A Hotel on Marvin Gardens – auditions

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West Coast Players will hold auditions for A Hotel on Marvin Gardens, Sunday August 25 and Monday August 26th at 7 pm at the theatre.   Production dates are November 8-24, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm.

“My life is like this board game,” quips one of the characters in A Hotel on Marvin Gardens, and there you have the essence of Nagle Jackson’s sparkling comedy.  The smart interplay of characters marks Jackson’s comic riff on the savagery in the corporate world.  Set on a private island in Long Island Sound, the play revolves around an annual April Fool’s day game of Monopoly.  As the banter becomes more ironic and perilous, the game becomes a symbol of the larger power plays among the characters.

Director Mary Kay Cyrus is looking to cast:

K.C.  (40s-50s): Central character, powerful owner of ME magazine, charming at first but the personification of her magazine title.

BO (40s-50s) publisher and obedient lover of KC

HENRY (30s-50s) magazine’s emotional, about-to-be-fired editor

ERNA (40s-50s) a bit ditzy, the magazine’s eccentric new restaurant critic

ROSE (20’s) a stranded school teacher who interrupts the party, a bit salty vocabulary

No performers paid.

Auditions will be cold readings from the script. 

West Coast Players is located at 21905 US Highway 19 North, Clearwater. For complete directions, please see http://wp2.wcplayers.org/about-us/directions/.

West Coast Players is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation.

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Rabbit Hole

Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire

August 16-September 1, 2019

Directed by Jeffrey Lorick

In this 2007 Pulitzer Prize winner, Becca and Howie Corbett have everything a family could want, until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting apart. Rabbit Hole charts their bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places and for a path that will lead them back into the light of day. “Rabbit Hole is an entertaining and satisfying play—it might just be the year’s best.” –Show Business Weekly

Please note that this show contains strong language and/or adult themes.

Ticket Prices
$21 / $17 for students / $19 for groups of 10 or more

Performance Times
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm
Sundays at 2:00 pm

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Love, Loss and What I Wore


West Coast Players will present the comedy/drama, Love, Loss and What I Wore by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron, based on the book by Ilene Beckerman, July 14-16, 2019. Shows are Friday and Saturday at 8 pm and Sunday at 2 pm. The show is directed by Dan Kelley. The cast includes: Colleen Coughenor, Janice Creneti, Kim Florio, Trish Keating, and Kristen Rowell. Love, Loss and What I Wore portrays women’s relationships and wardrobes and at times the interaction of the two, using the female wardrobe as a time capsule of a woman’s life. It is a play of monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes and memory covering all the important subjects – mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses and why women only wear black. Charles Isherwood of The New York Times noted that this serves a female audience. “If there are chick flicks and chick lit – derogatory though some might find those terms to be – Love, Loss, and What I Wore should clearly be classified as chick legit…for the women who can share deeply in the particulars of experience dissected and discussed.” In Variety, Marilyn Stasio called it “a bittersweet meditation on the joys and tribulations of women’s lives, reflected through the prism of their clothes.” This play is produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York. Note: Love, Loss and What I Wore contains strong language and adult themes.    

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Ticket Prices
$15 / $10 for students

Performance Times
Fridays and Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm

Rabbit Hole – auditions

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Director Jeffery Lorick will hold auditions for David Lindsay-Abaire’s Rabbit Hole on Sunday, June 30 and Monday, July 1, at 7 PM at West Coast Players’ theater. Show dates are August 16-September 1, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm.

In this winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize, Becca and Howie Corbett have everything a family could want, until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart. Rabbit Hole charts their bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places and for a path that will lead them back into the light of day.

Director Jeffery Lorick is seeking 3 women and 2 men. Auditions will be cold readings from the script. No performers paid.

Becca—a grieving mother in her late thirties or early forties. Tough and uncompromising, she cannot tolerate insincerity or impracticality.

Howie—Becca’s husband, a patient man who specializes in pretending everything is fine.

Izzy—Becca’s younger sister, in her late twenties or early thirties. A perennial party girl who never grew up, Izzy is still trying to find herself.

Nat—Becca and Izzy’s mother, an opinionated alcoholic with a knack for sticking her foot in her mouth.

Jason—an awkward and nerdy seventeen-year-old boy who accidentally killed Becca and Howie’s son when the little boy ran in front of his car

West Coast Players is located at 21905 US Highway 19 North, Clearwater. For complete directions, please see http://wp2.wcplayers.org/about-us/directions/.

West Coast Players is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation.

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Lysistrata – auditions

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Director Susan Demers will be holding auditions for Lysistrata, by Ellen McLaughlin, inspired by Aristophanes, at West Coast Players on Sunday and Monday August 4th and 5th, 7 pm both evenings.

Performances are October 4 – 20, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm.

It is 411 B.C. and the men of Greece have officially lost their minds. The war between Athens and Sparta drags on decade after decade and diplomats are helpless to bring the craziness of the conflict to an end. Enter Lysistrata, not your average housewife, who proposes to halt the bloodshed by denying the warriors all bedroom privileges. The ultimatum: lay down your arms or you are not laying down with your wife!

8 women and 5 men of a range of ages are required to bring playwright Ellen McLaughlin’s adaptation of Aristophanes’ classic comedy to life. The language and situations are just as bawdy as you would expect an ancient play about an anti-war sex strike to be! Auditions will be a combination of physical improv and readings from the script. Balloon artist and acrobats needed as well……

West Coast Players is located at 21905 US Highway 19 North. For complete directions, please see http://wp2.wcplayers.org/about-us/directions/.

No performers paid.

West Coast Players is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation.

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2019-2020 Season

Ticket Prices
Straight shows: $21 / $17 for students / $19 for groups of 10 or more
Musicals: $25 / $21 for students / $23 for groups of 10 or more
Staged readings: $6 

Performance Times
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm
Sundays at 2:00 pm

Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire

August 16-September 1, 2019

Directed by Jeffrey Lorick

In this 2007 Pulitzer Prize winner, Becca and Howie Corbett have everything a family could want, until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting apart. Rabbit Hole charts their bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places and for a path that will lead them back into the light of day. “Rabbit Hole is an entertaining and satisfying play—it might just be the year’s best.” –Show Business Weekly 

Please note that this show contains strong language and/or adult themes.

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Lysistrata by Ellen McLaughlin, inspired by Aristophanes

October 4-20, 2019

Directed by Susan Demers

This fresh, fast-paced comedy, inspired by the Aristophanes play, follows Lysistrata, an Athenian housewife, who calls for the women of Greece to help end the Peloponnesian War. She proposes a radical plan: all Greek women must refuse to engage in lovemaking until the men see reason, lay down their arms and come home to lay down with their wives in peace. The women agree to make the sacrifice and all hell breaks loose as men wander the country in an agony of unsatisfied lust. Will Lysistrata and her crew accomplish what the politicians could not?

Please note that this show contains strong language and/or adult themes.

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A Hotel on Marvin Gardens by Nagle Jackson

November 8-24, 2019

Directed by Mary Kay Cyrus

K.C., the no-nonsense editor of ME magazine, a popular rag dedicated to the upwardly mobile, lives on an island off the Connecticut coast, the island’s only inhabitant. It is April Fool’s Day. K.C. and her publisher-lover, Bo, are hosting their annual all-day Monopoly game. We follow the game – both the familiar board game and the corporate game. Suddenly, there is a knock at the door and a storm-bedraggled girl enters, leading to a showdown. America’s favorite board game becomes the metaphor for American greed. “Smart interplay of character…sparkling dialogue…” -Variety

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Forever Plaid by Stuart Ross

January 24-February 9, 2020

Special Saturday matinee performance on Saturday, Feb. 1st at 2:00 p.m.

Directed by Ashlie Timberlake

Once upon a time, there were four guys (Sparky, Smudge, Jinx and Frankie) who discovered that they shared a love for music and then got together to become their idols: The Four Freshmen, The Hi-Lo’s and The Crew Cuts. Rehearsing in the basement of Smudge’s family’s plumbing supply company, they became “Forever Plaid”. On the way to their first big gig, the “Plaids” are broadsided by a school bus and killed instantly. It is at the moment when their careers and lives end that the story of Forever Plaid begins.

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Forever Plaid Special Gala performance February 7, 2020

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Four Weddings and an Elvis
by Nancy Frick

March 6-22, 2020

Directed by Linda Weir

Sandy, the owner of a wedding chapel in Las Vegas, has certainly seen her fair share of matrimonies! Witness four of her funniest: Bev and Stan, are getting married–by the King himself–as revenge on their exes; Vanessa and Bryce, two arrogant aging stars are tying the knot as a publicity ploy, and are vexed by an aging Elvis who doesn’t know who they are; and Martin and Fiona, a gentle postal-worker and a tough ex-con trying to get married before the police arrive! However, the final wedding is the funniest all: Sandy’s fifth and final wedding which reveals a hilarious twist! “Come enjoy four acts of love…or something like it. What happens in Las Vegas…is hilarious!” – Eventful

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Arsenic and Old Lace
by Joseph Kesselring

April 17-May 3, 2020

Directed by Brian Yarborough

The Brewster family traces their lineage back to Mayflower settlers. Two charming, innocent aunts populate their cellar with the remains of socially and religiously “acceptable” roomers as well as a nephew who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt and another nephew whose hobbies are far from mainstream. Mortimer, upstanding head of the family, is soon to marry a minister’s daughter, but his family’s antics are putting their reputation and his nuptials on the line. “Arsenic and Old Lace is goofy and fun and requires nothing of the audience other than to sit back and watch it play out merrily.” –Inquirer

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Good People by David Lindsay-Abaire

May 29-June 14, 2020

Directed by Donna Donnelly

Welcome to Southie, a Boston neighborhood where a night on the town means a few rounds of bingo, where this month’s paycheck covers last month’s bills, and where Margie Walsh has just been let go from yet another job. Facing eviction and scrambling to catch a break, Margie thinks an old fling who’s made it out of Southie might be her ticket to a fresh new start. But is this apparently self-made man secure enough to face his humble beginnings? Margie is about to risk what little she has left to find out. “Good People is poignant, brave and almost subversive in its focus on what it really means to be down on your luck.” –NY Post.

Please note that this show contains strong language and/or adult themes. 

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Five Women Wearing the Same Dress

Five Women Wearing the Same Dressby Alan Ball          

May 31-June 16, 2019

Directed by Linda Weir

During an ostentatious wedding reception at a Knoxville, Tennessee, estate, five reluctant, identically clad bridesmaids hide out in an upstairs bedroom, each with her own reason to avoid the proceedings below. As the afternoon wears on, these five very different women joyously discover a common bond in this wickedly funny, irreverent, and touching celebration of the women’s spirit from the author of the famed TV Series, Six Feet Under.

Please note that this show contains strong language and adult themes.

Cast
Jeaux Brown – Georgeanne
Elizabeth Esrey – Frances
Jacquelyn Flaherty – Triisha
Melissa Labiak – Meredith
Taylor Streets – Mindy
Thom Jay – Tripp

Crew

Linda Weir – Director
Judy Landis – Producer
Cathy Winchester – Stage Manager

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Ticket Prices
$21 / $17 for students
$19 for groups of 10 or more
Performance Times
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm
Sundays at 2:00 pm

Five Women Wearing the Same Dress is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

The Gin Game

The Gin Game by D.L. Coburn

April 19-May 5, 2019

Directed by Patrick Brafford

In this Pulitzer Prize winning drama, a card game serves as a metaphor for life. Weller Martin is playing solitaire on the porch of a seedy nursing home. Enter Fonsia Dorsey, a prim, self-righteous lady. They discover they both dislike the home and enjoy gin rummy, so they begin to play and to reveal intimate details of their lives.

“…A vibrant study on loneliness, disillusion, old age and death yet fiercely funny.” – The Boston Globe Please note that this show contains strong language and adult themes.

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Ticket Prices
$21 / $17 for students
$19 for groups of 10 or more
Performance Times
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm
Sundays at 2:00 pm

The Gin Game is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Five Women Wearing the Same Dress – auditions

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West Coast Players will hold auditions for Alan Ball’s play,  Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, on Monday, April 22 and Tuesday, April 23 at 7:00 pm at West Coast Players theater, 21905 US 19 N, Clearwater. Production dates are May 31-June 16, 2019.

Directed by Linda Weir.

During an ostentatious wedding reception at a Knoxville, Tennessee, estate, five reluctant, identically clad bridesmaids hide out in an upstairs bedroom, each with her own reason to avoid the proceedings below. As the afternoon wears on, these five very different women joyously discover a common bond in this wickedly funny, irreverent, and touching celebration of the women’s spirit from the author of the famed TV Series, Six Feet Under.

Please note that this show contains strong language and adult themes.

West Coast Players is located at 21905 US Highway 19 North. For complete directions, please see http://wp2.wcplayers.org/about-us/directions/.

No performers paid.

West Coast Players is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation.

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The Gin Game – auditions

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West Coast Players will hold auditions for D. L. Coburn’s play, The Gin Game, on Monday, February 25 at 7:00 pm at West Coast Players theater, 21905 US 19 N, Clearwater. Production dates are April 19-May 5, 2019.

Director Patrick Brafford is seeking one man and one woman. Auditions will be cold readings from the script.

Fonsia Dorsey -70-75 years old. Sophisticated, reserved, polite and underneath all of that, a spitfire waiting to let loose.

Weller Martin – 70-75 years old. Set in his ways, easily angered, somewhat of a loner but still hoping for a friend.

In this Pulitzer Prize winning drama, a card game serves as a metaphor for life. Weller Martin is playing solitaire on the porch of a seedy nursing home. Enter Fonsia Dorsey, a prim, self-righteous lady. They discover they both dislike the home and enjoy gin rummy, so they begin to play and to reveal intimate details of their lives.

West Coast Players is located at 21905 US Highway 19 North. For complete directions, please see http://wp2.wcplayers.org/about-us/directions/.

No performers paid.

West Coast Players is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation.

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