“The Nerd”

The Allegan Community Players are proud to announce the cast for our fall show, “The Nerd”, by Larry Shue being sponsored by Country House Furniture.

Now an aspiring young architect in Terre Haute, Indiana, Willum, played by Charles Scott, has often told his friends, Tansy, played by Becca Fluty and Axle (Alexis?), played by Sunshine Engle the debt he owes to Rick Steadman, played by Christopher Burza.

Rick is a fellow ex-GI whom he has never met, but who saved his life after he was seriously wounded in Vietnam. He has written to Rick to say that, as long as he is alive, “you will have somebody on Earth who will do anything for you”-so Willum is delighted when Rick shows up unexpectedly at his apartment on the night of his thirty-fourth birthday party. But his delight soon fades as it becomes apparent that Rick is a hopeless “nerd”-a bumbling oaf with no social sense, little intelligence and less tact.

Add to the mix, Mr. Waldgrave played by Kevin Myers, a high powered businessman for whom Willum is designing a hotel. Waldgrave’s slightly off-kilter wife, Clelia played by Virginia Oppenhuizen and their monster of a child Thora, played by Francis Kiraly.

And Rick stays on and on, his continued presence among Willum and his friends leading to one uproarious incident after another, until the normally placid Willum finds himself contemplating violence-a dire development which, happily, is staved off by the surprising “twist” ending of the play.

Mark your calendar for October 21st through the 23rd to see this hilarious show at the Griswold Auditorium.

“The Nerd” Auditions

Auditions for “The Nerd” are being held September 13 and 14 at 7 – 9 p.m. at the Griswold. We are looking for 5 men and 2 women to make up the cast.

Play Synopsis: Now an aspiring young architect, Willum Cubbert has often told his friends about the debt he owes to Rick Steadman, a fellow ex-GI whom he has never met, but who saved his life after he was seriously injured in combat. He has written to Rick to say that, as long as he is alive, “you will have somebody on Earth who will do anything for you” — so Willum is delighted when Rick shows up unexpectedly at his apartment on the night of his thirty-fourth birthday party. But his delight quickly fades as it becomes apparent that Rick is a hopeless “Nerd” — a bumbling oaf with no social sense, little intelligence and less tact. And Rick stays on and on, his continued presence among Willum and his friends leading to one uproarious incident after another, until the normally placid Willum finds himself contemplating violence — a dire development which, happily is staved off by the surprising “twist” ending of the play.

The show, sponsored by Country House Furniture, will be performed at the Griswold Auditorium on October 21 – 23.

Into the Woods Jr.

Allegan Community Players is proud to present our 2016 summer musical Into the Woods Jr!  You can see this amazing show at the Allegan High School Performing Arts Center on August 5-7th. Friday and Saturday night shows will start at 7 p.m. and the Sunday show will start at 2 p.m.

We hope to see you there! If you would like to purchase tickets ahead of time, they will be available at Something Sweet for just $8.  Tickets will also be available at the door for $10.

 

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The Price Is Wrong!

Allegan Community Players would like to invite you to an interactive game show where you are the contestant! We proudly present The Price Is Wrong! where all proceeds will be donated to Wings of Hope Hospice!

Come and play some of your favorite games and win fabulous prizes, all while raising money for a great organization. Tickets are $20.00 and are available for presale at Something Sweet in downtown Allegan and Wings of Hope Hospice.

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The Foreigner

Allegan Community Players will be presenting our 2015 fall play entitled The Foreigner by Larry Shue.

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We follow the storyline in a rural fishing lodge in Georgia. Froggy LeSueur, a British demolitions expert who sometimes runs training sessions at a nearby military installation, is trying to put his friend, Charlie Baker at ease. Not everything is what it seems so please join us for this hilarious comedy.

Auditions are on September 1st and 2nd from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at the Allegan Hotel located at 1212 32nd St, Allegan, MI 49010.

Show dates are October 23 and 24 at 7:00 and October 25 at 2:00 and will be held at the historic Allegan Griswold Auditorium.

2nd Annual One Acts Festival Auditions!

Auditions for the 2nd Annual One Acts Festival will be held March 30th and 31st from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Allegan, MI. Address for the Immanuel Lutheran Church is 631 Grand Street, Allegan, MI 49010.

 

The festival will be held at the Griswold Auditorium May 15th and 16th. Anyone interested in working on the production side should email acp.oneacts@gmail.com

 

We hope to see you there!