For this week’s Non-Sequitur Thursday, I shall take a break from last Saturday’s adventures and look ahead to a future adventure for me: I am slated to direct a play for Ilion Little Theatre. The only writing I did while at work today (sue me) was a press release on the upcoming auditions. I make bold to include it here:
“Ilion Little Theatre will hold auditions for Ken Ludwig’s Leading Ladies on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 29 and March 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the theatre in The Stables on Remington Avenue in Ilion. Five men and three women ranging in age from 20s to 70s are needed. Actors do not need to prepare anything. ILT member Cynthia Quackenbush will direct.
“The hilarious comedy concerns two down on their luck Shakespearean actors who come up with a scheme to impersonate a rich old lady’s nephews to gain an inheritance. When they find out that nieces not nephews are required, they make a slight adjustment in plans. After all, in early Shakespearean companies, weren’t the women’s roles played by men?
“Performance dates are Friday and Saturday April 29 and 30, May 6 and 7 at 8 p.m. with matinees on Sunday May 1 and 8 at 2 p.m. For more information contact Cynthia Quackenbush at ***-***-****.”
I confess to feeling a little overblown, calling it a hilarious comedy. It is pretty hilarious, though. I laughed out loud when I was reading the script. I confess further that it seems to me to be a pretty boring blog post. Sorry, kids, Aunt Cindy is having a bad day (I like to call myself “Aunt Cindy” when I am having a bad day). But I am trying to keep a cheerful heart. After all, tomorrow is Lame Post Friday. As always, I hope you’ll stay tuned.