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Closing Today

THE OTHER PLACE by Sharr White, at The Dayton Theatre Guild.

Directed by Kathy Mola
Produced by Deirdre Root

Juliana Smithton is a successful neurologist whose life is coming apart. She receives phone calls from her missing daughter, has a breakdown while delivering a speech, and believes she has a brain tumor. When she visits "the other place," a cottage on Cape Cod that the family once owned, the pieces start to fall into place. Fact blurs with fiction, past and present collide, and the truth about Juliana comes to the surface. This play premiered off-Broadway in 2011 before running on Broadway, where it received a nomination for the 2013 Tony Award.

The Cast of The Other Place

CHARACTER
           ACTOR
Juliana
           Amy Askins
Ian
           Jamie McQuinn
The woman
           Kayla Graham
The man
           Mark Sharp

The Promocast for THE OTHER PLACE


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Steven Bochco, December 16, 1943 – April 1, 2018
When I watched the pilot episode of Hill Street Blues when it first aired in 1981, I remember thinking, Yeah, this is NEVER going to make it. It's too damn good.

Television is often called, with some justification, "The Vast Wasteland." Not all television programing bears evidence to that nomenclature. From Hill Street Blues to L.A. Law to N.Y.P.D. Blue, and other shows, Steven Bochco made great TV.

Rest in peace Mr. Bochco.

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PROFESSIONAL GIG ICON
U.D. Law - University of Dayton School of Law icon
I've booked a U.D. Law gig for this coming Monday evening at the Montgomery County Courts. This is a mock trial setting and a case I have acted in, I believe, three times before, certainly twice, but I think three times. Just some brush-up, memory refresher is all that's needed. I had hoped that I still had my notes from last time, that would have simplified things even more, but I don't seem to have them. At least it's not completely new information to commit to memory.


ADDING TO THE UNIVERSE OF MY NOVELS AND THEIR PROTAGONIST:
The Writer icon

Once again, I've been building on the universe of the protagonist of the series of novels I claim I will write. Mostly it's been things like working in The American Music Awards, The Emmys, The Golden Globes, The Grammys, and The Oscars. I'll be incorporating a few more awards in, too: The MTV Music Video Awards, The People's Choice Awards, and The SAG Awards, as well as likely others.

Just so you know, even though there's no reason for you to have an interest, by early 1992, my protagonist will be nominated for 31 American Music Awards, four Golden Globes, 49 Grammys, four Emmys, and two Oscars. Yes, I do, in fact, know how many of these, and which ones, he wins in his universe, but I'm not revealing that information here. He does okay.

With, I believe perhaps one specific exception, I did not arbitrarily decide to preempt the actual win of an award by an actual artist out here in the real world. I set up a lottery system for myself, and in some cases, weighed the outcome in favor of his loss. Five folded pieces of paper that have "win" written on them, five with "lose," and one with "tie." I put them into a bowl, scrambled them around then pulled a piece out -- whatever it said is what happens in the universe of the novels. So, as he would have to, he will take Album of the Year, or Best Male Vocalist, or Best Supporting Actor in a Dramatic Television Series, yadda yadda, away from a real-world artist. As will with the projects, castmates, production people, and artistic collaborators of his universe take awards from projects and artists from the real world.

There were some times when I pulled some of the "win" paper slips out of the bowl, to put the odds in favor of the loss, because he, or his television series, or his musical album, or his movie, is up against something monumental from the real world, but in those cases I didn't want to absolutely deny him the chance to be the victor. In a few cases he was the victor. There were a few times when I felt it would be good for him to get the nomination for something, but I just wasn't able to allow him to win -- or. more accurately, even in this alternate universe, I couldn't let the specific real-world artist or work lose.

There is at least one place where I absolutely wanted the win, for story-driven reasons. But, again, there were a few awards I just could not take away from the actual winner out here, be it an actor, a TV series, a movie, an album, a song, or whatever, simply because the is something of import to pop culture, or, more importantly, culture in general, that I just couldn't allow it even in the universe I am creating.

To be honest, on occasion, I'd see who actually won a particular award in a particular year and I'd think, Oh, screw THAT!, and though I did not succumb to my urge to push a loss on that real winner, I didn't weigh the chance toward a loss for my guy or his project -- and I was always satisfied when chance took the win from that particular real-world winner.

There were cases where I knew I wanted there to be a nomination, for certain, and there were some when I left it up to chance with a lottery, similar what's described above. There were also cases when I didn't want a nomination, usually because I see it as a driving element in a specific spot or in the overall story arch.

I've also been working abit more on the chart success of my protagonists albums. The only work I am conscious of displacing are particular albums that were actually the number one album on a particular date. My choice to steal the spot from them has been less sophisticated; it's been the case of making a yes-or-no decision. I think, back when I was first working out the chart successes I flipped a coin a few times, but mostly it's been, yeah, I'm okay taking that number-one spot. Or, it's been a case where I wasn't okay with it and I had my protagonist's album coast at number two until that real-world work fell from #1. I really haven't been doing that chart peal stuff this time (not all of his records go number one) -- this time it's been decision about extended the albums run on the Top 200.


      
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fb post, Mar 26, 2018 -- " haven't written a song in a decade. I should change that."
K.L. on Bass
I'm using the bass-fretting icon because it's the closes one to appropriate that I have. A few days back, I realized I have the need to replace a song in the story arch. If you've read anything else I've written about this project, you may remember that all the songs referenced in this story arch are real, original songs, most written by me, some written by my old songwriting partner and me, some by him, alone, and some by others. Well, there are cross-overs from the real-world, too. My guy, especially early in his career, covers a lot of other artists, some of them only from his world, but many that you've had the chance to have heard of, for instance, The Beatles and Steely Dan.

Any way, it's become necessary to replace what's supposed to be a song from his early music career, written by an older recording artist from that universe. Monday of last week, I thought to myself, You know, you haven't written a song in more than a decade. You should get on this.

Some background: around 1980 or 1981, I was working as a janitor at a company called Mail-Away. One day while I was sweeping an area from which the workers were on break, I wrote a little pop-rock ditty in my head. It's basic three-chord rock-&-roll, and I heard it all and both composed the melody and wrote the lyrics while I was sweeping. I truly heard the whole arrangement, even the whole production, in my head. And, if it had ever gotten out there into the world, it might have actually seen some chart action of some kind -- who knows, perhaps even some great chart action.

Tuesday of last week, I did the same thing at work, minus the sweeping of the floor. I composed a song in my head. This one has more than three chords (I'll have to actually sit down and figure out the chord progression) and three sections (verse, bridge, chorus). Again, it''s a nice little pop-rocker, with, I think (hope), some reasonably clever pop song lyrics. I've been hearing it in my head for the last week and I am pleased with it. I do need to actually sit down with my bass, or, better yet, one of my cheap little keyboards, and actually identify that chord progression.

My bass: I don't think I've had it in my hand for a couple years now. That's some kind of pathetic. I should give that frikkin' icon up there a little bit of legitimacy, shouldn't I?


A CATHOLIC AND A KNIGHT:
In Concert icon
Fraze Pavilion icon
Jim Gaffigan icon
A Catholic -- I bought a ticket to see comedian Jim Gaffigan at the Fraze Pavilion in Kettering, Ohio, next to Dayton, this coming July 27. Gaffigan calls this the "Fixer Upper Tour," and I imagine there could eventually be a comedy special, from the tour, on Netflix, or Comedy Central, or some such streaming service or cable channel. I saw him in concert in October of 2008 at The Nutter Center, also here locally, and that tour ended up on TV -- Jim Gaffigan: King Baby.

Gaffigan is one of my favorite stand-up comics. And he works clean, for the most part; not that that is the criteria I need in a stand-up. I absolutely love Patton Oswalt, and he most certainly does not work clean. Neither does Sarah Silverman -- if I ever have the chance to see either of these funny folk live, I'll do it. But, for now, it's Mr. Gaffigan, and he'll do just fine.

Ringo Starr icon
A Knight -- The last time I saw Ringo Starr in concert, back on July 2, 2016, he was only Ringo, Rock-&-Roll Royalty; now, he's also, literally, a Knight of the Order of the British Empire -- Sir Richard Starkey. I have a ticket for him and his "All Starr Band" for their Fraze show on September 11. This'll be the third time I've seen Ringo and His All Starr Band, every time at the Fraze.

There's really nobody new in Ringo's band, so I'm guessing the song line-up will be mostly as it was at the other two shows I attended. It'll still be fun to see Ringo again.

My seats for both Jim Gaffigan in July and Ringo Starr & His All-Star Band in September. Pretty good seats in both cases. Gaffigan, Plaza B, Row GG, seat 12; Starr, Orchestra A, Row A, seat 5.
seating chart of the Fraze Pavilion showing the Jim Gaffigan seat as Plaza B, Row GG, seat 12, 7 rows from stage, just right of center -- Ringo Starr seat as Orchestra Row A set 5, 10 rows and an isles space back, to the right as facing the stage.



THE OTHER PLACE logo.
I feel like I should make some sort of statement about The Other Place, but really don't have much to write. My only connections to the production, besides that it was mounted at my home theatre, was the sound design and the production of the promocast. I wasn't there this final weekend, except for two brief times on closing Sunday -- just as the show was beginning, to change the marquee to designate the next show up; then, later, after my Easter dinner with family, to strike the monitor camera and related equipment from the booth.

I did sit in the audience once each of the first two weekends and know first-hand that performances were up to Guild standards. The reports I have heard are that the audiences in general liked the show. Though there were some tweaks to sound levels needed after the emergency computer replacement, the soundwork for the show was successful.

So -- another example of: "Good Theatre, Done Well."



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BUNGLEBLUNDERGAFFATION:
Boo Face in blue and "BOO!"
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I was quite excited to gear myself up for an upcoming audition that was recently announced. It's a role I've been interested in doing for a few years, now, the role of Pontius Pilate in Jesus Christ Superstar. Local theatre company Dare To Defy is mounting JCS this summer, and though there were going to be some certain schedule conflicts, I was seriously considering altering my plans to go after this role. I strongly believe I am a good fit.

HOWEVER.....

...I did not look closely enough at first glance. When I went back to recheck the contingent rehearsal schedule I noticed some text I missed the first time: "If you are between the ages of 14-20...."

It's a youth production, and I am most certainly not "between the ages of 14-20." So-oh-well! It's not like there isn't other stagework on the nearby horizon for which I can audition.


      
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On a related note, I recently came upon a casting call for a short film that had a role for which I am typed. The instructions said to send an email to set an appointment for a screentest. I did, and I attached a résumé. I don't know which production teammate's email I sent to, but whoever it was, that person did not bother to get back with me: a clear indication that this is a production I should not be upset about not being involved with.


Tax Time skull and bones ICON

Oh, yeah,
this is coming up again.

So, I'll get my wonderful pittance of a tax break this year at the expense of the stability and the structural integrity of the nation and the post 2018 elections tax time, when the fleecing of most of the citizens -- including me -- takes full effect.


stay tuned for a link in this spot to the new K.L.'S FINE ARTS VITA
Meanwhile, click here for K.L.'s up-to-date résumé




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Carl Kassell, April 2, 1934 - April 17, 2018
The celestial answering service just got a new message.

Rest in peace Carl.

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BAKERSFIELD MIST logo.
I've not really done any work on this, yet, but will start later today.

SOUND DESIGNING ICON
SOUND TECH ICON
The sound design will be pretty simple, so I'm not worried, it's not impossible that I would take a significant amount of the sound design, such as it is, out today. I can't say that such will happen, but it's not impossible.

I also will need to cover one performance as sound tech.

By-the-way, Producer Rick Flynn has taken on sound tech for the run, save that one show he can't make. He will gladly abdicate the position if another sound operator can be found. So, spread the word if you're in the neighborhood....

DTG Promocast Production logo
I have not completely formulated exactly what I will be doing for the promocast, but I have a good idea. This, too, will be simple.

Showing weekends
May 11-27, 2018
Tickets available...
DTG Buy Your Tickets Now


SPECIAL EVENT AT DTG:
Theatre of Sound in concert at The Dayton Theatre Guild.
Michael and Sandy Bashaw will once again, as last summer, perform in concert in the DTG space with Theatre of Sound.

Also in the band are John Taylor and Erich Reith.

Three shows over the second weekend in June: the 8th & 9th at 8:00 pm, and Sunday, June 10 at 3:00 pm.

Tickets are on sale now for $22.00 each.
on line at: www.daytontheatreguild.org/tickets
or call 937-278-5993.

I attended last year and was very impressed. I highly recommend this!





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Dayton Theatre Guild
the first
AUDITION NOTICES
of the 2018/2019 season

The Little Foxes by Lillian Hellman
This Random World by Steven Dietz
The Shadow Box by Michael Cristofer

*Graphics art by Wendi Michael     



The Little Foxes
by Lillian Hellman
The Little Foxes by Lillian Hellman

Audition Dates: Mon & Tue, June 4 & 5, 2018*, starting at 7:00 pm both nights.

The Dayton Theatre Guild at the Caryl D. Philip TheatreScape
430 Wayne Ave, Dayton OH, 45410
937-278-5993  ;  www.daytontheatreguild.org

Directed by Kathy Mola
Produced by Debra Kent
Assistant produced by Brian Buttrey

Production Dates: Aug 17-Sep 2, 2018

In a small Alabama town in the year 1900, a southern family's selfish pursuit of the American Dream ends up destroying them and those they love. Three siblings -- the manipulative Regina, the cruel and arrogant Oscar, and the possessive Benjamin -- have decided to partner together to increase their already substantial, ill-gotten wealth. But Regina's terminally ill husband, Horace, refuses to give them the money they need. In the end, blood and money mix with money coming out on top, leaving a broken family behind.

Casting Requirements:

PLEASE NOTE: This production will audition earlier than usual to allow for the construction of the many period costumes needed. This will also allow time for everyone to plan for conflicts as much as possible!

(While participation in FutureFest will not necessarily prevent you from being cast, obviously the fewer conflicts the better!)

The Little Foxes takes place in the south and Southern accents will be used. While not required for auditions, any attempt will be appreciated.

• Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
• A résumé and headshot are not required but are encouraged.
• Please bring all scheduling conflicts between June 6 and Sep 2, 2018, including weekends.
• Director's note: I would like to have an idea of whether we could start blocking some scenes in June -- although rehearsals will not start in earnest until July 9th.

CHARACTER
           NOTES
Addie
           servant to the Giddens household (African-American), age 30- ???
Cal
           servant to the Giddens household (African-American), age 30- ???
Birdie Hubbard
           appears 40, timid, nervous, well-bred wife of Oscar, mother of Leo
Oscar Hubbard
           appears late 40's to early 50's. Husband of Birdie, father of Leo, brother of Regina and Ben. Overbearing
Leo Hubbard
           20's, Son of Oscar and Birdie and works for Horace
Regina Giddens
           appears 40's. Wife of Horace, sister to Oscar and Ben
William Marshall
           appears mid 40's. Visitor who desires to go into business with the family
Benjamin Hubbard
           appears 55-60. Jovial brother of Regina and Oscar
Alexandra Giddens
           appears 17. Delicate daughter of Regina and Horace
Horace Giddens
           appears 55-60. Banker and Husband of Regina

For more information please contact Director Kathy Mola at kathy.mola@daytontheatreguild.org
or Producer Debra Kent at debra.kent@daytontheatreguild.org




This Random World
by Steven Dietz
This Random World by Steven Dietz

Audition Dates: Mon & Tue, Aug 20 & 21, 2018*, starting at 7:00 pm both nights.

The Dayton Theatre Guild at the Caryl D. Philip TheatreScape
430 Wayne Ave, Dayton OH, 45410
937-278-5993  ;  www.daytontheatreguild.org

Directed by Margie Strader
Produced by Deirdre Root

Production Dates: Oct 5-21, 2018

We want to believe that serendipity brings us together, but how often do we travel parallel paths through the world without noticing? From an ailing woman who plans one final trip, to her daughter planning one great escape, and her son falling prey to a prank gone wrong, this funny, intimate, and heartbreaking play explores the lives that may be happening just out of reach of our own. Following a web of characters whose interwoven lives collide but never quite connect, This Random World shows us that, through the power of chance, we might be closer to each other than we know.

Casting Requirements:

• Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
• A résumé and headshot are not required but are encouraged.
• Please bring all scheduling conflicts between Aug 22 and Oct 21, 2018

*audition requirements may be subject to revision or addition

CHARACTER
           NOTES
These character specs are taken from the the play book and may be subject to modification by the director
Scottie ward
           a woman in her 70's
Tim ward
           Scottie's son, 29
Beth Ward
           Scottie's daughter, 38
Bernadette
           Scottie's aide, 30's
Rhonda
           Bernadette's younger sister, late 20's
Claire
           Tim's ex-girlfriend, 29
Gary
           Claire's ex-boyfriend, 30's
A man
           60's/flexible






The Shadow Box
by Michael Cristofer
The Shadow Box by Michael Cristofer

Audition Dates: Mon & Tue, Nov 19 & 20, 2018*, starting at 7:00 pm both nights.

The Dayton Theatre Guild at the Caryl D. Philip TheatreScape
430 Wayne Ave, Dayton OH, 45410
937-278-5993  ;  www.daytontheatreguild.org

Directed by David Shough
Produced by K.L.Storer
Assistant produced by Ryan Shannon

Production Dates: Jan 11-27, 2019

The Shadow Box made its Broadway debut in 1977, winning both a Tony Award for Best Play and a Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Joe, Brian, and Felicity come from different walks of life, different parts of the country, and are each dying of cancer. They are living their final days with friends and family in a hospice cottage on the grounds of a large California hospital. Joe's wife is in denial, Felicity awaits a visit from her daughter, and Brian plays referee between his ex-wife and his male lover. Each day, the patients are observed and counseled by an invisible Interviewer as they talk candidly about their emotional and physical struggles.

Casting Requirements:

• Auditions will consist of readings from the script.
• A résumé and headshot are not required but are encouraged.
• Please bring all scheduling conflicts between Nov 21, 2018 and Jan 27, 2019

*audition requirements may be subject to revision or addition

CHARACTER
           NOTES
Character specs will be updated as auditions move closer
The Interviewer
           to be announced
Joe
           to be announced
Steve
           to be announced
Maggie
           to be announced
Brian
           to be announced
Mark
           to be announced
Beverly
           to be announced
Anges
           to be announced
Felicity
           to be announced


*ALL AUDITION DATES ABOVE MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE



PROMOTIONS:

BE OR NOT, a movie by K.L.Storer. Starring Natasha Randall and Craig Roberts. Director of photography, Fred Boomer



Still for sale, 'STILL ME' on DVD, http://brookwoodfilms.com/buy.html
As an actor I was privileged to have a small roll in this multi-award winning, very touching, most poignant short film. I was further privileged to accept the award, on behalf of Beth McElhenny, for Best Family Film at the 2008 Secret City Film Festival in Oakridge, Tennessee. The film has won awards far more than that one time. Click on the image to go to the official site and see the successes, thus far.



AND NOW, TO PROMOTE SOME THEATRE....

THE COMING ATTRACTION AT MY HOME THEATRE, THE DAYTON THEATRE GUILD

Closing the 2017/2018 Season:

BAKERSFIELD MIST by Stephen Sachs, at The Dayton Theatre Guild.

Directed by Doug Lloyd
Produced by Rick Flynn

Maude Gutman, an unemployed bartender, lives in a trailer park and has purchased a painting for $3.00 at a thrift store that she believes to be an unknown painting by the great Jackson Pollock. She hires an art expert to verify the painting. Lionel Percy, a stuffy New York arts expert and a self-described connoisseur, goes to Bakersfield, California, to render his verdict as to whether Maude has a Pollock or a fake. This smash-hit comedy premiered in London in 2016 and has already had several productions across the United States.

The Cast of Bakersfield Mist

CHARACTER
           NOTES
Maude Gutman
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a special event at
The Dayton Theatre Guild

Theatre of Sound in concert at The Dayton Theatre Guild.
THEATRE OF SOUND -- Sound Sculptures Concert

Michael Bashaw, Sandy Bashaw, John Taylor, and Erich Reith

June 8 & 9 at 8:00 pm; June 10 at 3:00

Hosted by:
The Dayton Theatre Guild at the Caryl D. Philip TheatreScape
430 Wayne Ave, Dayton OH, 45410
937-278-5993 -- www.daytontheatreguild.org

Tickets on sale now: $22.00 on line at: www.daytontheatreguild.org/tickets
- or call 937-278-5993


Dayton Theatre Guild -- Family Ties - 2018-19 Season

THE LITTLE FOXES by Lillian Hellman
The Little Foxes
by Lillian Hellman

In a small Alabama town in the year 1900, a southern family's selfish pursuit of the American Dream ends up destroying them and those they love. Three siblings -- the manipulative Regina, the cruel and arrogant Oscar, and the possessive Benjamin -- have decided to partner together to increase their already substantial, ill-gotten wealth. But Regina's terminally ill husband, Horace, refuses to give them the money they need. In the end, blood and money mix with money coming out on top, leaving a broken family behind.

Directed by Kathy Mola
Produced by Debra Kent
Assistant produced by Brian Buttrey

Show runs Aug 17-Sep 2, 2018

Auditions will be held Mon & Tue, June 4 & 5, 2018*


THIS RANDOM WORLD by Steven Dietz
This Random World
by Steven Dietz

We want to believe that serendipity brings us together, but how often do we travel parallel paths through the world without noticing? From an ailing woman who plans one final trip, to her daughter planning one great escape, and her son falling prey to a prank gone wrong, this funny, intimate, and heartbreaking play explores the lives that may be happening just out of reach of our own. Following a web of characters whose interwoven lives collide but never quite connect, This Random World shows us that, through the power of chance, we might be closer to each other than we know.

Directed by Margie Strader
Produced by Deirdre Root

Show runs Oct 5-21, 2018

Auditions will be held Mon & Tue, Aug 20 & 21, 2018*


THE MAN WHO KILLED THE CURE by Luke Yankee
SEASON EXTRA:
The Man Who Killed the Cure
by Luke Yankee

The Man Who Killed the Cure, a controversial new play by The Last Lifeboat playwright Luke Yankee, is based on the life and death of Dr. Max Gerson, one of the fathers of natural healing. Two doctors, who are colleagues, friends, and men of science, survive Nazi Germany and make their way to America. Dr. Max Gerson believes in natural healing techniques while his former best friend and new adversary gets rich trying to stop him. This play is about the times we live in, one man's betrayal of another, and a timeless investigation of the hypocrisy that poisons the world of modern medicine.

Directed by Jeff Sams
Produced by Debra Kent

Show runs Nov 16-25, 2018

This show will be precast


THE SHADOW BOX by Michael Cristofer
The Shadow Box
by Michael Cristofer

The Shadow Box made its Broadway debut in 1977, winning both a Tony Award for Best Play and a Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Joe, Brian, and Felicity come from different walks of life, different parts of the country, and are each dying of cancer. They are living their final days with friends and family in a hospice cottage on the grounds of a large California hospital. Joe's wife is in denial, Felicity awaits a visit from her daughter, and Brian plays referee between his ex-wife and his male lover. Each day, the patients are observed and counseled by an invisible Interviewer as they talk candidly about their emotional and physical struggles.

Directed by David Shough
Produced by K.L.Storer
Assistant produced by Ryan Shannon

Show runs Jan 11-27, 2019

Auditions will be held Mon & Tue, Nov 19 & 20, 2018*


OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR by Richard Greenberg
Our Mother's Brief Affair
by Richard Greenberg

Anna is in the hospital having the latest of her frequent deathbed scenes, and this one looks like it may be the real deal. She makes a shocking confession to her grown children about an affair from her past that just might have resonance beyond the family. But how much of what she says is true? While her children try to separate fact from fiction, Anna fights for a legacy she can be proud of. With razor-sharp wit and extraordinary insight, Our Mother's Brief Affair considers the sweeping, surprising impact of indiscretions both large and small.

Directed by Patrick Allyn Hayes
Produced by Christina Tomazinis

Show runs Mar 1-17, 2019

Auditions will be held Mon & Tue, Jan 14 & 15, 2019*


NICE GIRL by Melissa Ross
Nice Girl
by Melissa Ross

In suburban Massachusetts in 1984, thirty-seven-year-old Josephine Rosen has a dead-end job as a secretary and still lives at home with her hypochondriac mother. She started college but never finished, and has settled into a life that doesn't offer much hope for the future. But when a new friendship at work and a chance flirtation with an old classmate give her hope for the possibility of change, she dusts off the Jane Fonda tapes and begins to take tentative steps towards a new life. This is a play about the tragedy and joy of figuring out who you are and letting go of who you were supposed to be.

Directed by Debra Kent
Produced by K.L.Storer

Show runs Apr 19-May 5, 2019

Auditions will be held Mon & Tue, Mar 4 & 5, 2019*


THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE by Jethro Compton
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
by Jethro Compton

Journey into the Wild West in the year 1890, in this classic story of good versus evil, law versus the gun, one man versus Liberty Valance. When a young scholar from New York City travels west in search of a new life, he arrives beaten and half-dead on the dusty streets of Twotrees. Rescued from the plains, the town soon becomes his home. A local girl gives him purpose in a broken land, but is it enough to save him from the vicious outlaw who wants him dead? He must make the choice to turn and run or to stand up for what he believes.

Directed by J. Gary Thompson
Produced by Rick Flynn
Assistant produced by Scott Wright

Show runs June 7-23, 2019

Auditions will be held Mon & Tue, Apr 22 & 23, 2019*


*AUDITION DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE


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And, if you live close by or will be visiting soon, check out these other theatres in the greater Dayton Ohio area for their upcoming or current productions:

  • Beavercreek Community Theatre
  • Bespoke Theatre *(facebook page) -- Dayton
  • The Black Box Improv Theatre -- Dayton
  • Brookville Community Theatre
  • Caesar's Ford Theatre, Inc -- Xenia
  • Cedarville University -- Cedarville
  • Clark State Community College Theatre Program -- Springfield
  • Dare to Defy Productions -- Dayton
  • Dayton Playhouse
  • Encore Theater Company -- Dayton
  • Epiphany Players Drama Ministry -- Dayton
  • Human Race Theatre Company -- Dayton
  • Lebanon Theatre Company -- Lebanon
  • La Comedia Dinner Theatre -- Springboro
  • The Magnolia Theatre Company -- Dayton
  • The Playground Theatre -- Dayton
  • Playhouse South -- Kettering
  • Sinclair Community College Theatre -- Dayton
  • Springfield Civic Theatre
  • Springfield StageWorks
  • Tipp City Players Community Theatre
  • Town Hall Theatre -- Centerville
  • Troy Civic Theatre -- Troy
  • Undercroft Players -- Dayton
  • University of Dayton *U.D. link is here, but it seems difficult to find the season at the site
  • Victoria Theatre Association -- Dayton
  • Wright State University -- Beavercreek
  • X*ACT: Xenia Area Community Theater
  • Yellow Springs Center Stage -- Yellow Springs
  • Young at Heart Players -- Dayton
  • tHe Zoot Theatre Company -- Dayton
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    That is, one within a 60 minute
    drive from the Dayton, Ohio area




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