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Other Desert Cities

By Jon Robin Baitz
Directed by Katherine Almquist

July 6,7 13,14,15 20,21,22 27,28, 2018
8:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday
2:00 p.m. Sunday Matinee

A daughter returns home for Christmas for the first time in years, bearing the manuscript of a memoir, which reveals a devastating episode in the life of her wealthy Republican family. The events, years in the past, emotionally ravaged the daughter; disturbed the upbringing of the younger son, a child when the events happened; opened a schism between the mother and her sister; and shattered the orderly lives of the parents, causing their ostracism from an intimate circle of friends, which included President and Mrs. Reagan. Powerful, passionate and superbly crafted.

"The most richly enjoyable play for grown-ups that New York has known in many seasons."
— New York Times

Cast


John Squires

Kit Colbourn

Eileen Epperson

Steven Schroko

Reesa Nestor

Latest News

Upcoming Auditions for Steve Martin's farce, The Underpants, on July 9 and 10 from 7 to 9 pm.

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(10/20/17) Calendar Notice for Murder Takes a Holiday December 1 – 23

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Announcements

The Sherman Playhouse will be accepting applications for directors and their productions (musical and non-musical) for its 2019 season. Please fill out the appropriate form and return to Robin Frome, Reading Committee Liaison at his email address: Frome@snet.net by August 1, 2018.

2019 Director Submission Form

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Summer theater is upon us! Here is the first in our Summer theater focused shows - Reesa Nestor & Kit Colbourn from 'Other Desert Cities' opening July 6th at Sherman Playhouse!

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FYI. Sides for Underpants auditions are online now under latest news on home page.
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IMPORTANT: The Playhouse play search committee has changed their 2019 season play submission date to August 1 this year. Applications still at our website: Shermanplayers.org ... See moreSee less

 

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AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT:
The Sherman Playhouse will be auditioning for Steve Martin's farce, The Underpants, July 9 and 10 from 7 to 9 pm at The Sherman Playhouse 5 Rt. 39 North in Sherman, CT under the direction of Dan Freidman.
The casting calls for 4 males and 2 females ages 20-60.

The plot is as follows: Louise and Theo Maske are a couple whose conservative existence is shattered when Louise's bloomers fall down in public. Though she pulls them up quickly, he thinks the incident will cost him his job as a government clerk. Louise's momentary display does not result in the feared scandal but it does attract two infatuated men, each of whom wants to rent the spare room in the Maske's home. Oblivious of their amorous objectives, Theo splits the room between them, happy to collect rent from both the foppish poet and the whiny hypochondriac.

The auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Pics and resumes are encouraged but not required. Rehearsals are Tuesday and Thursday nights to start depending on cast availability. The production opens September 21 and closes October 13. For more info from the director please email him directly at: danf417@gmail.com
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AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT:
The Sherman Playhouse will be auditioning for Steve Martins farce, The Underpants, July 9 and 10 from 7 to 9 pm at The Sherman Playhouse 5 Rt. 39 North in Sherman, CT under the direction of Dan Freidman. 
The casting calls for 4 males and 2 females ages 20-60.

The plot is as follows:  Louise and Theo Maske are a couple whose conservative existence is shattered when Louises bloomers fall down in public. Though she pulls them up quickly, he thinks the incident will cost him his job as a government clerk. Louises momentary display does not result in the feared scandal but it does attract two infatuated men, each of whom wants to rent the spare room in the Maskes home. Oblivious of their amorous objectives, Theo splits the room between them, happy to collect rent from both the foppish poet and the whiny hypochondriac.

The auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.  Pics and resumes are encouraged but not required. Rehearsals are Tuesday and Thursday nights to start depending on cast availability.   The production opens September 21 and closes October 13.  For more info from the director please email him directly at: danf417@gmail.com

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FYI. Artistic Director Robin Frome will be auditioning for a full fledged production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night for the twins Viola and Sebastian (ages 17 to 35) ONLY at the JCCinsherman.org on Tues MAY 22 630 to 830 pm. Only one weekend of performances slated for Aug 10 weekend. For more info email Frome at frome@snet.net. — at JCC in Sherman. ... See moreSee less

FYI. Artistic Director Robin Frome will be auditioning for a full fledged production of Shakespeares Twelfth Night for the twins Viola and Sebastian (ages 17 to 35) ONLY at the JCCinsherman.org on Tues MAY 22 630 to 830 pm. Only one weekend of performances slated for Aug 10 weekend. For more info email Frome at frome@snet.net. — at JCC in Sherman.

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Champagne with the Shrew:. Friday Night TalkBack Performance with Shrew cast and crew with complimentary champagne directly after performance. This Friday May 11. Tickets available at shermanplayers.org. ... See moreSee less

Champagne with the Shrew:. Friday Night TalkBack Performance with Shrew cast and crew with complimentary champagne directly  after performance. This Friday May  11. Tickets available at shermanplayers.org.

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Attended Sunday's matinee. Awesome performance by all!

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