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Contact: Becky Bly
Seneca Community Players
SCP seeks actors for Arthur Miller’s “The Ride Down Mt. Morgan”
SENECA FALLS, NY, September 6, 2016 ——- Seneca Community Players will be holding open auditions for their next production The Ride Down Mt. Morgan, by Arthur Miller, on Sunday, September 18th from 6-9 p.m. at 115 Fall Street, lower level, Seneca Falls, NY.
The Ride Down Mt. Morgan, which is scheduled for October 28-30 and November 4-6, 2016, at the Delavan Theater, NY Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls,
is one of Arthur Miller’s final plays.
The play’s setting is in an Elmira, New York hospital, following a serious car accident involving the central character, Lyman Felt. Lyman is a wealthy insurance agent who, for nine years, has maintained a double life; one in New York City, with his wife for 32 years, Theodora; the other in Elmira with his other wife, Leah, whom he secretly married nine years before the accident. Lyman has an adult daughter, Bessie, with Theodora, and an eight-year old son, Benny, with Leah. When Lyman is hospitalized following his car crash, both wives are somehow notified, show up at the hospital, and discover that their husband is a bigamist. The route to this crisis is shown through the use of flashbacks, alternating with Lyman’s eventually futile attempts to explain and justify his actions.
The roles for 3 men and 3 women are as follows:
Lyman Felt– early 60’s at the time of the play– a fit man for his age; a combination of passionate poet and savvy businessman who exudes charm, energy, and creativity; both emotional and intellectual, with a strong sexual instinct despite his age.
Theodora Felt– early 60’s– sophisticated, intellectual, reserved and conservative in contrast to Lyman’s exuberance.
Leah Felt– early to mid-30’s– earthy, passionate, sexy; business school education, but without the Ivy League education and sophistication that Lyman and Theo share.
Bessie– Lyman and Theo’s daughter, late 20’s to early 30’s– a pampered child of high society, emotional; varying between her intense love for both parents in the flashback scenes, to unforgiving hatred of Lyman when his duplicity is discovered.
Tom Wilson– late 50’s to early 60’s– Lyman’s longtime friend and lawyer– Quaker– compassionate, but confused and horrified by the discovery of Lyman’s secret life– torn by his deep affection for both Theo and Lyman after that discovery; the moral conscience of the play.
Nurse Logan– black female, 30’s to 40’s– humorous, practical, calm and practical; mildly amused by the confusion surrounding Lyman, and the only character who does not condemn him outright.
Auditioners are invited to use the rear door on the canal side of the building. Actors will read from the script and should bring a list of any scheduling conflicts they may have.
For more information or a preview of the script, contact the director, Jamie Bruno: firstname.lastname@example.org; or call 315-406-7435.
Seneca Community Players is one of NY’s oldest continually running Community Theatre organizations. A member of TANYS, Theatre Association of New York State, you can visit them at www.senecacommunityplayers.org.
Purchase your Willy Wonka tickets HERE!
Our Willy Wonka Crew!
Deb Bly. – Director
Deanne Balcer – Musical Director/pit Conductor
Susie Cornett – Choreographer
MaryAnn Saylor – Rehearsal Accompanist
Jared Pratt – Willy Wonka
Amy Babiarz – Charlie Bucket
Stephen Beals – Grandpa Joe
Karen Beals – Grandma Josephine
Eric Johnson – Grandpa George
Kathy Hadley – Mrs. Bucket
Michel Hawker – Mr. Bucket
Michelle Fancett – Grandma Georgina
Dan Papperman – Candy Man
Charlie Manaseri – Phineous Trout
Steve Mitchell – Augustus Gloop
Mildred Phillips-Espana – Mrs. Gloop
Bobby-Jo Bly-Owens- Violet Beauregarde
Lorne Fancett – Mr. Beauregard
Maria Coleman – Veruca Salt
Tim Hoster – Mr. Salt
Juan Espana – Mike Teavee
Kathy Kirkland – Ms. Teavee
Alexa Mitchell – Cook
Jazmyne Mitchell – Cook
Airi Mitchell – Cook
Camille Johnson – Town Folk/Cook
Madison Barrows – Town Folk
Brittany Barrows – Town Folk
LaurieAnne Hilton – Town Folk
Zac Hilton – Town Folk
McKenzie O’Donnell – Squirrel
Natasha Kolsin – Squirrel
Emily Hoster – Squirrel
Mya Wurster – Squirrel
Delaney Wilson – Oompa-Loompa
Ryan Herman – Oompa-Loompa
Julia Thomas – Oompa-Loompa
Anna Olsowske – Oompa-Loompa
Rachel Olsowske – Oompa-Loompa
Eden Prayne – Oompa-Loompa
Vicki Porter – Oboe
Annie Bachman – Piano
Eric Koepke – Bass
Lorraine Jones – Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
Jeff Stempien – Trumpet
David Balcer – Horn
Kevin Goodman – Drum Set, Percussion
Join us for our biggest fundraising event of the year!
Seneca Community Players Auction Theatre!
Friday, May 13th
Seneca Falls Elks Lodge
Doors open 6:30 pm – Auction begins 7pm
Click here for more information.
SENECA COMMUNITY PLAYERS
TO AUCTION OFF ROLES FOR WILLY WONKA!
Seneca Falls, NY, April 28, 2016 ——On Friday, May 13th, 2016, Seneca Community Players will give away every role for their summer musical production Willy Wonka to the highest bidder during the “Willy Wonka Auction” at the Seneca Falls Elks Club on Bayard Street. Doors open at 6:30p and the auction will begin at 7p.
“This is an unique opportunity to build community interest in theater and involve those who have always wanted to be on stage without the fear of auditioning”, Susie Cornett, the Auction Chairperson said, “It also gives families and friends the opportunity to do something fun together!”
All roles will be bid on by silent auction with the highest bidder securing their role. If bids go beyond a certain point they will be moved to a live auction. Sponsor sheets are available to help boost opening bids and can be found at www.senecacommunityplayers.org or WomanMade Products, 91 Fall St. Seneca Falls.
In addition, up for auction will be many baskets, goods and services that have been donated by local businesses and individuals.
Willy Wonka is scheduled for July 15-17th at the Delavan Theater at the NYS Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls. The show’s director is Deb Bly and the musical director is Deane Balcer. Adults of all ages and children currently enrolled in 5th grade and higher are encouraged to come out for this unique opportunity to perform in this much loved musical.
All money raised will support SCP’s mission to foster, arouse, and help broaden the interest, availability, and appreciation of the theatre arts in Seneca and the surrounding counties. The Elks Club will also be hosting a fish and steak dinner prior to the auction that same night for $10-$15 and dinner reservations are recommended. Doors for the dinner will open at 5:30p.
For more information on SCP and the auction, visit SCP’s Facebook page – “Seneca Community Players Auction Theatre” and www.senecacommunityplayers.org