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Gladwin Area Friends of the Theatre

Gladwin Area Friends of the Theatre will be holding auditions for their Winter Comedy, A Bad Year for Tomatoes by John Patrick.
Audition dates are: Jan 7, 8, & 9 at 7:00pm.
There are roles available for 7 characters, 3 men 4 women, ages 16+. The plot goes, Fed up with the pressures and demands of her acting career, the famous Myra Marlowe leases a house in the tiny New England hamlet of Beaver Haven and settles down to write her autobiography. She is successful in turning aside the offers pressed on her by her long-time agent, but dealing with her nosy, omnipresent neighbors is a different matter. In an attempt to shoo them away, and gain some privacy, Myra invents a mad, homicidal sister—who is kept locked in an upstairs room, but who occasionally escapes long enough to scare off uninvited visitors. The ruse works well, at first, but complications result when the local handyman develops an affection for “Sister Sadie” (really Myra in a fright wig) and some of the more officious ladies decide it is their Christian duty to save the poor demented Sadie’s soul. In desperation Myra announces that her imaginary sibling has suddenly gone off to Boston—which brings on the sheriff and the suspicion of murder! Needless to say, all is straightened out in the end, but the uproarious doings will keep audiences laughing right up to the final curtain, and then some.
A hilarious success dealing with the very funny misfortunes of a famous television actress who seeks to “get away from it all” in a small New England town.
We hope to see lots of people come out for this hilarious show on Jan 7, 8, 9 at 7:00pm. If you have any questions, please contact 989.435.2126 or 989-802-1656

GAFTEEN: Agatha Christie’s Spider’s Web

This great Christie play will be performed by area teens (ages 13-19) through the GAFTeen repertoire company of Gladwin Area Friends of the Theatre (GAFT).
Critics said of the 1954 premier, “ [Spider’s Web] is a conscious parody of the detective thriller, Christie delivers a unique blend of suspense and humor. There is tension and laughter in equal parts in an intricate plot of murder, police, drug addicts, invisible ink, hidden doorways and secret drawers! Suspense, anyone?”
Spider’s Web tells the story of Clarissa, wife of a diplomat, who is adept at spinning tales of adventure but whe
n a murder takes place in her drawing room, she finds live drama much harder to cope with. Desperate to dispose of the body before her husband arrives with an important politician, she enlists the help of her guests. Hilarity ensues when they are interrupted by the arrival of wry detective, Inspector Lord.
The show will rehearse through the holidays (scheduled for maximum free time) and into the new year. Performances are January 17, 18 and 19, 2019, 7:00 p.m. with an extra 2:00 matinee performance on the 19th. Tickets are $10 pp. If you have further questions, conflicts, or just want to volunteer your time during the show, please call or text Jacque Lott Mattes, (989)404-0644.