News &Notices: Thursday, April 9, 2015 10:29 PM
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Actors Needed!
Thunderous Productions
Spider's Web
A play by Agatha Christie
We are now looking for actors and actresses to fill a number of roles
We are in particular need of a female 18-24 who can look and play down to age 14,
or a teenager who can play age 14.
Anyone interested in any role should contact Rick Starkweather at 301-937-4532 immediately.
Will be performed at the Greenbelt Arts Center in June
Rehearsals will begin in March.
See the website for more information.

Seeking Original One Act Plays
Watermelon, Inc.
2015 Watermelon One-Act Festival
June 5-7, 2015
hosted by The Newtowne Players
Three Notch Theater in Lexington Park, MD
We are currently accepting original script submissions,.
Deadline VALENTINE’s DAY (February 14, 2015)
Please email scripts (up to three per playwright) to
WOAF is an excellent opportunity to showcase an original one-act play in a competitive environment.  You will not only receive instructional feedback from our adjudication panel,
but have a chance to win a variety of cash prizes.
Please visit for more information.
Opens April 10th
Bowie Community Theatre
Flyin’ West
by Pearl Cleage
Produced by Ken Kienas
Directed by Estelle Miller
Following the end of the Civil War, many former slaves, took advantage of The Homestead Act
and went West to build new lives for themselves and their families.
Many of these homesteaders were black women who overcame tremendous odds to work their own
land and make a place for themselves in an often harsh and forbidding environment.
We invite you to witness the strength, dignity, mutual respect, and love of some of the
African-American female pioneers who settled, together, in the all-black town of Nicodemus, Kansas. The year is 1898.
Some subject matter may not be appropriate for children.
Parental guidance is advised.
April 10 – 25, 2015
Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM, Sunday matinees at 2PM
Please note: Add’l Saturday matinee April 18 – 2PM
Bowie Playhouse, White Marsh Recreation Park
16500 White Marsh Park Drive
Bowie, MD 20715
(Handicapped parking and theatre facilities available)
Reservations: (301) 805-0219 or
Ticket Prices: $20/adults, $15/Seniors (62+) /Students (Group rates available )
Cash, Check, and Major Credit Cards accepted.
Bring one non-perishable food item for donation to the Bowie Food Bank in
exchange for one FREE concession item!

The Baltimore Premiere
by Mike Bartlett
Saturday , April 25 at 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 9 at 1:00-3:00  p.m.
Production dates:  November 20 – December 20, 2015
Rehearsals will begin in late September
This brilliant (and controversial) new comedy won the 2010 London Olivier Award for Best New Play,
and has had recent, highly acclaimed productions in New York and DC.
John’s stable relationship with his boyfriend (M) is threatened when he accidentally falls in love with a woman (W).
As the pressure mounts, it’s boyfriend vs. girlfriend in a fierce battle to take possession of John,
culminating in an explosive and hilarious no-holds barred dinner party where sexual identity is stripped bare.
Casting will be for the following roles---British accents are required.
All roles require experienced actors.
M  (mid 30’s to 40’s):  a successful stockbroker--- sarcastic, bright, funny, but terribly insecure
about his ability to keep his younger lover John from leaving.
W (30’s):  a very articulate, witty, strong woman who falls in love with John
and is ready to do battle with M to have John.
F (60’s):  M’s father, educated, polite, a bit self-effacing, but quick to defend his son
and supportive of his son’s desire to keep John from leaving.
This is a non-Equity, not-for-pay production.
To schedule an audition time, please contact Steve Goldklang (director) at
“A terrific comedy….Hypnotic and utterly contemporary.”   New York Times
“With the exception of Oscar Wilde, quarreling lovers are never as articulate and entertaining as they are in COCK, Mike Bartlett’s Battle Royal of wit and persuasion.”  Variety

Bowie Community Theatre
Whose Wives Are They Anyway?

by Michael Parker
directed by Jeffery Lesniak
Tuesday, May 12, and Wednesday, May 13, from 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Trinity Lutheran Church
6600 Laurel-Bowie Rd. (Route 197) in Bowie MD.
Callbacks, if needed, will be Friday, May 15.
Auditioners will be asked to do cold readings from the script.
Please bring any conflicts you have for May through July.
The play opens July17 and runs weekends through August 2.
David McGrachen and John Baker have planned a weekend off before their new C.E.O. arrives on Monday. 
With their wives safely off on a shopping spree in NYC, they check into The Oakfield Golf and Country Club
intending to “golf their brains out.”  They unexpectedly encounter their new boss, and she insists on
meeting the wives, commenting blithely “no one who went golfing for a weekend without his wife
would ever work for me”. So…David and John have to produce wives. 
Inevitably, everything goes wrong as John and David attempt to “pull the wool” over the new boss’ eyes—literally!
 Character Descriptions
John Baker (35-40) VP of the Ashley Maureen Cosmetics Corporation, successful business executive, alternates between the roles of himself and David’s “wife”. (Underwear and drag role).
Hardworking, honest, straightforward and full of initiative.
 David McGachen (45-50) VP of the Ashley Maureen Cosmetics Corporation.
Clever and cunning, a relentless schemer.
 Tina (20-30) Young, pretty country club receptionist.  After too much champagne has difficulty in keeping all her clothes on. (Underwear role)  Bright, sexy, bubbling personality.
 Mrs. Carlson (45-55) Club manager.  Straight-laced, severe woman, preaches the evils of sex and adultery.  Dominant, bossy, efficient, yet rather likeable.
 Wilson (60+) Club handyman.  Total and complete hypochondriac.  Endearing character, lights up the stage with every entrance.  Likeable, funny, with a great sense of humor.
 D.L. Hutchison (45-50) New president of the Ashley Maureen Cosmetics Corporation.  Bright, smart, self-assured, with a “take-charge” nature.  The “straight man” of the plot. (Underwear role)
Smart, attractive, efficient and personable.
Karly McGachen (40ish) Wife of husband, David, strong character.  Tries to make husband jealous by making a play for the reluctant Wilson.  Determined and calculating, yet with a tender side.
 Laura Baker (30-40) Wife of husband, John.  Simple soul who just wants to love and be loved by her husband.  Never quite understands what’s going on.  Cries at the drop of a hat, spends much of her time on stage in tears.  Tender, loving, naïve.