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2021/2022 Season Plays Art Center Building Art Center Theatre Auditions

Auditions for Champagne Charlie Stakes: Sat, Nov 6, 3:00pm Sun, Nov 7, 3:00pm

Champagne Charlie is a gentle, sometimes very funny, sometimes serious play dealing with accepting some of the realities of growing older. The play takes place one afternoon at a race track near Philadelphia where the sixth race has been named The Champagne Charlie Stakes. There are five characters in the play, Champagne Charlie, a story-teller and life of the party, his wife of 53 years, Mary Lee, an incurable romantic who thinks Charlie is wonderful, their grown daughter, Mary, a divorced drama teacher who is at one point identified as the only adult in the family, Mary’s fiance Paul, who has just returned from his mother’s funeral in California, and Jackie, the local bookie who has been a friend of Charlie’s since Mary was a baby. They are all gathered to make this a special day.

Auditions for Champagne Charlie Stakes: Sat, Nov 6, 3:00pm Sun, Nov 7, 3:00pm

3 men, 2 women

Show Dates: February 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27

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2019/2020 Season Plays Art Center Theatre

Art Center Theatre Presents: The Odd Couple Feb. 14-March 1

Unger and Madison are at it again! Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is, in Neil Simon’s hilarious contemporary comic classic: the female version of The Odd Couple. Instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. The Pidgeon sisters have been replaced by the two Constanzuela brothers. But the hilarity remains the same.

Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple Directed by Missy Mullens
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2019/2020 Season Plays Art Center Theatre News

The Game’s Afoot Opening Friday Nov. 1, 7:30 PM Call 352-746-7606 for Tickets

It is December 1936, and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. It is then up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears. The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit set during the Christmas holidays.

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2019/2020 Season Plays Art Center Theatre News

The Game’s Afoot Opening Friday Nov. 1, 7:30 PM Call 352-746-7606 for Tickets

It is December 1936, and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. It is then up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears. The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit set during the Christmas holidays.

The Game’s Afoot Show Poster
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2018/2019 Season Plays Art Center Theatre Local Art News News

Comedy: No Body Like Jimmy March 15-31 Call the Box Office for Tickets 352-746-7606

No Body Like Jimmy

Eloise Vanlandingham is running for Congress and a small gathering for potential donors is planned by Nigel, her less-than-scrupulous campaign manager, and her husband Ralph. Just before the first guests arrive Harold, Ralph’s college roommate, shows up at the front door with a problem: he’s driving around town with a dead body in his van and he doesn’t know what to do with it. The body arrives in the house just as the first guests arrive. What can they do? They dress the body up like a guest and call him Jimmy.

“No Body Like Jimmy” is a fast-paced farce about politics and about a dead body being the life of the party