This week The Midweek Wire published an article about our presentation at the Anna Mary Williamson Library and Museum in Langhorne where we talked about the process of putting up a show:
Originally starring John Lithgow in the 2012 Broadway production at the Manhattan Theater Club, The Columnist is a drama about the press and power, sex and betrayal from the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning author of Proof, David Auburn. At the height of the Cold War, Joe Alsop is the nation's most influential journalist- beloved, feared, and courted by the Washington elite. But as the 60's dawn and America undergoes dizzying change, the intense political dramas Joe is embroiled in become deeply personal as well. Based on the real-life story of Joe Alsop, whose columns at the time of his 1974 retirement were running three times a week in more than three hundred newspapers. The Columnist is a deft blend of history and storytelling, and a powerful portrait of an ideologically complex man. Director Aaron Wexler is looking for 2 men, 1 woman (ages 40-60), 2 Men (ages 20-40), and 1 Woman (ages 18-28). Cold Reading; sides will be provided at the audition. Audition dates are August 4th and 5th at 7 PM. Show dates are Oct. 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, and Nov. 1st.
Ayckbourn's 1994 Royal Shakespeare Company debut is played out in a typical suburban living room, where four misfits play a fantasy role-playing game. It is the chance for them to be beautiful, wise, and heroic; qualities they don't possess in real life. Repressed Hazel and her meek husband Stanley, emotionally challenged Warren, and reserved lesbian Rick are unexpectedly joined by Marcie, who is escaping from her violent husband. Her presence blows the foursome apart and has unforeseen consequences as confusion ensues, secrets spill apart and by the end of the play, all of the characters are irrevocably transformed. At turns harrowing and funny, cruel and compassionate, Wildest Dreams is always brilliant, and a must-see. Directed by Jack Bathke
July 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27, 30, 31, Aug 1, 2
Announcing the cast of Wildest Dreams, directed by Jack Bathke:
Rupert Hinton as Stanley
Marie Maginity as Hazel
Cody Ayrer as Warren
Leann Wintermute as Rick
Maryalice Rubins-Topoleski as Marcie
Damien Gaeta as Larry
and John Pinto as Austen
Congrats to the cast!
Critic Jean Brenner from The Bucks County Herald says Miss Witherspoon "thoroughly entertains and amazes":
And Critic Wren Workman from Stage Magazine says that Mis Witherspoon is "as funny if not funnier than anything you can find on network TV these days":