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Call for Directors for 50th Season

  • By Mel Wolverson
  • October 3, 2022
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“Maplewoood Barn Community Theater is looking for applicants for our 50th Anniversary Season! Paying homage to our history, we’re offering 4 productions that have been performed at least twice before in our history as we celebrate 50 years under the stars. Shows and dates include:

“The Odd Couple” by Neil Simon  – May 18th -21st and May 25th – 28th. 

Felix Ungar, a neurotic, neat freak news writer, is thrown out by his wife, and moves in with his friend Oscar Madison, a slovenly sportswriter. Despite Oscar’s problems – careless spending, excessive gambling, a poorly kept house filled with spoiled food – he seems to enjoy life. Felix, however, seems utterly incapable of enjoying anything and only finds purpose in pointing out his own and other people’s mistakes and foibles. Oscar, his closest friend, feels compelled to throw him out after only a brief time together, though he quickly realizes that Felix has had a positive effect on him.

“The Crucible” by Arthur Miller – June 22nd -25th and June 29th – July 2nd

A fictional play based on the Salem witch trials which took place in Massachusetts in 1692. It tells the story of a village that becomes embroiled in a witch hunt. The people of Salem live in a constant state of fear as more and more people are accused of witchcraft. Based on historical people and real events, Arthur Miller’s play uses the destructive power of socially sanctioned violence unleashed by the rumors of witchcraft as a powerful parable about McCarthyism.

“Cinderella” by Rodgers and Hammerstien – July 27th -30th and August 3rd – 6th

Based on the classic fairy tale, Cinderella tells the story of a young woman forced into a life of servitude by her cruel stepmother and self-centered stepsisters. With the help of her fairy godmother, Cinderella is transformed into a princess for one magical evening, finds love, and lives happily ever after. This musical version of Cinderella features classic songs like: “Impossible” “Ten Minutes Ago” “Stepsister’s Lament” and “In My Own Little Corner”, and is sure to be a delight for the whole family. 

“Twelfth Night” by William Shakespeare – August 31st – September 3rd and September 7th – 10th

Separated in a shipwreck from her twin brother Sebastian, Viola finds herself in the kingdom of Illyria. She dresses as a man and calls herself Cesario in order to find work, and finds herself caught in the middle of the courtship between Duke Orsino and Lady Olivia. Misunderstandings and mistaken identity leads to hilarity in this classic Shakesperian comedy. “

Applications are due by 11:59pm, October 31st
Apply here: https://form.jotform.com/maplewoodbarntheatre/director-app