The Triangle Factory Fire Project Cast

WCT begins the 2017-2018 season with the production of The Triangle Factory Fire Project by Christopher Pieler in collaboration with Scott Alan Evans

March 25, 1911.,4:45 P.M.

In the Triangle Waist Factory off Manhattan’s Washington Square—where 500 immigrant workers toil fourteen-hour days making lady’s dresses—a cigarette is tossed into a bin of fabric scraps. In the space of twenty-eight minutes, the fire is under control, but 146 people, mainly young immigrant girls, have died. The tragedy paved the way for labor reform, worker’s rights, and women’s rights in our country.

Wichita Community Theatre and director Dan Schuster are pleased to announce the ensemble cast of THE TRIANGLE FACTORY FIRE PROJECT: Jerry Wehry, Matt Gurley, John Lloyd Stafford III, Robert Ryder, James Sherwood, Linly Stowe, Sheena Monroe, Vonda Newby-Schuster, and Danzel Muzingo Bond.

Thanks to everyone who auditioned!

Production runs Sept. 6-17.

Directed by Dan Schuster



Reading the Obits, a Comedy by Mary Lou Phipps-Winfrey Opens July 19

Cast for Reading the Obits, a Comedy

Julie Williams            Ellen Holmes
Nicole Araiza             Samantha Holmes
Kenneth Mitchell       Gene Holmes
Glenn Williams          Ed Wright
Cheryl Pearce            Martha Wright
Deb Goin                    Simone
Arietta Austin             Doris
Stephanie Lehr           June
James Sherwood        Kurt

Production runs July 19-30. Directed by Dana Miotto.

This original comedy is fun & entertaining, but also insightful into the difference between life plans (practical, comfortable) and life dreams (unpredictable, scary, exciting) & how people ultimately want to be remembered. One character notes: “I don’t think anybody cares what school I graduated from. I want them to know who I was and what I was like.”

Ellen is a middle-aged wife and mom who is fascinated with newspaper obituaries of strangers. These mini-biographies inspire her to read between the lines and imagine what their lives — and loves — may have been like. Her husband thinks her “hobby” is sort of eccentric. But her college student daughter pronounces it “creepy” and “vampirish.”

Even Ellen’s close circle of friends ridicule the idea — until she sparks their curiosity and opens the door to communication about uneasy topics like death, funerals and memorials. Her friends begin to open up and reflect on their own lives, values, accomplishments, dreams and ultimate legacies.

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Reader’s Theater Series Cast

Congratulations to our Teen Reader’s Theatre Playwright Competition Winners- Carrie Smith & Madeline Osornio


Here is the cast for our Youth Readers Theatre!
 Narrator/Stage Directions (both shows): Abri Geist Dennis
 “The Cages” By Carrie Smith- Cast
 The Lady: Kathy Woodward
Jorinda: Allie Petrovich
Girl 1: Aislynn Buckner
Girl 2: Elizabeth Anderson
Girl 3: Aarionna Johnson
Girl 4: Anna Bohr
Girl 5: Olivia Holoprek
Girl 6: Kim Boyd
Girl 7: Dayjsha Fanning
 “Growth” by Madeline Osornio Cast
Emery: Sydney Alder
Ghost: Nathan York
Connor: Rhett Larsen
Kathryn: Elaina Cecchini

Show runs for one afternoon only- Sunday, July 23, 2017- 2-4 PM
The show will be directed by Charlene Grinsell

Auditions for A Murder is Announced by Agatha Christie

Auditions will be held at WCT on Saturday and Sunday, August 19 & 20 from 2-5pm.  Roles for 7 women and 5 men from 20’s – 60’s. Readings from the script. Production runs October 18-29.  Directed by Dana Miotto. This will be done with British accents. Hope to see everyone there.

A strange notice appears in the morning paper of a perfectly ordinary small English village, Chipping Cleghorn: “A murder is announced and will take place on Friday, October 29th, at Little Paddocks, at 6:30 p.m. Friends accept this, the only intimation.” This apparently comes as a great surprise to Letitia Blacklock, the owner of Little Paddocks, as she has no idea what the notice means. Miss Blacklock decides to take it in her stride and prepares herself to have guests that evening. Naturally, the villagers are intrigued by this notice, and several come to enjoy the “murder”. As the clock strikes 6:30, the lights go out and a door swings open, revealing a man with a blinding torch. What follows is a classic Christie puzzle of mixed motives, concealed identities, a second death, a determined Inspector grimly following the twists and turns, and Miss Marple on hand to provide the final solution at some risk to herself in a dramatic confrontation just before the final curtain.

“IF YOU love an Agatha Christie murder mystery, this stage adaptation of A Murder Is Announced, her fourth Miss Marple novel, will be just your cup of tea – or cup of poison.” MELBORNE SUN.