directed by Laurie Riihimaki
When four lost New Englanders who enroll in Marty’s six-week-long community-center drama class begin to experiment with harmless games, hearts are quietly torn apart, and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. A beautifully crafted diorama, a petri dish in which we see, with hilarious detail and clarity, the antic sadness and moments of joy unveiled by a motley quintet.
Auditions will held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 11 and Tuesday, April 12 at the Norway Grange, 15 Whitman Street, Norway. Callbacks or read through will be Thursday, April 14.
Performance dates June 16, 17, 18 & 23, 24, 25 at 7:30 p.m. and June 19 & 26 at 2:00 p.m
Casting 2 men & 3 women. You will read from the script.
Please note that ages are fluid, even for Lauren.
The play takes place in a community center drama class in small-town Vermont. The characters who attend this workshop are all very different and have their own struggles that they bring along with them. Throughout the weeks of the adult drama class, the characters are stretched creatively and emotionally by their teacher and each other. The creative exercises that the teacher has her students do range from ridiculous and silly to heartbreaking and emotional. The characters start to form bonds, and have epiphanies about their personal lives through fighting internal battles and healing wounds. This is a show about humanity, healing, and discovery. This is an actor’s play through and through with excellent opportunity for dynamic characterization and thought. It does a wonderful job of capturing small-town life and delving into the emotions of simply being human. This is a dramatic play with a great deal of comedic dialogue so there is balance. This is an example of a play where characters who would never normally interact are thrown together into the same environment.