My play, Sherlock Holmes and the Sign of Four, has gone through a table reading and a couple of revisions and is now in the rehearsal stage. I have cast the show with some promising and wonderful people and I can't wait to see it come together.
This will be the first time I will be working with a script I can re-write at will.
Show opens in May, so we better get to it.
Stage Manager - Kaleigh Ruiz
We've set a time for the production. My first literary adaptation will go on stage at the Comtra on May 2, 2013 and run for three weekends.
This is very exciting. I have the entire script complete and I'm working on polishing.
I'll need lots of guys, several women and a couple kids, so if you're interested in auditioning, come on out. Auditions are in March. I'll post more later.
Well, after about 30 years, I finally get my wish and will be playing Oliver (Daddy) Warbucks at the Comtra Theatre. I did the show in high school many years ago and only got to play FDR that time. Not necessarily the part I've most wanted to play, but it is on my bucket list.
I've already styled my hair.
My biggest problem is that I have way too many other things to do in the mean time. Oh well, one must suffer for their art... hehe...
The show is in December leading up to Christmas because nothing says Christmas like orphans singing.
Well, I'm way remiss in posting this, but I am appearing in Comtra Theatre's current production of Spamalot as Sir Robin, and others.
The show is running for two more weekends until November 9th. If you're interested in seeing it, you can get more information and make reservations at Comtraplayers.com.
Sydney - Bruce E. Travers
Myra - Brittany Barnabei
Clifford - Michael Guantonio
Helga - Liz Kline
Porter - Kent Schoffstall
Thank you everyone who came to audition. As always, I wish I had a role for everyone and I encourage everyone to keep coming. My next directing adventure will be in the spring and I will be doing a Sherlock Holmes story with a large cast.
If you are interested in Tech or Stage Crew for Deathtrap, I am still recruiting.
I am currently working on an adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes story, The Sign of Four, for the stage. My hope is to have something ready for the 2014 season at Comtra.
This is to be a combination of elements from the first two Holmes novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wherein Dr. Watson meets and agrees to board with the eccentric Sherlock Holmes.
I didn't think the case from the first novel would really lend itself to being dramatized but I did like the interactions between the two main characters as they got to know each other. The case from the second novel will take some doing to stage but I already have some ideas for changes I'd like to make. We could do the climatic boat chase but staging that in the round would be difficult and almost comical so I'll have to find a better way to bring everything to a boil.
The other problem I am having with adapting Doyle is that he writes men characters but very few woman characters.
This should be an interesting challenge to both write and then direct. Looking forward to the final outcome.