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There are an infinite number of  ways to be moved in the theater.
  Martha Plimpton
This Feb 25, 2021 notice supersedes any mailings or other Castaways’ publicity notices.
Thank you for visiting our Website. The December production of A Christmas Carol outdoors at Occoquan was a success and we are coordinating with the town for a production or two later this year in lieu of our normal venue at the PWC  Ferlazzo Building* auditorium. Our actors and directors (and audiences) are  looking forward to some action  and we are developing an on-line capability as well as live shows.
If you would like to remotely attend our first-Tuesday-of-each-month Steering Committee Meeting, we are now using Google Meetups.
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Phone number: 304-833-9145
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Castaways rents 9′ X 12′ storage spaces for our stage props and 4′ X 8′ set wall pieces. With no revenue coming in, we are hoping to reduce our rental costs. If you are willing to donate storage space, please contact the Webmaster at the bottom of the Home Page.
Please frequent and review this Website and our Facebook page for updates.

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OUR 2019 – 2020 SEASON

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Summer 2019 Youth Theater

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by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Director Jennifer Hargis

Email to: youthdirector@castawaystheatre.org to request an audition slot.

Notice: This production rehearses during the day and within the school year. We  therefore cast homeschooling students, aged 10+.

For more information, visit http://www.homeschooltheatretroupe.com

Summary:
Alone in a new country, well-to-do Sara Crewe tries to fit in at boarding school despite a strict headmistress and some less than welcoming students. When Sara learns that she’ll never see her beloved papa again, her life is turned upside down. Sara trades luxury for servitude at the school and learns some important life lessons along the way. A favorite children’s classic by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

Mainstage* Performance: June 14, 21 and 22 at 7:30 pm.
June 15 at 2:00 pm.

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Fall 2019

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Email to: niledirector@castawaystheatre.org

Mainstage* Performances: Sep 27, 28, and Oct 4, 5, 11, 12 at 8:00 pm.
Sep 29, and O
ct 6, 13 at 2:00 pm.

Murder on the Nile, Agatha Christie’s own staging of her famous novel, Death on the Nile, is set on a paddle-wheel steamer cruising the legendary Nile River in 1940’s Egypt. The passengers aboard are abuzz when the famous heiress, Kay Ridgeway, and her penniless new husband, Simon Mostyn, board the ship on their honeymoon. On board is Canon Pennefather, Kay’s guardian, and Simon’s former lover, Jacqueline, who has been dogging their footsteps all through the honeymoon. Also on the boat are a rich, ill tempered old woman with her niece and companion, a rather direct young man, Kay’s maid, and a  doctor who nurses a grudge against Kay’s father, all with a reason to kill, adding to the drama and suspense of this classic Agatha Christie mystery. Fatal circumstances await when the idyllic surroundings are shattered by a shocking and brutal murder. You probably won’t figure out whodunit before it’s revealed, though no doubt you will think you have it figured out.

Characters:
1st and 2nd Beadsellers, pesky peddlers trying to get a buck
Kay Ridgeway-Mostyn, the “richest girl in England”
Louise, Kay’s maid
Simon Mostyn, Kay’s penniless husband
Canon Ambrose Pennefather, Kay’s uncle and guardian
Jacqueline de Severac, Kay’s ex-best friend and Simon’s ex-fiancée
Helen Ffoliot-ffoulkes, a wealthy snob
Christina Grant, Helen’s niece
Dr. Bessner, a doctor from a country ruined by Kay’s father
William Smith, a wise-cracking “kid”
McNaught, the Lotus’s captain
Steward, the head waiter

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Winter 2020

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 Director Sallie Willows

Andrew Rally seems to have it all: celebrity and acclaim from his starring role in a hit television series; a rich beautiful girlfriend; a glamorous, devoted agent; the perfect New York apartment; and the chance to play Hamlet in Central Park. There are, however, a couple of glitches in paradise. Andrew’s series has been canceled; his girlfriend is clinging to her virginity with unyielding conviction; and he has no desire to play Hamlet. When Andrew’s agent visits him, she reminisces about her brief romance with John Barrymore many years ago, in Andrew’s apartment. This prompts a séance to summon his ghost. From the moment Barrymore returns, dressed in high Shakespearean garb, Andrew’s life is no longer his own. Barrymore, fortified by champagne and ego, presses Andrew to accept the part and fulfill his actor’s destiny. The action becomes more hilarious with the entrance of Andrew’s deal-making friend from LA, spouting the laid-back hype of the Coast and offering Andrew a fabulous new TV deal worth millions of dollars. The laughs are nonstop as Andrew wrestles with his conscience, Barrymore, his sword, and the fact that he fails as Hamlet in Central Park.

Any questions, contact the director by email to: ihatehamletdirector@castawaystheatre.org

The Cast by Character and Name In Order of Appearance:
Felicia Dantine: Nina Koziuk
Andrew Rally: Scott Morgan
Deirdre McDavey: Courtney Petko
Lillian Troy: Terri Ritchey
John Barrymore: Walt Stewart
Gary Peter Lefkowitz: Ed Johnson

* the Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Building auditorium, 15941 Donald Curtis Drive, Woodbridge, VA 22191

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Moved to  2021 or 2022

Music by Richard Rodgers, Book by Oscar Hammerstein II

Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

Director Zina Bleck

Email to: cinderelladirectorcrt@gmail.com

Mainstage* Performances: May Dates to be determined at 8:00 pm.
May dates to be determined at 2:00 pm.

* the Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Building auditorium, 15941 Donald Curtis Drive, Woodbridge, VA 22191

Date published: February 25, 2021