The Walpole Footlighters are pleased to announce the 2014-2015 season!
by Cross, Evans, & Camoletti
Directed by Wendy Stuart
This 1960's French farce adapted for the English-speaking stage and revived in 2008 features self-styled Parisian Lothario Bernard, who has Italian, German, and American fiancees, each beautiful airline hostesses with frequent "layovers." He keeps "one up, one down and one pending" until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Paris and Bernard's apartment at the same time.
Summer & Smoke
by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Marianne Phinney
A play that is profoundly affecting, SUMMER AND SMOKE is a simple love story of a somewhat puritanical Southern girl and an unpuritanical young doctor. Each is basically attracted to the other but because of their divergent attitudes toward life, each over the course of years is driven away from the other. Not until the end does the doctor realize that the girl's high idealism is ultimately right, and while she is still in love with him, it turns out that neither time nor circumstances will allow the two to come together.
Kiss Me Kate
by Cole Porter
Directed by Colleen Lavery
Musical direction by John Ferguson
Combine Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew" with Porter's music and lyrics to get KISS ME, KATE an instant success with every cast and audience. This is a play-within-a-play where each cast member's on-stage life is complicated by what is happening offstage. Musical numbers include Why Can't You Behave, So In Love Am I, Wunderbar, Tom, Dick or Harry, Were Thine That Special Face, Too Darn Hot, Brush Up Your Shakespeare, I Hate Men, Always True to You (In My Fashion) and Another Op'nin', Another Show. KISS ME, KATE is fun, melodious and sophisticated.
The Walpole Footlighters is scheduling interviews for Directors for our upcoming 2014-2015 season. Our fall show will be the comedy Boeing Boeing by Cross, Evans and Camoletti. The winter drama is Summer and Smoke by Tennessee Williams. We are also calling for Directors and Musical Directors for the spring musical, Kiss Me, Kate. There is a stipend for stage directors and musical directors.
Boeing Boeing production dates are October 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26.
Summer and Smoke production dates are February 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22.
Kiss Me, Kate production dates are May 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17.
Friday and Saturday performances are at 8:00 pm; Sunday performances are at 2:00 pm.
We will be conducting Director interviews on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at starting at 11 am. to 1:30 pm. The interviews will be 15 minutes long. We will schedule them at 25 minute intervals. The interviews will be conducted on site at our theater, 2 Scout Road, East Walpole , MA 02032. Email your request, including which show/shows you are interested in directing, time you would like to interview and a copy of your resume and your phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org.