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There are an infinite number of  ways to be moved in the theater.
  Martha Plimpton

This July 12, 2020 notice supersedes any mailings or other Castaways’ publicity notices.

In compliance with Virginia State and Prince William Country restrictions, the Castaways productions have been cancelled or rescheduled for later dates.

Our access to the Ferlazzo Building auditorium will not resume until after January 2021.

Tom Sawyer was originally scheduled for April 2020. We are investigating to see if it can be rescheduled to Winter or Spring 2021.

The Little Mermaid May 2020 auditions and the July/August performances were postponed indefinitely.

The production dates for Cinderella have been moved to Spring 2021.

The Little Women production we had scheduled for Fall 2020 will likely be rescheduled for Fall 2021 or January 2022.

Please frequent and review this Website for possible future changes.

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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

On line reservations is currently disabled. Please make reservations at 703-232-1710.

Mainstage* Performances: Jan 17, 18, 24, 25,31, and Feb 1 at 8:00 pm.
Jan 19 and Feb 2 at 2:00 pm.

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

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 2021 Youth Theater

The Adventures of

Director Jennifer Hargis

Email to: tomsawyerdirector@castawaystheatre.org

The production is cast.

Mainstage* Performances:  To Be Announced for 2021 when the Ferlazzo auditorium is available.

Tom Sawyer is a family-friendly* adventure of a young boy growing up in a Midwest town on the Mississippi River in the 1850’s. This adaptation of Mark Twain’s classic follows Tom through his mischievous escapades and is full of fun, suspense, and young love.
(*Although family-friendly, there is an evening graveyard scene where Doc Robinson is killed that may be scary for young children)

Note: The play is not a musical, but will incorporate a chorus and original music by Amanda Long.

Character list:
Tom Sawyer – 12-year-old, Adventurous boy, always getting into trouble
Huckleberry Finn – 14-year-old who fends for himself and Tom’s friend
Joe Harper – Tom’s best friend
Aunt Polly – Tom’s kind but stern aunt
Widder Douglas – A kind, rich, old woman who takes an interest in Huck’s welfare Becky Thatcher – The new girl in town who Tom is smitten with
Amy Lawrence – In love with Tom, Tom’s girlfriend before Becky arrives
Mary – Tom’s kindhearted cousin, about 16 years old
Sid Sawyer – Tom’s half-brother. An insufferable goody-goody tattletale
Mr. Dobbins – The school teacher who wanted to be a doctor
Doc Robinson- The town doctor and man murdered by Injun Joe
Muff Potter – The town drunk with a good heart
Injun Joe – The villain
Judge Thatcher – Becky Thatcher’s uncle, an old judge who just moved to Missouri
Mr. Thatcher – Becky Thatcher’s father and an attorney who just moved to town
Mrs. Thatcher – Becky and Jeff Thatcher’s mother
Jeff Thatcher – Becky Thatcher’s brother, a tough little scrapper
Alfred Temple- School boy Benjamin Rogers – School boy
Billy Fisher – School boy
William – School boy and aspiring writer
Clyde Albright – School boy
Elmer Hawkins – School boy
Suzy Harper – Joe’s sister and School girl
Kitty – School girl
Belle – School girl
Rachel – School girl
Gracie Miller – School girl
Sally Rogers – School girl
Laura Hawkins – School girl
Sarah Jones – School girl
Millie – 16-year-old best friend of Mary
Mrs. Harper – Joe and Suzy Harper’s mother
Rosie Brown – Reporter, new to the town
Constance Peters – Sunday school teacher
Blanche Davis – Sunday school teacher who is sweet on the Sheriff
Mildred – Local woman
Mable Banks – Local woman
Beatrice – Local woman
Elsie – Local woman
Mrs. Landry – local woman
Minister – Town’s preacher
Lewis Granger – Store owner
Floyd Brewster – Local man
Mr. Hunter – Local farmer & defense attorney
Sheriff – Town’s law man

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Moved to Spring 2021

Music by Richard Rodgers, Book by Oscar Hammerstein II

Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

Director Zina Bleck

Email to: cinderelladirectorcrt@gmail.com

 The production is cast.

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: July 12, 2020