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The Chameleon Theatre Circle’s Second Annual
New Play Festival
February 3, 2001

Playwrights from across the country submitted original scripts (not previously produced) to Chameleon as part of our second New Play Festival. The top four submissions are presented in this one-day festival filled with fun, laughter and emotion.

These plays are presented "concert style" – the actors will carry scripts and movement will be minimal. The focus is on the story and the writing. Post-show discussions will immediately follow each reading. All four shows are considered for possible production in our next season. So come and provide your insights and input and help shape Chameleon’s fourth season!

Admission to the festival is free. Donations will be accepted to help offset costs.

The Festival is held at the Big Apple Center.

Saturday, February 3, 2001

2:00 p.m.
by Kent R. Brown
Directed by Tim Kuehl

On their 43rd wedding anniversary, an energetic, loving couple set out for relaxation in the seclusion of a small bed and breakfast 575 miles from home. As they drive along the open road, they reminisce about the past, and ponder the remaning years of their lives. Is there such a thing as "too late"?

CAST (in alphabetical order)
Charlotte Ryan -- Debra Dean
Charles W. Ryan -- Pat Hammond

- 15-minute intermission -

by Kent R. Brown
Directed by Tim Kuehl

"Donate your bodies to science you fools"

Within the sleek structure of Milleniumm Enterprises, lies a scientific group dedicated to finding an answer to an unanswerable question. One successful scientist, feeling alone in the world, offers his services in order to assist on the project.

But at what price?

What are the limitations of science?

CAST (in alphabetical order)
Dr. Nicole Sullivan -- Carrie Donely
Dr. Mary Lou Fisher -- Kimberly Kivens
Dr. Martin Stanford -- Rick Raasch

Approx. 3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Post Shows Discussion for the above two shows

4:00 - 4:30
Set-up for next show
(Colleen A. Hansen is cooking for us again! So eat up at this time)

4:30 p.m.
Shattered Perspectives
by John Otte
Directed by Brad Donaldson

Shattered Perspectives is a witty, farcical comedy that takes the audience on a hilarious adventure that runs from on stage to backstage and then back again.

The play takes place at the Percy Theater as the cast and crewmembers are preparing for a performance that will be reviewed by an important theater critic.

The group is fully prepared . . . until disaster strikes!

Sir Kevin Wentworth, the owner of the Percy Theater, has decided to step into the lead role. Sir Kevin has been kicked out of England due to his bad acting. The ensuing mistakes, missed or added entrances and love triangles create problems that keep the audience laughing and Nathan, the ever-resourceful stage manager, jumping.

CAST (in alphabetical order)
Chris -- Lysa B. Clayburn
Sharon -- Laurine M. Gilbert
Nathan -- Tim Kuehl
Lee -- Daniel K. McDermott
Tony -- Jamey Olsen
Sir Kevin -- Jason Price
Simon -- Rick Raasch
Michelle -- Rachel Stohlmann
Lisa -- Jenifer Unser

Approx. 6:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Post Show Discussion for the above show

7:00 - 7:30 - Set-up for next show
(Now is another good time to eat!)

7:30 p.m.
New and Nobler Life
by Timothy Braatz
Directed by Rick Raasch

"To a new country!" On the eve of a new year, in a newly (re)born country, five citizens raise a toast to the new and nobler life that lies ahead. But what price was paid to clear the way for their fresh start? Don't ask the revelers, whose party quickly becomes a grim celebration of denial, excuses, finger pointing... and history.

CAST (in alphabetical order)
NOMO -- Andrew Cleveland
THOG -- Brad Donaldson
LUCY -- Tania Giordano
EVE -- Clare Jodzio McDermott
DIRK -- Mark Kreger

Approx. 8:15 - 8:45 p.m.
Post Show Discussion for the above show

8:45 - 9:30 p.m. - Strike/Clean-up

9:30 p.m.
Post-Festival Reception (Party!)
(Now is another good time to eat & drink!)

Join us as we celebrate a great day of live theatre. We will meet at a local restaurant for further discussions and celebrations. Directions will be handed out after the last reading.

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