Pinewood Players Announce 2018 Play Information
By Dan Slocum
Pinewood Players Play Selection Committee chaired by Nancy Del Duca has come up with three more “winners” for the 2018 season of Theater in the Pines. The plays for next season will be “A Comedy of Tenors,” “Reunited” and “Everybody Loves Opal.” Next season’s plays are being announced early this year to provide advance notice to those who wish to audition so mark your calendars now. Auditions are open to all Pinewood Country Club members.
Auditions have been scheduled for Friday, September 1 and Saturday, September 2 at the Pinewood Playhouse. Times for the audition both days will be 9-11:30am, 12 noon to 2:30pm and 3-5:30pm. The Directors are still coordinating with regard to which plays will audition in which specific timeslot and that information will be announced soon. If necessary, a second round of auditions may be held on Friday, September 8 and Saturday, September 9. The need for a second round of auditions will be determined based on the results of the first round.
The tentative dates for the 2018 season productions are listed below. These dates are tentative and will be confirmed at a later date.
A Comedy of Tenors: June 8,9,10 and 15,16,17
Reunited: July 27,28,29 and August 3,4,5
Everybody Loves Opal: August 17,18,19 and 24,25,26
Additional information including number in casts and a brief description of the each play is below
“A Comedy of Tenors”
Cast composition: 3 female roles, 4 male roles
If you saw Lend Me A Tenor a few years back here in PWP, you won’t want to miss this sequel and find out what has happened to Italian opera superstar Tito Merelli and his hot-blooded wife Maria. Four tenors, two wives, and THREE girlfriends in one hotel suite. . .what could go wrong! Prepare for an uproarious ride, full of mistaken identities, bedroom hijinks and madcap delight. Critics say: “Laugh after laugh greets one improbable scene after another. Playwright Ken Ludwig has hit the jackpot again with his fast-paced, over-the-top farce.”
Cast composition: 6 female roles, 2 male roles
Four girl-friends from the University of Nebraska get together for a week of fun and frolic every 10 years. A 65th birthday party turns into a disaster; a long-lost friend shows up unexpectedly looking like a hippie; two love triangles develop; one gal has a heart attack. Petty jealousies are squelched, and a favorite friend communicates in an unusual way. Mr. man-about-town gets the girl, but not the one he started with; the coach goes back to work. Friendship triumphs.
“Everybody Loves Opal”
Cast composition: 2 female roles, 4 male roles
Everyone Loves Opal written by John Patrick is a prank in 3 acts! It is entertaining with both laughter and a cheerful philosophy. The plays main character, Opal, lives as a virtual recluse in a tumbled down mansion. She is besieged by three con artists who convince Opal they are her friends. What they really want is to see her dead so they can collect on an insurance policy they bought on her life. Add into the mix a small town sheriff and doctor! The hilarity comes from these criminal’s antics and everyone’s interaction with the kind-hearted and always optimistic Opal. Will the villains fall victim to Opal’s odd charm or manage to do her in?
Mark your calendars and plan to audition for your favorite character in one of these great plays.