We are welcoming anyone to apply for our 2017-2018 Season.
Directors are selected by the committee based on but not limited to the following:
Fortinbras by Lee Blessing runs April 19-30. Wednesday-Saturday the show starts at 8pm. Sunday, April 23 is at 7pm and Sunday, April 30 is a 2pm matinee. For reservations call: 316-686-1282. Dan Schuster directs.
Young Fortinbras, a modern man of action, enters during the last scene of Hamlet only to order the bodies of the royal family shuffled off while he devises the best possible media blitz to legitimize his ascension to the throne of Denmark. Fortinbras makes snap decisions. He has no use for sentimentality – or for the “truth” if it is inconvenient. “Who can understand all this stuff? A ghost appears to Hamlet and tells him his uncle killed his father, so Hamlet pretends to go crazy – or maybe he really does? – and he decides to kill his uncle. But he stalls around, kills a guy who’s not his uncle, gets sent to England, gets rescued by pirates, comes back and kills everybody – including himself. I mean, come ON.” Fortinbras decides to make up his own story in which they are all killed by a Polish spy.
Auditions will be held April 8 and 9 at WCT from 2-5 pm for our June production of Smell of the Kill by Michelle Lowe. Production runs June 7-18. There are roles for 3 women—25-35. Directed by John Dalton-White.
Take three delicious, malicious wives, add three miserable, unloving husbands—and chill. During a once-a-month dinner, the women exchange confidences and reveal their marriages are on the brink of disaster. The unseen husbands’ survival depends on each woman’s choice in this black comedy.
CONTESTS NOW OPEN TO KANSAS PLAYWRIGHTS 13 AND OLDER
We are submissions for our 13-17 age group. Remember please that you must have lived in Kansas or are currently living in Kansas to qualify for the contest. 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. The prize is a public reading.
Teen writers have until April 15th to finish and submit their plays.
Check our our Reader’s Theater Series page.
If you need to contact Dana, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.