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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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XACT_A Tuna Christmas logoTUNA CHRISTMAS
Xenia Area Community Theatre
Dec. 2-11

Directed by Russ Dern

“A Tuna Christmas” is the second in a series of comedic plays set in the fictional town of Tuna, the third-smallest town in Texas. Residents of Tuna are extremely busy preparing for Christmas. Many events are taking place around town, including the Christmas Yard Display Contest, the Tuna Little Theatre production of “A Christmas Carol”, and the radio station OKKK Christmas party and potluck. And with all that, the Christmas Phantom is expected to play a prank involving the yard displays, and the city secretary may cut off electricity to the theater.

  • Fri-Sat, Dec. 2-3 at 7pm
  • Sun, Dec. 4 at 3pm
  • Fri-Sat, Dec. 9-10 at 7pm
  • Sun, Dec. 11 at 3pm

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XACT_The Haunting of Hill House logoTHE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE
Xenia Area Community Theatre
Nov. 4-13

Cast: Mandy Shannon as Eleanor Vance, Brenda Bertrand as Mrs. Dudley, Olivia Ekler as Theodora, Jarrod Robbins as Dr. Montague, Carter Hume as Luke Sanderson, Connie Strait as Mrs. Montague & Ryan Kimmet  as Arthur Parker

The series follows a family of five and the paranormal experiences that haunt them at Hill House, and how these experiences caused them to flee the house. ” The Haunting of Hill House is a modern reimagining of Shirley Jackson’s legendary novel of the same name, about five siblings who grew up in the most famous haunted house in America.

  • Fri-Sat, Nov. 4-5 at 7pm
  • Sun, Nov. 6 at 3pm
  • Fri-Sat, Nov. 11-12 at 7pm
  • Sun, Nov. 13 at 3pm

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Auditions Announced for TUNA CHRISTMAS at Xenia Area Community Theatre

xactX*ACT Auditions: TUNA CHRISTMAS by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard

Directed by Russ Dern

Location: X*ACT, 45 E. Second Street, Xenia, OH 45385

Audition schedule: October 3-4, 7:00-9:00 or by appointment.  Auditions are cold reads from the script, no preparation required.

Performances: December 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11

This comedy pokes fun at family relationships at Christmas time in small-town Tuna, Texas, circa 1980.  The roles are a reprise of Greater Tuna.

The roles are relatively small, so each actor will play two parts.  Scripts must be memorized, aside from scripted radio broadcasts, which may be read by four of the characters; most of the lines are conversation.  There is some swearing, but no F-bombs.  Although this was originally performed with two male actors playing all the parts, I am planning to use 5 women and 6 men.

Please email any questions to Russ Dern at sagefool@aol.com.

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