All events take place at Hillside Performing Arts Studio (Las Trampas), unless otherwise noted. Arrive 15 minutes early to ensure seating.
LET’S HAVE A LAUGH Comedy Class Showcase Wednesday, December 11, 10 AM Free
Instructor: Jean Wilcox Actors: Sybil Boardman, Roanne Butier, Natalie Dunn, Judith Hoppe, Donna Kaulkin, Jim Rapp, Bertha Reilly, Jane Sprouse, Marie Stillwagon, Shoya Warrington, Gail Wetherbee
The Way of all Fishby Elaine May will be performed by the comedy acting class of Jean Wilcox, well known performer, director and teacher.
Coming Attractions!! The Drama Association of Rossmoor Announces the Naked Stage 2020 Season
The Artistic and Naked Stage Committees of the Drama Association are pleased to announce the 2020 season for DAOR’s Naked Stage program. Summary descriptions of each of the plays appear below. We encourage you to consider becoming a part of the creative effort to bring them to life.
Open auditions will be held for all shows; watch the DAOR Broadcast and this space for additional information. But regardless of whether you’ll be onstage or in the audience, the active support of every DAOR member is the most crucial element in putting together a successful season. Please consider this your invitation to join us for an exciting season of theater right here in Rossmoor.
The Dixie Swim Club by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten Director:Linda Kelp Performance Dates: March 20, 21, 22 Auditions: TBD – Late January/Early February M-0; F-5
Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids, and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina’s Outer Banks to catch up, laugh, and meddle in each other’s lives. THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB focuses on four of those weekends and spans a period of thirty-three years. As their lives unfold and the years pass, these women increasingly rely on one another, through advice and raucous repartee, to get through the challenges (men, sex, marriage, parenting, divorce, aging) that life flings at them. And when fate throws a wrench into one of their lives in the second act, these friends, proving the enduring power of “teamwork,” rally ’round their own with the strength and love that takes this comedy in a poignant and surprising direction.
Proof by David Auburn Director: Gary Green Performance Dates: June 19, 20, 21 Auditions: TBD - Late April/Early May M-2; F-2
On the eve of her twenty-fifth birthday, Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions; the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire; and the attentions of Hal, a former student of her father's who hopes to find valuable work in the 103 notebooks that her father left behind. Over the long weekend that follows, a burgeoning romance and the discovery of a mysterious notebook draw Catherine and the other characters into the most difficult problem of all: How much of her father's madness—or genius—has she inherited? Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play.
Sylvia by A.R. Gurney Director:Kevin O'Byrne Performance Dates: October 16, 17, 18 Auditions: TBD - Late August/Early September M-2; F-3/4
Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan after twenty-two years of child-raising in the suburbs. Greg's career as a financial trader is winding down, while Kate's career, as a public-school English teacher, is beginning to offer her more opportunities. Greg brings home a dog he found in the park—or that has found him—bearing only the name "Sylvia" on her name tag. A street-smart mixture of Lab and poodle, Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife. She offers Greg an escape from the frustrations of his job and the unknowns of middle age. To Kate, Sylvia becomes a rival for affection. And Sylvia thinks Kate just doesn't understand the relationship between man and dog. The marriage is put in serious jeopardy until, after a series of hilarious and touching complications, Greg and Kate learn to compromise, and Sylvia becomes a valued part of their lives.