June 2 OCTA Tix Available for Advance Order

Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 11:48am

The Ohio Community Theatre Association Central Region Festival is Saturday June 2 in Kenyon College’s The Hill Theatre, 203 College Park Street, in Gambier.

Curtain Players is among seven OCTA-member stage companies in the Central Region participating in the daylong event, staging of an excerpt from this season’s opener, Wendy Darling.

The festival is open to the public. Visit the OCTA website – click here – for a downloadable advance ticket order form. Registration is $15 if the order form is postmarked by May 25. A boxed lunch priced at $8 may be ordered with advance tickets.

Tickets are $20 at the door.

Curtain Players with Wendy Darling is scheduled to present at 10 AM on June 2, the second of seven scheduled excerpts. Other participating community theatres and their excerpt presentations include: Out of the Box Community Theatre with Harvey; Bucyrus Little Theatre with Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; Eclipse Theatre Company with Glass; Licking County Players with Almost, Maine; Little Theatre Off Broadway with Psych; MTVArts with Boeing-Boeing.

At OCTA’s regional festivals, member theatres stage scenes from plays presented during their recent seasons. A panel of responders evaluates the presentations, offering constructive criticism and recognizing achievements in acting, direction, and stagecraft. At least one theatre company from each region will be invited to take the excerpt to OCTA’s state conference in Columbus during Labor Day weekend.

Curtain Players patrons are invited to attend an open rehearsal of an excerpt from Wendy Darling Thursday May 31 at 7:30 PM at the 5691 Harlem Road playhouse. This is a free event with no reservations or ticketing required.

Director Heather Schultz leads the Wendy Darling company. Wendy Darling by Ira Hauptman received its first-ever fully staged production at Curtain Players at the Harlem Road playhouse September 8-24. Randy Benge, Elizabeth Harelik, Brian Henry, Mackenzie Joseph, Jeff Kemeter, Ken Kline, Megan Lear, and Cody Schmid comprised the cast for Hauptman’s play, a darkly comic version of the Peter Pan story in which Wendy's mother sets in motion a journey that threatens to change her family forever.