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THREE BY TENN

By TENNESSEE WILLIAMS
Directed By KATHERINE ALMQUIST; Produced By DAVID ALMQUIST
March 5 (Preview), 6, 7, 13, 14, 15* (Matinee), 20, 21, 22 (Matinee), 27, 28
Friday & Saturday 8:00PM
Sunday Matinee 2:00PM

Slapstick Tragedy.  Far out tragic-comedy in the genre of Theatre of the Absurd, with a touch of Theatre for Cruelty.

The Gnadiges Fraulein is set in a rickety bunkhouse, for “permanent transients,” whose characters include a society columnist, a frowzy crone, a demented former Viennese vaudevillian, a Cacaloony bird and a blond-wigged Indian.

Two lonely children inhabit This Property Is Condemned, abandoned and aching for human connection.

Overdressed, heavily rouged ladies,  “...in the autumn of their youth” hit the town for a high old time during an annual convention in A Perfect Analysis Given By A Parrot.”

Tennessee Williams can compress the basic meaning of life—its pathos or its tragedy, its bravery or the quality of its love—into small scenes or a few moments of dialog.

*Join Dr. Joe Jeffries of NYU/ Tisch  on Sunday, March 15th for a talk back immediately following the matinee. As a theatre historian has published in journals including The Drama ReviewWomen & PerformanceTheatre History Studies, and biography. His theatre and book reviews have been widely published in periodicals including The Village VoiceTheateWeek, The Advocate andThe Lambda Book Report. Recent book contributions include Out of Character (Bantam),Shattered Anatomies (Arnolfini), and Extreme Exposure (TCG). He is at work on a full-length novelized non-fiction biography of East Village drag performer Ethyl Eichelberger.


(1st row l to r) Stacy-Lee Frome, Reesa Nestor, Robin Frome, Beth Bonnebeau (2nd row l to r) Agnes Fohn, Joseph Russo, Susan Abrams, Noel Desiato 

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We are still seeking male actors for our upcoming production. An additional audition call has been scheduled for this Thursday, February 13th at the Playhouse from 7 to 9 PM. - mailchi.mp/aa051f585dfe/upcoming-auditions-for-whodunnit-a-comedy-thriller-february-9th-10th-2516737 ... See moreSee less

We are still seeking male actors for our upcoming production. An additional audition call has been scheduled for this Thursday, February 13th at the Playhouse from 7 to 9 PM. - https://mailchi.mp/aa051f585dfe/upcoming-auditions-for-whodunnit-a-comedy-thriller-february-9th-10th-2516737

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Tomorrow and Monday.Upcoming Auditions for 'WHODUNNIT' A Comedy Thriller February 9th & 10th - mailchi.mp/dcceb0a9dff2/upcoming-auditions-for-whodunnit-a-comedy-thriller-february-9th-10th-2512989 ... See moreSee less

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Catch Katherine Almquist Director of 3 by Tenn talking about our next production on Sharon CT Robin Hood Radio program Off Script with Dan Dwyer today at 1230.
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Catch Katherine Almquist Director of 3 by Tenn talking about our next production on Sharon CT Robin Hood Radio program Off Script with Dan Dwyer today at 1230. 
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Set so far for 3 by Tenn. We think Mr Williams would be proud. Shermanplayers.org for tix. ... See moreSee less

Set so far for 3 by Tenn. We think Mr Williams would be proud. Shermanplayers.org for tix.

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Upcoming Auditions for 'WHODUNNIT' A Comedy Thriller February 9th & 10th - mailchi.mp/dcceb0a9dff2/upcoming-auditions-for-whodunnit-a-comedy-thriller-february-9th-10th-2512989 ... See moreSee less

Upcoming Auditions for WHODUNNIT A Comedy Thriller February 9th & 10th - https://mailchi.mp/dcceb0a9dff2/upcoming-auditions-for-whodunnit-a-comedy-thriller-february-9th-10th-2512989

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THIS JUST IN. We are proud to have Tennessee Williams Dramaturge from NYU Dr Joe Jeffreys be our guest speaker and heading up our talk backs for our production of 3 by Tenn in March. Details TBA in coming weeks. Stay tuned. Community and Culture Coming Together. ... See moreSee less

THIS JUST IN. We are proud to have Tennessee Williams Dramaturge from NYU Dr Joe Jeffreys be our guest speaker and heading up our talk backs for our production of 3 by Tenn in March. Details TBA in coming weeks.  Stay tuned. Community and Culture Coming Together.

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Upcoming Auditions for 'WHODUNNIT' A Comedy Thriller February 9th & 10th - mailchi.mp/82963b0c484b/upcoming-auditions-for-whodunnit-a-comedy-thriller-february-9th-10th ... See moreSee less

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AUDITION NOTICE:

A group of six strangers - and a butler - have gathered for a black-tie dinner in the English country mansion of a wealthy lawyer during a thunderstorm. One of the guests, identified only as an "oily Levantine", tells his fellow dinner guests that he has information with which to blackmail each and every one of them. This, of course, makes him ripe for murder...
The production calls for 7 men and 3 women, ages 20 to 70.
Note that some parts require two accents – Standard British English and regional/international.
Audition dates are Sunday, Feb. 9th from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m and Monday, Feb. 10th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Sherman Playhouse, 5 Route 39 N, Sherman, CT 06784.
Callbacks, if needed, will be on Thursday, Feb. 13th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Please prepare a 2 minute monologue of any style.
The production runs May 7 (Preview), 8, 9, 15, 16, 17 (Matinee), 22, 23, 24(Matinee), 29, 30.
For further information contact the director Alexis Vournazos at alexism82@msn.com
Cast:
Archibald Perkins – the butler - English & Cockney accent
Andreas Capodistriou – an oily Levantine-Greco - Turk accent
Silas Bazeby – a respectable family lawyer - English accent
Rear Admiral Knatchbull Folliat – an old sea dog - English & Scottish accent
Lady Tremurrain – a dotty aristocrat - English & Southern accent
Lavinia Hargreaves – a sweet young thing - English accent
Roger Dashwell – a black sheep - English & Australian accent
Dame Edith Runcible – an eccentric archaeologist - English & Cockney accent
Inspector Bowden – an unconventional Scotland Yard detective - English accent
Sergeant – a stolid copper - English accent
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AUDITION NOTICE:

A group of six strangers - and a butler - have gathered for a black-tie dinner in the English country mansion of a wealthy lawyer during a thunderstorm.  One of the guests, identified only as an oily Levantine, tells his fellow dinner guests that he has information with which to blackmail each and every one of them.  This, of course, makes him ripe for murder...
The production calls for 7 men and 3 women, ages 20 to 70. 
Note that some parts require two accents – Standard British English and regional/international.
Audition dates are Sunday, Feb. 9th from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m and Monday, Feb. 10th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Sherman Playhouse, 5 Route 39 N, Sherman, CT 06784.
Callbacks, if needed, will be on Thursday, Feb. 13th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. 
Please prepare a 2 minute monologue of any style.  
The production runs May 7 (Preview), 8, 9, 15, 16, 17 (Matinee), 22, 23, 24(Matinee), 29, 30.
For further information contact the director Alexis Vournazos at alexism82@msn.com
Cast:
Archibald Perkins – the butler - English & Cockney accent
Andreas Capodistriou – an oily Levantine-Greco - Turk accent
Silas Bazeby – a respectable family lawyer - English accent
Rear Admiral Knatchbull Folliat – an old sea dog - English & Scottish accent
Lady Tremurrain – a dotty aristocrat - English & Southern accent
Lavinia Hargreaves – a sweet young thing - English accent
Roger Dashwell – a black sheep - English & Australian accent
Dame Edith Runcible – an eccentric archaeologist - English & Cockney accent
Inspector Bowden – an unconventional Scotland Yard detective - English accent
Sergeant – a stolid copper - English accent

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NOW is the best time to purchase your 2020 Season Subscription! Experience all five shows of The Sherman Players 2020 Season for less than the cost of ONE Broadway show. Pay ahead now and pay less than what you would pay later at the door. - https://mailchi.mp/8b6479739773/now-is-the-best-time-to-purchase-your-2020-season-subscription

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Last Chance for Jack and the Beanstalk. We added one final performance on Sunday, December 29th at 2PM. Be sure to get your tickets today before it sells out! - mailchi.mp/dde34688aa09/last-chance-to-catch-jack-and-the-beanstalkadditional-matinee-has-been-added ... See moreSee less

Last Chance for Jack and the Beanstalk. We added one final performance on Sunday, December 29th at 2PM. Be sure to get your tickets today before it sells out! - https://mailchi.mp/dde34688aa09/last-chance-to-catch-jack-and-the-beanstalkadditional-matinee-has-been-added

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Play it loud! Our holiday gift to you. Our Jack and the Beanstalk production added an additional performance. Sunday December 29 at 2 pm. Tickets at www.shermanplayers.org ... See moreSee less

Play it loud!  Our holiday gift to you. Our Jack and the Beanstalk production added an additional performance. Sunday December 29 at 2 pm. Tickets at www.shermanplayers.org

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Sherman School visit today to see some Jack and the Beanstalk.
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Thank you Jeffrey M Rossman. Glad to add to the giggles and glee

I just want to say my wife, Lynn and I, as well as our daughter, her husband and two children, ages 6 and 8 were at the Sunday matinee and we had the time of our lives this afternoon. My wife, who like Steve Stott himself, is from England and has grown up seeing pantomines during the Christmas season told me afterwards what surprised her was how much all of what she saw reminded her of all the pantos she knew growing up as a girl. Well done, Steve. You hit the nail on the head. Lynn knows her pantomimes, Puss in Boots, Dick Whittington, etc etc and for her to revel in what she saw says a lot about how you pulled this off. I was impressed with the sets, the staging, the music and sound effects, costuming, and all the singing. If I have any criticism, it`s just that it had to come to an end. But even then, it seemed to me you all really didn`t want it to bring it to a close.To all the cast and crew, bravo to each and everyone of you. I`ve shared the stage at one time or another with many of you. And for those with whom I`ve not yet shared the stage, I hope to have the honour and pleasure somewhere and sometime soon. Thanks again for a brilliant Xmas holiday production. Who needs Broadway when you have the same caliber of talent and technical expertise right here in your own backyard?

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Fee Fi Fo Fum we all wants yous to come. Jack and the Beantstalk continues 3 more weekends. www.shermanplayers.org Trish Haldin photo, Terry Hawley, costumes, Steven Stott director, set design Al Chiappetta lighting, Polly Stott props ... See moreSee less

Fee Fi Fo Fum we all wants yous to come.  Jack and the Beantstalk continues 3 more weekends.  www.shermanplayers.org  Trish Haldin photo, Terry Hawley, costumes, Steven Stott director, set design Al Chiappetta lighting, Polly Stott props

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