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Ohio Premiere!

The Outgoing Tide

by Bruce Graham
Directed by James F. Petsche
Produced by Kirsten Peninger
Stage Manager: Stephen Moore

Oct. 23 & 24, 2015 at 8:00pm
Oct. 30 & 31, 2015 at 8:00pm
Nov. 6 & 7, 2015 at 8:00pm
Nov. 1 & 8, 2015 at 2:00pm

Sean Brinker, Dave Morgan, & Eve Nordyke

In a cottage on Chesapeake Bay, an aging and ailing man hatches an unorthodox plan to secure his family's future but meets with resistance from his wife and son, who have plans of their own. An Ohio premiere.

Recommended for ages 13 and above.

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'5 & Dime' Script Review, Tryouts Set

Curtain Players reminds actors of dates and times for the script review session and auditions for its February 5-21 staging of Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean. The Curtain Players production is a 40th anniversary revival of the Ed Graczyk play. The drama had its world premiere in Columbus, before advancing to Broadway and Hollywood.

The script review session is scheduled for Thursday November 5. Auditions follow on Sunday November 15.

That November 5 script review session begins at 6:30 PM at the playhouse, 5691 Harlem Road, Galena. Curtain Players offers a script review for each of its productions. The event is an opportunity for actors to become acquainted with the community theatre organization, to review the script, to discuss the play with the director, and to ask questions about the audition process, rehearsal period, and production plans. Those interested in working behind the scenes are also invited to attend to learn more about the project.

There is only one night of auditions, Sunday November 15 at the playhouse. Registration is at 6:30 PM with tryouts to start at 7 o’clock. Actors may download an audition form in advance by clicking here. Actors are not asked to prepare monologues but should be ready to read from the script. Resumes and head shots are helpful.

Alternate audition dates may be requested by e-mailing production@curtainplayers.org before Sunday November 1.

Mark Blessing directs 5 & Dime. Blessing is a longtime Curtain Player. His recent credits include design and construction of the Cat on a Hot Tin Roof set earlier this year. He directed Jekyll and Hyde in 2012 and Steel Magnolias in 2008.

Synopsis: A group of women reunite for a meeting of their James Dean fan club, trading memories and memorabilia of the famous screen star to compensate for their own unhappy lives. The play is set in 1975 — 20 years after Dean filmed Giant in the small Texas town that is the play’s setting – with flashbacks to 1955.

5 & Dime has roles for one woman in her late 50s, five women in their late 30s, two women in their late teens, and one man in his late teens.

Scripts are available for perusal at the script review session. Scripts for all Curtain Players productions this season – including Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean – are available for loan from the Westerville Public Library.