Auditions: Page to Stage

Join us at the Matthews Opera House for auditions for our new community theater experiment, “Page to Stage!” This unique reader’s theater production will offer opportunities for actors to read from four different scripts and is a perfect opportunity for those new to the stage, seasoned actors who are short on time but long on ambition, and anyone who would like to participate in a relaxed, creative theater experience.

“Page to Stage” will feature four plays: “Love, Loss, and What I Wore,” directed by Julie Walkins; “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds,” directed by Joanna Mechaley; “A Gap in Generations,” directed by Max Merchen; and a new play written and directed by local playwright Charlotte Dougherty, “I Know What You Did.” Each play is a full-length script. Due to its nature as a Reader’s Theater, however, actors will not face the typical rigorous requirements–the rehearsal period will be brief, there will be minimal movement and no memorization required!

Each play will perform on scheduled weekends throughout the month of May.

Auditions will be held simultaneously and community members are invited to try out for one or more of the four productions. 

“Love, Loss and What I Wore,” written by Nora and Delilah Ephron and adapted from the memoir  of the same name by Ilene Beckerman, will be directed by long-time Matthews thespian, Julie Walkins. This funny, compelling script is an intimate collection of stories about women, clothes and memory covering all the important subjects—mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses and why we only wear black.

Joanna Mechaley will direct “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds,” by Paul Zindel. This play focuses on a frowzy, acid-tongued mother who wreaks petty vengeance on everyone around her, including her two daughters. But her youngest daughter exhibits an intuitive gift for science, and proves that something beautiful and full of promise can emerge from even the most barren, afflicted soil.

Once again proving that laughter is the best medicine, Max Merchen will direct “A Gap in Generations,” by Jerry Blunt. This comedic-farce explodes with belly-laughs as the readers discover a square in old Bologna peopled by types that could have strayed from any of Shakespeare’s classic tales.

In addition to nationally published scripts, “Page to Stage” will also feature the work of a local playwright, “Dark Secrets,” written and directed by C.A. Dougherty. In Dougherty’s newest play, two sisters with a bad case of sibling rivalry find themselves faced with unexpected and sometimes hilarious consequences, trying to test out the theory that everyone has at least one secret that they don’t want anyone to know. Ever!

Auditions: Page to Stage

Join us at the Matthews Opera House for auditions for our new community theater experiment, “Page to Stage!” This unique reader’s theater production will offer opportunities for actors to read from four different scripts and is a perfect opportunity for those new to the stage, seasoned actors who are short on time but long on ambition, and anyone who would like to participate in a relaxed, creative theater experience.

“Page to Stage” will feature four plays: “Love, Loss, and What I Wore,” directed by Julie Walkins; “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds,” directed by Joanna Mechaley; “A Gap in Generations,” directed by Max Merchen; and a new play written and directed by local playwright Charlotte Dougherty, “I Know What You Did.” Each play is a full-length script. Due to its nature as a Reader’s Theater, however, actors will not face the typical rigorous requirements–the rehearsal period will be brief, there will be minimal movement and no memorization required!

Each play will perform on scheduled weekends throughout the month of May.

Auditions will be held simultaneously and community members are invited to try out for one or more of the four productions. 

“Love, Loss and What I Wore,” written by Nora and Delilah Ephron and adapted from the memoir  of the same name by Ilene Beckerman, will be directed by long-time Matthews thespian, Julie Walkins. This funny, compelling script is an intimate collection of stories about women, clothes and memory covering all the important subjects—mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses and why we only wear black.

Joanna Mechaley will direct “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds,” by Paul Zindel. This play focuses on a frowzy, acid-tongued mother who wreaks petty vengeance on everyone around her, including her two daughters. But her youngest daughter exhibits an intuitive gift for science, and proves that something beautiful and full of promise can emerge from even the most barren, afflicted soil.

Once again proving that laughter is the best medicine, Max Merchen will direct “A Gap in Generations,” by Jerry Blunt. This comedic-farce explodes with belly-laughs as the readers discover a square in old Bologna peopled by types that could have strayed from any of Shakespeare’s classic tales.

In addition to nationally published scripts, “Page to Stage” will also feature the work of a local playwright, “Dark Secrets,” written and directed by C.A. Dougherty. In Dougherty’s newest play, two sisters with a bad case of sibling rivalry find themselves faced with unexpected and sometimes hilarious consequences, trying to test out the theory that everyone has at least one secret that they don’t want anyone to know. Ever!

AUDITIONS: Through the Looking Glass

Auditions for the fantasy play  “Through the Looking Glass,” adapted from the beloved story from Lewis Caroll, will be held on June 3 & 4 at 6 pm in the Matthews Opera House Theater. Up to 19 roles are available for a mixture of male and female performers, high school through adult. Roles include familiar characters such as Alice, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, Humpty Dumpty, the Red Queen, and others. No prior experience or registration is needed.

Alice’s adventures continue with a trip into the Looking-Glass World where everything is topsy-turvy and no one behaves quite as they should. Finding herself navigating an enormous chessboard, Alice travels through a garden of live flowers, tries to follow the nonsensical rules of the Red and White Queens, faces the fearsome Jabberwock, and frolics with Tweedledee and Tweedledum. If she can only make it to the final square, she’ll become a queen. Drawn directly from Lewis Caroll’s classic work, this stage production of “Through the Looking Glass” brings you Alice and her friends like you’ve never seen them before!

This show will have extended performance times as it is our summer theatre program. Please make sure you can attend all performance dates prior to auditioning.

Audition pieces can be picked up in the Matthews gallery after May 23.

Performances Dates

July 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 and August 1, 2 & 3 at 7 pm

AUDITIONS: Through the Looking Glass

Auditions for the fantasy play  “Through the Looking Glass,” adapted from the beloved story from Lewis Caroll, will be held on June 3 & 4 at 6 pm in the Matthews Opera House Theater. Up to 19 roles are available for a mixture of male and female performers, high school through adult. Roles include familiar characters such as Alice, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, Humpty Dumpty, the Red Queen, and others. No prior experience or registration is needed.

Alice’s adventures continue with a trip into the Looking-Glass World where everything is topsy-turvy and no one behaves quite as they should. Finding herself navigating an enormous chessboard, Alice travels through a garden of live flowers, tries to follow the nonsensical rules of the Red and White Queens, faces the fearsome Jabberwock, and frolics with Tweedledee and Tweedledum. If she can only make it to the final square, she’ll become a queen. Drawn directly from Lewis Caroll’s classic work, this stage production of “Through the Looking Glass” brings you Alice and her friends like you’ve never seen them before!

This show will have extended performance times as it is our summer theatre program. Please make sure you can attend all performance dates prior to auditioning.

Audition pieces can be picked up in the Matthews gallery after May 23.

Performances Dates

July 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 and August 1, 2 & 3 at 7 pm

AUDITIONS:

Audition Dates: July 19 & 20 at 6:30 pm
at the Matthews Opera House

Rehearsals Begin the Following Week

Theater at the Matthews is heating up and we want you to be a part of it! We will be holding open auditions for two different performances on Wednesday, July 19 and Thursday, July 20 at 6:30 pm at the Matthews Opera House. No experience is necessary to audition. All audition pieces will be performed as a “cold read” and will be available at the event.

Theater on the Run: The Matthews is excited to enter the 12th year of Theater on the Run! What exactly is TOTR? Think of it as progressive theater. Small groups of theatre patrons–25 people each– start at different locations. After each group has enjoyed a 15-20 minute play, the audience rotates to the next location to view the next production. Shows this season include “Pier #70,” directed by Max Merchen; “Comedy on Trial,” directed by Jon Steven Wiley; “A Tale of Two Specators,” directed by CA Dougherty; “Matterhorn,” directed by Matt Woodard; and, “Complaint Department and Lemonade,” directed by Tytus Spivey. Performances for this event will be held on September 9 and 16 at 6 pm and September 17 at 2 pm.

Getting Our Acts Together: Great things happen when we unite! Once again, we’re joining forces with Belle Fourche and Lead community theaters to present “Getting Our Acts Together,” a night of Northern Hills one-acts! Each community will select and produce its own one-act play. All three shows will then be presented in each community on August 25, 26, and 27. The Matthews contribution will be “Talent Show Fail,” directed by Julie Walkins and performed at the Matthews on Friday, August 25.

Audition Dates

July 19 & 20 at 6:30 pm. Rehearsals will begin the following week.

Audition location: Matthews Opera House, 612 N. Main Street, Spearfish

What to expect: No experience necessary! You will be asked to read with other participants from sections of the script previously selected by the directors. All auditions will be performed as a “cold read” (seeing the script for the first time).

Auditions are also a great time to express your interest in backstage work, set building, lights and all of the other necessary skills that make a show great! Stop by if you have any interest in the action “behind the scenes” and visit with the directors. 

Performance Dates

Theater on the Run: Saturday evenings at 6 pm on September 9 & 16
Sunday matinee at 2 pm on September 17

Getting Our Acts Together: Friday, August 25; Saturday, August 26; and, Sunday, August 27

The plays and directors

“Accused of Comedy,” by Carl L. Williams
Directed by Jon Steven Wiley
After comedy has been outlawed in society, two bottom-of-the-barrel comics face trial for committing comedy.  They discover humor is no laughing matter.

“Matterhorn,” by Rich Orloff
Directed by Matt Woodard
Stuck in a never-ending line at Disneyland, a husband and wife are just on the verge of killing each other — until they devise a novel solution to their marital woes…

“Complaint Department and Lemonade,” by Kamron Klitgaard
Directed by Tytus Spivey
In this rapid succession of hysterical grievances, the complaint department takes on everything from Oreo icing to kleptomania and from songs stuck in the head to the price of cheese and on and on and on.  Could there be a glimmer of hope for anyone in charge of a complaint department?

“Pier #70,” by Grant Binkleman
Directed by Max Merchen
Based on a true story. This retelling is mostly accurate…except when it’s not.

“A Tale of Two Spectators,” by Peter Manos
Directed by CA Dougherty
In a park, a man and a woman secretly watch their respective spouses carry on an affair. As time goes on we realize they have been meeting like this to watch their spouses for quite some time and have even developed something of a bond with each other, despite their predicament. And perhaps they have discovered a little more about themselves and their lives, as well.

AUDITIONS:

Audition Dates: July 19 & 20 at 6:30 pm
at the Matthews Opera House

Rehearsals Begin the Following Week

Theater at the Matthews is heating up and we want you to be a part of it! We will be holding open auditions for two different performances on Wednesday, July 19 and Thursday, July 20 at 6:30 pm at the Matthews Opera House. No experience is necessary to audition. All audition pieces will be performed as a “cold read” and will be available at the event.

Theater on the Run: The Matthews is excited to enter the 12th year of Theater on the Run! What exactly is TOTR? Think of it as progressive theater. Small groups of theatre patrons–25 people each– start at different locations. After each group has enjoyed a 15-20 minute play, the audience rotates to the next location to view the next production. Shows this season include “Pier #70,” directed by Max Merchen; “Comedy on Trial,” directed by Jon Steven Wiley; “A Tale of Two Specators,” directed by CA Dougherty; “Matterhorn,” directed by Matt Woodard; and, “Complaint Department and Lemonade,” directed by Tytus Spivey. Performances for this event will be held on September 9 and 16 at 6 pm and September 17 at 2 pm.

Getting Our Acts Together: Great things happen when we unite! Once again, we’re joining forces with Belle Fourche and Lead community theaters to present “Getting Our Acts Together,” a night of Northern Hills one-acts! Each community will select and produce its own one-act play. All three shows will then be presented in each community on August 25, 26, and 27. The Matthews contribution will be “Talent Show Fail,” directed by Julie Walkins and performed at the Matthews on Friday, August 25.

Audition Dates

July 19 & 20 at 6:30 pm. Rehearsals will begin the following week.

Audition location: Matthews Opera House, 612 N. Main Street, Spearfish

What to expect: No experience necessary! You will be asked to read with other participants from sections of the script previously selected by the directors. All auditions will be performed as a “cold read” (seeing the script for the first time).

Auditions are also a great time to express your interest in backstage work, set building, lights and all of the other necessary skills that make a show great! Stop by if you have any interest in the action “behind the scenes” and visit with the directors. 

Performance Dates

Theater on the Run: Saturday evenings at 6 pm on September 9 & 16
Sunday matinee at 2 pm on September 17

Getting Our Acts Together: Friday, August 25; Saturday, August 26; and, Sunday, August 27

The plays and directors

“Accused of Comedy,” by Carl L. Williams
Directed by Jon Steven Wiley
After comedy has been outlawed in society, two bottom-of-the-barrel comics face trial for committing comedy.  They discover humor is no laughing matter.

“Matterhorn,” by Rich Orloff
Directed by Matt Woodard
Stuck in a never-ending line at Disneyland, a husband and wife are just on the verge of killing each other — until they devise a novel solution to their marital woes…

“Complaint Department and Lemonade,” by Kamron Klitgaard
Directed by Tytus Spivey
In this rapid succession of hysterical grievances, the complaint department takes on everything from Oreo icing to kleptomania and from songs stuck in the head to the price of cheese and on and on and on.  Could there be a glimmer of hope for anyone in charge of a complaint department?

“Pier #70,” by Grant Binkleman
Directed by Max Merchen
Based on a true story. This retelling is mostly accurate…except when it’s not.

“A Tale of Two Spectators,” by Peter Manos
Directed by CA Dougherty
In a park, a man and a woman secretly watch their respective spouses carry on an affair. As time goes on we realize they have been meeting like this to watch their spouses for quite some time and have even developed something of a bond with each other, despite their predicament. And perhaps they have discovered a little more about themselves and their lives, as well.

AUDITIONS: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Audition Dates: September 7 & 8 at 6 pm
in the Matthews Fireplace Room
Audition selections will be available in the Matthews Gallery beginning Monday, August 28
Rehearsals Begin September 13 at 6 pm

RATED R: This show has mature themes and language. 

This stage adaptation of Ken Kesey’s celebrated novel explores the brutality of life in a mental institution with humor, candor, and unforgettable characters.

The Story…

After being convicted of a petty crime, a charming, rebellious rogue named McMurphy contrives to serve his short sentence in an airy mental institution rather than in a prison. This, he soon learns, was a mistake. He immediately clashes with the authoritarian head nurse, a fierce martinet named Nurse Ratched. Despite Ratched’s strict reign, McMurphy quickly takes over the yard, leading others out of introversion, staging a revolt so that they can see the World Series on television, and arranging a rollicking midnight party with liquor and women. But McMurphy’s brash insubordination has its consequences; Ratched ultimately triumphs by subjecting McMurphy to a frontal lobotomy.

Audition Dates

September 7 & 8  from 6 – 8 pm. The cast will be announced on Monday, September 11 and rehearsals will begin on Wednesday, September 13 at 6 pm.

Audition location: Matthews Opera House, 612 N. Main Street, Spearfish

What to expect: No experience necessary! You will be asked to read with other participants from sections of the script previously selected by the director. You may choose to commit to a “cold read” (seeing the script for the first time), or you may get the scene selections in advance to become familiar with them. Scene selections will be available in the Matthews Gallery by August 28 at 10 am.

Auditions are also a great time to express your interest in backstage work, set building, lights and all of the other necessary skills that make a show great! Stop by if you have any interest “behind the scenes” and visit with the director. 

Performance Dates

Friday and Saturday evenings at 7 pm on October 27 & 28 and November 3 and 4
Sunday matinees at 2 pm on October 29 and November 5

Character List:

12 males, 4 females

RANDLE P. MCMURPHY – (M, Patient – 20’s to 40’s) A gambler, con man, and backroom brawler.  Will have kissing scenes and a choreographed fight scene. Wears just a towel and boxer shorts in another scene. Uses foul language.

NURSE RATCHED – (F, Staff – 30’s to 50’s) The head of the hospital ward. She weakens her patients through a psychologically manipulative program designed to destroy their self-esteem. Will have a choreographed fight scene.

CHIEF BROMDEN – (M, Patient – 20’s to 50’s) The huge, bull-muscled son of a Chief. He has been in the hospital for more than ten years.

AIDE WARREN and AIDE WILLIAMS – (M, Staff – 20’s to 40’s) The daytime aides. Cruel and demeaning, they are Nurse Rached’s stooges. (Fight scenes, both use foul language)

NURSE FLINN – (F, Staff – 20’s To 60’s) A vapid woman with apprehensive eyes. Fearful and religious.

DALE HARDING – (M, Patient – 40 plus) College-educated with a sharp mind and tongue. Although he is married, he is effeminate and questions his masculinity.

BILLY BIBBIT – (M, Patient – 20’s to 30’s) Shy, with a bad stutter. He seems younger than his age and is dominated by his mother.

SCANLON – (M, Patient – 20’s to 60) Involuntarily committed to the hospital. Uses foul language.

CHESWICK – (M, Patient – 30 to 60) Eager and quick to argue or fight, yet cowardly. All talk, no action.

MARTINI – (M, Patient – 25 to 60) A little Italian man who lives in a world of delusional hallucinations.

RUCKLY – (M, Patient –  25 to 50) A Chronic patient due to a botched lobotomy. Uses foul language.

  1. SPIVEY – (M, Staff – 40 to 70) The administrator and psychiatrist of the mental institution. He bonds with McMurphy’, but defers to the opinion of Nurse  Ratched.

AIDE TURKLE – (M, Staff – 50s to 70’s) The nighttime orderly for Nurse Ratched’s ward. McMurphy bribes him to help arrange the production’s final party.

CANDY STARR – (F – 21 to 40) A prostitute with a “heart of gold.” Will have kissing scenes.

SANDY GILFILLIAM – (F – 30 to 45) Candy’s friend; comes with her to the party on the ward. Will have a kissing scene.

 

AUDITIONS: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Audition Dates: September 7 & 8 at 6 pm
in the Matthews Fireplace Room
Audition selections will be available in the Matthews Gallery beginning Monday, August 28
Rehearsals Begin September 13 at 6 pm

RATED R: This show has mature themes and language. 

This stage adaptation of Ken Kesey’s celebrated novel explores the brutality of life in a mental institution with humor, candor, and unforgettable characters.

The Story…

After being convicted of a petty crime, a charming, rebellious rogue named McMurphy contrives to serve his short sentence in an airy mental institution rather than in a prison. This, he soon learns, was a mistake. He immediately clashes with the authoritarian head nurse, a fierce martinet named Nurse Ratched. Despite Ratched’s strict reign, McMurphy quickly takes over the yard, leading others out of introversion, staging a revolt so that they can see the World Series on television, and arranging a rollicking midnight party with liquor and women. But McMurphy’s brash insubordination has its consequences; Ratched ultimately triumphs by subjecting McMurphy to a frontal lobotomy.

Audition Dates

September 7 & 8  from 6 – 8 pm. The cast will be announced on Monday, September 11 and rehearsals will begin on Wednesday, September 13 at 6 pm.

Audition location: Matthews Opera House, 612 N. Main Street, Spearfish

What to expect: No experience necessary! You will be asked to read with other participants from sections of the script previously selected by the director. You may choose to commit to a “cold read” (seeing the script for the first time), or you may get the scene selections in advance to become familiar with them. Scene selections will be available in the Matthews Gallery by August 28 at 10 am.

Auditions are also a great time to express your interest in backstage work, set building, lights and all of the other necessary skills that make a show great! Stop by if you have any interest “behind the scenes” and visit with the director. 

Performance Dates

Friday and Saturday evenings at 7 pm on October 27 & 28 and November 3 and 4
Sunday matinees at 2 pm on October 29 and November 5

Character List:

12 males, 4 females

RANDLE P. MCMURPHY – (M, Patient – 20’s to 40’s) A gambler, con man, and backroom brawler.  Will have kissing scenes and a choreographed fight scene. Wears just a towel and boxer shorts in another scene. Uses foul language.

NURSE RATCHED – (F, Staff – 30’s to 50’s) The head of the hospital ward. She weakens her patients through a psychologically manipulative program designed to destroy their self-esteem. Will have a choreographed fight scene.

CHIEF BROMDEN – (M, Patient – 20’s to 50’s) The huge, bull-muscled son of a Chief. He has been in the hospital for more than ten years.

AIDE WARREN and AIDE WILLIAMS – (M, Staff – 20’s to 40’s) The daytime aides. Cruel and demeaning, they are Nurse Rached’s stooges. (Fight scenes, both use foul language)

NURSE FLINN – (F, Staff – 20’s To 60’s) A vapid woman with apprehensive eyes. Fearful and religious.

DALE HARDING – (M, Patient – 40 plus) College-educated with a sharp mind and tongue. Although he is married, he is effeminate and questions his masculinity.

BILLY BIBBIT – (M, Patient – 20’s to 30’s) Shy, with a bad stutter. He seems younger than his age and is dominated by his mother.

SCANLON – (M, Patient – 20’s to 60) Involuntarily committed to the hospital. Uses foul language.

CHESWICK – (M, Patient – 30 to 60) Eager and quick to argue or fight, yet cowardly. All talk, no action.

MARTINI – (M, Patient – 25 to 60) A little Italian man who lives in a world of delusional hallucinations.

RUCKLY – (M, Patient –  25 to 50) A Chronic patient due to a botched lobotomy. Uses foul language.

  1. SPIVEY – (M, Staff – 40 to 70) The administrator and psychiatrist of the mental institution. He bonds with McMurphy’, but defers to the opinion of Nurse  Ratched.

AIDE TURKLE – (M, Staff – 50s to 70’s) The nighttime orderly for Nurse Ratched’s ward. McMurphy bribes him to help arrange the production’s final party.

CANDY STARR – (F – 21 to 40) A prostitute with a “heart of gold.” Will have kissing scenes.

SANDY GILFILLIAM – (F – 30 to 45) Candy’s friend; comes with her to the party on the ward. Will have a kissing scene.

 

AUDITIONS: 37 Postcards

Audition Dates: December 12 & 13 at 6 pm
at the Matthews Opera House
Audition selections will be available in the Matthews Gallery beginning Monday, November 27

RATED PG13: This show contains some language and situations that may not be suitable for children under the age of 13.

The Story…

After years of traveling abroad, Avery Sutton is happy to return to the comfort of his home in Connecticut. Unfortunately, almost nothing is as he remembered it. The entire house is tilted at a distinct angle, the dog hasn’t been fed in five years, and Avery’s Grandmother, who everyone thought was dead, is still alive and kicking. Forced to either accept the oddities of his family or leave them behind, 37 Postcards suggests that you can, in fact, go home again… You just never know what you’re going to find.

Audition Information…

Audition dates: December 12 & 13  from 6 – 8 pm.

Audition location: Matthews Opera House, 612 N. Main Street, Spearfish

What to expect: No experience necessary! You will be asked to read with other participants from sections of the script previously selected by the director. You may choose to commit to a “cold read” (seeing the script for the first time), or you may get the scene selections in advance to become familiar with them. Scene selections will be available in the Matthews Gallery by November 27 at 10 am.

Auditions are also a great time to express your interest in backstage work, set building, lights and all of the other necessary skills that make a show great! Stop by if you have any interest “behind the scenes” and visit with the director. 

Performance Dates

Friday and Saturday evenings at 7 pm on February 9, 10, 16 & 17

Sunday matinees at 2 pm on February 11 & 18

Character List:

2 males, 4 females

AVERY SUTTON – (31 years old, male) Bright, likable, perhaps a little nerdy

EVELYN SUTTON – (50s) Lovely and gracious, somewhat oblivious to everything around her.

STANFORD P. SUTTON – (Late 50s) Great warmth and dignity, also somewhat oblivious.

AUNT ESTER – (40s) The ultimate homemaker, sweet, daft and surprisingly insightful.

GILLIAN MOORE – (20s) Avery’s fiancé, beautiful, but with an edge, a rhinestone wanting to be a diamond.

NANA (97) – Looks every minute of her 97 years, half deaf, half blind, and foul-mouthed.

AUDITIONS: 37 Postcards

Audition Dates: December 12 & 13 at 6 pm
at the Matthews Opera House
Audition selections will be available in the Matthews Gallery beginning Monday, November 27

RATED PG13: This show contains some language and situations that may not be suitable for children under the age of 13.

The Story…

After years of traveling abroad, Avery Sutton is happy to return to the comfort of his home in Connecticut. Unfortunately, almost nothing is as he remembered it. The entire house is tilted at a distinct angle, the dog hasn’t been fed in five years, and Avery’s Grandmother, who everyone thought was dead, is still alive and kicking. Forced to either accept the oddities of his family or leave them behind, 37 Postcards suggests that you can, in fact, go home again… You just never know what you’re going to find.

Audition Information…

Audition dates: December 12 & 13  from 6 – 8 pm.

Audition location: Matthews Opera House, 612 N. Main Street, Spearfish

What to expect: No experience necessary! You will be asked to read with other participants from sections of the script previously selected by the director. You may choose to commit to a “cold read” (seeing the script for the first time), or you may get the scene selections in advance to become familiar with them. Scene selections will be available in the Matthews Gallery by November 27 at 10 am.

Auditions are also a great time to express your interest in backstage work, set building, lights and all of the other necessary skills that make a show great! Stop by if you have any interest “behind the scenes” and visit with the director. 

Performance Dates

Friday and Saturday evenings at 7 pm on February 9, 10, 16 & 17

Sunday matinees at 2 pm on February 11 & 18

Character List:

2 males, 4 females

AVERY SUTTON – (31 years old, male) Bright, likable, perhaps a little nerdy

EVELYN SUTTON – (50s) Lovely and gracious, somewhat oblivious to everything around her.

STANFORD P. SUTTON – (Late 50s) Great warmth and dignity, also somewhat oblivious.

AUNT ESTER – (40s) The ultimate homemaker, sweet, daft and surprisingly insightful.

GILLIAN MOORE – (20s) Avery’s fiancé, beautiful, but with an edge, a rhinestone wanting to be a diamond.

NANA (97) – Looks every minute of her 97 years, half deaf, half blind, and foul-mouthed.

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