Cast List for Children’s Hour

The Children’s Hour Cast

 

Martha – Patrice Imani Elise-Byrd

Karen – Heather Warren

Mrs. Tilford/Peggy – Colette Colbertson

Mrs. Mortar – Amy Hypnarowski

Agatha/Evelyn/Catherine – Danielle Gulihur-Guinn

Lois/Helen/Janet – Izzy Sica

Mary – Lucy Arvizu

Rosalie – Gabriela LeBaron

Cardin – Omar Fox

Grocery Man – Jolyon Maxilom

Auditions for The Children’s Hour by Lillian Hellman!

The Children’s Hour

by Lillian Hellman

Directed by Francis Gercke

Performances November 30 – December 9

A serious and adult play about two women who run a school for girls. After a malicious youngster starts a rumor about the two women, the rumor soon turns to scandal. As the young girl comes to understand the power she wields, she sticks to her story, which precipitates tragedy for the women. One of Lillian Hellman’s greatest successes,
exploring the irreparable damage and devastation one person’s idle gossip can bring upon unsuspecting lives.
AUDITION INFORMATION

Open Call • Monday, October 8 • 6:00 PM • STUDIO THEATRE
Callbacks • Tuesday, October 9 • 6:00 PM • STUDIO THEATRE

Please have a 1-2 minute monologue prepared.

You may be asked to read selected sides from the script.

Rehearsals will be Monday – Friday 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM beginning October 15.

Technical Rehearsals will be Sunday, November 25 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM, and November 26 – 29 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

Performances are November 30 –  December 9, Fridays & Saturdays at 7 PM, Sundays at 2 PM and Thursday at 4 PM.

Participants are required to enroll for 2 units of college credit (TA 191 Rehearsal & Performance)

 

AVAILABLE ROLES:

MARTHA DOBIE (25-30 years old)

Karen Wright’s friend and co-owner of their school, Martha is about the same age, twenty-eight. She is described as “nervous” and “high strung” and is certainly far less composed and self-assured than her friend. It quickly becomes obvious that she greatly depends on Karen’s emotional stability and good sense to provide her with the confidence needed to make a go of their school.

 

KAREN WRIGHT (25-30)

Karen Wright is Martha Dobie’s close friend and partner in the Wright-Dobie School. She is twenty-eight, attractive, warm, and outgoing. She is admired and respected by her students, for whom she has a genuine affection. She is also an emotionally stable woman, at ease with herself and others.

 

JOSEPH CARDIN (26-33 years old)

Cardin, about thirty-five, is a relaxed and amiable doctor and Karen Wright’s fiance. His casual dress reflects his warm, easy-going nature. He is also gracious and humorous and seems ideally suited to Karen.

 

LILY MORTAR (45-55 years old)

Hellman describes Lily Mortar as “a plump, florid woman of forty-five.” She is Martha Dobie’s aunt and teaches at the Wright-Dobie School. A self-centered woman, she lives in romanticized delusions of her past triumphs as an actress. She is also vain and very susceptible to flattery, an easy patsy for a conniving student like Mary Tilford. She refuses to grow old gracefully, dying her hair and dressing too fancifully for her reduced circumstances.

 

AGATHA (55-65 years old)

A no-nonsense, middle-aged maid in the employ of Amelia Tilford. She is stern and straight-laced with Mary, who calls her “stupid,” although Agatha clearly sees through Mary’s deceptions. Agatha’s attempts to make the child into a “lady” are frustrated by Mrs. Tilford, who is deaf to the maid’s common-sense observations. Agatha also attempts to support Martha and Karen in their efforts to convince Mrs. Tilford that Mary concocted her story to destroy the young teachers.

 

MRS. AMELIA TILFORD (60’s)

A wealthy widow, Mrs. Tilford is a large, dignified woman in her sixties. She has been an influential supporter of the Wright-Dobie School, where her granddaughter, Mary, is enrolled. Although she is a fair and generous person, she lacks good judgment when it comes to matters concerning her granddaughter. She recognizes that Mary is both spoiled and manipulative, but she dotes on the child and is utterly blind to the girl’s vicious nature.

 

MARY TILFORD (12-14)

The spoiled granddaughter of Amelia Tilford, Mary is a problem child at the Wright- Dobie School. She appears “undistinguished,” but she is clever and used to having her own way with her doting grandmother. She also attempts to manipulate everyone at the school, resorting to a variety of tricks, including flattery, feigned sickness, blackmail, physical intimidation, and whining complaints.

 

ROSALIE WELLS (12-14)

Rosalie, a student at the Wright-Dobie School, appears first in the hectic scene opening the play, having her hair badly trimmed by Evelyn Munn. Unlike Peggy and Evelyn, she is not cowed by Mary Tilford, whom she does not like.

 

HELEN BURTON (12-14)

One of the girls at Karen and Martha’s school, it is her bracelet that classmate Rosalie Wells “borrows.” This incident allows Mary to blackmail Rosalie into confirming Mary’s lies about Karen and Martha. Helen is one of the first to be pulled out of the school when Mrs. Tilford begins spreading the fiction that Karen and Martha are lovers.

 

CATHERINE (12-14)

Catherine is one of the students at the Wright-Dobie School. She appears only in the first scene, where she attempts to help Lois prepare for a Latin test. The Latin lesson contributes to the chaotic lack of discipline in Mortar’s classroom, revealing Lily’s incompetence as a teacher.

 

LOIS FISHER (12-14)

Another of Karen and Martha’s students, she receives Lain tutoring from Catherine at the play’s opening, conjugating Latin in hectic counterpoint to Peggy Roger’s reading of Portia’s “quality of mercy ” speech from Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice and Lily Mortar’s languid criticism. Like Catherine, she plays no significant role in the rest of the drama.

 

GROCERY BOY

The unnamed grocery boy makes a very brief appearance in the last scene, carrying a box of groceries into the school’s living room. He is almost mute, but his puerile gawking and giggling are indicative of the damage done to the reputations of Karen and Martha as a result of Mary’s accusations.

 

EVELYN MUNN (12-14)

One of the girls at the Wright-Dobie School, Evelyn is first encountered in the opening scene, in which she mangles Rosalie Wells’ hair with a pair of scissors. Evelyn, who lisps, is relatively quiet and timid. With Peggy Rogers, she overhears the conversation between Martha Dobie and Lily Mortar; the overheard conversation becomes the keystone in the malicious arch of lies that Mary Tilford constructs. Like Peggy, Evelyn is a victim of Mary’s intimidation, which, at the end of the first act, turns to physical abuse. When Mary attempts to extort money from Peggy, Evelyn tries to interfere and is slapped in the face for her efforts.

 

PEGGY ROGERS (12-14)

A student at the Wright-Dobie School, Peggy, like Evelyn Munn, is easily intimidated by Mary Tilford. She appears in the opening scene, where, under Lily Mortar’s tutelage, she tries to read Portia’s famous speech on the quality of mercy. Unimaginative, she shows little interest in Shakespeare Her grandest aspiration is to marry a lighthouse keeper. Peggy is with Evelyn when they overhear the fateful conversation between Martha Dobie and her aunt. Thereafter the pair confide in Mary, who immediately puts her malicious scheme into operation by extorting money from Peggy, who was saving it for a bicycle.

‘O Beautiful’ by Theresa Rebeck

This fiercely funny story explores the lives of high school students, teachers, and their families as they cope in a world of real personal problems and extremist ideological rhetoric that gets so heated that Jesus, Saint Paul, Joan
of Arc, John Adams, Patrick Henry, and Benjamin Franklin, among others, show up to weigh in and mix it up. Alternately sweet and fiery, and as topical as tonight’s newscast, O Beautiful lands the complex realities of our
culture squarely on the stage deck.

Directed by Michael Mufson
Friday, Saturday 7:00pm; Sunday 2:00pm; Thursday 4:00pm
Studio Theatre

Warning: This production contains controversial portrayals of Jesus and the Founding Fathers as well as mature themes, language and gun violence.

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Friday, October 5 • 7PM
Saturday, October 6 • 7PM
Sunday, October 7 • 2PM
Thursday, October 11• 4PM
Friday, October 12 • 7PM
Saturday, October 13 • 7PM
Sunday, October 14 • 2PM

Your Suggestions for A Season of Plays by Women

For the 2018-19 Theatre Season, we are planning to produce all works written by women or with significant contributions by women.  The goal is to highlight, represent and celebrate the voices of women and the stories they want to tell.  We also intend to showcase a diverse array of women’s backgrounds and perspectives. We also acknowledge that gender is fluid and exists on a spectrum. Therefore we will consider “women” in the most open sense possible.

WE WANT YOUR SUGGESTIONS

Some Considerations:

  • Casting:  Due to demands of enrollment and efficiency, the cast must have roles for at least 10 actors.
  • Technical demands of the set and other special effects must be achievable on a limited budget.
  • Although we have not determined if we have the resources to produce a musical next season, we would love to hear your suggestions.

Please use the form below to submit your thoughts.  Feel free to include any or all of the following Information in your message:

  • Playwright’s Name
  • Specific plays by the playwright.
  • Thoughts on why this playwright or play is compelling for you and or our community.

Peter and the Starcatcher Cast

To All who auditioned, thank you for your time and commitment.  It’s a blessing to have such an abundance of skilled and talented actors to choose from. This has been one of the hardest casting situations for me.

Cast, first rehearsal will be Monday, January 29th at 6:30 PM on the Howard Brubeck Stage.  Please arrive on time (10 minutes early if possible) dressed for movement and thoroughly prepared for the adventure of this show.  During the break you should read the play several times and begin working the script and memorizing lines.  I will send an email with access to the script.

We have 4 weeks of rehearsal before tech. This is one week shorter than I thought.  Somehow, I miscalculated when I looked at the production schedule.  To ensure that we have the most amazing show possible, I’m considering adding some rehearsal. I’d like to do three sessions during the week of January 22, devoted primarily to physical and vocal training to prepare for the shows.  Because classes are not in session yet, it might be possible to meet in the daytime instead of night.

Please send me an email confirming that you accept your role and detailing your availablilty during the week of January 22.  I’m thrilled and excited for our work on this magical adventure story. mmufson@palomar.edu

Molly                                                 Isabell Oraha

Boy/Peter                                          Jonathan Middleton

Aster                                                 Noah Parr

Black Stache                                     Viviana McCormick

Smee                                                 Sara Kinney

Mrs Bumbrake; Teacher                   Matthew Whetstone

Alf                                                     Erin Brunansky

Ted                                                    Mikala Tolbert

Prentiss                                             Ky  Kinney

Grempkin; Mack; Sanchez                Caden Berry

Bill Slank; Hawking Clam                  James Soto

Captain Scott                                    Elias Questenberg

Fighting Prawn                                 João Vincent Lewis

Ensemble                                          Amira Dia, Iko Starks, Rusty Dimagiba

Peter and the Starcatcher Callbacks

Thank you to all who auditioned.  The following people are called back for Saturday from 1:00 – 5:00 PM.  Please wear clothes for movement and bring your imaginations.

Caden Berry

Neha  Curtiss

Delaney  Deitrich

Amira Diaz

Rusty Dimagiba

Omar Fox

Ky  Kinney

Sara Kinney

Leah  Lebrun

Grayson Leu

João Vincent Lewis

Jolyon  Maxillion

Jonathan Middleton

Isabel Oraha

Noah Parr

Elias Questenberg

Kelly Saunders

Iko Starks

Mikala Tolbert

Matthew Whetstone

Austin Williams

Lorrena Harvey

Lorrena Harvey

Technical Theatre Coordinator

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Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World May Be Here Sooner Than You Think

Dramatized by David Rogers
Directed by Michael Mufson
Movement by Molly Faulkner
Live Music by João Vincent Lewis

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Palomar College Studio Theatre

Friday, September 29 @ 7 PM
Saturday, September 30 @ 7 PM
Sunday, October 1 @ 2 PM
Thursday,October 5 @ 4 PM
Friday,October 6 @ 7 PM
Saturday ,October 7 @ 7PM
Sunday, October 8 @ 2 PM

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Aldous Huxley set his remarkable novel 600 years in the future, but today, just 85 years after its publication, Huxley’s Brave New World seems all too familiar and it will be here sooner than you think.  Starting Friday, September 29th, Brave New World will come alive in our intimate and immersive Studio Theatre for seven performances.

Welcome to the year A.F. (After Ford) 632, the ultimate world of mass distraction. Perpetual youth, sexual liberation, the Soma holiday, media-state-entertainment conditioning and genetic engineering create a world of perfect contentment; unless you happen to be different. This immersive mixed-media theatre experience will take you on an unforgettable trip into Huxley’s strange but familiar future.

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Palomar Symphony Orchestra: Let’s Dance! & Movie Night Out!

The Palomar Symphony Orchestra teams up with the Escondido History Center to present 2 FREE Concerts in Grape Day Park!

Concert #1, Sunday, June 11th, 5PM: Let’s Dance! Music by Duke Ellington, Offenbach, Dvorak, Copland, Strauss, Borodin and more! Plus, a cool mini concert by the amazing Fortissimo Orchestra!

Concert #2, Sunday, June 18th, 5PM: Movie Night Out! Listen to music from 2001: A Space Odyssey, Star Wars, The King’s Speech, and of course, James Bond.

Today at Concert Hour! Honors Recital!!

The Palomar Applied Music Honors Recital showcases Palomar’s top music students in both the vocal and instrumental disciplines. Come and listen to an afternoon of beautiful music.

William Cowie, piano
Michael Almanza, cello
Fiona Lu, piano
Delaney Dietrich, mezzo-soprano
Clara Kelly, soprano
Miyuki Matsuyama, piano
Nichole DiGangi, soprano
Emily Patricia Harrington, flute
Adrian Jakob Barfoed Martinez, timpani
Daniel Gonazalez, alto saxophone; Aaron Miramontes, trumpet;Oscar Ramirez, piano; Shannon Nauss, electric bass; Kai Taylor, drums

Howard Brubeck Theatre at 12:30pm

Bring a friend, it’s FREE!