November 2 - 17, 2012
by Tom Stoppard
November 2 - 17, 2012
Directed by Kelly Scott
Irving Arts Center
3333 N. MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062
Fridays & Saturdays, November 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 2012 at 8pm.
Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 8pm.
Sundays, November 4 & 11, 2012 at 2:30pm.
Two playwrights, a composer, and two actors set sail across the Atlantic, bound for Broadway, to present their new play, which is a mess. Hilarious trouble ensues as the composer can’t speak and is in love with the leading lady, who is fending off the advances of her leading man while the steward has trouble standing up and serving drinks, and the ship’s captain tries to rewrite the play! All this trouble resolves itself with wit, showbiz spectacle, and a little seasickness!
Photo by Mike Morgan
L-R: Scott Nixon as Turai and Bryan S. Douglas as Dvornichek
Photo by Kelly Scott
L-R: Bryan S. Douglas, Scott Nixon, Charles Wallace, Janelle Lutz, Billy J. Betsill III, and Jackie L. Kemp
Photo by Kelly Scott
L-R: Jackie L. Kemp as Fish; Billy J. Betsill III as Gal; Charles Wallace as Adam; Janelle Lutz as Natasha; Scott Nixon as Turai; and Bryan S. Douglas as Dvornichek
Photo by Kelly Scott
Scott Nixon as Sandor Turai
Rehearsal Fun: Charles Wallace as Adam Adam and Billy Betsill as Alex Gal
Rehearsal Fun: Janelle Lutz as Natasha Naratilova and Jackie L. Kemp as Ivor Fish laugh at Charles and Billy
Move In Day
|BILLY BETSILL (Alex Gal) is tickled to return to the ICT stage. He has an International Business degree from UTA and enjoys playing softball, kickball and flag football when he is not acting. His most recent performances were as Mr. Fogg/SWEENEY TODD for LGA and as Hammaker/A FEW GOOD MEN for ICT. He would love to thank ICT for the opportunity to perform with such a wonderful cast and crew, as well as his family and friends for all of their support!
|BRYAN S. DOUGLAS (Dvornicheck) is pleased to be working with Kelly Scott in his ICT debut. Bryan has worked with Kelly, as cast mates, in several radio plays produced by Texas Radio Theatre Company. Bryan was last seen on stage as David Bliss/HAY FEVER with Stolen Shakespeare Guild. Other favorite roles include the roles of Boyet/Love's Labours Lost, Admiral Hannibal/CLIFF PROTON AND THE STICKY PREDICAMENT ON PLANET POLITICO, and Friar Lawrence/ROMEO & JULIET. Aside from his work on stage, Bryan has also worked in various technical capacities with Echo Theatre, Onstage Bedford, Level Ground Arts, Theatre Arlington, and several others in the Kansas City area. Bryan apprenticed as an actor with Vassar College/NY Stage & Film's Powerhouse Apprentice Program.
|JACKIE L. KEMP (Ivor Fish) Mr. Kemp is a Dallas native who has previously appeared with ICT MainStage in productions of TEN NIGHTS IN A BARROOM, HMS PINAFORE, HEAVEN CAN WAIT, THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, and most recently in CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION for ICT’s Theatre on the Edge. He has also appeared in local productions with Lyric Stage, Theatre Three, Theatre Coppell, Garland Community Theatre, and Mesquite Community Theatre. He is this year’s recipient of the Column Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play (Equity) for his role as Vladimir Lenin in TRAVESTIES at Theater Three.
|JANELLE SUZANNE LUTZ (Natasha Navratilova) is thrilled to be returning to ICT MainStage. She was most recently seen as Little Becky Two-Shoes/ Mrs. Millennium in URINETOWN with ICT. Recently she has also been seen as Emma in Stolen Shakespeare Guild's productions of EMMA and Marianne Dashwood in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY. Other credits include Lina Lamont/ SINGING IN THE RAIN and Belle/ BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Psalm 104:33
|SCOTT NIXON (Sandor Turai) is very happy to be back with ICT and under the direction of Kelly Scott. Some of his favorite credits include Tito Mirelli/LEND ME A TENOR, Richard Hannay/THE 39 STEPS, Boris Kohlenkov /YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, Todd/UNNECESSARY FARCE, Simon Slade/TEN NIGHTS IN A BARROOM, Lt. Foster/DEATH: TAKE/1 IN LIVING BLACK & WHITE™, and Injun Joe/THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER. As director, Scott's credits include THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE for ICT's Theatre On The Edge, NO SEX PLEASE, WE'RE BRITISH for ICT MainStage, and LOST IN YONKERS for Grapevine’s Runway Theatre.
|CHARLES WALLACE (Adam Adam) is excited to be returning to ICT in his fifth production here. He recently graduated Hendrix College with a Theatre Arts and Cinematography double major and works as an artistic apprentice at Theatre Three. Some favorite past credits include Hot Blades Harry/URINETOWN, Kurt VonTrapp/THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Charlie Bucket/CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, Melchior Gabor/SPRING AWAKENING, The Emcee/CABARET, Conrad Birdie/BYE BYE BIRDIE, Monty Harrill/VIOLET, and Nanki-Poo/HOT MIKADO.
Produced by Evelyn G. Hall and Ellen Mizener
Costumes by Tory Padden
Set by Ellen Doyle Mizener
Props by Fernando Lara
Lighting by Sam Nance
Sound by Rich Frohlich
Stage Manager - Tully Hall
Asst Lighting Design/Light Board Op - Ian Garland
Sound Board Op - Steven Merritt
Master Carpenters - Jeff Mizener and Dane Tuttle
Directed by Kelly Scott
Sunday, September 9, 2012 from 2 - 4pm
Monday, September 10, 2012 from 7 - 9pm
Callbacks will be Wednesday Sept.12, 2012 7:00 p.m.
Performances: November 2 - 17, 2012
Auditions will be cold readings from the script AND All actors
are asked to prepare a short song a capella (about 1 minute
Please bring headshot/resume or updated photo and resume.
We offer a gas allowance.
Call 972-594-6104 or email email@example.com to schedule an appointment.
Roles: 5 Male, 1 Female
(all roles are available)
Bring out your character voices by checking out the days of yesteryear when movie star giants roamed the earth! Greats with mega-personalities like: Bette Davis, Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, Jean Harlow, Henry Fonda, Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy and James (Jimmy) Cagney! Check out Betty Boop, The Thin Man series and Laurel and Hardy too! These folks will give you a feel for what the show’s energy should exude!
ALEX GAL (Gaul): Male, 40'sish, Hungarian in name only. Half
of the famous team of Turai and Gal, who are working on their
next smash Broadway hit, The Cruise of the Dodo. Mr. Gal is
quick, witty, and never far from the buffet table – he lives
SANDOR TURAI:(Toor-eye): Male, 40'sish, Hungarian in name
only. Saddled with not only writing the next greatest
Broadway musical, but with keeping everyone's affairs
straight, keeping everyone on board, and keeping the cognac
IVOR FISH: Male, 45–50 British, Must sing. He has been playing
the young and handsome rogue hero for going on 30 years. He
still carries a torch for his perennial co-star Natasha
Navratilova, though of course, he is married to someone else.
DVORNICHECK (VORN-I-CHECK): Male, 35-70. The Cabin Steward is
on his first day on a ship. Ever. The play belongs to him
and incredible comic timing and broad physical skills a must.
ADAM: Male, 25ish, Must sing. The sweet, young, French music
composer in love with Natasha but his speech impediment keeps
getting in the way. *Actor must sing and, if he can actually
play the piano, that will be considered a plus.
NATASHA NAVRATILOVA: Female, 35ish, Hungarian accent
(think continental flair of an old movie star), must sing;
on the wrong side of 30. Billed as "starlett" of the new
musical and is engaged and trifles with young Adam's heart
and Ivor's old one.
*Those concerned about singing outside of the shower need not
worry. The roles of Turai, Gal, and Dvornichek involve singing
in a group: a great voice is not required. The ability to carry
a tune in a wheelbarrow would be helpful. Adam and Natasha
and Ivor need to be able to not only carry that tune, but
deliver it as well.
This is a delightful 1920s show-biz farce set on a ship called
the SS Italian Castle- a Cherbourg, France to New York Crossing
in the late 1920s- 1930s. What happens when two playwrights,
their composer, their leading lady and man set sail across
the Atlantic, bound for Broadway, to present their new play,
which, alas, doesn't quite have an ending, and the beginning
needs work, and the middle's a mess? Hilarious trouble ensues!
The young composer has trouble speaking and is in love with
the leading lady, who has trouble fending off the advances
of her older leading man. The steward has trouble standing
up and serving drinks, and the two playwrights have trouble
with the ship's captain who considers himself a playwright.
All this trouble resolves itself with wild wordplay and a
little seasickness! It is a loose adaptation of "The Play's
the Thing," a 1926 work by P.G. Wodehouse, which was itself
adapted from "The Play at the Castle," a 1924 comedy by
Ferenc Molnar, the Hungarian playwright best known in the
United States as the author of "Liliom," on which
the musical "Carousel" is based.