The Oakley Stage (AKA CT’s rehearsal hall) is a “black box” theater area with a movable seating area, a movable stage, and a flexible lighting system featuring small casts & minimal sets. Open seating is limited to approximately 70 depending on the configuration.
GREATER TUNA (Comedy)
By Ed Howard, Joe Sears, and Jaston Williams
Directed by Ted Compton
December 12, 13, 14 at 8:00 pm
December 15 at 2:30 pm
Auditions: October 14 & 15
0-2 men, 0-2 women (2 total, gender flexible)
The long-running Off Broadway hit features two actors creating the entire population of Tuna in a tour de force of quick-change artistry, changing costumes and characterizations faster
than a jack rabbit runs from a coyote. Two actors, twenty characters, and a barrel of laughs, y’all. Greater Tuna was originally produced in 1981 in Austin, Texas by its authors, Jaston
Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard. The play’s stars, Williams and Sears, played all twenty characters, and Howard directed. One year after its premiere, Greater Tuna opened Off Broadway, ran for over a year, and went on to tour major theaters all over America and spots overseas for the next thirty-some years, becoming one of the most produced plays in American theater history.
BEANIE AND THE BAMBOOZLING BOOK MACHINE (Comedy)
By Roy C. Booth, Bob May, Cristopher Tibbetts
Directed by Sherri Wright
April 30, May 1, and 2 at 8:00 pm
May 3, 2020 at 2:30 pm
Auditions: March 9 & 10
2 men, 3 women, 2-5 boys 3-6 girls
Beanie Boren, a science wiz who is not keen on reading, has designed a book reading machine for the science fair. It combines a computer, a mini video cam and a contraption of his own design to enable one to read three books at once. Unfortunately, the machine is neither user friendly nor bug free. When Beanie turns it on, lights flash, thunder booms and out pop the witches from Snow White, Hansel and Gretel and The Wizard of Oz, each set to wreak havoc! Beanie must get them back into the books with help from the good guys in the same stories. Afterward, he is eager to read about his new friends– the old-fashioned way.