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12 ANGRY MEN
Directed by Jackie McDonald
June 8 - 17, 2018
Script by Reginald Rose
12 Angry Men, written my Reginald Rose, premiered onstage in 2004, 50 years after the teleplay first aired on CBS. Adapted for the silver screen in 1957, winning critical acclaim and three Academy Award nominations, 12 Angry Men did not become a classic until it was aired on broadcast television. Winner of the 2004 Drama Desk Award for Best Revival of a Play, and 2005 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play.
The Jurors are entering the Jury Room to deliberate the fate of a young man who could face the death penalty. While eleven of the Jurors are convinced of the accused guilt, Juror Number 8 has some reservations, and he believes, reasonable doubt. Rose’s examination of the jury system, the pressure of the need for a unanimous vote, and the different levels of commitment of each of the jurors to their task, gives us a glimpse of stain the 12 men face in coming to their final vote. As the jurors deliberate, argue, and investigate the evidence, they are forced to investigate the reasons behind their rush to judgement, and the prejudice that they each have brought with them to the table.
Foreman - Chris L'Hommedieu Juror 2 - Paul Menezes Juror 3 - Cory King Juror 4 - Bill Myers Juror 5 - Dan Burgess Juror 6 - Sean Wallace Juror 7 - Jason Pelletier Juror 8 - John Blanchette Juror 9 - Phil Vampatella Juror 10 - Dan Kane Juror 11 - Donald Libby Juror 12 - David Moyse Guard - Jim Mckinley
Community Little Theatre (Auburn) is pleased to announce the cast and crew of the first production of their 78th Season, ‘Sister Act.’ Based on the hit 1992 film, ‘Sister Act’ is an uplifting musical comedy that is certain to have audiences rejoicing in their seats, and dancing in the aisles! When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she will not be found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, and under the suspicious watch of the uptight Mother Superior, Deloris uses her unique disco moves and singing talent to help her fellow sisters find their voices, while unexpectedly rediscovering her own. ‘Sister Act’ features original music by Tony and Academy Award Winner Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors), lyrics by Grammy Award Winner Glenn Slater, and a book by Cheri Steinkellner, Bill Steinkellner, and Douglas Carter Beane.
Under the leadership of Director and Choreographer Adam P. Blais, the cast of characters include Kay Warren (Deloris Van Cartier), Kristen Thomas (Mother Superior), Jacob Sutherland (Lt. Eddie Souther), Mel Bills (Sr. Mary Robert), Jordan Payne Hay (Sr. Mary Patrick), Lucy Poland (Sr. Mary Lazarus), Dan Kane (Curtis), Aaron Louque (TJ), Brandon Chaloux (Joey), Mason Lagasse (Pablo), and Cory King (Monsignor O’Hara). Additional roles will be played by Josie French, Karen Dall, Karianna Merrill, Karen Lipovsky, Kim Verville, Nicole Chase, Lacey Moyse, Olivia Dubois, Mackenzie Richard, Louise McClure, Ann-Marie Caron, Jacob Morin, Zachary Morin, Maxwell Draper, and John Lipovsky.
In addition to Blais, who will also serve as Scenic Designer, the production team is comprised of Rebecca Caron (Musical Director), Brandon Chaloux (Asst. Director), Sarah Wing (Stage Manager), Kay Warren (Producer), Ellen Hodgkin (Costume Design), Richard Martin (Lighting Design), Tom Anderson (Sound Design). They will be assisted by Jessica Henson (Scenic Charge), Sophie Wood (Production Assistant), and Zachary Gagne (Lighting Assistant).
‘Sister Act’ begins performances on Friday, October 20th and runs through Sunday, October 28th. All performances will take place at Community Little Theatre, 30 Academy Street, Auburn. Tickets range from $12-$18, and may be purchased online at www.laclt.com or by calling 207-783-0958.
Prelude to a Kiss by Craig Lucas tells the story of a couple that simply falls in love: the young man is idealistic and romantic; the young woman is a bit wild and unpredictable. Immediately after Peter and Rita have exchanged wedding vows, an unknown elderly man asks to kiss the bride. As he does, something supernatural passes between them and Peter soon discovers that his wife’s soul now inhabits the body of the old man, and vice versa. Back from the honeymoon he realizes he must find the old man and determine his reason, and try to switch them back.
Though it may sound like the plot of a teen rom-com, Prelude To A Kiss is a romance about falling in love, marriage, and what happens when the person you married changes, either through age, appearance or illness. Written in the late 80’s it was considered to be an allegory about the AIDS epidemic. Alec Baldwin and Meg Ryan starred in the movie adaptation, also written by Craig Lucas. Lucas is also known for writing such other highly romantic shows as The Light In The Piazza and Amèlie, as well as author and screenwriter for the movies Reckless and Longtime Companion.
The Production Team for Prelude to a Kiss is led by Director Eileen Messina. Britny Anderson will serve in the role of Producer. Asstant Director and Stage Manager will be Dan Kane.
The highly skilled team of hard working volunteers rounding out the production team include:
Richard Martin - Lighting Design
Zach Gagne -Lighting Asst. and Light Board Operator
Britny Anderson - Sound Design
Maureen Brann - Sound Design Asst. and Sound Board Operator
Eileen Messina – Costumes
Sophie Messina – Prompter and Properties
Celeste Philippon – Program and Publicity
Rebecca Cole – Photography
Dane Kane – Set Construction
Auditions were held and the Directorial Staff is thrilled to reveal their cast!
Peter - Ryan Adair
Rita - Michelle Martin
Old Man - Mark Hazard
Taylor - Christopher Hodgkin
Dr. Boyle - David Marshall
Mrs. Boyle - Shirley Bernier
Uncle Fred - James McKinley
Aunt Dorothy - Kathy Demers
Leah - Tracy Draper
the Minister - Mitch Thomas
Production dates are June 9 – June 18. Get your tickets HERE!