The Drama Lab is a truly wonderful thing, giving actors an opportunity to practice their craft and writers the opportunity to hear their short works brought to life.
The one thing that's been a challenge for us is longer pieces. I've brought a couple of full-length plays to the Drama Lab, breaking them up over several meetings, and while I've gotten some excellent feedback this way, it doesn't give me a grasp of any pacing or continuity issues. It's also hard to tell how well the actions will work.
Which is why I'm pleased to announce that I will be producing a staged reading of my play The Butler Did It! on Saturday, September 15. We did readings of it from January to March this year, and now we're going to really put the pedal to the metal by adding a set, props and costumes.
The play is a comedy/mystery about a butler who gets falsely accused of murder and must prove his innocence while tied to a chair. The cast includes many of our regular actors:
JENKINS -- Craig Engle
SARAH JANE -- Linda Roeming
COLONEL NIGEL COVINGTON -- Dan Robbins
LADY MIRANDA COVINGTON -- Barbara Mosser
GRAM -- Karann Goetsch
KAT COVINGTON -- Nancy Holaday
TREVOR BARSTOW -- Roy Kieffer
FATHER TIMOTHY -- Buck Buchanan
EDWINA CORRY -- Mary Sprunger-Froese
There will actually be two readings next Saturday, one at 3pm and one at 7pm. The location is the Little Theatre at the University School of Colorado Springs, 2713 W. Cucharras. Nancy is the drama teacher there and she was extremely generous in offering us the use of her space.
Tickets are free, but must be reserved ahead of time. To get yours, click on the button below:
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