On stage in May

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Fleet­wood

Fleet­wood Com­mu­nity Theatre brings the Tony Award win­ning com­edy “Vanya and So­nia and Masha and Spike” by Christo­pher Du­rang to its stage May 4-6. This six char­ac­ter play, di­rected by Tara Sands, takes Chekhov’s char­ac­ters and themes and trans­plants them to mod­ern day Penn­syl­va­nia. Du­rang has in­tri­cately wo­ven the plots and char­ac­ter of the three most well known Chekhov ti­tles into this mod­ern day com­edy. Vanya and his adopted sis­ter So­nia are still liv­ing at the fam­ily’s homestead in Bucks County. They use to spend their days car­ing for their ag­ing par­ents, but now they spend their days be­moan­ing their lack of a life.

The cast in­cludes Stephen Miller as Vanya, LeAnne Zet­tle­moyer as So­nia, Cathy Leibensperger as Masha, Joey Lovello as Spike, Sa­man­tha Moore as Nina and Melissa Kopicz as Cas­san­dra.

Per­for­mances are May 4, 5, and 6 at 7:30 p.m. and May 6 & 7 at 2:30 p.m.

Tick­ets are $15 in ad­vance or $18 at the door. ($2 fee per ticket for Credit Card pur­chases). Fleet­wood Com­mu­nity Theatre will per­forms “Vanya and So­nia and Masha and Spike” at 5 West Arch Street for one week­end only start­ing May 4. There is as­signed seat­ing for all shows, so get your tick­ets early to as­sured a good seat. Call 484- 637-7067. For more in­for­ma­tion on Fleet­wood Com­mu­nity Theatre please visit our web­site www.fleet­wood­com­mu­ni­tythe­atre.com or like us on Face­book at www.face­book.com/fFeet­woodTheatre

Birds­boro

1st Street Play­ers is re­hears­ing for “The Lion King Jr!” with some very tal­ented young ac­tors. Per­for­mances are May 1221 and tick­ets are sell­ing very quickly…. email or call to re­serve yours to­day!

Au­di­tions for 1st Street’s sum­mer pro­duc­tion of the hit mu­si­cal “Chicago” will be held Sun­day May 7 at noon. The group is look­ing for ma­ture ac­tors and dancers to fill many roles! No prepa­ra­tion is needed, please come ready to dance and sing. Show dates are Au­gust 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20. For more in­for­ma­tion check our web­site or email us at info@1ststreet­play­ers.org.

Want to pur­chase tick­ets? Email your re­quest to: tick­ets@1ststreet­play­ers.org

Web­site: www.1ststreet­play­ers.org

For more in­for­ma­tion on Fleet­wood Com­mu­nity Theatre please visit our web­site www.fleet­wood­com­mu­ni­tythe­atre.com or like us on Face­book at www.face­book.com/fFeet­woodTheatre

Read­ing

Read­ing Com­mu­nity Play­ers is pleased to an­nounce its up­com­ing pro­duc­tion of “DEATH DE­FY­ING ACTS: Three one-act come­dies by David Mamet, Elaine May and Woody Allen.” Bruce McLean di­rects these short come­dies by some of the most tal­ented comedic play­wrights. A two-per­son com­edy by the iras­ci­ble David Mamet, “An In­ter­view” un­folds as a mys­te­ri­ous in­ter­ro­ga­tion. A sleazy lawyer is forced to an­swer dif­fi­cult ques­tions and to ad­mit the truth about his life and ca­reer. The In­ter­viewer (the Judge) holds the keys to the gates of Hell.

In the wildly funny Elaine May’s “Hot­line,” a neu­rotic woman with enough ur­ban angst to fill a neigh­bor­hood calls a sui­cide cri­sis hot­line late one night. The coun­selor who gets the call is over­whelmed -- it’s his first night on the job. Al­though a se­ri­ous sub­ject, it be­comes a de­light­fully comic sit­u­a­tion, with a split stage al­low­ing us to fol­low both great char­ac­ters play out their re­ally won­der­ful roles.

“Cen­tral Park West” by Woody Allen pro­vides an hour of con­stant hi­lar­ity. A well-to-do psy­chi­a­trist has just dis­cov­ered that her best friend is hav­ing an af­fair with her hus­band. She has in­vited the friend over for a con­fronta­tion, after get­ting some­what ine­bri­ated. Mean­while, the hus­band is about to run off with a col­lege stu­dent.

Play dates are May 19 and 20 at 7:30 p.m. and May 21 at 2:30 p.m. at Penn State Berks, Perkins Au­di­to­rium. Tick­ets are $15 and will be sold at the door. For group sales or more info, call 610-375-9106.

Read­ing

Read­ing Civic Theatre will hold au­di­tions for “Foot­loose” May 8 – May 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the RCT Hall at 124 N 10 th St.

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