Casting Announcement: “And Then There Were None”

On behalf of Providence Players of Fairfax, Director Tina Thronson is pleased to announce the cast of And Then There Were None, which runs October 4 to 19.

Considered one of the best murder mysteries ever written, And Then There Were None is based on Agatha Christie’s best-selling novel. Ten strangers, apparently with little in common, are lured to an island mansion by a mysterious couple.  Over dinner, a record begins to play, and the voice of an unseen host accuses each person of hiding a guilty secret. That evening, one of the guests is found murdered by a deadly dose of cyanide.  The tension escalates as the survivors realize the killer is not only among them but is preparing to strike again… and again… and again.  

Cast (in order of appearance)
(*denotes Providence Players debut)

Rogers – Chris Persil
Mrs. Rogers – Ariana Colligan
Narracott – Scott Stofko
Vera Claythorne – Jaclyn Robertson
Philip Lombard – Allen McRea
Toni Marston – Roxanne Waite
William Blore – Craig Geoffrion
Gen. Mackenzie – David Ranowsky
Emily Brent – Sara Bennett
Judge Wargrave – James McDaniel*
Dr. Armstrong – Amy Griffin

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Announcing a “Pop-Up” production, “Bobby Gould in Hell” Auditions July 1-2

Bobby Gould in Hell

(rights pending)

By David Mamet
Directed by Maria Watson

This is Bobby Gould’s day of reckoning. In Mamet’s dark comedy, the conniving movie mogul from Speed the Plow awakens in a strange room – the waiting room of Hell. A loquacious interrogator in fishing waders enters. The interrogator castigates Bobby for a litany of past sins, but Bobby argues that he’s not such a “bad guy.” His earthbound girlfriend appears and gets carried away in her anger at Bobby’s behavior.  In the end, Bobby is given a chance to save his soul, but what will he do with the opportunity?  David Mamet is the award-winning author of Speed the Plow, American Buffalo and Glengarry Glen Ross.  This play contains strong language and adult content. 

 

Providence Players of Fairfax is:

  • A non-profit community theater troupe. All participation is on a volunteer basis. No members of the cast or crew are compensated.
  • A membership organization. Membership is not required to audition. If cast, all actors (and in fact, all volunteers), are required to become members of Providence Players of Fairfax ($25 per individual or $60 per family – three or more) for the season (if not already a member).

Casting Announcement

Providence Players is casting four (4) roles. The original cast has three men and one woman (3m/1w).  However, we are considering altering the gender of some characters which could mean a cast of as many as 3 women (3w).  No roles are precast, and all roles are open.  All backgrounds, ages, ethnicities welcome and encouraged to audition!

Download the entire Audition Announcement and Tentative Rehearsal Schedule, and Audition Form.

 

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Congratulations, Providence Players Scholarship Winners!

On June 8, Providence Players announced the winners of its 2019 Scholarship program at the theater just prior to a performance of its spring production, Leaving Iowa.  Congratulations to:

Naomi Bertha, Justice High School
Natalie Carreiro, Lake Braddock High School

Ethan O’Donovan, Bishop O’Connell High School 
Kelly Ward, W.T. Woodson High School

(Bookends) Board members, Kevin Harnisch (Scholarship Selection Committee Chair) and Janet Bartelmay (Immediate Past President) pose with scholarship winners, Natalie Carreiro, Naomi Bertha, Ethan O’Donovan and Kelly Ward.  Photo by Chip Gertzog.

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Audition Announcement “And Then There Were None” June 25-27

And Then There Were None

By Agatha Christie
Directed by Tina Hodge Thronson

Considered one of the best murder mysteries ever written, And Then There Were None is based on Agatha Christie’s best-selling novel. Ten strangers, apparently with little in common, are lured to an island mansion by a mysterious couple.  Over dinner, a record begins to play, and the voice of an unseen host accuses each person of hiding a guilty secret. That evening, one of the guests is found murdered by a deadly dose of cyanide.  The tension escalates as the survivors realize the killer is not only among them but is preparing to strike again… and again… and again.  

 

Providence Players of Fairfax is:

  • A non-profit community theater troupe. All participation is on a volunteer basis. No members of the cast or crew are compensated.
  • A membership organization. Membership is not required to audition. If cast, all actors (and in fact, all volunteers), are required to become members of Providence Players of Fairfax ($25 per individual or $60 per family – three or more) for the season (if not already a member).

Casting Announcement

Providence Players is casting eleven (11) roles. The original cast had eight men and three women (8m/3w).  However, we are considering altering the gender of some characters which could mean a cast of as many as 6 women (6w). No roles are precast, and all roles are open.  British accents are not required.  All backgrounds, ages, ethnicities welcome and encouraged to audition!

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Audiences and Critics Agree: “Leaving Iowa is a Hit!”

“I don’t think I’ve laughed so much during a play EVER.” – Audience Member 
“I thought I was just coming to see a regular play, but this was MARVELOUS!” – Audience Member 
(L-R) Lindsey June as Sis, Amy Griffin as Mom, Bobby Welsh as Don and Michael Bagwell as Dad. Photo by Chip Gertzog.
“I loved every moment of Providence Players of Fairfax’s Leaving Iowa. Well written and expertly acted, it was a night of quality entertainment that I would highly recommend.  Catch a showing of this with your own family–you won’t regret it!” – Julia L. Exline, DC Metro Theater Arts Critic

 

Leaving Iowa is a summer time hit for the entire family!

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Casting Announcement: “Leaving Iowa”

On behalf of Providence Players of Fairfax, Director Julie Janson is pleased to announce the cast of Leaving Iowa, which runs May 31 to June 15.

by Tim Clue and Spike Manton

Called “a comedy with a surprisingly deep soul… simultaneously hilarious and touching,” Leaving Iowa portrays Don’s journey to return his father’s ashes to his childhood home, only to discover that Grandma’s house is now a grocery store. This father-and-son road trip shifts smoothly from the present to Don’s memories of the annual, torturous vacations of his childhood: the classic American summer vacation, which often meant being trapped in the back seat of a station wagon. Don’s memories bring to life the people of his past and present, weave a tale of reconciling idealism with reality, and ultimately show us what it means to love one’s family.

CAST
(* denotes PPF debut)

Don – Bobby Welsh
Dad – Michael Bagwell
Mom – Amy Griffin*
Sis – Lindsey June*
Multi-characters (splitting 22 roles) – Danielle Comer*, Michael Schwartz*, Charlene Sloan

PRODUCTION TEAM

Director – Julie Janson
Producer – Jason Hamrick
Stage Manager – Amanda Ranowsky
Technical Director – Christopher Crockett

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