Arsenic and Old Lace

all RFA Summer productions including

The Addams Family, Steel Magnolias, 
and Plaza Suite

Saturday, April 30, 2016, 3:00 – 5:00 PM
RFA Lakeside Theater

RFA is looking for actors, singers, dancers, and production crew for the 2016 season. Come join the fun! Welcome to everyone who wants to be involved in the RFA’s live theater productions for the summer season. Try something new! If auditioning for the Addams Family, be prepared to sing; for ALL three, you will read from a variety of scenes/parts and have lots of fun. This is community theater, so all ages, (entering 9th grade and up), levels of experience and abilities are welcome. If you cannot attend and are interested in auditioning, please call 207-864-5000, leave your name, phone number and email, and arrangements will be made.

Characters Wanted! 

Production dates:
The drama, “Steel Magnolias” will be held July 28, 29, 31 and Aug 1
The musical, “The Addams Family” will be held August 11-14.
The drama, “Plaza Suite” will be held August 19-22.

Call 207-864-5000 for more information. Show and Cast summaries are below.

Steel-Magnolias-LOGOTHE STORY: The action is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, (“I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a bad mood for forty years”); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a “good ole boy.” Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.

Comedy/Drama, Full Length, 6 women

TRUVY JONES….40ish. Owner of the beauty shop
ANNELLE DEPUY-DESOTO…19. Beauty shop assistant
SHELBY EATENTON-LATCHERIE…25. Pettiest girl in town
M’LYNN EATENTON…50ish. Shelby’s mother. Socially prominent career woman
OUISER (pronounced “Weezer”)  BOUDREAUX…66ish. Wealthy curmudgeon. Acerbic but loveable

AUTHOR’S NOTE: The women in this play are witty, intelligent, and above all, real characters. 

addams-family-logo Web  Overview: THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents.

Casting Information:
Gomez Addams
Morticia Addams
Uncle Fester
Wednesday Addams
Pugsley Addams
Mal Beineke
Alice Beineke
Lucas Beineke
The Addams’ Ancestors – chorus, important,  5m, 5w (or more if desired)

Plaza-Suite-LOGO-copy  Full Length Play, Comedy

THE STORY: Hilarity abounds in this portrait of two couples successively occupying a suite at the Plaza. A suburban couple take the suite while their house is being painted and it turns out to be the one in which they honeymooned 23 (or was it 24?) years before and was yesterday the anniversary, or is it today? The last couple is a mother and father fighting about the best way to get their daughter out of the bathroom and down to the ballroom where guests await her or as Mother yells, “I want you to come out of that bathroom and get married!”