Auditions are June 25 and 26 for 12 Angry Men adapted by Sherman L. Sergel from the TV movie by Reginald Rose

Auditions will be held at WCT, 258 N. Fountain on June 25 2-5 and June 26 1-3. Roles for 13 speaking roles and 2 offstage voices. Directed by Mary Lou Phipps-Winfrey.

Rehearsals begin July 11-21. Lines for Act I are due July 12. Rehearsals begin again August 5. Production runs Sept. 7-18. Sunday, Sept. 18, is a 2 PM matinee.

A 19-year-old man has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. “He doesn’t stand a chance,” mutters the guard, as 12 jurors are taken into the bleak jury room. It looks like an open-and-shut case—until one of the jurors begins opening the others’ eyes to the facts. “This is a remarkable thing about democracy,” says the foreign-born juror, “that we are notified by mail to come down to this place—and decide on the guilt or innocence of a man; of a man we have not known before. We have nothing to gain or lose by our verdict. We should not make it a personal thing.” But personal it does become, with each juror revealing his character as the various testimonies are re-examined, the murder is re-enacted and a new murder threat is born before their eyes! Tempers get short, arguments grow heated, and the jurors become 12 angry men. The jurors’ final verdict and how they reach it—intense scenes that will electrify your audience and keep them on the edge of their seats—add up to a fine, mature piece of dramatic literature, an experience you’ll be proud to present.

Cast for [title of show] Announced

[title of show] Cast Announced
Co-directors Dan E. Campbell and Ann-Marie Rogers are pleased to announce their cast:
Heidi: Julia Faust
Susan: Sarah Strole
Hunter: Daniel Hughes
Jeff: Shane Wyatt Valentine-Schrag
Larry: Greg Coykendall

[title of show] will run for an exclusive engagement Wednesday- Sunday, August 10-14. Wednesday -Saturday performances at 8pm and Sunday at 7pm.

Two struggling writers, hear about a new musical theatre festival. Problem is, the submission deadline is a short three weeks away. With nothing to lose, they decide to create something new with their friends. With the cast in place, Jeff and Hunter begin a conversation on what to write about. Jeff eventually suggest to write about what to write about. They agree to write up to the festival deadline and dream about the show changing their lives. [title of show] – taken from the space on the festival application form which asks for [title of show] – follows Hunter, Jeff and their friends through the gauntlet of creative self-expression. In the span of 90 minutes, they write and perform their show at the festival and learn lessons about themselves as people, friends and artists. [title of show] is above all a love letter to musical theatre – a uniquely American art form – and to the joy of collaboration. The musical received a Tony Award nomination for “Best Book of a Musical” in 2009.

Cast announced for OUTSIDE MULLINGAR by John Patrick Shanley

Outside  Mullingar cast:

Anthony- Dan Schuster
Rosemary – Vonda Schuster
Tony- Don Wineke
Aoife- Crystal Meek

The production runs July 13-24.  Directed by Kathleen Barbara

Anthony and Rosemary are two introverted misfits straddling 40. Anthony has spent his entire life on a cattle farm in rural Ireland, a state of affairs that—due to his painful shyness—suits him well. Rosemary lives right next door, determined to have him, watching the years slip away. With Anthony’s father threatening to disinherit him and a land feud simmering between their families, Rosemary has every reason to fear romantic catastrophe. But then, in this very Irish story with a surprising depth of poetic passion, these yearning, eccentric souls fight their way towards solid ground and some kind of happiness. Their journey is heartbreaking, funny as hell, and ultimately deeply moving. OUTSIDE MULLINGAR is a compassionate, delightful work about how it’s never too late to take a chance on love.

Due to your generous donations, WCT received $1754.18 during ArtDOG

ArtDOG: A New Day for the Arts in Wichita

ArtDogICT Art Day of Giving (aka ArtDOG) is a 24-hour online fundraising event starting at 12:01 am to 11:59 pm only on April 29, 2016.

 ArtDOG not only raises awareness of the incredible variety of arts in Wichita but allows you to donate to your favorite arts organization over a single 24-hour period.

 HOW DOES IT WORK?

Donors visit ICTArtDOG.org on April 29th and donate to your favorite non-profit arts organization/s.  Donations are tax deductible, and each donor receives a charitable contribution receipt by e-mail.

 Wichita Community Theatre is a registered non-profit for ArtDOG. Your donations are helping WCT improve our stage lighting.

ArtDOG is a project of the Wichita Community Foundation. The Premier Partner is Spirit AeroSystems.

 

Our Historic 70th Anniversary 2015-2016 Season

2015-2016 Season (Our 70th Anniversary Season!)

Breaking the Code by Hugh Whitemore 

Due to a necessary upgrade to our electrical equipment, Breaking the Code, will not be performed in our 2015-2016 but will appear in a future season.

Outside Mullingar by John Patrick Shanley July 13 – 24, 2016 Rating: PG
Anthony and Rosemary are two introverted misfits straddling 40. Anthony has spent his entire life on a cattle farm in rural Ireland, a state of affairs that—due to his painful shyness—suits him well. Rosemary lives right next door, determined to have him, watching the years slip away. With Anthony’s father threatening to disinherit him and a land feud simmering between their families, Rosemary has every reason to fear romantic catastrophe. But then, in this very Irish story with a surprising depth of poetic passion, these yearning, eccentric souls fight their way towards solid ground and some kind of happiness. Their journey is heartbreaking, funny as hell, and ultimately deeply moving. OUTSIDE MULLINGAR is a compassionate, delightful work about how it’s never too late to take a chance on love.

[title of show] Lyrics by Jeff Bowen; Book by Hunter Bell August 10 – 14, 2016 Rating: MA
Two struggling writers, hear about a new musical theatre festival. Problem is, the submission deadline is a short three weeks away.  Jeff eventually suggest to write about what to write about. They agree to write up to the festival deadline and dream about the show changing their lives. [title of show] – taken from the space on the festival application form which asks for [title of show] – follows Hunter, Jeff and their friends through the gauntlet of creative self-expression. In the span of 90 minutes, they write and perform their show at the festival and learn lessons about themselves as people, friends and artists. [title of show] is above all a love letter to musical theatre – a uniquely American art form – and to the joy of collaboration. The musical received a Tony Award nomination for “Best Book of a Musical” in 2009.