirit of the time and the enormously pivotal events that shaped American, world, and human history.

  • Fri-Sat, Feb. 10-11 at 7pm
  • Sun, Feb. 12 at 3pm

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Auditions Announced for THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER at Xenia Area Community Thearte

XACT_logoXACT Theatre Presents Auditions for THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER by Laura Eason.
Directed by Julie Hauwiller

Auditions Fri. Feb. 24th at 7:00 and Sun. Feb. 26th at 2:00 at Xenia Area Community Theatre.
Performances May 5 – 7, and 12 – 14.

Character Breakdowns
Note: Actors to look the ages listed; not necessarily their true age.

  • Tom Sawyer: (16-25) Playful nephew under his Aunt Polly’s care. Has a crush on Becky Thatcher. Pals with Huck, spending more time with him than his aunt prefers. Plays only himself. Known as ACTOR #6.
  • Becky Thatcher: (16-25) Sweetheart to Tom. Plays only herself. Known as ACTOR #2.
  • Huckleberry Finn: (16-25) Carefree boy; a wanderer, who is best pals with Tom. Known as ACTOR #7; also plays Townsperson 2.
  • Joe Harper: (20s) Neighboring boy, good friend of Tom’s. Known as ACTOR #1, also plays Townsperson 1, Defense Lawyer and Accomplice.
  • Sid Sawyer: (20s) Half-brother to Tom. Lives with him and Aunt Polly. Jealous, at times, of what Tom gets away with. Known as ACTOR #3; also plays Doc Robinson and Prosecution Lawyer.
  • Aunt Polly: (40s – 60s) Tom and Sid Sawyer’s aunt. Strict parental figure over the troublesome Tom. Known as ACTOR #8, she also plays Widow Douglas.
  • Injun Joe: (30s—50s) Dangerous, tough character. Not afraid to maim or kill. Murders Doc, and sets it up so it looks like Muff Potter did the deed. Known as ACTOR #5, also plays Master Dobins and the Minister.
  • Muff Potter: (40s—50s) A fisherman who loves the children of the town. Close to Tom and Huck. Made to look the murderer of Doc Robinson, but is acquitted by Tom in the trial. Known as ACTOR #4; also plays Widow’s Brother.

Questions: Email jmhauwiller@gmail.com.

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2023-2024 Season Announced by Xenia Area Community Theatre

Directed by Dee Berdine
Oct. 20-29

Directed by Melodee Bass
Dec. 1-10

Directed by Mike Taint
March 1-10

Directed by T.C. Kimmet
April 5-14

Directed by Julie Hauwiller
May 10-19

For more information visit www.xeniaact1.org.

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