Directed by Joni Metras
The Pasture Prime Players are pleased to present their spring production, “Soup du Jour”, book by Todd Mueller and Hank Boland and music and lyrics by Gregg Opelka.
New York City, 1939. There's a mystery at Bailey's restaurant, one of Gotham's top dining establishments, and it's up to Katharine Hawks, the New York Herald-Tribune's Pulitzer Prize-winning ace reporter, to solve it! J. P. Thompson, editor of the struggling Herald-Tribune is desperately searching for a way to increase circulation. Across town, Stewart Bailey is simultaneously mourning the death of his father and preparing for his imminent wedding to socialite golddigger Tiffany Vandervanden. Stewart has just inherited his father's restaurant, the success of which was built on its famous soup du jour. There's only one catch: Stewart's father took the recipe with him to the grave, and Stewart, along with everyone else in the story winds up searching wildly for the missing recipe. Editor Thompson decides he, too, must have the secret recipe to solve his paper's circulation problems. Enter Katharine Hawks to save the day. Sent undercover as a waitress to Bailey's restaurant to find the recipe for the famed soup, Katharine winds up losing her heart to Stewart Bailey. Once she learns Stewart has lost the recipe, Katharine is in a real dilemma: Career or love? Winning songs, lightning-fast dialogue in the Tracy Hepburn tradition, and a great plot are the delicious ingredients of this delightful tribute to 1930s screwball comedies. “Soup du Jour” is being produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Auditions: Monday, March 2 @ 6:30 PM
There are roles for 3 men and 3 women. Please be prepared with with one verse of your favorite Broadway show tune that best shows your vocal range. You may sing a capella. Auditions will be cold readings from the script. We are also looking for back stage help.
Fridays and Saturdays, May 8, 9, 15 & 16 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, May 17 at 2:00 PM
Tickets: Adults: $18; Students and Seniors $15
Directed by Marty Black-Eagle Carl
A sinister con man, Roat, and two ex-convicts, Mike and Carlino, are about to meet their match. They have traced the location of a mysterious doll, which they are much interested in, to the Greenwich Village apartment of Sam Hendrix and his blind wife, Susy. Sam had apparently been persuaded by a strange woman to transport the doll across the Canadian border, not knowing that sewn inside were several grams of heroin. When the woman is murdered the situation becomes more urgent. The con man and his ex-convicts, through a cleverly constructed deception, convince Susy that the police have implicated Sam in the woman's murder, and the doll, which she believes is the key to his innocence, is evidence. She refuses to reveal its location, and with the help of a young neighbor, figures out she is the victim of a bizarre charade. But when Roat kills his associates, a deadly game of cat and mouse ensues between the two. Susy knows the only way to play fair is by her rules, so when darkness falls she turns off all the lights leaving both of them to maneuver in the dark until the game ends.
April 30 and May 2 (tentative)
Auditions will be cold readings from the script.
There are roles for 6 men, 1 woman and
1 older teen girl (or young looking woman)
Performances Dates: June TBA
Tickets: Adults $15; Students and Seniors $12
Adapted for the stage by
F. Andrew Leslie