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WE ARE OPEN TO TO SUBMISSIONS FROM NEW DIRECTORS.

WE HAVE BEGUN LOOKING AHEAD TO THE NEW SEASON IN 2022 / 2023 AND 2023 / 2024 AND WOULD LIKE YOUR SUBMISSION.

Please send submissions or inquiries to our Play Selection Committee Chair, Bea Quarrie: beaquarrie@gmail.com

THE PETERBOROUGH THEATER GUILD IS A COMMUNITY OF VOLUNTEERS.  From onstage volunteers to backstage crew, to ushers and ticket sellers, we are all volunteers.  Please take a look at our volunteer opportunities and come join in the fun. All are welcome!

Auditions for Rumors

Rumors, by Neil Simon
Directed by Chris Lee

Synopsis:

At a large, tastefully renovated house in the Palisades, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience an evening of unexpected chaos. Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room, and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken, and wife, Chris, must get “the story” straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and mis-communications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity.

Performance Dates:

November 4, 5, 6 / 10, 11, 12, 13 / 17, 18, 19.

Audition dates and times:

Sunday, August 21 (6pm- 9pm), and Monday, August 22 (6pm- 9pm)

Call-backs: Wednesday, August 24 (6- 9pm)

No appointment necessary – drop in – enter through backstage doors.

Roles required:

This show features 10 roles, 5 females and 5 males:

Chris Gorman (a lawyer, wife of Ken) – Female, can be aged anywhere in her late 20’s thru 40’s

Ken Gorman (a lawyer, husband of Chris) – Male, can be aged anywhere in his late 20’s thru 40’s

Claire Ganz (wife of Lenny) – Female, can be aged anywhere in her late 20’s thru 40’s

Lenny Ganz (an accountant, husband of Claire) – Male, can be aged anywhere in his late 20’s thru 40’s

Ernie Cusack (a psychologist, husband of Cookie) – Male, can be aged anywhere in his 40’s thru early 50’s

Cookie Cusack (a cooking show host, wife of Ernie) – Female, can be aged anywhere in her 40’s thru early 50’s

Glenn Cooper (a politician, husband of Cassie) – Male, can be aged anywhere in his mid 20’s thru 40’s

Cassie Cooper (wife of Glenn) – Female, can be aged anywhere in her mid 20’s thru 40’s

Officer Welch (a seasoned police officer) – Male, can be aged anywhere in his 30’s thru 40’s

Officer Pudney (a fresh, newer police officer) – Female, can be aged anywhere in her 20’s to early 30’s

Special Skills Needed:

This show is a farce which can be a lot of fun, but requires actors who are willing to pay attention to proper memorization of lines, have the want and ability to improvise, and have a lot of physical energy. Please consider these skills before auditioning since they are necessary for the proper mounting of a comedic farce.

The role of Officer Pudney is a minor role that might appeal to someone who is looking to try acting for the first time or is looking for a role with lesser commitment (on stage for a small amount of time and has minimal lines). The role of Lenny has a challenging 3-page monologue that should be considered if interested in playing this role.

There is no need to prepare a monologue in advance as brief monologues will be given at the time of audition.

Rehearsals will begin the last week of August through the show dates. A rehearsal schedule will be created taking feedback on days based on cast availability.

We are also looking for backstage help as well. Please use the contact below if you are interested in volunteering for the following: costumes, hair & make-up, assistant stage managing, or set decoration.

For more information:

Please contact Chris Lee (clee03@hotmail.com) or Margaret Pieper (mailto:margaretlbarnes17@gmail.com) with any questions or to obtain a script for advanced perusal.

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Auditions for The Crucible

The Crucible by Arthur Miller
Tony Award for Best Play
Director Jane Werger

Production Opening Night January 20th, 2023
Closing Night February 4th, 2023

Audition Dates and Times

Audition evening for Teenage Girls:
Tuesday, September 20 at 7:00 pm
Teenage Girls Callbacks:
Thursday, September 22 at 7:00 pm

Adult Auditions:
Sunday, September 11, and Tuesday, September 13 at 7:00 pm
Adult Callbacks:
Thursday, September 15 at 7:00 pm

Scripts and other reading material will only be available at the auditions.

For further information please contact:
Linda Conway – lindac.pbo@gmail.com or Elaine Orgill – elaineorgill6@gmail.com

Cast Requirements

Actors are required to look these age ranges, not necessarily be those ages

Elizabeth Proctor: 30’s to 40’s
Abigail Williams: early 20’s
Dual role for one female: Ann Putnam: 40’s / Sarah Good: 60’s
Tituba: 30’s to 40’s: must have Caribbean accent
Rebecca Nurse: 70’s
Mary Warren: late teens
Mercy Lewis: late teens
Betty Parris: early teens
Susanna Walcott: early teens

John Proctor: 30’s to 40’s
Rev. John Hale: 30’s to 40’s
Deputy Governor Danforth: 60’s
Rev. Samuel Parris: 40’s to 50’s
Dual role for one male: Thomas Putnam: 40’s to 50’s / John Willard: 30/s to 40’s
Judge Hathorne: 60’s
Giles Corey: 70’s to 80’s
Francis Nurse: 70’s
Ezekiel Cheever: 30’s to 50’s

Backstage

THE GUILD PRODUCES eight or nine plays a year in our own facility. Volunteers make this all possible. It can take a team of up to 100 people to make a show happen. Some work for one evening, some design and build before a show opens and some volunteer each night of performance. Others serve year-round on our Board and other committees.

For those new to theatre, we have skilled and talented people who can work with you while you learn. We always welcome people to fill the following roles:

• Box office (processing ticket orders in advance and at the door)
• Ushers
• Bartenders
• Set building
• Set painting
• Props (creating and locating them and managing them backstage during a play)
• Technical (running sound and lighting)
• Stagehand
• Stage make-up (experience with make-up helps)
• Production assistant
• Costumes (sewing experience needed)
• Dressers and wardrobe (assisting with costumes during a play)

Those with more experience can assist with:

• Stage managing
• Producing
• Directing
• Choreographing
• Musical Direction
• Set Design
• Costume Design
• Lighting Design
• Sound Design

To become a Peterborough Theatre Guild Volunteer please fill out our Volunteer Application Form using the button below.

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For the Kids

THE GUILD IS PROUD to partner with Linda Kash and the Peterborough Academy of Performing Arts (PAPA) to provide classes for young children and teens. Linda and her late husband (Actor Paul O’Sullivan) created PAPA to provide the highest quality drama education to local children and adults alike.

The mission of The Peterborough Academy of Performing Arts is to provide the highest caliber of education in the performing arts to students of all ages and experience, so that they may achieve their fullest potential as artists, and community members. PAPA provides an educational environment that fosters the artistic, intellectual, and personal growth of its students and prepares them for the next level of their artistic education. PAPA shares with the Guild a commitment to uphold the diversity of the community by fostering an environment that is inclusive, supportive, and welcoming to all.

Follow the link to PAPA to learn more, or to register your child for classes.

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