PICKETWIRE’S 52nd SEASON
The 39 Steps
Directed by: Heather Pidcock-Reed
Audition Dates: February 18 & 20 @ 7:00pm
Production Dates: April 16, 17, 18 @ 7:30pm
This hilarious Monty Python-esque parody of the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock whodunnit spy story calls for the entirety of the play to be performed by a cast of only four. One actor plays the hero, an actress plays the three women with whom he has romantic entanglements, and two other actors play every other character in the show: heroes, villains, men, women, children and even the occasional inanimate object.
Directed By: Stephen Mathews
Audition Dates: May 14 & 15 @ 7 PM
Production Dates: July 15, 16, 17 & 18 @ 7:30 PM
Chess centers around a politically driven, Cold War–era chess tournament between two grandmasters, one American and the other Soviet Russian, and their fight over a woman who manages one and falls in love with the other. This highly acclaimed musical develops the ancient and distinguished game of chess into a metaphor for romantic rivalries and East-West political intrigue. The players, lovers, politicians, CIA, and KGB make their moves to the pulse of a monumental rock score by supergroup ABBA.
Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe
Directed by: Rebecca Ayala
Audition Dates: August 13 & 1 @ 7 PM
Production Dates: October 15, 16, 17 @ 7:30 PM
Edgar Allan Poe stands alone in the flickering darkness of his mind, trying desperately to convince himself — and us — that he’s not mad. The spell he weaves brings us a highly theatrical adaptation of four tales Poe himself considered his best: “The Raven,” “The Fall of the House of Usher,” “The Pit and the Pendulum,” and “The Tell-Tale Heart.” Enter the world of Poe and check your heartbeat at the door.
Directed by: Angelica Leija
Audition Dates: October 19 & 21@ 7 PM
Production Dates: December 10, 11, 12 @ 7:30 PM
Accusations, mistaken identities, and romances run wild in this traditional, laugh-out-loud farce. Two nuns at the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing have been secretly making wine to keep the convent’s doors open, but Paul and Sally, reporters and former fiancees, are hot on their trail. They go undercover as a nun and priest, but their presence, combined with the addition of a new nun, spurs paranoia throughout the convent that spies have been sent from Rome to shut them down. Wine and secrets are inevitably spilled as everyone tries to preserve the convent and reconnect with lost loves.