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838 North Tamiami Trail • Sarasota, FL 34236 • 941.365.2494 Fax: 941.954.0282
October 6, 2015
THE PLAYERS FOLLIES PERFORMS PLAY READING PREMIERES
Sarasota, FL – October 24th & 25th, join The Players Follies and witness brand new plays ranging from one minute monologues to ten minute scenes performed in readers’ theatre format. 10 carefully chosen short plays will grace the stage for the first time in the intimate Backstage black-box theatre. This year has been a banner year for submissions, having received local submissions as well as those all the way from Mexico and Germany—offering a welcome challenge to the screening and judging committee. This year, applicants were giving the open theme “Plays On A Front Porch & Plays On A Back Porch” and each writer artfully crafted their tales within those parameters. Tickets for each show, which offer Saturday evening and Sunday matinee performances, are $12.
The Players Follies is a 50 + performing troupe who represent The Players Theatre throughout the community and on the mainstage of the theatre as a seasoned wing of the arts organization, with several staged productions. The Follies also serves as an outreach performing troupe to bring live entertainment to those who cannot travel to theatres. With so many performance opportunities, this troupe is an excellent outlet for performers to gain camaraderie, support and the chance to express themselves theatrically…and you can join this active and vibrant group! The group is in its fifth year as a part of the Players Theatre and is open to anyone who has an interest in singing, dancing and/or acting. Rehearsals take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00-3:00pm. The Players Follies Season runs September, 2015 – April, 2016. However, it is still possible to join mid-season! Come attend the Play Reading and see what they’re all about! 941-365-2494. www.theplayers.org
The Unwritten Rules by Sheila Weiser (Longboat Key, FL)
Reunited by Allan Provost (Miami, FL)
Dating Scene by Rod McFadden (Martinez, CA)
The Ephemerist by Robert Kinast (Sarasota, FL)
The Selfie by Betty Robinson (Sarasota, FL)
Yellow Submarine by Stanley Toledo (Rio Vista, CA)
Hemlock Martini by Seth Freeman (Pacific Palisades, CA)
The Audition by Joyce Newman-Scott (Miami, FL)
The Golden Years by Joe Starzyk (Troy, NY)
A Perfect Stranger by Carol White (Boca Raton, FL)
The Players Follies Play Reading Series
October 24, 8pm
October 25, 2pm matinee
The Players Theatre
838 N. Tamiami Tr., Sarasota FL 34236, 941-365-2494, Fax: 941-954-0282
www.theplayers.org. Box Office: Mon-Sat, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and one hour prior to curtain time.
The Players Box Office is located on Tamiami Trail between 10th Street and Blvd. of the Arts.