Monthly Archives: August 2013

Texas Nonprofit Theatres POPS for Playwrights

Texas Nonprofit Theatres (TNT), the statewide theatre support organization, is sponsoring its biennial new play contest. If you have a play that you have written, or if you’ve always wanted to try your hand at writing a play and seeing if you could get it produced, this may be the motivation you need to get it in front of a wider audience. If you know of a budding writer who would enjoy the challenge of a contest such as this, please pass this information along.

Known as POPS (Production of Original PlayS), this year’s contest, which has a submission deadline of September 16, is sure to have some Sizzle along with the POPS.

For details on the playwriting contest, along with submission guidelines, go to http://texastheatres.org/.

Tickets for Galveston Wind Are On Sale Now

It is time to get your tickets to the BLT’s next play of the 2013 season, the original drama by John Meiners, Galveston Wind, based on the historic events surrounding the 1900 hurricane. The play opens with three performances each weekend, September 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, & 29. Tickets can be reserved by calling 281-424-7617 (please leave a voice message) or click on this link to purchase tickets conveniently online.

You can learn details about this exciting premier production, directed by John Morales, by clicking on the Show Details link here or in the banner above. You can also read more about our production of this play by reading Galveston Wind at BLT.

Auditions for Simon Comedy Rumors Coming Soon

The Baytown Little Theater will hold open auditions for the comedy Rumors, by Neil Simon, directed by Mackey Skinner, at the theater, 4328 Hugh Echols Blvd., September 15 & 16, at 7:00 PM. Details of the roles are at this link: Auditions info

Rumors, one of Neil Simon’s most popular and enduring comedies, is a farce in which several affluent couples gather for a dinner party celebrating their hosts’ tenth anniversary. However, they discover there are no servants, the hostess is missing, and the host – Charley, the deputy mayor of New York City, has shot himself through the earlobe. Comic complications arise when, given everyone’s social status (lawyer, CPA, psychiatrist and a politician), they decide they need to do everything possible to conceal the evening’s events from the local police and the media.  However, the police do arrive demanding to see the host and Lenny (pretending to be Charley) comes downstairs to “explain everything.” Lenny invents a ludicrous, rambling explanation for everything. The police, partly out of exasperation, buy the story and leave the house. The guests, elated at their success, begin to troop upstairs to confront Charley and find out the real story once and for all, when an incredible development occurs!

Auditions will be readings from the script and will be held at 7PM on September 15 and 16 at the Baytown Little Theater, 4328 Hugh Echols Blvd., Baytown, TX   77521. For more information about this production, read Rumors.