What's Next On Stage at WTC?
Now that "Jack" Worthing has finally discovered the importance of being Earnest ─ by the way, Jack thanks you for the excellent turn out ─ what's next at the Frog Pond Grange?
I was thinking since the next play in the 2014-2015 season will be in mid-February, a time when Oregonians experience that annually anticipated surprise snowstorm ─ wait a second, what's wrong with that sentence? Never mind. Anyway, since it may be a snowy time of year, how about a play like this? Let's say passengers on a bus in Kansas, about 25 miles west of Kansas City, Missouri to be precise, must take shelter in a rural diner during a snowstorm. And, what if a pretty, naïve, young woman from the "hill country" is romantically pursued by an equally naïve but pushy cowboy? Throw in a fortyish woman who owns the diner, and who still seeks those wild oats that may be thrown her way. Then there's the bus driver who has the hots for the lady, as well as the oats. Of course there's a sheriff, and an older cowboy who does his best to keep the young stud corralled. Oh yeah, I left out a pretty young waitress, as well as a college professor who likes pretty girls and booze, not necessarily in that order.
You know, now that I think about it, there's a play, written by William Inge, back in 1955, called Bus Stop.
What? That's already on the schedule for February 2015? Seems like great minds think alike. Strange coincidence, eh? The man who wishes to direct Bus Stop, Matthew Russell, has scheduled auditions for all of those wonderful parts. So, pay close attention. I'll only be repeating this info four or five times between now and December.
Auditions for Bus Stop will be held by appointment only on Wednesday, December 3rd and on Thursday, December 4th from 6 to 9 PM at the Frog Pond Grange on SW Stafford Road in Wilsonville. Appointments may be made by emailing: OnStageAtWilsonville@gmail.com or by calling Matt at 971-269-4032. The auditions will consist of a 2-minute contemporary monologue. Bring a head-shot and resume please. Call-backs will be on Saturday, December 6 from noon to 3:00 PM, wherein cold readings from the script will be held.
The play will be cast on December 7 (Pearl Harbor Day). Hopefully, it will not be "A day that lives in infamy!"
This is your wake-up call! If you see your next role as being a part of Bus Stop, audition and get on board.
Wilsonville Theater Company