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In the community since 1981 — Castaways celebrates our 34th season.
Our Fall Mainstage Production at the Ferlazzo Building will be:
Written by Rick Abbot
Directed by Sallie Willows
Performances: Oct 23, 24, 30 and Nov 6, 7 @ 8:00 pm.
Oct 25 and Nov 8 @ 2:00 pm.
Play Synopsis: Play On! is the hilarious story of a community theatre troupe that’s been together for years and is now rehearsing ‘Murder Most Foul’, a fictional play written by the character Phyllis Montague. The playwright can’t stop making changes to the script, including adding and deleting scenes and rewriting entire subplots which frustrates the director and performers, who have to open the play in four days. With the endless changes and miscues, the cast and crew are starting to get on each other’s nerves. A theater saying that “a disastrous rehearsal makes for a great opening night” isn’t necessarily so. After our intermission, our audience sees the opening night of ‘Murder Most Foul.’ Since so many things have been changed during rehearsals, the actors forget their lines; entrances are late and early; techies fail to produce vital props and sound effects. Anything that can go wrong does, which provides a madcap climax.
Community Support: As with every non-profit community theater, we depend on the support of individuals, groups, and corporations. As a donor you will help us to continue our tradition of bringing the performing arts to Prince William County. Our Castaways Contributors are listed in our programs and on our web site for the season to acknowledge their patronage. Contributors who wish to remain anonymous are listed as Confidential Contributors. Your contribution is tax deductible. For your records our tax number is as follows: 54-1238782. For more details look under the “Help out/Support us” tab above. The Castaways Repertory Theatre is a non-profit organization affiliated with the NVTA, WATCH and partial funding has been provided by Prince William County.
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Date published: July 30, 2015