Spots now open for OFP’s fall production

BY DOROTHY SCHULTE
Old Fort Players

FORT MADISON – It’s official. Open the curtain and hit the lights. Old Fort Players is back in the entertainment business! With our season booked for 2021/2022, auditions for the Fall play have been scheduled. The first show is … drumroll, please … “As Long As We Both Shall Live” by Sean Grennan. 

The show will be directed by Judy Milks, who has previously performed in “A Taffetta Christmas” for OFP. The cast list of this comedic murder mystery calls for two female and three male actors. Two men and one woman over 45. One man and one woman under 30. The characters are the Bride, the Groom, Mother of the Bride, the Wedding Planner and the Reverend.

Here’s the story and we’re sticking to it. Quirky genius Addison Ashe has finally met a man who can keep up with her — the wealthy and charming Jamie Wilcox. But marrying Jamie means wrangling with his disapproving mother, as well as her favorite over-the-top wedding planner, Raul. 

When Raul is poisoned at the rehearsal dinner, tensions between the clever bride and her mother-in-law-to-be go from heated to full-on inferno when Mrs. Wilcox points to Addison as the killer. Can Addison solve the case before sashaying down the aisle, or is she in for a honeymoon behind bars?

Drop by the OFP downtown location Tuesday, July 27 or Thursday, July 29  from 6-8 pm or Sunday August 1 from 5-8 pm. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. No experience or preparation is necessary. Also needed are volunteers to fill in as Stage Manager and as a Sound and Lights Technician. Experience is preferred but not required for either of these and training will be provided.

Performances for “As Long As We Both Shall Live” run October 8-10 and 15-17, 2021. Evening shows begin at 7:30 and Sundays at 2 pm. The show is Produced by Special Arrangement with Playscripts, Inc (www.playscripts.com). 

Last season would have been Old Fort Players’ 40th anniversary but the celebration was postponed due to CoVid. So this will be the “40+1 Anniversary Season.” Join OFP directors, actors, crew and volunteers at the Season Launch Party on Sunday, September 26th at 6 pm to officially cut the ribbon and roll out the red carpet.

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 www.oldfortplayers.com to keep up with everything that’s going on at the theater.

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