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Auditions Announced for SEE HOW THEY RUN at Xenia Area Community Theatre

xactSEE HOW THEY RUN is a fast paced comedy/farce about a young vicar’s wife who is trying to fit into a small, tightly-knit town. Set in the background of World War II, things go awry when a pompous church matron comes calling unannounced and a male friend from the vicar’s wife’s past comes to visit, the bishop (the wife’s uncle) shows up early, and an escaped Russian convict hides in the house. Throw in another vicar and a witty maid, who is a little off, and you have a hilarious comedy.

Auditions for SEE HOW THEY RUN will take place Monday and Tuesday, February 22 and 23 at 6:30 p.m. at  X-Act

Directed by Richard Lee Waldeck, this British comedy is set in the idyllic village of Merton-cum-Middlewick, England during the 1940s. It’s World War II, and the village inhabitants are preparing themselves for the imminent threat of Nazi invasion. Meanwhile, resident spinster, Miss Skillon, becomes convinced that her beloved vicar’s actress wife is having an affair and attempts to expose her. Add an escaped Russian prisoner of war, a handsome actor, the visiting Bishop of Lax, a rotund locum priest and some meddling neighbors and hilarious confusion and mayhem result!

Casting needs for SEE HOW THEY RUN are six men and three women ages 18 and up. Those auditioning will be asked to read from the script using Standard English, Cockney, and Russian dialects. Those auditioning for the roles of Penelope and Clive will be asked to sing a portion of “Some Day I’ll Find You” from the script. All roles are available. Crew positions are also available, including Props Coordinator, Costumer &  Set Decor.

Performances will take place April 17th & 18th at The Historic Sorg Opera House.

For more information, contact the Director at Richard.Lee.Waldeck@gmail.com

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DRINKING HABITS Runs Oct. 24-25

XACT_Drinking Habits logo2DRINKING HABITS
Xenia Area Community Theatre
Oct. 24-25
Sorg Theater [Middletown]

Directed by Dee Berdine

Accusations, mistaken identities, and romances run wild in this traditional, laugh-out-loud farce. Two nuns at the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing have been secretly making wine to keep the convent’s doors open, but Paul and Sally, reporters and former fiancées, are hot on their trail. They go undercover as a nun and priest, but their presence, combined with the addition of a new nun, spurs paranoia throughout the convent that spies have been sent from Rome to shut them down. Wine and secrets are inevitably spilled as everyone tries to preserve the convent and reconnect with lost loves.

  • Sat, Oct. 24 at 8pm
  • Sun, Oct. 25 at 3pm

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BEYOND GLORY Runs Oct. 16-17

XACT_Beyond Glory logoBEYOND GLORY
Xenia Area Community Theatre
Oct. 16-17
Caesar Creek Vineyards [Xenia]

In Stephen Lang’s theatrical adaptation of Larry Smith’s book Beyond Glory: Medal of Honor Heroes in Their Own Words, Lang presents the stories of eight veterans from World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, rendering firsthand accounts of the actions which resulted in each of them receiving the nation’s highest military award, the Medal of Honor. BEYOND GLORY gathers these men together in the present to look back on the defining moments of their lives and to examine the meaning of courage, duty, and, ultimately, humility. Includes wine.

  • Sat-Sun, Oct. 17-18 at 3pm

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DRINKING HABITS Runs Sept. 11-20

XACT_Drinking Habits logoDRINKING HABITS
Xenia Area Community Theatre
Sept. 11-20
Caesar Creek Vineyards [Xenia]

Directed by Dee Berdine

Accusations, mistaken identities, and romances run wild in this traditional, laugh-out-loud farce. Two nuns at the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing have been secretly making wine to keep the convent’s doors open, but Paul and Sally, reporters and former fiancées, are hot on their trail. They go undercover as a nun and priest, but their presence, combined with the addition of a new nun, spurs paranoia throughout the convent that spies have been sent from Rome to shut them down. Wine and secrets are inevitably spilled as everyone tries to preserve the convent and reconnect with lost loves.

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

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Auditions Announced for CONCRETE DREAMS at Xenia Area Community Theatre

xactXenia Area Community Theater (XACT) is holding open auditions for local playwright and retired theater professor Brenda Hubbard’s play CONCRETE DREAMS, “a serious rural comedy” on Monday and Tuesday June 29 and 30 from 7 – 9:30 pm at XACT, 45 East Second Street, Xenia, OH. All 4 roles are open.

Auditions are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY and are cold readings of the script. When you make an appointment a .pdf of the script will be e mailed to you. Those wishing to review the script first may of course also request one. To make an appointment/request a script, or ask a question, please email director@xeniaact.org.

The production is scheduled for October 16-25, 2020. Due to the COVID19 closure of theaters, after casting is complete actors will be sent the script and asked to memorize their lines. In-theater rehearsals are expected to begin roughly 5 weeks before the October 16 opening night.

The setting is a SOHIO service station in 1960’s Greene County, Ohio.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTION

  • Virgil Kemp, age 44. Spends all his free time fishing. Reads every magazine he can get his hands on, can quote the Bible and has taken on a maternal role in the family. Loved a girl once – she left him at the altar
  • Leona – 42. A trophy winning stock car driver. Likeable, insecure, always tries to make everyone happy. Married to an alcoholic, with 3 kids, and works as a waitress.
  • Louie Kemp, age 42. Lovable, cocky man/child, and a decent car mechanic. Has had a string of girlfriends, but they don’t stay around very long
  • Daddy, age 79. Frail looking, but still a force to be reckoned with. Calls the shots at the service station. No nonsense.

Here are the pages auditionees will be expected to read:

  • Virgil and Louie- page 7-8
  • Daddy- page 29 monologue
  • Leona, Virgil, Louie- 36-38
  • Virgil and Louie – all men reading for these parts should look at the monologue on 45-46

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