Funny Thing

FUNNY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE

February 13 – 23, 2020

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This comedy is all about that four-letter word: L-O-V-E. Under a full moon on an unpredictable night of romance, four rollicking tales are presented that will take the audience on an around-the-globe journey of unexpected and hilarious twists and turns:

A slick, used-car dealer Romeo in Dallas, Texas, believes he’s answering Cupid’s call, only to realize too late that he’s wandered into a life-changing trap set by three fed-up
Juliets.

On an island getaway, The Hallelujah Girls, a group of fun-loving gals from Georgia, say aloha to their wild sides as they accidentally crash a Hawaiian honeymoon in progress and will never be the same!

In a London bistro, sparks fly when two strangers start to connect, only to be thwarted by a hyperactive American tourist who’s determined to be the center of attention and the antics of an ancient waitress.

And finally, in Manhattan, a man tries to battle his way out of a mid-life crisis with an ill-advised and elaborate marriage proposal. Unfortunately, it all goes wildly off-track when
his caterer passes out, a tap-dancing singing telegram girl breaks into sobs, his ex-wife saunters in wearing nothing but a bathrobe and a smile, and a cowering superhero
inches nervously across his twelfth-floor window ledge.

So, open your heart to romantic mayhem and COME SEE THE SHOW!

AUDITIONS! ‘night, Mother.

night, Mother  

(an emotional drama with loving touches of humor)

Audition Dates:

  •  Friday, Jan. 24 at 6 PM
  •  Saturday Jan 25 at   10 AM

Auditions Location:

Magnolia Arts Center, 1703 E. 14th Street, Greenville, NC

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Auditions will use side readings from Script.

Show Dates:

  • March 12 – 15 (5 shows)

Director:  Mary Brandon

Cast Size: Two adult Female Characters (ages 50+ and 30+)

Synopsis:

Thelma, an oblivious widow, and her epileptic adult daughter Jessie, who is divorced, live together in a spick-and-span house on a country road somewhere in the South. Nights are spent in such relaxed pursuits as crocheting and watching television. But one particular Saturday night, the Good life turns out to be not so good after all.  Jessie prepares to perform her weekly ritual of giving her mother a manicure. While preparing it, she says calmly, almost as an afterthought, ”I’m going to kill myself, Mama.” “As Mama pleads for Jessie to reconsider her decision, old secrets are revealed and long-ignored feelings rise to the surface. The mother-daughter bond between Jessie and Mama becomes stronger and lovelier than ever.”

This compelling drama was a Pulitzer Prize winner on the stage and was made into a searing movie starring Sissy Spacek and Anne Bancroft.

Please come out to auditions!

10 MINUTE PLAY CONTEST

CELEBRATING 16 YEARS OF ORIGINAL 10-MINUTE PLAYS!!           

This year is the 16th Annual Play Writing Contest

First Prize is $50, as voted by a live audience.  For questions or problems, please email us at info@magnoliaartscenter.com.

Submission Period: January 01 – June 30, 2020

Judging: Three judges will read through all of the submissions and select the top five 10-Minute plays. Each of these will be performed and then the audience will vote on their favorite.

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