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May 15, 2017

Announcement: Production Postponed & Replaced

Due to a cast emergency, “Mama Won’t Fly” by Jones/Hope/Wooten has been postponed. The new dates will be September 8-9 & 15-16, 2017.

ACTS is proud to announce that AR Gurney’s “Love Letters” will take over the performance dates previously set for “Mama Won’t Fly”.

“Love Letters” is a reader’s theatre classic that follows a stiff-necked young man (portrayed by Jeremy Kinnett) and a free-spirited young woman (played by Kat Baute) as they explore their friendship and ultimately their deep and enduring love for each other. What begins as a simple invitation to a child’s birthday party and its subsequent thank-you note evolves into a lifelong correspondence between Andrew and Melissa. Follow their epistolary journey in this powerfully emotional tale.

Note: This is a reader’s theatre piece. This means the actors will have their scripts with them during the play. “Love Letters” was written to be very simply produced without a complex set or physical action, in order to enhance the emotion in the actors’ words and tone - focusing on what the actors are saying rather than doing.

Performances will be June 16-17 & 23-24 at Suite 208 in the Shoppes at Seymour (357 Tanger Blvd, Seymour IN 47274). Doors will open at 7:00pmET, and the show will begin at 7:30pmET. Tickets are $10/person and will be available at the door and online here. For more information, please call or text 812-498-2127 or email us.

Produced by special permission from Dramatists Play Service, Inc., and with support from the Indiana Arts Commission.

Check out our Facebook event for this production!

May 7, 2017

Upcoming Production: “Mama Won’t Fly” by Jones/Hope/Wooten

Laugh your way across the USA! ACTS presents its next production, the raucous Southern comedy “Mama Won’t Fly” by Jones/Hope/Wooten.

Frustrated Savannah must drive her Mama (who refuses to fly in an airplane) cross-country to reach the wedding of the year, only to have Hayley, the bride-to-be, show up unexpectedly on the doorstep right before they hit the road. Will the three women bond together during their wild ride across the South, or will they drive each other batty before they even get halfway there? Will Hayley get cold feet? Will Savannah find her long-lost love? And will Mama ever STOP meddling in everyone’s lives? Join Savannah, Hayley, and Mama for their hilarious journey as they meet kooky characters from all over the South!

Performances will be Friday & Saturday, June 16-17 & 23-24, with the doors opening at 7:00pmET and the show starting at 7:30pmET. This production will be held at our suite #208 in the Shoppes at Seymour outlet mall (357 Tanger Blvd, Seymour IN 47274). There will be one 15-minute intermission. Concessions will be available before the show and during intermission.

Tickets are $12/person and may be purchased at the door or online in advance; online ticket sales will start soon. For more information, please call or text 812-498-2127 or email katbaute.acts@gmail.com.

Director: Betty Baute
Cast:
Robin Nolan as Mama
Kat Baute as Savannah
Elyse McGill as Hayley
Vickey Oliphant, Cory Watson, Jeremy Kinnett, and more as the various kooky characters

Produced by special permission from Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

April 3, 2017

Audition Notice

Auditions for our next play, “Mama Won’t Fly” by Jones/Hope/Wooten, are Sunday, April 9, at 4pm and Monday, April 10, at 7pm in our suite 208 at the Shoppes at Seymour mall. The lead roles are three strong females ranging from 30s-70s, and there are smaller roles for a wide variety of actors ranging from 4 lines to 30 lines. These smaller roles may be doubled if necessary, but if you’ve been wanting to break into the acting scene, this is your chance to star without having to worry about a lot of memorization! Stop by and see us!

Show dates will be June 16-17 & 23-24, 2017. Directed by Betty Baute.

March 17, 2017

Next Production: “I Bet Your Life” by Fred Carmichael

ACTS is proud to present our next production, “I Bet Your Life” by Fred Carmichael. Performances will be March 31, April 1, 7, & 8, 2017, located at our suite 208 in the Shoppes at Seymour outlet mall (357 Tanger Blvd). Doors will open at 7:00pm, and the show will begin at 7:30pm. Concessions will be available before the show and during the 15-minute intermission.

Hilarious situations, clever dialogue, intriguing romance and surprise twists make this breezy comedy a delight. Soap opera author Matthew Stoddard has written a screenplay about a terminally ill man who hires a hitman to kill him and then finds out he was misdiagnosed. Matt’s agent and best friend, Gregory Larson, thinks the plot is not feasible, so Matt contacts a gangster and arranges for an incognito hitman to join them at a dinner party in the country to prove his point. Circumstances place a real hitman among the guests and the action accelerates as they try to find out who it is before the deadline. Stacy, secretary and love interest to both men, does her best to help them solve the identity question as surprise after surprise thwarts them. Is the whole scheme really a con game? And who cons the con man? And who is conning them all? Join us for an evening of mystery and laughs as the dinner party unfolds!

Directed by Betty Baute. Rated T for Teen+ audiences due to some adult themes.

January 1, 2017

Audition Notice

Auditions for our next play are coming up! Join us on January 8-9, 2017, at 7:00pm at Suite 208 in the Shoppes at Seymour for auditions for “I Bet Your Life” by Fred Carmichael. This raucous comedy follows Matt, Greg, and Stacy: a soap opera writer, his agent, and their shared secretary. Matt has written a movie script that Greg claims is impossible. Matt therefore wagers Greg that the script IS plausible by setting up the plot to happen in real life - Matt hires an unknown hitman to kill Greg if Greg cannot guess who the hitman is in time! Is it real? Is it a con? Is the conman getting conned himself? Join us for auditions for 4 male roles (ages 30+) and 5 female roles (ages 20+) for this crazy comedy! Performances will be March 31, April 1 & 7-8, 2017. Directed by Betty Baute.

July 10, 2016

Exciting News!

ACTS is proud to announce it has received an Arts Project Support Grant once again from the Indiana Arts Commission! We are eternally grateful for the IAC’s continued support, and for the support of our donors and audience members, without whom we could not provide the Seymour area with our artistic presentations. THANK YOU ALL!