Hired Gun by Mark Scharf (Season 31 Production)

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8 PM, Sundays at 2 PM

Directed by Stacey Bonds

It’s better to burn out, than to fade away, rock n’ roll will never die…

Once there was the King, the Killer and the Fat Man of Rock nÍ Roll — but time has left the Fat Man forgotten in the Louisiana bayou and Jesse now has the fastest and cleanest hand in rock. Dewitt sees his way back to the top with Jesse playing for him; intrigued by the faded rockabilly star, Jesse travels to the bayou only to find out that rock nÍ roll never dies _ even when it should.

Shana Unsettled by Ronda Cooperstein (Season 31 Production)

Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM, Sundays at 7 PM. Thursday performances on June 28th and July 12th.

Directed by Janel Miley

After years of life on holy land frontiers, Shana Uzali finds it impossible to protect herself from intrusive facts that call her faith into question. Shana wakes and sleeps and engages with both the living and the dead in order to sort out the confusion she experiences when facing the the truth about her husbandÍs excessive violence. Tribalism and religious fundamentalism are at the root of ShanaÍs struggle. Has the path that she has chosen led to a dead end?

Auditions for Passport by Kevin Kostic

Theatrical Mining Company announces auditions for Passport by Kevin Kostic, on Wednesday 5/16 at 7:30pm at the Load of Fun Theatre (120 W North Ave, Baltimore MD 21201)

Run Dates: August 9-26

All roles open. Audition will be reading from scripts

Synopsis:

ItÍs December 27th, 2007 in Kisumu, Kenya. People have taken to the streets to protest the questionable results of the presidential election. Jeff, a humanitarian worker burnt-out from his job and estranged from his wife, finds himself trapped in his hotel room due to the riot occurring outside his window. Hearing screams, he pulls in two Kenyan women who will forever change his life.

Characters:

  • Jeff: male, 30Ís, American, international humanitarian worker
  • Louisa: female, late 20Ís, Kenyan, sister of Kioni, HIV+
  • Kioni: female, mid-20Ís, Kenyan, sister of Louisa, works in the U.S.
  • Nancy: female, 30Ís, American, high school history teacher, JeffÍs wife

Auditions for Shana Unsettled and Following Sarah

Fells Point Corner Theatre announces auditions for “Shana Unsettled” and “Following Sarah” on Monday and Tuesday, May 7 & 8 at 7:00 PM.

Run Dates: Shana Unsettled – June 22 – July 15 (rehearsals starting immediately), Following Sarah – Aug. 3 – 26

All Roles are open. Audition will be reading from scripts.

Shana Unsettled

Synopsis

Shana is an orthodox woman living in an outpost settlement on occupied land. Her husband, Michael, a warrior, has recently been killed while on a secret military mission. Since that time, she has learned hauntingly unpleasant details of his excessive violence outside the settlement. Long suppressed doubts about her husbandÍs righteousness begin to emerge as Shana confronts a representative cast of allegorical characters, both real and imagined. Tribalism and religious fundamentalism are at the root of ShanaÍs struggle. Has the path that she has chosen lead to a dead end?

CHARACTERS

Shana – An attractive but tired woman in her early to mid- thirties. Her hair is often covered in a kerchief. She wears a long skirt and basic blouse.

Amos – A sadder, wiser soldier. MichaelÍs underling.

Hadi & Beni – Two old itinerant farmers, dressed accordingly.

Deborah – ShanaÍs neighbor, older than Shana.

Grandma – An aged but sturdy, powerful woman from the old country.

Michael – A swaggering, intimidating soldier. ShanaÍs husband.

Following Sarah

Synopsis

Following Sarah is a play about young women coming to terms with the death of a schoolmate. Sarah Gardner won the State Cross Country championship last season and immediately jumped off a bridge to her death. Nearly a year later, her three surviving teammates Maddy, Julia and Kat, who still attend Thwaite Academy, a boarding school full of high achievers, receive an email from Sarah at the start of their Senior season. Still deep in school-sponsored denial about Sarah’s suicide, the three survivors refuse to discuss or view this chilling intrusion. Instead, they each pursue more strongly the self-destructive paths they first embarked upon when they failed to accept Sarah’s suicide. Kenya, a new student who’s been housed in Sarah’s former room, starts probing for information about the mysterious Sarah and consequently forces the three survivors to each begin a journey towards acceptance. Maddy, Julia and Kat each eventually manage to open Sarah’s email, acknowledge the truth, reveal their fear and guilt, and ultimately correct their behaviors and successfully mourn the loss of their friend.

CHARACTERS

Sarah Gardner -18, white, star runner, the image of perfection, quietly anxious, doesn’t talk much and appears in flashbacks.

Julia Goldblatt – 18, Chinese by birth, adopted by a white single mother, thinks she needs to lose 15 pounds, throws Elizabethan language into everyday conversations, rather snarky and witty.

Maddy White -18, white, high-strung, overachiever, overdosing on ADD medication to get an edge on schoolwork and hallucinating as a result.

Kat Winner -18, white, shameless self-promoter with her own website displaying all her achievements, obsessed with winning the State title, deeper in denial than anyone else about Sarah and less in touch with her feelings at the start than the others.

Kenya Hopewell -17, African-American, new to Thwaite Academy and the private school world, desperately homesick and struggling to fit in, quick to anger.

Coach Wagner/Eyewitness/Male Birth Parent/High Performance Shoe/Moth Larva/Mr. Gardner – 40’s, a single male character who appears to each young woman in a different form.

For more information, email [email protected]