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Posted Monday, August 25, 2014

LCCT Announces New Play Series and Season Auditions


Lincoln County Community Theater, the resident theater company of Damariscotta’s Lincoln Theater, is pleased to announce its new series "Sundays Without Scenery: Actors, A Script, and Your Imagination.” "Sundays Without Scenery,” which will usually take place on the final Sunday of each month,  will offer a reading of a contemporary play, which may or may not go on to become a full scale production at the theater.  The actors will have rehearsed, a stage manager will set the scene, and the audience's imagination will fill in the rest as they listen to the spoken text. LCCT’s goal is to provide opportunities for more actors and directors to "hit the boards” without requiring our hard-working but limited stage crew to have the responsibility of mounting each piece as a fully-staged production. Each reading will be followed by a "talk-back” with the actors and the director to allow discussion of the play and to assess interest in whether we might pursue a full-scale production. 

The initial play, which has particular resonance during this season of WWI commemorations, is "Heroes,” adapted from Gérald Sibleyras' "Le Vent desPeupliers” by acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard. With direction by John Mulcahy, performances are slated for Sunday September 28 at 2 PM and 7 PM. "Heroes,” the recipient of London’s Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, takes place in 1959. Three aging World War I veterans find themselves residing together in a military retirement home in the French countryside. They pass the time on their favorite isolated terrace – gossiping, joking, and generally irritating one another. Looking out to the cemetery beyond, the trio dreams of freedom. Our three heroes set into motion a courageous and adventurous escape plan to make their escape once and for all. What will their final destination be -- Indochina? The local village? Or perhaps just to the top of the hill. "Heroes” combines Tom Stoppard’s hysterical wit with the poignancy of the three veterans approaching their final journey together.

Our October offering will be Jane Anderson’s "The Baby Dance” directed by Mary Charbonnet. The play explores the conflicting and constantly shifting emotions surrounding the idea of surrogacy by following two couples whose lives become intertwined, each with a different goal. A newcomer to our area, Ms. Charbonnet comes to Damariscotta after a distinguished career as a member of the theater faculty at SUNY Fredonia.

Other titles being considered for the series include Donald Margulies "Dinner with Friends,” Nora Ephron’s "Love, Loss and What I Wore,” Jeffrey Hatcher’s "Miss Mannerly,” and Jon Robin Baitz’s "Other Desert Cities.

Actors who wish to be considered to take part in the readings, or other LCCTproductions slated for this upcoming season (including Steven Dietz’ ”Becky’s New Car” in November and another concert presentation in March), are invited to audition Tuesday Sept 2 or Thursday Sept 4 from 5:30 PM  to 7:30 PM in Porter Hall at Skidompha Library in downtown Damariscotta (please use the Elm Street entrance). Those who have been a part of our last two Gilbert and Sullivan concerts do not need to attend these auditions unless they are interested in being consider for other shows during the season.

Audition material will be provided.  Questions about the reading series or the regular LCCT season can be emailed to the Production Supervisor, John Mulcahy, at lcctseason@gmail.com or by calling the theater office at 563-3424. 


 
 
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