A Series of One Acts Comes to Community Theatre of Little Rock

A Series of One Acts Comes to Community Theatre of Little Rock

The Community Theatre of Little Rock opens its 59th Season with their Late Summer production "A Series of One Acts". Their One Acts will be "30 Minutes to Charlie" by Nick Zagone, "Pvt. Wars" by James McLure, "Ways and Means" by Noel Coward and "The Actor's Nightmare" by Christopher Durang. Show dates are August 22nd and 23rd at 7:30 pm and August 24th at 2 pm, to be held at their new home, The Studio Theatre, 320 West 7th Street.

Regular admission is $16 for adults and $14 for military, students (10yrs - College) and seniors age 65+. $6.00 for Children (4-9 yrs). Children age 3 and under are given free admission. Groups of 10 or more can get in for $14. Bring a pair of gently used running shoes and receive $1.00 off your admission.

CTLR takes credit card orders on-line or you may reserve your seat by phone and pay at the door.

The "One Acts" cast has scheduled a 'Pocket Preview'* of the show August 21st at 7:30pm. On this one night, admission is whatever the patron can pay. *CTLR's "Pocket Previews" are actually final dress rehearsals which are open to the public. No admission is required, but we will be accepting donations to support the theatre. No reservations will be accepted, as seating is strictly on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Seating is limited, so reservations are highly recommended. To purchase your tickets, please visit our website www.ctlr-act.org. To reserve your seat (pay at the door) or for information call CTLR at 501-410-ACT3(2283). Unclaimed reserved seats will be released 10 minutes prior to show time. Doors open one hour prior to show time.

An Overview of A Series of One Acts

30 Minutes to Charlie: Kline and Reid are on a deadline. They've got a very important meeting with Charlie in 30 minutes. But when their plans hit a snag and they're forced to visit a Vegas Emergency Room, their 30 minutes begin to slowly tick away.

Pvt. Wars: Three G.I.s recovering from Vietnam injuries while away their time on the terrace of an Army hospital. Gately, a hillbilly, fiddles compulsively with a disemboweled radio; Silvio, a streetwise, big-city type, is addicted to "flashing" (even though his sex organs have suffered-he thinks-irremediable battle damage); while Natwick, a prissy "rich kid" from Long Island, writes letters to his mother telling her how much he wants to become a close friend of Gately (while omitting mention of how actively Silvio dislikes him).

The Actor's Nightmare: Having casually wandered onstage, George is informed that one of the actors, Eddie, has been in an auto accident and he must replace him immediately. Apparently no one is sure of what play is being performed but George (costumed as Hamlet) seems to find himself in the middle of a scene from Private Lives, surrounded by such luminaries as Sarah Siddons, Dame Ellen Terry and Henry Irving. As he fumbles through one missed cue after another the other actors shift to Hamlet, then a play by Samuel Beckett, and then a climactic scene from what might well be A Man for All Seasons-by which time the disconcerted George has lost all sense of contact with his fellow performers.

Ways and Means: In a bedroom in Mrs. Lloyd Ransome's fabulous villa on the Cote d'Azur are heiress Stella Cartwright and her husband, a gambler. They are plagued by debts and their prolonged stay at the villa is becoming embarrassing when a scandalous chauffeur attempts to rob them and ends up saving their honor.

Cast and Crew:

30 Minutes to Charlie
Jon Martin as Reid
Peyton Hooks as Kline
Tracy Speed as Darlene
Skye Sebring as Nurse

The Actor's Nightmare
David Monteith as George Spelvin
Francesca Bee as Meg
Brooke Ballew as Sarah Siddons
Jessica Allis as Ellen Terry
Peyton Hooks as Henry Irving

Ways as Means
Susan Troillett as Stella Cartwright
Harold Dean as Toby Cartwright
Tracy Speed as Olive Lloyd-Ransome
Michael Harmon as Lord Chapworth (Chaps)
Jessica Allis as Nanny
Jerry Woods as Murdoch/Gaston
Courtney Williams as Stevens

Pvt Wars
Jerry Woods as Woodruff Gatley
John Timaues as Silvio
Courtney Williams as Natwick

DIRECTORS: Liz Turner, Lisa Luyet, Mark Troillett and Chris Boggs

About the Community Theater of Little Rock (CTLR)
Founded in 1956, the Community Theatre of Little Rock (CTLR) is Central Arkansas's oldest and finest theater tradition. CTLR is a nonprofit, volunteer organization striving to enlighten, educate and entertain our community by providing live theatrical productions of the highest quality, as well as providing opportunities for talented people to perform and participate in all phases of producing live theater.
For further information, visit our website www.ctlr-act.org. You may also look us up on Facebook or call our information line at 501-410-ACT3(2283).

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