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Community Theater

COME PLAY WITH US! One and all are welcome to participate in Jamestown’s community theater troupe: The 2ND Act.

Whether you enjoy the spotlight or prefer the shadows back stage, there is place for all who would like to participate. Actors, stage hands, set builders, ushers, servers, production crew, props and costuming… We have a place for you!

CONTACT 2nd ACT: Director, Samantha Carlson at 701-269-4839

 

UPCOMING PRODUCTION:

You Can't Get There From Here by Pat Cook

Performance Dates: Dinner Theater - March 26, 27, & 28 at 6:00 pm

THE STORY:  The Mavis Garner Bed and Breakfast is not the sort of place you'd find on a freeway or even a map. That's because they get most of the customers from cars disabled when they hit the pothole on Main Street. Scandal-sheet reporter Arthur Lyman decides to do an expose on the pothole "scam" and checks into the bed and breakfast. During his stay he's fined eight times, dragged across town by the local watchdog and fired from his job. What else could he do but fall in love with one of the proprietors! When his boss shows up and takes over the story, he's treated to scenes from Shakespeare, slipshod seances and a witch who can't keep her hexes straight.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Pat Cook got his first taste of seeing his work in print when he was still in high school in Frankston, Texas, writing for the school paper. During the summers, he wrote a column for his hometown newspaper. It wasn't until college, however, when he saw the movie version of Neil Simon's The Odd Couple, that he decided to try his hand at writing plays. His first one-act, The Boys in the Halls, was produced at Lon Morris Junior College in Jacksonville, Texas, in 1968. After moving to Houston in 1970, he found other writing assignments at AstroWorld, educational radio, nightclubs and local television. His first published play was Rest in Peace (Dramatic Publishing, 1976). Still, writing was only a sideline along with several other odd jobs. However, more plays got published, and along the way his wife Rose Ann taught him the joys of using a computer. This, coupled with his conviction to drop everything else and write full time, proved to be a turning point in his life. He now has more than 140 published plays by nine publishers; several of these have been translated into Dutch and German.

 

PAST PRODUCTIONS:

The Trouble With Cats by Gary Ray Stapp (2014)
An experienced house-sitting couple gets more than they bargain for when a Minnesota homeowner intentionally double-books her lakefront domicile through HouseSitters.com in order to ensure she can get away from it all for an entire month. When the second house-sitting couple arrives, there is an immediate clash between generations. In one corner, there are the upper middle-class and socially-skilled Julians from New Jersey, and in the opposite corner, the anti-materialist and free-spirited vegans from North Carolina who have decided they don’t even need a last name. Personalities collide even further when the Bombays from next door add their own twist to being neighborly with either a constant barrage of trivial pursuits or an onslaught of candid crankiness. And if that weren’t enough for the Julians to deal with, they get another surprise . . . the uninhabitable master suite is in the midst of being actively remodeled by the Cheshires, a trio of sisters, two of whom are skilled laborers with personal problems of their own and the other who is a chocoholic ditz. Without a head of household, there is little rest or relaxation for anyone...except for maybe the cat...if the house sitters could only find the elusive little creature.

Relative Values by Noel Coward (2014)
Relative Values is a satire of snobbery in all its guises, it deals with the clash of cultures between Hollywood stars and the English aristocracy. The story is set in 1952 England, where Nigel, the Earl of Marshwood, woos Hollywood star Miranda Frayle, upsetting both his mother, Countess Felicity of Marshwood, and her former love, fellow Hollywood star Don Lucas. Right before the engagement party, Moxie, the Countess’s personal maid and best friend reveals that Miranda is her estranged sister. Crestwell, the Countess’s butler, quickly devises a plan-but an inebriated Lucas’s arrival at Marshwood to try to talk to Miranda causing all chaos to break loose.

Southern Hospitality (2013)
Southern Hospitality finds the Futrelle Sisters in trouble again. This time, the problem is bigger than ever: their beloved hometown, Fayro, Texas, is in danger of disappearing and it’s up to the sisters to save it from extinction. Ever since the Super SmartMart and the rendering plant closed, folks have been leaving Fayro in droves. It seems a salsa manufacturing factory is looking to relocate and a company representative is headed to Fayro on a scouting mission. So now it’s up to the citizens of Fayro to quickly make a big impression. How the Futrelle sisters and the other citizens of Fayro, pull together and save their town is a testament to Southern strength and ingenuity—and a recipe for total hilarity.

Almost Maine (2013)
On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night's dream.

Rumors (2012)
Several affluent couples gather in the posh suburban residence of a couple for a dinner party celebrating their hosts' tenth anniversary. However, they discover there are no servants, the hostess is missing, and the host - the deputy mayor of New York City - has shot himself through the earlobe. Comic complications arise when, given everyone's upper class status, they decide they need to do everything possible to conceal the evening's events from the local police and the media.

The Odd Couple (2012)
Felix and Oscar are an extremely odd couple: Felix is anal-retentive, neurotic, precise, and fastidiously clean. Oscar, on the other hand, is the exact opposite: sloppy and casual. They are sharing an apartment together, and their differing lifestyles inevitably lead to some conflicts and laughs.

Barefoot in the Park (2012)
A comedy about the just-married Paul and Corie Bratter who move into a dilapidated New York brownstone apartment. Faced with reality after their honeymoon high, the young couple clashes over the building’s disrepair, their eccentric neighbor, a surprise visit from Corie’s mother, and ultimately at the heart of it all, Corie’s free-spirited ways vs. Paul’s more conventional personality.