2020 Season

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.

 

Performances:

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.

 

Auditions

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)

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Performances Dates: June TBA

Tickets: Adults $15; Students and Seniors $12

Adapted for the stage by

F. Andrew Leslie

 

From the Novel by

Shirley Jackson

Directed by Don Konopacki

Cut off from the outside world by its remote location and shunned by all who know its forbidding and sinister reputation, Hill House has remained empty and silent except for the daily visits of its grumbling caretaker, Mrs. Dudley. Its isolation is broken by the arrival of Dr. Montague, an investigator of supernatural phenomena who has been granted a short lease by the present owner. His mission is to delve into the morbid history of the house and to come to grips with the occult forces that have made it uninhabitable for many years. He is joined by three others, all unacquainted, but all having their particular reasons for accepting Dr. Montague's invitation to share his Hill House sojourn. Their visit begins with jovial informality, but their sensibilities are soon jolted by strange and eerie occurrences. As they struggle to disguise their mounting fears they are joined by Dr. Montague's wife and a friend, who have come to Hill House for purposes of their own. They too are absorbed by the supernatural, but their approach is via direct communication with the departed spirits—a type of psychic research which is regarded fearfully by Dr. Montague and which, as subsequent events bear out, brings on a crisisin which the evil forces of Hill House are goaded to a new and, for one of those present, fatal fury.

 

Auditions TBD

 

Performances: Fridays and Saturdays, October 25 & 26 and November 1 & 2 at 7:30 PM
Sundays, October 27 & November 3 at 2:00 PM

Tickets:

Adults $15; Students and Seniors $12

Directed by Joni Metras
 
The Pasture Bedtime Players, the youth division of PPP,
will produce a soon to be announced production.
 

Performances: TBA

 

Tickets:  TBA

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