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Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean

by Ed Graczyk
Directed by Mark Blessing
Produced by Deborah Blessing
Stage Manager Melissa Herrera-Ortiz

Feb. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, & 20, 2016 at 8:00pm
Feb. 14 & 21, 2016 at 2:00pm

Caitlin Brosnahan, Kate Charlesworth-Miller, Erin Daily, Kasey Meininger, Patrick Petrilla, Sara Priest, Adriana Pust, Kathylynn St. Pierre, & Carly Young

Set in 1975 and flashing back to 1955, 5 & Dime tells the story of a group of women reuniting for a meeting of their James Dean fan club on the 20th anniversary of the iconic movie star's tragic death. The Curtain Players staging is a 40th anniversary revival of the Broadway and motion picture drama that had its world premiere in Columbus.

A Curtain Panels audience talk back follows the Sunday February 14 matinee.

Recommended for adult audiences.

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Recent News

  • Spotlight: 'Skin' Script Talk Feb 18, Tryouts Feb 28
  • Feb 11: Board Members Swap Offices
  • Feb 08: Positions Open On '5 & Dime' House Teams
  • Feb 07: Save Date: Next Set Build Saturday Feb 27
  • Feb 04: Weekend 2 '5 & Dime' Tix Sell Briskly
  • Feb 04: '5 & Dime' Audience Talkback February 14
  • Feb 03: Blessing Shares '5 & Dime' Program Notes
  • Feb 03: Players Elsewhere Win Roundtable Awards
  • Feb 02: Foundation Supports '5 & Dime' Staging
  • Feb 01: Meet Date Changed to February 10
  • See all Curtain Players news. >

In the Spotlight

'Skin' Script Talk Feb 18, Tryouts Feb 28

Curtain Players has announced plans for the script review session and open auditions for its May staging of The Skin of Our Teeth. The Thornton Wilder play closes the community theatre company’s 2015-2016 season.

The script review session is scheduled for 7 PM Thursday February 18, with open auditions set for 6:30 PM Sunday February 28. Each event takes place at the 5691 Harlem Road playhouse. Click here for complete details, including character descriptions.

Danielle Mari is directing The Skin of Our Teeth. Mari is making her Curtain Players debut with this project, but has extensive credits as an actor, writer, and director in Chicago and central Ohio. In 2015, Mari appeared in Sordid Lives for Evolution Theatre Company and A Moon for the Misbegotten for Columbus Civic Theater.

Mari’s production team includes Kent Halloran as stage manager.

SCRIPT REVIEW  The script review session Thursday February 18 is a Curtain Players education programs. This is an opportunity for actors to read the script, to discuss the play with the director, and to ask questions about the audition process, rehearsal period, and production. Those interested in working behind the scenes are also invited to attend. The script review is offered as a help for actors seeking roles, but attendance is not required to audition.

AUDITIONS  There is only the one night of auditions, Sunday February 28. Registration begins at 6:30 PM with tryouts starting at 7 o’clock. Actors may download an audition form in advance by clicking here. Actors should be ready to read from the script, and come dressed in comfortable clothes and prepared to move. Resumes and head shots are encouraged but not required.

Actors should be ready to note conflicts during the rehearsal period. Rehearsals are scheduled for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday evenings and all day Saturdays and Sundays between March 21 and April 29 and every day April 30-May 5.

Early auditions may be accommodated. Requests must be filed at production@curtainplayers.org before Sunday February 14.

SYNOPSIS  The modern-looking Antrobus family and their seductive maid, Sabina, survive many ancient disasters, including the Ice Age, Noah’s flood, war and famine, always able to start over and begin anew in Wilder’s 1943 Pulitzer Prize-winning dark comedy.

The Skin of Our Teeth will play at 8 PM Fridays and Saturdays May 6-7, 13-14, and 20-21, with 2 o’clock matinees Sundays May 15 and 22.

Questions regarding the audition and the production may be directed to production@curtainplayers.org