Auditions for the YCP TheaterWorks’ production of SCAPIN, Moliere’s zany reversal-of-fortune farce will be held on Tuesday, January 10 and Wednesday, January 11 in the library (not the auditorium) of Van Cortlandtville School at 7:30 pm. The school is located directly across from the Cortlandt Town Center Shopping Mall in Mohegan Lake.
Marilyn Heberling will direct the irrepressible hijinks of Moliere’s 17th century farce. Young love wins over the objections of the old, everyone’s identity is mistaken, the master manipulator servant Scapin outwits all masters and the farce ends as farces do: abruptly, illogically and happily. Actors should be prepared for lively broad physical comedy. The script is available at most libraries. Questions can be emailed to the director at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meanwhile, the troupe has undertaken the staging of one of the greatest American plays ever written, Tennessee Williams’ classic drama THE GLASS MENAGERIE under the direction of Richard Troiano. Performance dates are Friday, Feb. 3, Saturdays, Jan. 28, Feb. 4 and 11 at 8:00 PM PM and Sundays, Jan. 29, Feb. 5 and 12 at 2:00 PM. The play will be presented at the Van Cortlandtville School Theatre in Mohegan Lake. Admission is $15, adults and $12, students and seniors. Group rates are available.
The quintessential American memory play focuses on the story of outsiders in St. Louis on the eve of World War II. Amanda Wingfield (Susan King), a faded, tragic remnant of Southern gentility strives to find a husband for her crippled daughter Laura (Heather Campbell). At the same time, her would-be writer son Tom (Matthew Douglas Rowe) struggles with a desire to abandon his role as “provider’ for the family, so that he can run off and have adventures.
The crux of the action comes when Tom invites his friend Jim (James R. Wilkinson) to dinner. Amanda at once pounces upon him as a possible husband for Laura. The dismantling of Amanda and Laura’s world of illusion remains harrowing drama of the highest order.
The Van Cortlandtville School is located on Route 6, directly across from the Cortlandt Town Center Shopping Mall. For further information, call 914-528-4145 or visit our website www.ycptw.org.