Playreading – Neverwhere

Please come to the Performing Arts Center at 7 pm Tuesday, Sept. 26, for
an open play reading of “Neverwhere,” a rousing, eye-popping, modern urban
fairy tale.

Richard Mayhew leads a boring, rat-race of a life until the night he
rescues the wounded Lady Door on the streets of London. Richard’s selfless
act turns his life inside-out and leads him into the strange, shadowy
world of London Below, a kingdom of sewer tunnels and abandoned
Underground stations, home to the forgotten and discarded people of London
Above. Richard desperately wants his old life back, but first he needs to
help Door find out who wants her dead, and why. Along the way, he’ll meet
Earls and Marquises, Hunters and Blackfriars, and noble rats. He’ll face
the Great Beast of London and an angel named Islington. And in the end, he
may become the hero Below he could never be Above.

An adaptation by Robert Kauzlaric, based on Neil Gaiman’s modern classic,
“Neverwhere” is being proposed for performance at Los Alamos Little
Theatre in September 2018.

[title of show] Cast

Our November production of [title of show], a one act musical by Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell, directed by Tim Orcutt, has been cast with

Patrick MacDonald as Jeff
Stuart Rupprecht as Hunter
Joy Reynolds as Heidi
Holly Robinson as Susan, and
Brian Huysman as Larry/Accompanist

The show chronicles its own creation as an entry in the New York Musical Theatre Festival, and follows the struggles of the author and composer/lyricist and their two actress friends during the initial brief (three-week) creative period, along with subsequent events leading up to the show’s off-broadway and broadway productions.

The show opens at the Performing Arts Center on Friday November 3rd.

Playreading – Secondary Cause of Death

A play reading of our March 2018 production,  Secondary Cause of Death, by Peter Gordon, directed by Linda Taylor, will be held on Tuesday Sept 12 at 7:00pm in the Green Room.

Inspector Pratt arrives at Bagshot House with grim news for Colonel Craddock, but that’s just the beginning. Who is the strange Polish Count? Is Henrietta really an army Captain? How does the eccentric thespian, Longfellow fit in to the equation? These are just some of the characters who make Pratt’s return a chaotic nightmare as the bodies pile higher and higher.