Proof opens Friday
Proof opens Friday
Cottage Theatre News
June 10, 2015
Proof opens on Friday!
Photo: Proof
Catherine (Nicole Trobaugh) and Hal (Kory Weimer) share a moment in David Auburn's Proof. On stage June 12 - 28.
From the Executive Director
Dear friends,
Though the Pulitzer Prize committee did not ask my opinion, I would have voted with them in 2001! I absolutely love the script for Proof and think the Pulitzer Prize for Drama was an honor well-deserved for playwright David Auburn. Auburn was just 31 when this prize was awarded   and Proof was only his second full-length play, so I'm sure he must have been both surprised and thrilled!
The script is an eloquent and moving read all by itself. If you add a talented director and cast (which we've got) and an engaged audience (which we hope will include you), then I predict the results will be amazing.
As always, on the way to opening night, I get asked all sorts of questions. Here are the most popular ones.
Frequently Asked Questions about Proof:
Is this a depressing play? No!! While Proof does deal with real and important topics, I predict you'll find this story captivating and, ultimately, hopeful.
Is this the one where Meryl Streep was a nun? No, you're thinking of the play Doubt (another great script!) that was made into a movie in 2008. The Proof film dates from 2005 and featured Gwyneth Paltrow as Catherine and Anthony Hopkins as Robert.
Is this play suitable for children? Young people ages 12 and older will probably find the play engaging, though parents should note that there is a brief mention of sex and occasional cursing in the show.
I am excited to welcome you to our audience for Proof very soon!
Susan Goes
There are just a few more days until opening night — and we're busy putting the final touches on lighting, background music, and the other details that will help to bring this exquisite story to life on our stage. We send big thanks to director Alan Beck and our dedicated cast and crew, whose efforts you can see for yourself on our stage very soon.
Production dates: June 12, 13, 14*, 18, 19, 20, 21*, 25, 26, 27, 28* (* denotes Sunday 2:30 pm matinees; all other shows 8:00 pm)
Best opening weekend ticket availability is for the Saturday 6/13 performance, though we do still have seats available on Friday and Sunday as well.
Tickets: $19 Adult, $16 Youth (age 6 - 18)

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Photo: Proof Photo: Proof
Photo: cast of Quilters
The cast of Quilters began rehearsals this week. Front row (from L to R): Donia Hovet, Eliza Roaring Springs (director), Madeleine Sisson; Back row (from L to R): Rosalia D'Amato, Nancy Anderson, Brenda Sawyer, Annie Pusey, Siv Serene, Stefhani Anderson, Amber Brower.
We put out the call for some remarkable, ordinary women — and we got them! We are delighted to introduce you to nine women (and one director) who will channel their forebears and take the stage in August as 1800s pioneer women (complete, of course, with their own quilting bags!) We send our congratulations and thanks to this great group of women and we wish them much fun during the rehearsal process! Quilters will be on stage at CT August 14 - 30 and tickets will go on sale July 14.
Wanted: Friendly theatre-lover to work in CT office
Do you know someone who is friendly, highly-organized, loves theatre, and has some office experience? Then please send them our way! Cottage Theatre has an opening for a half-time Administrative Assistant and we're collecting applications through the end of June. Please help us spread the word to anyone you know who might be qualified and interested. (No singing, dancing, or even acting skill is required, though we won't hold any such talents against you!) Read the position announcement for more information.
We have room for just 3 more children in our popular SKIT Camp, which happens June 22 - 26. This year, we're excited to offer a Dr. Seuss themed week, so you never know what kind of fantastical creatures might show up in camp!
If you know a boy or girl age 5 through 8 who would enjoy a week-long half-day camp full of acting, music, and movement games, please send them our way. Additional information and registration forms are on our website.
Have you been known to sing songs at high volume while taking a shower? Can you move in time to a beat? If you can answer "yes" to either of these questions, then we'd love to see you at CT for auditions this weekend.
We need a HUGE cast (of 40) for our October production of Jesus Christ Superstar. We need singers, we need dancers, we need actors — and we need a crowd of them.  Why not give it a try? We're expecting there will be some first-timers in this large cast, so don't be afraid to try out even if you've never performed on our stage before. We LOVE beginners!

Audition Dates:
Saturday June 13, 1:00 pm
Sunday June 14, 6:30 pm
(dancer-types are encouraged to come on Sunday if possible)

Production Dates:
October 2 - 25, 2015    541-942-8001    Box Office: Wednesday - Friday, 10 am to 2 pm
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