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Next Up at Playcrafters
Grandpa Vanderhof presides over a hilarious family
of would-be artists, dancers, writers, and firecracker
makers. Granddaughter Alice is proposed to by the
boss’ son. When the Kirbys arrive for dinner on the
wrong night…well, side-splitting humor ensues.
April 19, 20, 21, 27, 28, 29*, May 3, 4, 5
Performances Nov 9, 10, 11, 17, 18, 19*, 30, Dec 1, 2
*Designates a 3 p.m. Matinee. Curtain for all other performances is 8 p.m
AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD ON FEBRUARY 6 at 8:30 p.m. and February 10 at 1:00 p.m. at Playcrafters.
Director: Arnie Finkel
This is the ultimate ensemble show. Auditions will be from cold readings from the script. Auditions will be at Playcrafters Theatre, 2011 Store Road, Skippack, PA. Anyone wishing further info can call Director Arnold Finkel at 610-454-0278.
A summary of the Plot can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/h35gdun
PENELOPE VANDERHOF SYCAMORE early 50’s gentle, homey, really into her various hobbies.
ESSIE CARMICHAEL about 29. Studying ballet, pixie-like never stops dancing
RHEBA 30-40 African American really runs the house, loves the family
PAUL SYCAMORE MID 50’S Penelope’s husband, mild mannered, quiet, charming, has multiple interests
MR.DE PINNA 40-50 bald, paunchy diffident-serious manner,could have Italian accent
ED CARMICHAEL Mid 30’s, Essie’s husband, musician, printer plays xylophone, very trusting but not terribly smart
DONALD 30-40 African American –Rheba’s boyfriend, is on welfare
GRANDPA VANDERHOF about 75 –doesn’t look it. The years have treated him kindly, very much alive, made his peace with the world many years before
ALICE SYCAMORE Penelope and Paul’s youngest daughter. Fresh young about 22 She is in daily contact with the rest of the world. Loves her family deeply. In love with her boss’s son Tony
WALTER C HENDERSON 50’s cameo part (doubles with chief G Man) easily frustrated government worker IRS agent
TONY KIRBY Personable young man (29-30) well educated, deeply in love with Alice.
KOLENKHOV 40-45 Very Russian Ballet master athletic in good shape could have a bushy beard.
GAY WELLINTON 40-45 Cameo part Drunk sings but not very well.
MR. KIRBY Alice’s boss and Tony’s father. Late 50s. stiff upper class. Tightly wound.
MRS. KIRBY 50s Tony’s mother. Society dame. Easily flustered, believes in spiritualism.
Man 2 and man 3 Gmen very few lines. Tough guys
GRAND DUTCHESS OLGA KATERINA 50s Cameo part. Failed royalty but once a noble creature. Once a Grand Dutchess always a Grand Dutchess but at heart a good old dame.
Suki is directing The Taming of the Shrew by Shakespeare as a benefit for Playcrafters at Playcrafters; March 8-11, 2018.
The show has been cast. Proceeds will be earmarked for the Capital Improvements Fund.
Baptista Minola - Scott Grande
Katherine Minola - Rebecca Shimer
Bianca Minola - Emma Majewski
Petruchio - Brian Campbell
Gremio - Laura Owens Shapella
Hortensia - Dan Wentzel
Lucentio - Gryphon Faulkner
Vincentia - Kirk Paul
Tranio - Ruby Faulkner
Biondello - Dani Rose
A Merchant - Christopher Bryan McBreen
Grumio - Ann Kashishian
Curtis & Widow- Laura Cohn
Haberdasher/Tailor - Brian Viksne
Officer/Servant/Crew - Stefanie Carey Nicolosi
Volunteers for Barn Staff
Playcrafters is seeking Barn Staff (Hospitality, Ushering, etc.) for the 2017 Season. This is a great opportunity to see shows for free! You can sign up for the entire Season HERE
Playcrafters is always looking for actors and actresses to join us for upcoming productions. Audition information can be found on our audition page.
Season Subscriptions are available for the full 2017 season! Season subscriptions offer 30% off the price of individual tickets.