OFP looking for players for “Drinking Habits”

BY DOLORES SCHULTE
Old Fort Players

FORT MADISON – Old Fort Players, Fort Madison’s community theater is looking for actors to fill the cast of their February 2020 production of “Drinking Habits” written by Tom Smith. Drop by the theater on December 1st or 2nd starting at 6 pm to get in on the act! There’s nothing to memorize for the audition and no previous experience is required.

Director Ty Clute is looking for five women and three men. Sister Philamena, Sister Augusta & Mother Superior (age 20-50), Paul, George, Sally & Sister Mary Catherine (mid-20’s), and Father Chenille (age 40-50). 

Accusations, mistaken identities, and romances run wild in this traditional, laugh-out-loud farce. Two nuns at the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing have been secretly making wine to keep the convent’s doors open, but reporters Paul and Sally, are hot on their trail. They go undercover as a nun and priest, but their presence, combined with the addition of a new nun, spurs paranoia throughout the convent that spies have been sent from Rome to shut them down. Wine and secrets are inevitably spilled as everyone tries to preserve the convent and reconnect with lost loves. 

Not quite the type who likes being in the spotlight? You can still be a part of the fun. Old Fort Players is always looking for hard-working, organized people to be stage managers, set crews, sound and light technicians as well as costume/prop stylists and makeup artists. There’s even a spot for those who enjoy working with the public by selling concessions during performances. Stop by on audition nights to volunteer or send us a message on Facebook.

“Drinking Habits” will be presented by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. 

(www.playscripts.com). Performances run February 14-16 & 21-23, 2020. Evening shows begin at 7:30 and the curtain rises on Sundays at 2:00 pm. (Adult $15; Senior, Military, Vet $12; Student $10.) Tickets will be available online atwww.oldfortplayers.com just by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button.

Next season Old Fort Players will celebrate their 40th anniversary. The theater is located in downtown Fort Madison at 725 Avenue G. Send a Facebook message, send an email to oldfortplayersfm@gmail.com or call 319-372-9559 for more information. Like them on Facebook (Fb@oldfortplayers) or visit the website to keep up with everything that’s going on at the theater.

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