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The Underpants

By Carl Sternheim, Adaptation by Steve Martin
Directed by Dan Friedman

September 21, 22, 28, 29, 30, October 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 2018
8:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday
2:00 p.m. Sunday Matinee

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.

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Jean Shepherd's - A Christmas Story
Monday & Tuesday, September 24th & 25th from 7:00pm - 10:00pm
(Seeking 2 men, 2 women, 5 boys, 2 girls)

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Among many other production and performance attributes we pride ourselves on beautiful painted set floors. Krispy Kreho rocks. Underpants opens this Friday.
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Among many other production and performance attributes we pride ourselves on beautiful painted set floors. Krispy Kreho rocks. Underpants opens this Friday. 
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Is this kid friendly? Can I get a upcoming schedule anything for children ages 9and up

Aw shucks, thanks. I love working with you guys!! 😊

Perfect! Thanks for all your hard work Krispy!

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The Sherman Playhouse will be holding auditions for Jean Sheperd's A CHRISTMAS STORY September 24 & 25 (7-10 PM) at the Sherman Playhouse 5 Route 39 North in Sherman, CT.

Humorist Jean Sheperd's memoir of growing up in the midwest of the 1940s follows young Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher, and even Santa Claus himself. The consistent response: "You'll shoot your eye out." All the elements from the beloved motion picture are here, including the family's temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boy's experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie's father winning a lamp shaped like a woman's leg in a net stocking; Ralphie's fantasy scenarios and more!

The cast calls for 2 Men and 2 Women ages 20-50 and 5 boys and 2 girls ages 9 to 12. Actors are encouraged to bring headshots and resumes. Sides will be provided at auditions. The rehearsals will start the week of October 8. No prepared monologues are necessary. Actors will read from the script in groups or individually on a first come first serve basis. For more information please call the director, Keli Solomon at 860-354-9550. For more information about the Playhouse please go to our website at The Sherman Playhouse Live Performing Arts Theatre in Sherman Connecticut
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The Sherman Playhouse will be holding auditions for Jean Sheperds A CHRISTMAS STORY September 24 & 25 (7-10 PM) at the Sherman Playhouse 5 Route 39 North in Sherman, CT. 

Humorist Jean Sheperds memoir of growing up in the midwest of the 1940s follows young Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas.  Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher, and even Santa Claus himself.  The consistent response:  Youll shoot your eye out.   All the elements from the beloved motion picture are here, including the familys temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphies father winning a lamp shaped like a womans leg in a net stocking; Ralphies fantasy scenarios and more!

The cast calls for 2 Men and 2 Women ages 20-50 and 5 boys and 2 girls ages 9 to 12.  Actors are encouraged to bring headshots and resumes.  Sides will be provided at auditions.  The rehearsals will start the week of October 8.  No prepared monologues are necessary.  Actors will read from the script in groups or individually on a first come first serve basis.  For more information please call the director, Keli Solomon at 860-354-9550.  For more information about the Playhouse please go to our website at The Sherman Playhouse Live Performing Arts Theatre in Sherman Connecticut

 

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Kelly, this is so exciting!! What fun!!

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Last chance to see this amazing show tonight. shermanplayers.org

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Just saw this last night. Great show! Kudos to the very talented actors!

2 months ago

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See why Marsden Epworth of The Lakeville Journal calls Other Desert Cities "Breathtaking....Witty and tight".
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See why Marsden Epworth of The Lakeville Journal  calls Other Desert Cities Breathtaking....Witty and tight. 
https://www.tricornernews.com/node/56016
Two more weekends. Shermanplayers.org

2 months ago

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From the Desk of Mary Fullem Hembree, Freelance Theater Critic

"This ensemble cast is perfect – no misses, no stalled timing – and that is a tribute to Mrs. Almquist's skill as a director. This is a challenging play to deliver and her guiding hand is evident in the caliber of the performance I saw Friday night. It was mesmerizing!!Impeccable, flawless, overflowing with talent from every aspect – actors, direction, set design and lighting.

Theatre for me is about being transported from my seat to a place in my head where I’m so involved with the performance I momentarily forget where I am. Other Desert Cities was the epitome of that experience for me."

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From the Desk of Mary Fullem Hembree, Freelance Theater Critic

This ensemble cast is perfect – no misses, no stalled timing – and that is a tribute to Mrs. Almquists skill as a director.  This is a challenging play to deliver and her guiding hand is evident in the caliber of the performance I saw Friday night.  It was mesmerizing!!Impeccable, flawless, overflowing with talent from every aspect – actors, direction, set design and lighting.
 
Theatre for me is about being transported from my seat to a place in my head where I’m so involved with the performance I momentarily forget where I am.  Other Desert Cities was the epitome of that experience for me.

Two More Weekends.  Shermanplayers.org

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Todays Newtown Bee

"Directed by Katherine Almquist and blessed with a gifted and talented cast, this Sherman Players production packs a punch on many levels. This is a play that resonates; a superb presentation it is not to be missed." Elizabeth Young,

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Todays Newtown Bee

Directed by Katherine Almquist and blessed with a gifted and talented cast, this Sherman Players production packs a punch on many levels.  This is a play that resonates; a superb presentation it is not to be missed.  Elizabeth Young,

Continues this weekend: Shermanplayers.org

 

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Wow! The praise keeps coming!!! Can’t wait to breathe life into this again tonight!!!

2 months ago

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IMPORTANT. Since the presence of newspaper reviewers is dwindling we would like to give an opportunity for our audience to chime in on their experiences at our shows. Please email Robin Frome in charge of publicity with a few sentences about your thoughts on the current production if and when you happen to attend any of the performances. Community and culture coming together.

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IMPORTANT. Since the presence of newspaper reviewers is dwindling we would like to give an opportunity for our audience to chime in on their experiences at our shows. Please email Robin Frome in charge of publicity with a few sentences about your thoughts on the current production if and when you happen to attend any of the performances. Community and culture coming together. 
 
Send to Frome@snet.net
Thanks for your support.

2 months ago

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John Squires and Eileen Epperson in Other Desert Cities. Photo by Agnes Fohn, set design by Paul Tines
Lighting by Al Chiappetta Costumes by Lisa Bonelli
Katherine Almquist Director
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John Squires and Eileen Epperson in Other Desert Cities.  Photo by Agnes Fohn, set design by Paul Tines
Lighting by Al Chiappetta  Costumes by Lisa Bonelli
Katherine Almquist Director

 

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