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Fallen Angels
by Noel Coward

Directed by Larry Watts

Performances run from Sept 12 through Oct 12



Della Lisi Kerr .................. JULIA
Joan Meissenberg ..........  JANE
Brian Page ........................ FRED
Floyd Harden .................. WILLY
Dee Shandera ......... SAUNDERS
Seth Siegel ................. MAURICE

Fallen Angels is a comedic story of Julia and Jane, two upper-class women in England in the early 20th century. They are married to Fred and Willy. Maurice, a former French lover of the two women shows up while their husbands are away. As a result, Julia and Jane become concerned that secrets from their past will be revealed. Fallen Angels is very much a comedy of manners among the “upper crust” society.

2014 Holiday Show

"My Favorite Things"


Monday, 10/13/14 from  3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Tuesday, 10/14/2014 from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm (Tentative, e-mail holidayshow2014@gmail.com for confirmation)

Friday, 10/24/2014 from 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Friday, 12/19/14 6:00 pm

Saturday, 12/20/14 6:00 pm

Sunday, 12/21/14 2:00 pm

Must attend all 3 shows plus tech week.  Rehearsals are a must!  Please note that call times will be very early in the afternoon due to the boat parade traffic from Wednesday 12/17 – Saturday 12/20/14.

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By Nilo Cruz

Directed by Michael Serna

Produced by David Colley



Audition Dates

Monday, September 29 at 7:00 pm

Tuesday, September 30 at 7:00 pm

Performance Dates

November 13 - December 14

·         Thursday – Saturday Evenings @8:00 pm

·         No Show on Thanksgiving Day

·         Saturday Matinee, December 13 @ 2:00 pm

·         Sunday Matinees @ 2:00 pm

SYNOPSIS:  ANNA IN THE TROPICS is a poignant and poetic play set in Florida in 1929 in a Cuban-American cigar factory, where cigars are still rolled by hand and “lectors” are employed to educate and entertain the factory workers.  The arrival of a new lector is a cause for celebration, but when he begins to read aloud from Anna Karenina, he unwittingly becomes a catalyst in the lives of his avid listeners, for whom Tolstoy, the tropics and the American dream prove a volatile combination. Winner of the 2003 Pulitizer Prize.


Character Description -

  • ·         SANTIAGO – Owner of a cigar factory; male, late 50s

  • ·         CHECHÉ – Half-brother of Santiago; Half-Cuban, Half-American, early 40s

  • ·         OFELIA – Santiago’s wife, 50s

  • ·         MARELA – Ofelia and Santiago’s daughter, 22

  • ·         CONCHITA – Her sister, 32

  • ·         PALOMO – Her husband, 41

  • ·         JUAN JULIAN – The lector, 38

  • ·         ELIADES – local gamester, runs cockfights, 40s

Please Note:  All roles are open.  There has been no pre-casting. The auditions will consist of readings from the script.  Please be familiar with the play. 


For any questions, please e-mail Michael (the director) at michaeldotserna@yahoo.com.


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