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Studio Players Announces its 3rd Season


Studio Players is pleased to announce shows for it’s upcoming 3rd season. The following shows will be presented at the Paradigm Annex.

The season kicks off with Greater Tuna, written by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard. This ambitious comedy features two actors playing over 20 roles as they portray the hilarious lives of citizens in small town Tuna, TX. Greater Tuna made it’s off-Broadway premier in 1982, and was one of the most produced plays in the country by 1985. The original acting duo performed for President George H.W. Bush and starred in an HBO adaptation of the play. Greater Tuna will play July 17-19, 2014.

Extremities, by William Mastrisimone, tells the story of a young woman, Marjorie, who is attacked in her home by a would-be rapist, Raul, and manages to turn the tables on him, tying him up in her fireplace. When Marjorie’s two friends return home, a tense argument ensues as each makes the case for what to do with Raul. Personal histories are shared, and secrets are spilled as Raul uses the knowledge he’s gained stalking the young women to negotiate his release. Extremities will play October 23-25, 2014.

Finally, Yankee Tavern, by Steven Dietz, will transport you inside the crumbling walls of a New York City bar. Just when you thought you’d heard every crazy 9/11 conspiracy theory, a stranger walks into the Yankee Tavern. There, a young couple finds themselves caught up in what might be the biggest conspiracy of all. This acclaimed production is a fierce, funny and ultimately mind-bending work of theatrical power that grips you until the final word. What you don’t know can hurt you. Yankee Tavern will play April 9-11, 2015.



Studio Players and Director Ty Wesley will be holding auditions in the Horace Mann Middle School choir room for Greater Tuna on Tuesday, May 20, with callbacks on Wednesday, May 21. Greater Tuna, the first production of Studio Players’ 2014-2015 season, is an affectionate and hilarious satire on small town life. Two male actors play over 20 roles to bring Tuna, TX to life.  Sides will be provided.

Rehearsals will begin in June. Specific dates will be arranged after casting.

Greater Tuna opens July 17, 2014.

For more information, email

DOUBT: Sneak Peek

Aaron Covey, Beth Wynveen & Cate Bayles rehearse a scene from Doubt: A Parable at The Paradigm Annex Theatre. Doubt runs April 10-12 at 7:30 p.m. Get tickets now.

Doubt: A Parable by John Patrick Shanley is presented with special permission by Dramatist Play Service, Inc.

DOUBT: Rehearsal Photos

Rehearsal photos from Doubt: A Parable, a Studio Players production opening April 10, 2014.

Audition Announcement: DOUBT

Studio Players is pleased to announce auditions for Doubt on February 24 & 25, 2014.

Sister James – a young, caring woman – has just started teaching at St. Nicholas School under the strict authoritarian, Sister Aloysius. While giving her instruction on improving her teaching, Aloysius encourages her to be more discerning of the situations around her and her students, including Aloysius’ suspicions of some improper relationships that she believes Father Flynn – the gregarious and likable priest – may be having with some of the students. As the sisters confront Father Flynn about the issue, Sister James is put at a crossroads where she needs to decide whether she will follow the path of Aloysius’ strict suspicion and judgment in order to protect the children, or whether she will continue to nurture her caring heart in the way Flynn cares for his parishioners. This Pulitzer-Prize-winning drama will leave you considering what is really true and certain.

Sister Aloysius – Female, 40+ – A cold, strict disciplinarian. Widowed principal of St. Nicholas school. Sees herself as sole protector of the children in her school.

Father Flynn – Male, 30+ – A charismatic and caring leader of his congregation. Seeks to bring the clergy of the church to a more relatable level with its parishioners.

Sister James – Female, 20+ – Kind-hearted young teacher, struggling to find her way and who she is.

Mrs. Muller – Female, 30s-40s – African-American mother of Donald, Father Flynn’s suspected victim. Very strong given her weak cultural position.

Open auditions Monday, February 24 (or February 25, by special request)
Callbacks as needed Tuesday, February 25
Auditions will be held at Horace Mann Middle School both nights.

Sides will be provided and can be viewed in advance here. You are welcome to prepare a 2-minute dramatic monologue if you prefer, but you may be asked to read a side in addition. Rehearsals are tentatively scheduled to begin Wednesday, February 26. Performances run April 10-12 at The Paradigm Annex Theatre.

Pictured: DOG SEES GOD On Stage

DOG SEES GOD Viral Video

Good grief! Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead takes the stage on January 9-11 at The Paradigm Annex Theatre. This unique and boundary-pushing show re-imagines the Peanuts characters as teenagers. To celebrate the unconventional nature of this show, Director Dan Burkey and the cast created a promotional video in the style of the Harlem Shake. Share on your favorite social media site to spread the word about Dog Sees God.


Pictured: The Cast of THE LARAMIE PROJECT



Meet the cast of The Laramie Project as they discuss the challenges, rewards, and reasons for being involved with this groundbreaking and moving production. The Laramie Project, directed by Laurie Dillman, opens Thursday, November 7 at 7:30 p.m. with two additional performances on November 8 and November 9. Tickets are available through Paradigm Coffee & Music.