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A BAD YEAR FOR TOMATOES

A very funny farce by John Patrick

directed by Martha Manning

February 2, 2018 - 1 pm and February 3 - 2 pm in the Americana room at Mulberry Grove Center


Full Play with Stage set and Body Microphones - requires 3 men and 4 women

(All those auditioning must be members of the VTC prior to auditions. Please click the contact us tab  and request an application if you would like to become a member.)


Character descriptions:

    Myra: Lead - a successful actor since the age of three ( play mostly character roles ), she wants to discover 

who she really is and lead a normal life...but the town of Beaver Haven will have many surprises for her.

    Tom: Myra's agent of many years, cynical Hollywood type

    Piney: a backwoods handyman who chops wood, sells manure, kills hogs, and developes a crush on 

the demented Sister Sadie.

    Willa Mae: The witch of Beaver Haven, she reads palms and tea leaves and cures the demented with 

mugwort.

    Reba Harper: One of the hospitality ladies, doesn't believe in gossip but gossips continuously.

    Cora Gump:  Another hospitality lady, her elevator doesn't quite reach the top floor, she never met a 

bottle of scotch she didn't like.

    Sheriff: Only appears near the end of the play. Not many lines.

Play description:


Fed up with the pressures and demands of her acting career, the famous Myra Marlowe leases a 

house in the tiny New England hamlet of Beaver Haven and settles down to write her autobiography. She is

successful in turning aside the offers pressed on her by her long-time agent, but dealing with her nosy, 

omnipresent neighbors is a different matter.  In an attempt to shoo them away, and gain some privacy, Myra

invents a mad, homicidal sister - who is kept locked in an upstairs room, but who occasionally escapes long

enough to scare off uninvited visitors.  The ruse works well, at first, but complications result when the local 

handyman develops an affection for "Sister Sadie" (really Myra in a fright wig) and some of the more 

officious ladies decide it is their Christian duty to save the poor demented Sadie's soul.  In desperation 

Myra announces that her imaginary sibling has suddenly gone off to Boston - which brings on the sheriff 

and the suspicion of murder!  Needless to say, all is straightened out in the end, but the uproarious doings 

will keep audiences laughing right up to the final curtain, and then some.


Performance dates: April 27 - 30, 2018


Contact: Martha Manning at mymamanning@aol.com or 352-633-8970


Click on "Schedules for All Full Plays" above for more info on the rehearsal schedule


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The Revenge of the Red Feather Ladies 

and 

The Red Feather Ladies Get Their Man


 Maxine Holmgren Comedies

directed by Mindy Danko

February 13, 2018 at 11 am in the Americana room at Mulberry Grove Center


One Act Play - Minimal sets and no body microphones requires 7 women


Character descriptions:

    BETTYThe Prime Plume of the Red Feather Ladies Investment Club. She is a retired attorney. She is 

suspicious of everything and everyone.

    LOUISE:  A fun loving adventurous member of the Red Feather group. A former cheerleader, she is    

always cheerful. Tends to be loud and brash.

    CHARLENE:  A shy, quiet studious member of the group. She is not very well coordinated and is prone to 

dropping things, knocking things over and bumping into things.

    BARBARA:  A pill popping socialite member. She always has health problems but looks the picture of 

health and never misses a meeting.

    JANE:  A sophisticated socialite member. Her position in society is very important to her. She is very 

dramatic and demonstrative in her manner of speech.

    ROSEANN:  I from the South and speaks with a Southern drawl. She is a sweet, naive member of the Red 

Feather Investment Club.

    WAITRESS:  Wears typical waitress outfit. She is not too bright and reads her greeting each time she says it.

Play description:

The Prime Plume of the Red Feather Ladies Investment Club has called a special meeting of the group at the 

Fancy Frills Tea Room to share some exciting personal news.  Little does she know that ALL six members of 

the club have surprise news to share with each other. Well, their shared news leaves them stunned and 

reeling. After their initial shock wears off, it's time to plot what to do about it!

Join these six zany ladies and their not too bright waitress for a delightful one act romp!

Performance date:  April 10, 2018


Contact: Mindy Danko at cmdanko22@yahoo.com or 352-561-4005


Click on "Tuesday One Act Workshop Schedule" above for more info on the rehearsal schedule

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JUDGMENT AT NUREMBERG

A Drama By

Directed by Steve Rubin and Tony Oteri


May 5, 2018 at 1 pm and May 7 at 2 pm in the Americana room at Mulberry Grove Center


Full Play - Minimal sets and no body microphones - The rest of the information coming soon!

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SEND ME NO FLOWERS

A COMEDY BY CARROLL MOORE AND NORMAN BARASCH

Directed by Judy Johnson


May 11, 2018 - 1 pm and May 14 - 2 pm in the Americana room at Mulberry Grove Center


Full Play with Stage set and Body Microphones - requires 6 men and 5 women

(All those auditioning must be members of the VTC prior to auditions. Please click the contact us tab  and 

request an application if you would like to become a member.)


Character descriptions:

Major Roles:

George - ( Lead male role) a happily married hypochondriac who believes he is going to die in the near future

Judy - George's wife, nurturing and happily married, knows George is a hypochondriac

Dr. Morrissey - The family doctor

Bert - An old boyfriend of Judy's

Arnold - George's neighbor and good friend, has a bit too much too drink when he hears George is going to die

Vito - Delivery man

Mrs. Atkins - a cemetery plot salesperson who is eager to sell and eager to please George

There are some fantasy scenes with a number of walk-ons who have a few lines.

A man and woman that pass by, George's "other" wife and a call girl

Play description:

When George onerhears his doctor discussing another patient over the phone, he a practicing hypochondriac, 

mistakenly assumes his own end is near. With the help of his best friend, Arnold, he begins to put his affairs in 

order. He writes a farewell letter to his beloved wife, Judy, buys cemetery plots for himself, Judy and the new 

husband he intends to find for her. Judy can't imagine why George is acting so strangely and decides that he 

must be having an affair. Two misunderstandings turn into a delightful comedy. The comedy builds when Judy 

discovers the medical misunderstanding before George and decides to play along. George believes he has his 

final days in control until his doctor returns from a fishing trip and tells George that he is not dying. The new 

husband has been chosen, the plots purchased and the letter delivered - what will he do now?

Performance dates: October 19 - 22, 2018


Contact: Judy Johnson at dcjmj28@hotmail.com or 352-259-8875


Click on "Schedules for All Full Plays" above for more info on the rehearsal schedule

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