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A Christmas Story

Adapted by Philip Grecian
Directed by Keli Solomon

November 30, December 1, 7 ,8, 9, 14 ,15, 16, 21, 22, 2018
8:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday
2:00 p.m. Sunday Matinee

Humorist Jean Shepherd's memoir of growing up in the Midwest of the 1940s follows 9-year-old 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, at Goldblatt's Department Store. 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 boys' 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.

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Dean Alexander as older Ralphie and Dylan Sosbe as Ralphie rehearse A Christmas Story. Shermanplayers.org ... See moreSee less

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ATTENTION : AUDITIONS!!!

Casting Call for Venus In Fur by David Ives
Directed by Katherine Almquist

Sunday, December 2nd by appointment
Monday, December 3rd & Tuesday, December 4th, 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Where: Green Room, Sherman Playhouse
Cast: 1 Man (30ish to 50ish) and 1 Woman (20ish/30ish) – Both roles open!
Performance Dates: February 14, 15, 16, 22, 23, 24, March 1, 2, 3, 2019 – Friday and Saturday at 8:00 PM, Sunday at 2:00 PM

Synopsis: Thomas, a beleaguered playwright/director is desperate to find an actress to play Vanda, the female lead in his adaptation of the classic sadomasochistic tale "Venus in Furs." Into his empty audition room walks a vulgar and equally desperate actress-—oddly enough, named Vanda. Though utterly wrong for the sophisticated part, Vanda exhibits a strange command of the material, piquing Thomas's interest with her seductive talents and secretive manner. As the two work through the script, they blur the line between play and reality, entering into an increasingly serious game of submission and domination that only one of them can win.

The New York Times called it "....ninety minutes of good, kinky fun"

For further information, contact Katherine Almquist at: kt_almquist@hotmail.com
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ATTENTION : AUDITIONS!!!

Casting Call for Venus In Fur by David Ives
Directed by Katherine Almquist

Sunday, December 2nd by appointment
Monday, December 3rd & Tuesday, December 4th, 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Where: Green Room, Sherman Playhouse
Cast: 1 Man (30ish to 50ish) and 1 Woman (20ish/30ish) – Both roles open!
Performance Dates: February 14, 15, 16, 22, 23, 24, March 1, 2, 3, 2019 – Friday and Saturday at 8:00 PM, Sunday at 2:00 PM

Synopsis: Thomas, a beleaguered playwright/director is desperate to find an actress to play Vanda, the female lead in his adaptation of the classic sadomasochistic tale Venus in Furs. Into his empty audition room walks a vulgar and equally desperate actress-—oddly enough, named Vanda. Though utterly wrong for the sophisticated part, Vanda exhibits a strange command of the material, piquing Thomass interest with her seductive talents and secretive manner. As the two work through the script, they blur the line between play and reality, entering into an increasingly serious game of submission and domination that only one of them can win.  

The New York Times called it ....ninety minutes of good, kinky fun

For further information, contact Katherine Almquist at:  kt_almquist@hotmail.com

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"Timothy Huber as the self aggrandizing, arrogant husband is almost too good to be true. He has taken to this role with unbridled flair, making his character absolutely hilarious, and this is by far his best performance." Joanne Rochman, Republican-American. Two more performances this weekend. www.Shermanplayers.org ... See moreSee less

Timothy Huber as the self aggrandizing, arrogant husband is almost too good to be true. He has taken to this role with unbridled flair, making his character absolutely hilarious, and this is by far his best performance.  Joanne Rochman, Republican-American.  Two more performances this weekend.  www.Shermanplayers.org

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"This is community theater at its very best — an evening of light comedy performed by delightful actors in the hands of Director Dan Friedman, who has just the right touch" Beth Young, Newtown Bee. Two more performances of The Underpants. Shermanplayers.org ... See moreSee less

This is community theater at its very best — an evening of light comedy performed by delightful actors in the hands of Director Dan Friedman, who has just the right touch Beth Young, Newtown Bee.  Two more performances of The Underpants.  Shermanplayers.org

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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

Perfect! Thanks for all your hard work Krispy!

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

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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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