Blog Archives

Pictured: YANKEE TAVERN

Studio Players’ final show of their third season is Yankee Tavern by Steven Dietz, directed by Shari Roehl and starring Rusty Mehlberg, Katy Ries, Randy Stache & Daniel Hennell. Shows run April 9-11, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at the Paradigm Annex. Tickets are available through TicketLeap.

Just when you thought you’d heard every crazy 9/11 conspiracy theory, a stranger walks into the Yankee Tavern. There, inside the walls of this crumbling New York tavern, a young couple finds themselves caught up in what might be the biggest conspiracy of all. Steven Dietz’s acclaimed and already widely produced dramatic thriller—a selection of the National New Play Network’s Continued Life Project—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.

Advertisements

Meet the Cast: Bang, Marry, Kill with the cast of EXTREMITIES

The cast of Extremities sat down to discuss what it’s like working with one another, and then they had to play a game of Bang, Marry, Kill. “This is really awkward,” said Michelle Jorgensen. We know, and we hope you enjoy.

Extremities runs October 23-25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Paradigm Annex. Tickets are available now online or in person at Paradigm Coffee & Music. This show contains mature themes and is intended for an adult audience.

Anatomy of a Fight Scene: Raul’s Attack in EXTREMITIES

Sheboygan Theatre Company Managing Director Tom Berger walks us through the creation of a fight scene for the upcoming Extremities through Studio Players. As an integral part of the show, the violence in Extremities must be rehearsed so that the audience can be convinced but the actors remain safe.

Extremities runs October 23-25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Paradigm Annex. Tickets are available now online or in person at Paradigm Coffee & Music. This show contains mature themes and is intended for an adult audience.

Meet the Director: Shari Roehl

shari_headshotName: Shari Roehl

Role: Director

Last seen in: Stage Manager for 9 to 5: The Musical at Sheboygan Theatre Company, Director for Shirley Valentine

Extremities was written and performed in the early 1980s. Is the subject matter still relevant today? How has the conversation about rape & assault changed in the last 20 years?

This subject matter is extremely relevant. The Extremities characters bring to life the current way we deal with assault and its victims: make up a story that will be believed, if you have no marks it isn’t assault, offenders don’t get prosecuted as often as they should, women ask for it. It is truly a shame that assault [victims] suffer this kind of assault.

Without giving anything away, what’s your favorite line of dialogue from the play?

“What do people do with things in a fireplace?”

“Hey, wait a minute…..”

This exchange gives the audience a chance to giggle.

How is this show different from other shows you’ve done?

The major difference between Extremities and Shirley Valentine is that there is more opportunities to laugh in Shirley. The subject matter is virtually the same, women don’t have to just be the victims in their lives. Both plays [are] very thought provoking in many ways.

What is the audience going to be thinking about as they drive home after seeing this show?

I hope they leave thinking what would I have done if it were me? I hope this discussion is was she right/justified? Ultimately, I want reflection on how to treat each others better, all around.

What would you say to someone who is on the fence about buying a ticket to Extremities?

You need to see this show, as difficult as the subject matter is. Good theatre can entertain and make you think at the same time. This is GOOD theatre!

 

Extremities runs October 23-25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Paradigm Annex. Tickets are available now online or in person at Paradigm Coffee & Music. This show contains mature themes and is intended for an adult audience.

Cast of EXTREMITIES Announced

Extremities_WebBanner

Director Shari Roehl has completed casting for Studio Players’ production of Extremities, by William Mastrosimone, to be performed at the Paradigm Annex October 23-25. The cast is:

Raul Mike Roehl
Marjorie Michelle Miller Jorgensen
Patricia Koral Rose Curkeet
Terry Jennifer Schleinz

Extremities tackles the subject of rape in an uncompromising dialogue between a potential victim (Marjorie), her attacker (Raul), and her friends (Patricia and Terry), who have to decide how much of Marjorie’s story to believe. The audience plays witness to both the attempted rape and the fraught aftermath.

Tickets for Extremities are $10.00 and are available now online or in person at Paradigm Coffee & Music.

Auditions for EXTREMITIES Announced

Extremities_WebBanner

Auditions for Studio Players’ second show of the 2014-2015 season, Extremities by William Mastrisimone, will be held Saturday, September 13 from 12:00-3:00 p.m. at Horace Mann Middle School. Director Shari Roehl is seeking three women (20s-early 30s) and one man (30s-40s) for this jolting drama that explores the fraught aftermath of an attempted rape and the lengths to which the intended victim would go for revenge. Actors will read from selected scenes. Perusal scripts are available through STC Managing Director Tom Berger at 607 S. Water Street in Sheboygan.

Any questions regarding auditions can be sent to studioplayers@outlook.com.

 

Meet the Director of SHIRLEY VALENTINE

Meet Shari Roehl, the Director of SHIRLEY VALENTINE

SHIRLEY VALENTINE is Studio Player’s first production of the 2013/2014 Season. Directed by STC’s long-time Stage Manager Supervisor Shari Roehl, this one-woman comedy is sure to tickle your funny bone and touch your heart. Shirley is an English housewife with two grown children and a husband who cherishes predictability and practicality. Eager to shake things up, Shirley casts off convention and monotony and plans a trip to Greece that will transform her and her family. Before she leaves, though, her own doubts (and the reactions of friends and family) threaten to ruin her holiday. Join Shirley as she takes a leap of faith into the unknown in SHIRLEY VALENTINE.

SHIRLEY VALENTINE is presented by Studio Players with special permission from Samuel French, Inc.

Meet the Star of SHIRLEY VALENTINE

Meet Karen Quicker, the Star of SHIRLEY VALENTINE

SHIRLEY VALENTINE is Studio Player’s first production of the 2013/2014 Season. Directed by STC’s long-time Stage Manager Supervisor Shari Roehl, this one-woman comedy is sure to tickle your funny bone and touch your heart. Shirley is an English housewife with two grown children and a husband who cherishes predictability and practicality. Eager to shake things up, Shirley casts off convention and monotony and plans a trip to Greece that will transform her and her family. Before she leaves, though, her own doubts (and the reactions of friends and family) threaten to ruin her holiday. Join Shirley as she takes a leap of faith into the unknown in SHIRLEY VALENTINE.

SHIRLEY VALENTINE is presented by Studio Players with special permission from Samuel French, Inc.