Theatre play – Theatre UAF http://theatreuaf.org/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 13:18:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://theatreuaf.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-18-120x120.png Theatre play – Theatre UAF http://theatreuaf.org/ 32 32 New Michael Dunlop play at Playhouse in Londonderry for one night only https://theatreuaf.org/new-michael-dunlop-play-at-playhouse-in-londonderry-for-one-night-only/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 13:18:10 +0000 https://theatreuaf.org/new-michael-dunlop-play-at-playhouse-in-londonderry-for-one-night-only/ Written by Nick Snow – the owner of a London-based production company – ‘The Safety Catch’ is based on an imaginary scenario between Dunlop and fellow Ballymoney man Liam Beckett – who was a mechanic and mentor to the legendary father of Michael race, Robert. The heart of the theatrical drama is a debate between […]]]>

Written by Nick Snow – the owner of a London-based production company – ‘The Safety Catch’ is based on an imaginary scenario between Dunlop and fellow Ballymoney man Liam Beckett – who was a mechanic and mentor to the legendary father of Michael race, Robert.

The heart of the theatrical drama is a debate between the two over whether Dunlop should continue racing following the tragic death of his brother William at the Skerries 100 in 2018.

Michael is played by Coleraine man Andrew McCracken, while Belfast’s Fra Gunn takes on the role of Beckett.

Michael Dunlop won both Supersport races at the 2022 Isle of Man TT to move to 21 career victories at the event.

The play ran at the New Theater in Dublin from November 1-11 and will now perform at the Playhouse in Londonderry on Friday November 25 (8pm) for one night only.

Writer Snow, who was co-writer and co-producer of the critically acclaimed Prisoners of the Moon – a docudrama starring Jim Norton of Father Ted fame that examined the crimes and cover-up behind the first landing on the moon, hopes the piece will go on tour in 2023.

He said his idea for the play came to him when he was on the set of Prisoners of the Moon in Sligo, just weeks after William’s fatal accident in July four years ago.

“In 2018 I was on the set of Prisoners of the Moon in Sligo – it was a few weeks after William died – and I was chatting with Jim Norton about Shakespearean tragedies,” he told the News Letter. in an interview last summer. .

‘The Safety Catch’ arrives at the Playhouse in Londonderry on Friday 25th November.

“It occurred to us that the Dunlop saga was a dramatic tragedy in every way. The idea germinated and I wrote a play, The Safety Catch, a two-handed game that imagines a Moment in time where Michael and Liam debate whether Michael should keep running.

“Fundamentally, it’s about the dilemma we’ve all come to contemplate in the pandemic: the safe option comes at a cost, especially if it takes away a lot of the things that make your life worth living.

“I’m a huge road racing fan and a biker so I wanted to bring this amazing world to the stage as well,” he added.

“There’s probably not a lot of correlation between road racing fans and theater goers, but on the other hand if you have theater goers discovering this amazing world then that’s great, and if you have road runners who are introduced to theater for the first time, then that’s great too.

Dunlop is the last surviving member of his legendary motorcycling family still competing in the sport today. The 33-year-old is the third most successful TT rider of all time behind his uncle Joey, who has 26 wins, and John McGuinness, who has 23.

He set a new Supersport class lap record this year at 129.475mph on his way to victory in the first race, breaking his previous record from 2018.

The play is presented by the Glens Centre, Manorhamilton in association with Bandit Films and Co-Motion Media.

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Michael Dunlop’s play scheduled for theatrical release in 2022

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Joburg Theater play tackles mental health https://theatreuaf.org/joburg-theater-play-tackles-mental-health/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://theatreuaf.org/joburg-theater-play-tackles-mental-health/ Theater productions are “deep storytelling tools” that help people make better decisions about critical topics in our community, like mental health. South Africa, like many other countries around the world, has a fair share of reported mental health cases. ​ On November 17, 2022, the Joburg Theater was at the heart of educational and fun […]]]>

Theater productions are “deep storytelling tools” that help people make better decisions about critical topics in our community, like mental health. South Africa, like many other countries around the world, has a fair share of reported mental health cases.

On November 17, 2022, the Joburg Theater was at the heart of educational and fun entertainment with two timeslots of the play, Endzeni ka jele ra yena, which is Xitsonga for ‘inside his cell’.

The play, presented in collaboration with Arts Alive of the City of Johannesburg, was presented at the Lesedi Theater at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., in front of a lively audience.

Given Hosi Maluleke, a graduate of Tshwane University of Technology, wrote and directed Endzeni ka jele ra yena to raise awareness of mental health issues.

The story centers on the life of Amukelani Chauke, a 31-year-old man suffering from mental illness.

Given said he struggled with mental health issues during Covid-19 in 2020, but as an artist he sought solace in the arts.

Also inspired by the rising cases of mental illness and ever-increasing suicide rates in South Africa, the writer embarked on a mission to fight the enemies of mental health in the best way he could. know through writing and directing.

“We’ve added humor to the piece to distract from the seriousness of the problem, because we all know that laughter is powerful medicine, nothing works faster or more powerfully to bring your mind and body back into balance than ‘a good laugh,’ explained Maluleke.

“With so much healing and renewing power, the ability to laugh freely and regularly can be a great resource for overcoming problems, improving relationships, and maintaining physical and mental health,” he continued.

Vusimuzi Khoza, actor and hip-hop musician, stars as Amukelani Chauke, a salesman who loses his job. Instead of looking for another job, he focuses on his musical ambitions only to find that doesn’t suit him either.

He then drowns in melancholy and withdraws from society, hiding his parallel psychopathic ego from his family and friends while reveling in his hedonistic fantasies.

“Depression and post-traumatic stress disorder are some of the issues that affect many people across the country,” said Kaiser Kubheka, one of the program’s leaders.

“For our nation to heal and prosper beyond the expectations born of a generation of democracy, we must be on deck to educate and enlighten each other about mental health issues,” he added.

“The theatrical production Endzeni ka jele ra yena taught me that we need to show compassion for each other, improve our treatment of those who suffer from mental illnesses and realize that it is normal not to be well”, commented a member of the public.

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11/18/2022

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Things to do this weekend in Iowa City include the Dreamwell Play https://theatreuaf.org/things-to-do-this-weekend-in-iowa-city-include-the-dreamwell-play/ Tue, 15 Nov 2022 11:33:49 +0000 https://theatreuaf.org/things-to-do-this-weekend-in-iowa-city-include-the-dreamwell-play/ The bard and a local band are preparing people for two gripping — and very different — performances this weekend in Iowa City. Lose yourself in a world after the death of William Shakespeare with a new production from the Dreamwell Theatre, or hear the band from Iowa Surf Zombies at Elray’s Live and Dive […]]]>

The bard and a local band are preparing people for two gripping — and very different — performances this weekend in Iowa City.

Lose yourself in a world after the death of William Shakespeare with a new production from the Dreamwell Theatre, or hear the band from Iowa Surf Zombies at Elray’s Live and Dive on Friday.

There is also another holiday market in Coralville, perfect as the holidays approach.

Here are three things to do this weekend in Johnson County.

Dreamwell Theater presents ‘The Book of Will’ at the James Theater

Directed by Adrienne Miller,

Dreamwell Theater is bringing Lauren Gunderson’s “The Book of Will” to Iowa City this weekend, starting Thursday.

Directed by Adrienne Miller, “The Book of Will” follows two friends of William Shakespeare who are determined to piece together his First Folio, the collection of his plays that will be pondered for generations after Shakespeare’s death.

It’s a true story of friendship, humor and effort to preserve Shakespeare’s legacy.

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Williams Lake Studio Theater play Buying the Moose brings light and laughter https://theatreuaf.org/williams-lake-studio-theater-play-buying-the-moose-brings-light-and-laughter/ Wed, 09 Nov 2022 17:00:00 +0000 https://theatreuaf.org/williams-lake-studio-theater-play-buying-the-moose-brings-light-and-laughter/ I slipped just past the curtain, having missed the opening moments of Williams Lake Studio Theater’s new play Buying the Moose. Even though he didn’t catch the front rows, it was easy to assume the game was going well. The small audience of crew and fans at the dress rehearsal, unlike their small numbers, absolutely […]]]>

I slipped just past the curtain, having missed the opening moments of Williams Lake Studio Theater’s new play Buying the Moose.

Even though he didn’t catch the front rows, it was easy to assume the game was going well.

The small audience of crew and fans at the dress rehearsal, unlike their small numbers, absolutely filled the theater with laughter.

Within minutes I was laughing with the noisy audience while trying to focus on capturing photos of the actors on stage and trying to hold the camera steady in the dim light.

Buying the Moose is a lighthearted look at relationships and (mis)communication.

After two years of heavy news and with shorter days, Canadian comedy is a bright spark in the dark.

Two new cast members will be making their public debut when the play opens tonight, November 9, and they look set to go up the curtain.

“The growth they’ve shown from our debut to now is just phenomenal,” said director Brad Lawryk of actors Keegan Follack, who plays Betty, and Jakob Schwab, who plays Rob. “It was a real pleasure to work with them.”

After the November 7 dress rehearsal, Follack was excited to perform for the live audience.

“Oh my God, that was exhilarating,” she said. “I understand why people do it.”

Follack and fellow actress Megan Monds provided fantastic entertainment, their facial expressions speaking volumes as they played Betty and Cheryl, the wine-drinking friends who share their collective confusion over the behaviors of their male partners.

Lawryk, who is in his 13th year with the theater studio, chose the play because he wanted to direct a comedy so audiences could “come and sit and forget things for a few hours” and Buying the Moose delivers. .

Marriage-based humor is family-friendly, Lawryk said, and there are aspects that everyone who’s been in a relationship can relate to.

After a husband puts himself in a compromising situation, wife and husband seek solace with a friend and hidden secrets and gender stereotypes are the subject of some laughter.

The play will run for three weeks November 9-12, 16-19, and 23-26, 2022 with doors opening at 7 p.m. and curtain at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are available in advance via the website at: https://www.wlstudiotheatre.ca/ and at the door, while supplies last.

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Megan Monds, left, plays Cheryl and Keegan Follack plays Betty in the Williams Lake Studio Theater production of Buying the Moose which opens November 9, 2022. (Photo by Ruth Lloyd – Williams Lake Tribune)

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Jacob Schwab, left to right, as Rob, Keegan Follack as Betty, Megan Monds as Cheryl and Terry Lyons as Greg. (Photo by Ruth Lloyd – Williams Lake Tribune)

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A Miracle Theater play to benefit Ukrainian refugees in Prince George https://theatreuaf.org/a-miracle-theater-play-to-benefit-ukrainian-refugees-in-prince-george/ Thu, 03 Nov 2022 19:33:00 +0000 https://theatreuaf.org/a-miracle-theater-play-to-benefit-ukrainian-refugees-in-prince-george/ Proceeds from the production of the romantic comedy Dancing Lessons will recreate an endowment fund to support refugees in the city. Miracle Theatre’s seventh annual fundraising play will help support Ukrainian refugees resettling in Prince George. Director Ted Price and producer Anne Laughlin’s production of Mark St. Germain’s romantic comedy Dancing Lessons is set to […]]]>

Proceeds from the production of the romantic comedy Dancing Lessons will recreate an endowment fund to support refugees in the city.

Miracle Theatre’s seventh annual fundraising play will help support Ukrainian refugees resettling in Prince George.

Director Ted Price and producer Anne Laughlin’s production of Mark St. Germain’s romantic comedy Dancing Lessons is set to debut March 30. All proceeds from the show will be used to establish the Prince George Refugee and Hope Fund, which will be administered by the Prince George Community Foundation.

“We want to support the exceptional work of the Prince George Refugee Sponsorship Committee Share Hope support ukrainian refugees“, said Laughlin. “(And) we have a very high opinion of the Prince George Community Foundation. They are the reference when it comes to charities.

Swiss physician and researcher Peter Jüni, former chief director of Ontario’s COVID-19 Science Advisory Table, described Canada as “one of the world’s lifeboats,” Price said.

“Share Hope is one of the planks of this big lifeboat,” Price said.

Share Hope committee chair Eva Gillis said the group of volunteers had helped support 124 Ukrainian refugees who came to Prince George and knew of 77 others.

“Prince George is known to have a big heart,” Gillis said. “All the money to help Ukrainians. It is really necessary.

While the need remains, the fund will benefit the work of Prince George’s Share Hope committee, said Laughlin, who is a key part of the Prince George Group for Ukraine helping to support Ukrainians resettling in the city. When the need has passed, the fund will be used to support any group helping to provide shelter for people fleeing violence or disaster.

Miracle Theater productions have so far raised a total of $485,478 for a number of Prince George charities.

Even before the official announcement, this year’s production has already raised $10,000, Price said, noting the generosity of Canadian Tire Prince George owner Selen Alpay.

Additionally, two anonymous sponsors have agreed to match all donations of $250 or more, up to $6,000, he added.

“A LOT OF PLEASURE”

Dancing Lessons is about two lonely neighbors, who couldn’t be more different, Price said.

Ever is a brilliant but reclusive geoscientist. He asks his neighbor Senga, a Broadway dancer, to teach him how to dance before an awards banquet and to dance in his honor, Price said.

He is unaware that she had a car accident which made her wonder if she would ever dance again.

Although they had a rocky start, a friendship and ultimately a romance blossomed between the two, he said, with lots of laughs along the way.

“It’s just about bringing people together for a lot of fun,” Laughlin said.

Dance classes will take place March 30 through April 19 at Knox Performance Space, formerly Knox United Church, located at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Brunswick Street. Shows will be at 7:30 p.m. six nights a week Tuesday through Sunday, as well as matinees at 2 p.m. on weekends.

Tickets are $35 each and will be available in advance at Studio lounge, taking place this weekend at the CN Centre. Regular ticket sales will begin in January at Books and Company.

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Talented locals make Arts Center theater a success | Entertainment https://theatreuaf.org/talented-locals-make-arts-center-theater-a-success-entertainment/ Thu, 03 Nov 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://theatreuaf.org/talented-locals-make-arts-center-theater-a-success-entertainment/ Apartment 3A, a “sparkling adult romantic comedy from acclaimed actor Jeff Daniels,” was a leap of faith for Chris Dayett, director of performing arts at Marco Island Academy. Chris admitted “it was a big bite for him.” But he wanted to do something different since he mainly directs musicals and high school family content. Chris […]]]>

Apartment 3A, a “sparkling adult romantic comedy from acclaimed actor Jeff Daniels,” was a leap of faith for Chris Dayett, director of performing arts at Marco Island Academy. Chris admitted “it was a big bite for him.” But he wanted to do something different since he mainly directs musicals and high school family content.

Chris wanted to direct a more mature comedy piece for Arts Center Theater (ACT) and it turned out to be an amazing experience for everyone involved. Play contains adult content!

For Apartment 3A, Chris came out of acting retirement and made his stage debut in Florida with the support of close friends and ACT cast and staff members.

According to Chris, the dialogue in Apartment 3A is told through dialogue, nuanced directing, lighting, and props all happening at once. The challenge is being able to observe each character very carefully – which was a great teaching moment for his students.

Chris’ MIA Theater and Production Design and Marketing course was hands-on. The students performed script analysis in class, including creating some of the stage costumes and props for the show in collaboration with Jim Swanker during production meetings. MIA’s talented team also created some of the social media graphics that were featured on Marco’s Center for the Arts social media pages. They provided their unique comments after reading the piece.






Dal (Mike McNees), Elliot (Gregory Hayes), Annie (Jackie Weiner) and Donald (Chris Dayett).








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Apartment 3A receives applause and smiles from the audience.


According to Chris, the stage set is what they created. The students also wrote press releases, and you’ll see their smiling faces greet viewers as they check in and lead them to their seats for the first two productions of the season. They will also help with the loading of Apartment 3A and in the upcoming play, The Odd Couple scheduled for November 30.

The Apartment 3A cast includes:

Jackie Weiner plays Annie, a new tenant in apartment 3A. Jackie is a television personality who “cares too much” and is caught between two guys. She is also in charge of a live telethon for public television to “keep Big Bird alive”.

Gregory Hayes plays Elliot, Annie’s co-worker “who carries a torch” for her.

Chris Dayett is Donald, an “annoying neighbor across the hall” who “became interested” in Annie.

Mike McNees is owner Dal, who describes apartment 3A as the best apartment in a “not so nice part of town”.

Corey Lewis is Tony who never appears on stage but instead is the voice of the broadcast producer.

What can viewers expect when they see the show? Annie, the new tenant of Apartment 3A, thinks she’s caught between two guys and the plot thickens. The play is definitely a romantic comedy with lots of banter, puns, and sprinklings of pixie dust.







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MIA students, along with principal Melissa Scott (center) and cast members Jackie Weiner, Gregory Hayes, Chris Dayett and Mike McNees.


According to Hyla Crane, executive director of the Marco Island Center for the Art, “being present with living, breathing people is important to the art of acting and to the human spirit.”

Don’t miss this experience with a group of very talented people that you know personally on Marco Island – like our City Manager, Mike McNees, who is so perfect as an owner! I’m sure you met Jackie Weiner at Bargain Basket. The talented Chris Dayett is the Director of Performing Arts at Marco Island Academy and we met several of his students. Gregory Hayes is a new transplant to Naples and has been involved in theater his entire life and hopes to be a long-term fixture at ACT. Corey Lewis spent his first 18 years in commercial television and most recently began his tenure at WGCU in May 2021.

Apartment 3A runs until November 13 – to purchase a ticket, please visit: www.marcoislandart.org.

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Theater play “Esaretten Özgürlüğe” staged at EMU https://theatreuaf.org/theater-play-esaretten-ozgurluge-staged-at-emu/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 19:22:00 +0000 https://theatreuaf.org/theater-play-esaretten-ozgurluge-staged-at-emu/ As part of the Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Art Days, the play titled “Esaretten Özgürlüğe” (From Captivity to Freedom) featuring Turkish Cypriot theater artist Hüseyin Köroğlu and Şenay Saçbüker is presented at the Rauf Raif Denktaş Culture and Convention Center on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. Yılım Ceceoğlu accompanied Hüseyin Köroğlu and Şenay […]]]>

As part of the Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Art Days, the play titled “Esaretten Özgürlüğe” (From Captivity to Freedom) featuring Turkish Cypriot theater artist Hüseyin Köroğlu and Şenay Saçbüker is presented at the Rauf Raif Denktaş Culture and Convention Center on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. Yılım Ceceoğlu accompanied Hüseyin Köroğlu and Şenay Saçbüker with a piano performance during the play.

President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) Ersin Tatar, Members of the CTP of Parliament Teberrüken Uluçay and Şifa Çolakoğlu, EMU Board Member Anıl Kaya, EMU Vice Rector for Social Affairs and cultural Prof. Dr. Deniz İşçioğlu, scholars, students and theater goers participated in the event which received great audience participation.

The play written by the AŞHK Theater and directed by Hüseyin Köroğlu depicted the conditions in which the historical period that ended with the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey was lived and how these lands were entrusted to us. The play tells how people, under the leadership of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, escaped from captivity and attained freedom by writing epics. A magnificent journey was brought to life on stage with songs, folksongs, marches, letters from the front, poems from Nazim Hikmet’s Kuvayi Milliye Epic and moments from Nutuk.

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“We will follow in the footsteps of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk”

Giving a speech at the end of the play, theater artist Hüseyin Köroğlu evoked the memories of the Turkish Cypriot people during the Turkish War of Independence. Köroğlu said that after announcing that the theater troupe named Turkish Istiklal Kumpanyası would give performances during the said period, help started coming in from all parts of Cyprus. Köroğlu noted that as a Turkish Cypriot, Turkish Cypriot support for the War of Independence with performances and plays is extremely impressive, and pointed out that Turkish Cypriots have followed in the footsteps of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk ever since. the day they existed and will continue to continue to do so.

“The Republic is Virtue, Independence and Sovereignty”

Teacher. Dr. İşçioğlu thanked the AŞHK Theater and the esteemed artists and presented them with plaques and bouquets. Then TRNC Chairman Tatar thanked Hüseyin Köroğlu and AŞHK Theater for their performance and said; “The republic is virtue, independence and sovereignty. A hundred years ago, Turkish Cypriots always looked to Anatolia, looked at Mustafa Kemal, were inspired by him and were able to win freedom in these lands”. Tatar wished everyone a Happy Republic Day on October 29 and presented souvenirs at the AŞHK Theater. The play ended with the whole audience singing the “10. Yıl Marşı” (10th year March).

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Foster City’s Hillbarn Theater plays a winner | Local News https://theatreuaf.org/foster-citys-hillbarn-theater-plays-a-winner-local-news/ Sat, 22 Oct 2022 12:15:00 +0000 https://theatreuaf.org/foster-citys-hillbarn-theater-plays-a-winner-local-news/ Racism permeates both acts of Bruce Norris’ “Clybourne Park,” presented by Hillbarn Theatre. In both acts, the sale of a house in Chicago’s fictional Clybourne Park neighborhood is at issue. Set in 1959, the first act is considered a successor to Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun,” which ends with a black family deciding […]]]>

Racism permeates both acts of Bruce Norris’ “Clybourne Park,” presented by Hillbarn Theatre.

In both acts, the sale of a house in Chicago’s fictional Clybourne Park neighborhood is at issue.

Set in 1959, the first act is considered a successor to Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun,” which ends with a black family deciding to move to a white neighborhood.

In “Clybourne Park”, the house is owned by a white couple, Russ (Ron Dritz) and Bev (Mary Lou Torre). They don’t know they sold it to a black family until a friend, Karl (Scott Reardon), joined by his deaf wife, Betsy (Caitlin Gjerdrum), tells them.

Karl tries to talk them out of it, hinting at first, then becoming more direct. He is supported by another friend, Jim (Steve Allhoff), a minister.

Most of this is silently witnessed by the couple’s maid, Francine (Anju Hyppolite), and her husband, Albert (Ron Chapman).

Still grieving the tragic deaths of his and Bev’s son, a Korean War veteran, Russ is undeterred in his determination to sell the house and rudely tells visitors to leave.

Act 2 is set 50 years later in 2009. At this time, the house is a repairman in what has become a black neighborhood.

A white couple, Steve (Reardon) and Lindsey (Gjerdrum), want to tear it down and build a much bigger one. These plans are opposed by a neighborhood group led by Lena (Hyppolite) and Kevin (Chapman). It is said that the large new house would alter the charm of the neighborhood. Basically, they fear gentrification.

The two parties, each represented by a lawyer (Torre and Allhoff), meet at home to try to resolve their differences. An entrepreneur (Dritz) occasionally pops in.

Although laced with humor, Act 1 contains some foul language, but Act 2 takes things a step further with tasteless and offensive jokes. Therefore, this piece is recommended for mature audiences only.

Directed by Phaedra Tillery-Boughton, the seven actors do an outstanding job of creating characters with distinct ways of speaking, acting and reacting that can be natural, likable or annoying, depending on the circumstances.

Eric Olson’s setting makes a more modest transition between the two acts than the transition seen in other local productions, which depicted the house totally ransacked in Act 2.

The theater lobby has a few small signs with 1959 prices such as 25 cents a gallon for gas and $3,000 for a Pontiac.

Consultant Pam Lampkin’s costumes and Jenny Maupin’s wigs and hairstyles accurately depict the changes over 5 decades.

Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play, this thought-provoking play shows that despite changes in outward appearance, racism and class differences are still relevant.

Running approximately 2.5 hours with an intermission, “Clybourne Park” will run through October 30 at the Hillbarn Theater, 1285 E. Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City.

For tickets and information, call (650) 349-6411 or visit hillbarntheatre.org.

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Theater troupes win prizes for one-act play, YouthFEST weekend | Article https://theatreuaf.org/theater-troupes-win-prizes-for-one-act-play-youthfest-weekend-article/ Thu, 20 Oct 2022 08:18:06 +0000 https://theatreuaf.org/theater-troupes-win-prizes-for-one-act-play-youthfest-weekend-article/ SEMBACH, Germany – Theater programs from U.S. Army Garrisons Ansbach and Wiesbaden won top prizes Oct. 9 at the 27th One-Act Play Festival and YouthFEST ’22. Led by Installation Management Command Europe’s G9 Army Entertainment, the event brought together community theaters from across Europe at USAG Ansbach’s Terrace Playhouse. A panel of professional referees selected […]]]>

SEMBACH, Germany – Theater programs from U.S. Army Garrisons Ansbach and Wiesbaden won top prizes Oct. 9 at the 27th One-Act Play Festival and YouthFEST ’22.

Led by Installation Management Command Europe’s G9 Army Entertainment, the event brought together community theaters from across Europe at USAG Ansbach’s Terrace Playhouse.

A panel of professional referees selected the USAG Ansbach Terrace Playhouse the youth production of DM Larson’s “Death Takes the Train” as an Outstanding YouthFEST Show. USAG Wiesbaden’s Amelia Earhart Playhouse the one-act play, “Medea” by Christopher Durang, was named best one-act play.











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Both Garrison Theater programs will have the opportunity to represent the U.S. Army and Army Entertainment at the 2023 American Association of Community Theater National Play Festival and Youth Festival, to be held in June 2023, in Louisville, Kentucky.

“US Army Entertainment Programs, as AACT Region X, have participated in the National Festival since 1997,” said Dane Winters, IMCOM Europe Entertainment Program Manager. “Our shows have consistently done very well at national festivals, winning multiple awards and bringing our program great national attention.”

It was the first time that the festival took place in the municipality of Ansbach. Ansbach and the theater staff did a terrific job hosting the festival, Winters said.

Victoria Hanrahan, Director of Ansbach Entertainment, appreciated the opportunity to host the annual event. “It was great to show off our facilities, our program and our garrison,” she said.

USAG Ansbach’s senior senior military enlisted leader, 1st Sgt. Maurice S. Hendrixson, sold out on October 7. “It is a real pleasure to host this annual event in our garrison,” he said.

Army entertainment programs from Vicenza, Stuttgart, Wiesbaden, Kaiserslautern, SHAPE and Ansbach took part in the festival, as well as an Air Force theater group from Ramstein.

The festival featured seven one-act plays in a one-act competition and two youth productions as part of YouthFEST ’22.

“YouthFEST productions are shows selected, produced, directed and performed by youth 18 and under in our military communities,” Winters said.

The weekend also included a stand-up competition and 14 theatrical skills workshops, including stage combat, acting, singing, auditioning, dancing and others.

Since 1995, Army Europe Entertainment has produced this festival every year on Columbus Day weekend.

“We are producing the festival to first recognize and honor outstanding theatrical achievement in U.S. Army entertainment programs throughout Europe,” Winters said. “There is really remarkable theater in the programs.

The festival’s educational opportunities are designed to enhance the resilience and preparedness of soldiers, civilians, and family members in our community.

“Workshops and feedback from professional theater artists help them hone and develop their personal and personal skills while working with program participants from across Europe,” Winters said. “The festival is also a way for us to thank the many community members who donate thousands of hours of volunteer time to organize live theater events in their communities.

The festival ended with a surprise-filled awards show on Sunday at the Von Steuben Community Center.

USAG Ansbach Commander Col. Aaron B. Dixon greeted the crowd and helped present prizes.

IMCOM Europe Command Sgt. Major Christopher D. Truchon, also welcomed attendees and thanked Dixon for hosting the historic festival.

“This festival is part of the rich tradition of army shows,” said Truchon. “Our military communities are better places to live because of the opportunities our Army entertainment programs provide to soldiers, civilians, retirees and their families.”

The crowd was also greeted by a surprise appearance from multiple Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda.

In a pre-recorded video, Miranda thanked Army Entertainment staff for supporting their garrison communities. He also had a special message for the young people at the festival.

“Theatre and performance are extremely important for young people. It was for me,” he said. “I’m thrilled that Army Entertainment organized YouthFEST for the kids to hone their skills and show off their talents while having fun together. Along the way, they’re strengthening trust; learning to work together; helping each other; and hopefully realizing that they are special and unique. Because they are!”




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IMCOM Entertainment Program Manager Dane Winters accepts the American Association of Community Theater Spotlight Award from AACT Executive Director Quiana Clark-Roland. Also pictured is Ron Ziegler, international
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“This honor is in recognition not only of the staff’s support of their communities,” said Clark-Roland, “but also of their dedication to exceptional and innovative international theater.”
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The cast of KMC Onstage perform David Shaar’s “The Yellow Boat” during the One-Act Play Festival October 7-9 at USAG Ansbach.
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At the awards ceremony, US Army IMCOM Europe Entertainment was presented with an AACT National Spotlight Award by AACT Executive Director Quiana Clark-Roland.

“This honor is in recognition not only of the staff’s support of their communities,” said Clark-Roland, “but also of their dedication to exceptional and innovative international theater.”

Full festival information, award results and official photos can be found at: US Army IMCOM Europe Entertainment One Act Play Festival and YouthFEST ’22.

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Tickets Go On Sale For The Gaslight Theater’s Fall Play | Lavaca https://theatreuaf.org/tickets-go-on-sale-for-the-gaslight-theaters-fall-play-lavaca/ Fri, 07 Oct 2022 21:00:00 +0000 https://theatreuaf.org/tickets-go-on-sale-for-the-gaslight-theaters-fall-play-lavaca/ The Shiner Gaslight Dinner Theater’s fall production, “Paradise Lost and Found,” will premiere the first three weekends of November. Directed by Bill Matthys, the play is a wholesome comedy about Paradise Bus Company employees and their troubles coping with crazy misunderstandings and confusing events in the lost and found department, according to a press release […]]]>

The Shiner Gaslight Dinner Theater’s fall production, “Paradise Lost and Found,” will premiere the first three weekends of November.

Directed by Bill Matthys, the play is a wholesome comedy about Paradise Bus Company employees and their troubles coping with crazy misunderstandings and confusing events in the lost and found department, according to a press release from the theater.

The show was scheduled to take place in March 2020, but the Gaslight was closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cast and crew members include Cuero’s Bill Matthys and Luke Maier; Gabe and Jodi Adamek, Tatum Carson and Terri Dieringer, of Yoakum; Steve and Sarah Liberti and Jason Conley, of Gonzales; Elaine Berkovsky, Darcy Hermes and Krystal Chavez of Shiner; Erika and Briana Baker and Anna Neskora of Moulton; and Janet Spies, of Hallettsville.

Performances on Friday, Saturday and Sunday will take place from November 4 to 6, from November 11 to 13, from November 18 to 20. A performance on Wednesday is November 9. All are in the evening except Sundays, which are matinees.

Regular tickets go on sale October 17. Call 361-594-2079 between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays. All tickets must be reserved in advance. No children under the age of 4 will be admitted.

For more information log on to www.shinergaslight.org and like us on Facebook.

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