Directed by: Nancy Jensen

THE STORY: In this riotously funny Southern-fried comedy, the three Verdeen cousins could not have picked a worse time to throw their family reunion. Their outrageous antics have delighted local gossips in the small town of Sweetgum and the eyes of Texas are upon them, as their self-righteous Aunt LaMerle is quick to point out. But the cousins can’t back out of the reunion now. It’s on and Gaynelle’s hosting it.

Unfortunately, they face an uphill battle as a parade of wildly eccentric Verdeens gathers on the hottest day of July, smack-dab in the middle of Texas tornado season. Things spin hilariously out of control when a neighbor’s pet devours everything edible, a one-eyed suitor shows up to declare his love and a jaw-dropping high-stakes wager is made on who bakes the best red velvet cake. As this fast-paced romp barrels toward its uproarious climax, you’ll wish your own family reunions were this much fun!

Performance dates:  Sept 15, 16, 17 | 22, 23, 24
Friday, Saturday – 8:00 pm, Sunday – 2:30 pm

All performances will be held at the Downtown Canton Theatre —
171 East Main Street, Canton, GA 30114

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Audition Dates:
Monday, July 17th & Tuesday, July 18th
Time: 7:30pm
Location: CTC’s Rehearsal Space – “The Hangar” –
654 Arnold Mill Road Woodstock, GA 30188

CTC is a membership based organization and requires all cast to become members of CTC. The annual membership dues are $15. This helps offset the cost of the production, such as royalty fees, costume, set and prop expenses, etc. Your dues help us put on these productions. If you are current with your membership then you do not have to pay upon time of casting.

 Actors are encouraged to try out for roles which they feel they can portray, regardless of age. The director will ultimately decide on the best age range and mix for characters based on the needs of the play.

  A majority of the characters will require some form of New York/New Jersey Italian accent.

Preparation:

There is nothing to prepare.  Auditions will be by cold readings from the script.  The readings will be provided at auditions.  Our aim is to make the audition process as easy and stress free as possible.

 Head shots and performance resume`s are not required but they are appreciated.  Informal photos will be made to aid in identifying auditioners.

Character Age Range & Description:

Nick:  20-40; Deeply loves his grandparents but uses witty sarcasm to communicate with them but is never hurtful.

Frank:  60+; A proud retired carpenter fighting and resisting getting older.

Aida:  60+;  Loving woman whose life has been all about her husband and family.  A bit of a worrier.

Emma:  60+;   Nunzio’s wife.  A bit of a spitfire.  She has a good sense of herself and not afraid to express it.

Nunzio:  60+;  Great story teller.  Deeply in love with his wife Emma.

Caitlin:  20-40;  She is attractive and charming.  A bit old fashioned but not one to settle for less.

THE STORY: Nick is a single, Italian-American guy from New Jersey. His parents retired and moved to Florida. That doesn’t mean his family isn’t still in Jersey. In fact, he sees both sets of his grandparents every Sunday for dinner. This is routine until he has to tell them that he’s been offered a dream job. The job he’s been waiting for—marketing executive—would take him away from his beloved, but annoying, grandparents. He tells them. The news doesn’t sit so well. Thus begins a series of schemes to keep Nick around. How could he betray his family’s love to move to Seattle, for a job, wonder his grandparents? Well, Frank, Aida, Nunzio and Emma do their level best, and that includes bringing to dinner the lovely—and single—Caitlin O’Hare as bait…we won’t give the ending away here.

Performance Dates: November 3, 4, 5 | 10, 11, 12

All performances will be held at the Downtown Canton Theatre — 171 East Main Street, Canton, GA 30114

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Directed by: Myrna Feldman
Audition Information: TBA
Performance Dates: March 9, 10, 11 | 16, 17, 18
2018

THE CAST: 2 males / 1 female

THE STORY: The place is the Deep South, the time 1948, just prior to the civil rights movement. Having recently demolished another car, Daisy Werthan, a rich, sharp-tongued Jewish widow of seventy-two, is informed by her son, Boolie, that henceforth she must rely on the services of a chauffeur. The person he hires for the job is a thoughtful, unemployed black man, Hoke, whom Miss Daisy immediately regards with disdain and who, in turn, is not impressed with his employer’s patronizing tone and, he believes, her latent prejudice. But, in a series of absorbing scenes spanning twenty-five years, the two, despite their mutual differences, grow ever closer to, and more dependent on, each other, until, eventually, they become almost a couple. Slowly and steadily the dignified, good-natured Hoke breaks down the stern defenses of the ornery old lady, as she teaches him to read and write and, in a gesture of good will and shared concern, invites him to join her at a banquet in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. As the play ends Hoke has a final visit with Miss Daisy, now ninety-seven and confined to a nursing home, and while it is evident that a vestige of her fierce independence and sense of position still remain, it is also movingly clear that they have both come to realize they have more in common than they ever believed possible—and that times and circumstances would ever allow them to publicly admit.

All performances will be held at the Downtown Canton Theatre —
171 East Main Street, Canton, GA 30114

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Performance Dates: May 11, 12, 13 | 18, 19, 20
2018

THE CAST: 2 males / 3 females

THE STORY: A Broadway hit first produced on the West End under the title Gaslight and filmed twice, Angel Street tells the story of the Manninghams who live on Angel Street in 19th Century London. As the curtain rises, all appears the essence of Victorian tranquility. It is soon apparent however, that Mr. Manningham, a suavely handsome man, is slowly driving his gentle, devoted wife Bella, to the brink of insanity with an insinuating kindness which masks more sinsister motives. While he is out, Mrs. Manningham has an unexpected caller: amiable, paternal Inspector Rough from Scotland Yard. Rough is convinced that Manningham is a homicidal maniac wanted for a murder committed fifteen years earlier in this very house. Gradually the inspector restores Bella’s confidence in herself and as the evidence against Manningham unfolds, the author has built and sustained some of the most brilliant, suspenseful sequences in modern theatre.

All performances will be held at the Downtown Canton Theatre —
171 East Main Street, Canton, GA 30114

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