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329 N. Lee St.
Salisbury, NC. 28144
mothers & Sons
by Terrance McNally
August 13 and 14 at 7:00pm
At turns funny and powerful, MOTHERS AND SONS portrays a woman who pays an unexpected visit to the New York apartment of her late son's partner, who is now married to another man and has a young son. Challenged to face how society has changed around her, generations collide as she revisits the past and begins to see the life her son might have led.
Character descriptions are as follows:
Katherine Gerard - Female, 60-69; a widow who lost her son, Andre, to AIDS 25 years ago; her emotional repression and disapproval of her son’s homosexuality have kept her from coming to terms with his death.
Cal Porter - Male, 35-49; a successful hedge fund manager who was Andre’s partner at the time of Andre’s death; a candid, straightforward survivor of the AIDS epidemic who now leads a meaningful and rewarding life.
Will Ogden - Male, 35-49; Cal’s husband, a writer; has an easy charm and sense of humor.
Bud Ogden-Gerard - Male, young child; Cal and Will’s son, openly inquisitive and chatty with a big heart.
Rehearsals begin August 27.
Performances are September 28-30 & October 5-7 at 7:30pm.
next to normal
Book & Lyrics by Brian Yorkey, Music by Tom Kitt
September 10 at 2:00pm
Presented with Catawba College Theatre Arts Department
A rock musical that explores how one urban couple copes with crisis and mental illness. Winner of three Tony Awards in 2009 and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, Next to Normal takes the audience into the hearts and minds of each character with love and sympathy and heart.
Character descriptions are as follows, all ethnicities are encouraged:
Diana - Female, 30's - 40's; Sexy, Sharp. Delusional bipolar depressive. (Belt/mix to an E.)
Dan - Male, 30's - 40's; Handsome. Genuine. Constant. Tired. Husband and father to Diana and Gabe and Natalie. ( High Baritone/Tenor to A)
Doctor Madden - Male, On the young side of ageless; Assured. A rock star of psychiatry. (High baritone/Tenor to A with a rock sound)
Rehearsals begin September 24.
Performances run November 2-4 & 9-11 at 7:30pm.
The realistic joneses
by Will Eno
December 10 and 11 at 7:00pm
Visit "The Realistic Joneses" and meet Bob and Jennifer. Their new neighbors, John and Pony, have even more in common than their identical homes and shared last names. As their relationships begin to irrevocably entwine, the Joneses must decide between their idyllic fantasies and their imperfect realities.
Character descriptions are as follows:
Bob Jones - Male; a regular guy, wry, sardonic, weary from an unnamed illness from which he’s been suffering and which he doesn’t want to discuss.
Jennifer Jones - Female; Warm, sensible, mostly composed. Tries to maintain a cheery outlook despite the frustration she feels with Bob’s reluctance to open up to her about what is going on.
John Jones - Male; Uses humor to mask a vulnerability and doesn’t easily reveal to much about what is going on in his life.
Pony Jones - Female; Charming, friendly, openly curious, but says blunt things that can sometimes be taken the wrong way.
Rehearsals begin January 7.
Performances run February 22, 2018 through March 3, 2018 at 7:30pm.
Running on fire
a new original play premiere
by Aurin Squire
February 25 and 26, 2018 at 7:00pm
A young college student is out for a jog when he is implicated in a crime spree. After his property is confiscated by an officer, his attempt to seek justice sets off a chain reaction of events that ripple across the college, surrounding town, and amongst a community seething with tension. What is real and what is not get called into question in this timely play that asks 'who are we to ourselves and each other?'
Rehearsals begin March 4.
Performances run April 19, 2018 through April 28, 2018 at 7:30pm.
Book & Lyrics by Joe DiPietro; Music & Lyrics by David Bryan
May 20 and 21, 2018 at 7:00pm
MEMPHIS tells the story of a white radio DJ who wants to change the world, and a black club singer who is ready for her big break. Come along on the incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves – filled with laughter, emotion and roof-raising rock n’ roll. Winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical!
Looking for a wide range of ages and abilities.
Rehearsals begin June 10.
Performances run July 19, 2018 through July 28, 2018 at 7:30pm.