2015 SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE PROGRAM

Program Administrated by GARY DAIGNEAULT

Applications begin May 11

CAST OF CHARACTERS

JOHN OLDMAN – About 35, good looking, competent, easygoing history professor

DAN – 60-ish professor of anthropology; big, fit

HARRY – 50’s professor of biology; stocky, likable

EDITH – 50’s, art history professor; a hint of the spinster about her

SANDY – Late 20’s; fiercely intelligent, but reticent

ART – 50’s, but holding desperately onto youth; archeology professor

LINDA – Very pretty young student; wide-eyed, yet smart

WILL GRUBER – 75, large, mustachioed, bluff

MOVING MAN #1 – Burly, uniformed mover from “Charity Now”

MOVING MAN #2 – Another uniformed mover from “Charity Now”

PARAMEDIC – Uniformed EMS worker (can be played by a Moving Man)

COP – Young uniformed officer (can be played by a Moving Man)

BRIEF SYNOPSIS

After history professor John Oldman unexpectedly resigns from the University, his startled colleagues impulsively invite themselves to his home, pressing him for an explanation. But they're shocked to hear his reason for premature retirement: John claims he must move on because he is immortal, and cannot stay in one place for more than ten years without his secret being discovered. Tempers rise and emotions flow as John's fellow professors attempt to poke holes in his story, but it soon becomes clear that his tale is as impossible to disprove as it is to verify. What starts out as a friendly gathering soon builds to an unexpected and shattering climax. Acclaimed science fiction writer Jerome Bixby, writer of the original 'Star Trek' and 'The Twilight Zone', originally conceived this story back in the early 1960's. It would come to be his last great work
 

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MAN FROM EARTH

Adapted by RICHARD SCHENKMAN from the original Motion Picture screenplay by Jerome Bixby
Directed by EDDIE TUCKER

.Monday, July 13 6:30PM

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Theatre 29 will be offering a month-long Summer Youth Theater program with instruction in all aspects of live theater, culminating in four performances of the musical, “Disney’s Peter Pan Jr.”

The program will be conducted at the Theatre 29 facility at 73637 Sullivan Road in the City of Twentynine Palms Monday through Friday from July 6, 2015 through July 30, 2015. The youth outreach, overseen by Theatre 29 Board President and long-time Theatrical Director Gary Daigneault, will conclude with two performances by each of the age groups on July 31st and August 1, 2015.

Summer Youth Theater participants will be broken into two age groups, 6-12 years old are the “Juniors”, 12-17 year old are the “Seniors”. 12 year old students can choose which age group they want to participate with. The age group will be determined by the student’s age on the first day of the program.

The 6-12 age group sessions will be held from 10:00 a.m. until noon, the 12-17 year old will meet from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Participants should be able to attend every session. Meals will not be provided, water will be available. After the initial orientation meeting July 6th, parents will not be able to attend with their children.

The cost of the program will be $60.00 per student which will include the instruction, a Summer Youth Theater T-shirt, a 5x7 cast photo, scripts, a rehearsal CD, a DVD of the final performances, water, and a “Cast Pizza Party” at the conclusion of the performances.

The students will participate in every aspect of the productions, performing, planning costumes, make-up, building sets, painting backdrops, stage management, lighting design, set design, props, stagehands and operating the sound and light boards. Various acting exercises and games will be led during downtime or when students are not directly rehearsing or working on sets.

Daigneault, who also teaches at Twentynine Palms High School, will direct the “Senior” version of the show. Katie Van Sumeren, a teacher at Condor Elementary School, will direct the “Juniors”. They will be assisted by Kerry Jimenez, Curtis Mohn, and Diana Jimenez. Angelica Miller will act as the choreographer for both age groups. Planning for the program was assisted by Ed Will and Amanda Winters.

The Theatre Summer Youth Theater program will be limited to the first 30 paid applicants in each age group received (some $30.00 scholarships may be available for low-income applicants).

Applications will be available starting May 11, 2015 at various locations in the Morongo Basin to be announced later and on-line at www.theatre29.org. Only those applications properly filled out, with a check and mailed in to an address yet to be named will be accepted.
Theatre 29 is an all-volunteer Community Theater and is a designated IRS 501 ( c ) 3 non-profit organization.

For additional information, contact Daigneault at z1077fm@gmail.com.

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