Auditions for Good People

Auditions for Good People by David Lindsay-Abaire are Saturday, January 14 and Sunday, Sunday, January 15, 2017. Both days auditions will begin at 2:00 PM.
Welcome to Southie, a Boston neighborhood where a night on the town means a few rounds of bingo, where this month’s paycheck covers last month’s bills, and where Margie Walsh has just been let go from yet another job. Facing eviction and scrambling to catch a break, Margie thinks an old fling, who made it out of Southie, might be her ticket to a fresh new start. But is this apparently self-made man secure enough to face his humble beginnings? Margie is about to risk what little she has left to find out. With his signature humorous glow, Lindsay-Abaire explores the struggles, shifting loyalties and un-shakeable hopes that come with having next to nothing in America.
We invite you to join the fun!
The script requires 2 men and 4 woman
All parts are available!

Show runs from March 8 –19, 2017

Directed by Darian Leatherman

Reader’s Theater Series

Reader’s Theater Update-

CONTESTS NOW OPEN TO KANSAS PLAYWRIGHTS 13 AND OLDER
Oct 1, 2016 – Kansas writers can hear their play brought to life by experienced actors onstage at Wichita’s iconic Community Theatre next year.  The Reader’s Theatre committee of the Wichita Community Theatre would like to invite Kansas playwrights to enter their 2017 search for full-length plays, with one contest focusing on writers aged 13-17 and a second for adults aged 18 and older.  The prize for both is a public reading.
“We are thrilled to add a contest into our usual line-up of Reader’s Theatre productions,” said Dana Miotto, committee chair. “We have a strong history of readings and full productions from Wichita and area writers at our theater and I think this is a step in a positive direction and a great opportunity for local playwrights.”
Adult playwrights (18 and older) have a deadline that looms over the holidays, with their full-length scripts due by midnight, January 1, 2017. Teen writers have until April 15th to finish their plays. Check our our Reader’s Theater Series page.
If you need to contact Dana, please email her at readerstheatre@wichitact.org.

You Can’t Take It With You- Opens Nov 25, 2016

YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU by Kauffman & Hart-  Nov 25 – Dec 11 2016- Rating G
At first the Sycamores seem mad, but it is not long before we realize that if they are mad, the rest of the world is madder. In contrast to these delightful people are the unhappy Kirby’s. The plot shows how Tony, attractive young son of the Kirby’s, falls in love with Alice Sycamore and brings his parents to dine at the Sycamore home on the wrong evening. The shock sustained by the Kirby’s, who are invited to eat cheap food, shows Alice that marriage with Tony is out of the question. The Sycamores, however, though sympathetic to Alice, find it hard to realize her point of view. Meantime, Tony, who knows the Sycamores are right and his own people wrong, will not give her up, and in the end Mr. Kirby is converted to the happy madness of the Sycamores, particularly since he happens in during a visit by an ex-Grand Duchess, earning her living as a waitress. No mention has as yet been made of the strange activities of certain members of the household engaged in the manufacture of fireworks; nor of the printing press set up in the parlor; nor of Rheba the maid and her friend Donald; nor of Grandpa’s interview with the tax collector when he tells him he doesn’t believe in the income tax. Directed by Misty Maynard

Performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 8 pm and Sunday, Nov. 27 and Sunday, Dec. 4 are at 7 pm. Our 2pm matinee is only on Sunday, Dec. 11. Tickets are $14 for adults or $12 for military/senior/students (sales tax included). There is a special opening night ticket price of $10 for all on November 25 only. Call for reservations 686-1282. Wichita Community Theatre is located at 258 N. Fountain.

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