• The Kingsport Theatre Guild Presents The Actor's Nightmare & The Zoo Story

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    Name: The Kingsport Theatre Guild Presents The Actor's Nightmare & The Zoo Story
    Date: March 8, 2019
    Time: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM EST
    Event Description:
    The Zoo Story and The Actor's Nightmare will be presented at the Kingsport Higher Education Center, 300 West Market Street, in Downtown Kingsport.
    Show Dates:
    March 1, 8 @ 7 p.m.
    March 2 & 9 @ 2 p.m.
    March 2 & 9 @ 7 p.m.

    Tickets are $10.  Purchase tickets

    The Actor’s Nightmare

    Having casually wandered onstage, George is informed that one of the actors, Eddie, has been in an auto accident and he must replace him immediately. Apparently, no one is sure of what play is being performed but George (costumed as Hamlet) seems to find himself in the middle of a scene from Private Lives, surrounded by such luminaries as Sarah Siddons, Dame Ellen Terry and Henry Irving. As he fumbles through one missed cue after another the other actors shift to Hamlet, then a play by Samuel Beckett, and then a climactic scene from what might well be A Man for All Seasons—by which time the disconcerted George has lost all sense of contact with his fellow performers. Yet, in the closing moments of the play, he rises to the occasion and finally says the right lines, whereupon make-believe suddenly gives way to reality as the executioner’s axe (meant for Sir Thomas Moore) instead sends poor George to oblivion—denying him a well-earned curtain call.

    The Zoo Story

    To escape his wife, two daughters and two parakeets Peter sits on a bench in Central Park, reading and thinking. Jerry joins him, having just been to the zoo. He draws the unwilling Peter into conversation and extracts information from him. In return Jerry supplies Peter with a curious medley of information about his wanderings in New York. The outcome of the meeting is a willing death for one of them.

    Auditions will be held March 3 & 4, 6 PM-8 PM at the Renaissance Center, 1200 East Center Street, Kingsport TN
    Please prepare a 60 second monologue and 60 seconds of song. Also be prepared to do a cold read from the script.
    Directed by John Kaywood
    Music Director Scott Elliott

    CALLBACKS (if needed):
    March 7, 6 PM
    May 10-19
    (6m, 8f, chorus) - 9 to 5 The Musical, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, is based on the seminal 1980 hit movie. Set in the late 1970s. this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic. Pushed to the boiling point, three female coworkers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains "otherwise engaged," the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. Hey, a girl can scheme, can't she? This high-energy show is ideal for a large, mostly female cast, but also has opportunities for talented male dancers. With its jubilant score and easily relatable characters, 9 to 5 is the perfect show for community theatres.

    300 West Market Street
    Downtown Kingsport
    Date/Time Information:
    March 1, 8 @ 7 p.m.
    March 2 & 9 @ 2 p.m.
    March 2 & 9 @ 7 p.m.
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