And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little
by Paul Zindel-runs from March 7, 2018 to March 18, 2018.
Their father having deserted them in their childhood, the three Reardon sisters have grown up in a house of women, dominated by their mother, who is only recently dead. But time has erased the tender closeness of girlhood; one sister has married and cut herself off; another has begun to drink more than she should; and the third, after a scandalous incident at the school where she teaches, is on the brink of madness. When the married sister comes to dinner to press the need for committing her sibling to an institution, the simmering resentments of many years burst alive and are exacerbated by the intrusion of a well-meaning but boorish neighbor couple, whose unexpected arrival impels the action towards its shattering conclusion—in which all the pathos, humor and searing honesty of the play combine with overwhelming effect.
A brilliant Broadway success, this biting, touching and often wildly funny play probes deeply into the tortured relationship of three sisters whose lives have reached a point of crisis. “In Paul Zindel we seem to have that rarity—a playwright who can write intelligent, sensitive, entertaining plays for a wide public.” —Newsweek. “It is funny and fierce and, well, absolutely extraordinary.” —Boston Globe. “…he has created three parts that most actresses would trade their souls to play.” —Hollywood Reporter.
Performances are at 8 pm, Wednesday through Saturday and 2 pm matinee on Sunday’s. Tickets are $14 for adults or $12 for military/senior/students (sales tax included). Call for reservations 316-686-1282.
Wichita Community Theatre is located at 258 N. Fountain, Wichita, KS.
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Auditions for “Ripcord” by David Lindsay-Abaire
Ripcord Auditions April 14 &15, 2018, 2:00-5:00 PM
Located at Wichita Community Theatre.
A sunny room on an upper floor is prime real estate in the Bristol Place Senior LivingFacility, so when the cantankerous Abby is forced to share her quarters with new-arrival Marilyn, she has no choice but to get rid of the infuriatingly chipper woman by any means necessary. A seemingly harmless bet between the old women quickly escalates into a dangerous game of one-upmanship that reveals not just the tenacity of these worthy opponents, but also deeper truths that each would rather remain hidden.
2 females 60-89 years old
1 female 30-49
2 males 30-49
1 male 20-39 years old
Directed by Mark Schuster
Production runs June 6-17th, 2018
Our Next Production...
SILENT SKY By Lauren Gunderson
Show runs- April 18 – 29, 2018
Auditions: February 17 & 18, 2018
The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications; Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.
Director: Mary Lou Phipps-Winfrey
Henrietta Leavitt - Miranda Windholz
Margaret Leavitt - Alyson Acklin
Peter Shaw - Jered Becker
Annie Cannon - Terry Gentry
Willaminia Flemming - Jerusha Lofland
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