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Teen Monologues on Thursday, Auditions on Monday and Time Stands Still next weekend!

Happy April Fool’s Day!  I’m a failure. I sat here for like 30 minutes trying my best to think of a funny, and at least somewhat believable prank to play on our blog today, but no luck. I’m completely without inspiration. In lieu of any cleverness on my part, here’s a link to CNN’s The Best and Worst Pranks from Around the Web.  Enjoy!

Dark weekends are rare here at the Little Theatre, but every once in a while we actually have one, and this is it! But before we get busy with our “dark” weekend filled with rehearsals and building sets, there will be two performances this Thursday night that you might want to catch. Directed by the amazing John Battalino, the 13th Annual Teen Monologues will be presented right here on the Little Theatre stage on Thursday, April 2nd at 6:30 and 8:30 pm.  The show is actually produced as part of the Community Action Partnership of SLO County‘s youth health and prevention program. The Little Theatre has hosted the rehearsals and performances of this teen-produced show for all 13 years and we’re so happy to partner with CAPSLO on this important program. You can see photos and read more about this year’s show in a great article by Sarah Linn right HERE. The story will also appear in tomorrow’s Tribune TICKET.

Director Jenny Shaheen is looking for a cast for Gina Gionfriddo’s hilarious and thought-provoking 2012 play RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN. The Ubu’s Other Shoe Staged Reading will take the Little Theatre stage on May 19 and 20 but auditions are this Monday, April 6th at 6 pm. There are roles available for 4 women (20’s, 40’s 60’s) and 1 man (40’s).  Click HERE for audition details and we’ll hope to see you on Monday!

“There are moments such as these when time stands still and all you do is hold your breath and hope it will wait for you.” 

–Dorothea Lange

I am really looking forward to this show. We did it as an Ubu’s Other Shoe Staged Reading a couple of years ago and I can’t wait to see it in a fully staged version. It’s a truly powerful contemporary drama by Pulitzer winner Donald Margulies. Directed by award-winning Seattle director Teresa Thuman and featuring just four talented actors, Brent BC-Harvey, Sabrina Pratt, Gregg Wolff and Alpha O’Neal, this will be a great evening of theatre. You can read an interview with the author about the play HERE and get a sneak preview of Teresa Thuman’s director’s notes right HERE. And don’t wait too long to get your tickets or you might just miss out. You can get more info and find a link to buy those online HERE.

We had a great party on March 22nd and gave our major sponsors and donors a sneak preview of the upcoming 69th Season and we’re getting ready to roll-out the news to our volunteers, actors, directors, friends, family and fans very soon. Stay tuned for more information – you’re gonna love it!

Have a great weekend everyone!