'Wendy Darling' to OCTA June 2

Posted: Thursday, May 31, 2018, 2:36pm

Curtain Players is among seven Ohio Community Theatre Association-member stage companies presenting excerpts from this season’s productions at the annual OCTA Central Region festival Saturday June 2 in Kenyon College’s The Hill Theatre, 203 College Park Street, in Gambier.

Curtain Players is staging of an excerpt from this season’s opener, Wendy Darling.

The all-day festival is open to the public. Tickets are $20 at the door. A ticket does not include meals.

Curtain Players/Wendy Darling is scheduled for 10 AM on June 2, the second of seven scheduled excerpts.

According to OCTA’s website, the day’s schedule for the public plays out this way:

8:45… Opening announcements

9 AM… Out of the Box Community Theatre presents Harvey
10 AM… Curtain Players presents Wendy Darling
11 AM… Bucyrus Little Theatre presents Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

NOON… Lunch break

2:15 PM… Afternoon announcements

2:30 PM… Eclipse Theatre Company presents Glass
3:30 PM… Licking County Players Inc. presents Almost, Maine
4:30 PM… The Mount Vernon Players presents Dancing On Clouds
5:30 PM… Little Theatre Off Broadway presents Psych

6:30 PM… Dinner break

8 PM... Awards presentation

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.

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.