One-Act plays are officially back on the Roxy Theatre’s program and the Owen Sound Little Theatre is looking for aspiring actors from Owen Sound and the surrounding communities to come out and indulge that long-held secret wish – to hit the boards on the Roxy stage!

Mark your calendar - auditions will be held at 7 p.m. on May 23rd at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 770 6th St E

The one-acts will be staged at the Roxy on three evenings, September 14, 15, and 16. There are three plays, by three directors with varying degrees of experience.

Sheilah Spurr is an experienced actor and playwright. Her current show, Gorgeous Gallivanting Goddesses, will play on the Roxy stage starting in mid-June. Now she is expanding her horizons by directing the delightfully comic, gently racy Finger Food by Nina Shengold. There is a lot of innuendo packed into fifteen minutes when the wrong hand model shows up for a photo shoot. Who knew that a broken finger nail could lead to this? The script calls for one woman and one man.

Valerie Underwood is an experienced OSLT director, having previously directed several shows at the Roxy including The Devil’s Disciple, Hobson’s Choice, Brigadoon, and Red Plaid Shirt. This time, Underwood will be directing A Marriage Proposal, by Anton Chekhov. It is a farcical comedy of the crossing lines of gender inequality and power, disputes between neighbours, and maybe, just maybe, love. The script calls for one woman and two men.

Gerrard Morrison is a relative newcomer to OSLT, having moved to Owen Sound three years ago. Morrison has a very long list of theatre credits, having directed and acted across much of Canada for nearly fifty years. He will be directing Please, No Flowers, by Joel Ensana. A slightly tired and shabby funeral parlour holds two coffins whose occupants are visited by the friends, neighbours and lovers from their lives. Regrets and joys are mingled equally in this lovely, poignant piece. The script calls for six women and three men.

The One-Acts are being produced by long-time OSLT member Mark Vigneux who himself came to OSLT thirty years ago with no theatre experience whatsoever.

“I’m excited to be involved in this project,” says Vigneux. “Throughout OSLT’s history, one-act plays have played an important role in helping our members learn all elements of creating theatre. Interested OSLT members are welcome to audition, but this year we would like to expand the One-Acts so we can place as many newcomers on our stage as possible. We will do our best to include all new faces in some aspect of what we do, so they can experience the fun and excitement of mounting a creative collaboration.”


May 23, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Knights of Columbus Hall

770 6th Street East, Owen Sound


September 14, 15, 16

 source: media release



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