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True West Cast Announced

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Director Jay Johnson has announced the cast of Studio Players’ True West, to be performed at Paradigm Coffee & Music January 26-28, 2017.

Making their Studio Players debuts are Jeremy Jochman as Austin, Brian Prestley as Lee, and Sharon Quinn as Mom. Returning to Studio Players is Dan Hennell as Saul. Elizabeth Johnson will act as Assistant Director, with additional assistance from Mariya Grabow.

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From top left: Jeremy Jochman, Brian Prestley, Sharon Quinn, Dan Hennell
Photo credit Andrew Delong

Sons of a desert dwelling alcoholic and a suburban wanderer clash over a film script. Austin, the achiever, is working on a script he has sold to producer Sal Kimmer when Lee, a demented petty thief, drops in. He pitches his own idea for a movie to Kimmer, who then wants Austin to junk his bleak, modern love story and write Lee’s trashy Western tale.

Tickets are available now and can be purchased online or in person at Paradigm Coffee & Music at 1202 North 8th Street during regular business hours.

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Comedy ‘True West’ Auditions Dec 4

Director Jay Johnson has announced auditions for Studio Players’ second show of the season, the Sam Shepard comedy True West. Auditions for all roles will be held on December 4 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. at Horace Mann Middle School. For more information, please contact studioplayers@outlook.com.

The Plot: Sons of a desert dwelling alcoholic and a suburban wanderer clash over a film script. Austin, the achiever, is working on a script he has sold to producer Sal Kimmer when Lee, a demented petty thief, drops in. He pitches his own idea for a movie to Kimmer, who then wants Austin to junk his bleak, modern love story and write Lee’s trashy Western tale.

The Roles:

Austin (20s-30s) is a straight-laced, ambitious screenwriter eager to sell his period drama to a big Hollywood producer and burdened by the presence of his brother, Lee.

Lee (20s-30s) is a charming drunk, a thief, prone to acts of violence, and generally combative in most situations.

Saul Kimmer (40s-50s) is a Hollywood producer who believes in Austin’s talent but is charmed by Lee’s big ideas.

Mom (50s-60s) is (appropriately) Austin and Lee’s mother, who makes a brief appearance late in the play to shed some light on the world from which these two very different siblings sprang.

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Cast Announced

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Director Tom Berger has announced the cast of Studio Players’ upcoming production of The Rocky Horror Show. The cast includes returning Studio Players actors Hannah Benton (The Laramie Project), Koral Rose Curkeet (Extremities), Sarah Huebner (Dog Sees God), and Timmy Wiverstad (Dog Sees God). The complete cast list follows.

Dr. Frank ‘N Furter – Scott Schmidt
Brad – David Quinn
Janet – Hannah Benton
Riff Raff – Duncan Doherty
Magenta – Koral Rose Curkeet
Columbia – Sarah Huebner
Eddie / Dr. Scott – Timmy Wiverstad
Narrator – Lee Trotta
Rocky – Sean Lavallee
Phantoms – Jennifer Wunderlin, Caylee Sparks, Tiffany Bauer

The Rocky Horror Show opens on Thursday, October 29, at 7:30 p.m. Performances continue on Friday, October 30 & Saturday, October 31 at 7:30 p.m., with a special performance at midnight on Saturday, October 31. Tickets can be purchased online at www.paradigmannex.ticketleap.com.

THE CURIOUS CASE OF THE WATSON INTELLIGENCE Will Play One Week Earlier Than Originally Announced

In order to avoid conflicts with other performances happening in the Paradigm music venue and other local theatrical productions, Studio Players’ production of The Curious Case of the Watson Intelligence will play March 10-12 at 7:30 p.m., one week earlier than originally announced.

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Watson was a 2014 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and explores society’s changing relationship with objects through the lives of four notable Watsons.

Watson: trusty sidekick to Sherlock Holmes; loyal engineer who built Bell’s first telephone; unstoppable super-computer that became reigning Jeopardy! champ; amiable techno-dweeb who, in the present day, is just looking for love.

These four constant companions become one in this brilliantly witty, time-jumping, loving tribute (and cautionary tale) dedicated to the people—and machines—upon which we all depend.

Watson will close Studio Players’ fourth season. The seasons begins with The Rocky Horror Show on October 29, 2015.

For more information on Studio Players, contact studioplayers@outlook.com.

Studio Players is Creepy, Sexy, Funny & Smart in its 4th Season

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Studio Players, in cooperation with Sheboygan Theatre Company, is proud to announce its 4th Season, to be performed at the Paradigm Annex from Fall 2015 through Spring 2016.

The 4th Season kicks off with Studio Players’ first foray into musical theater with The Rocky Horror Show, music, lyrics and book by Richard O’Brien. Brad and Janet come upon the home of the sweet transvestite, Frank ‘n’ Furter, and his gang of misfits. This kitschy rock ‘n’ roll sci-fi gothic is perfect for the Halloween season, and Studio Players will celebrate with a special midnight performance on October 31. The rest of the performances will run October 29-31, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

In Jonathan Tolins’ deliciously funny send up of a pop icon, Buyer & Cellar takes a real setting (the boutique-style basement of Barbra Streisand’s California estate) and imagines what it would be like to be the shop keeper of Ms. Streisand’s mini mall. One actor takes on seven roles in this fast-paced and witty one-act play. Performances are January 28-30, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Finally, Studio Players takes our audience on a time-bending adventure in The Curious Case Of The Watson Intelligence, by Madeleine George. The titular “Watson” refers to Sherlock’s right hand man, Alexander Graham Bell’s assistant, the super-computer/Jeopardy! champion, and a regular IT worker trying to make sense of life and love in the modern day. A small cast embodies many -roles as the play jumps back and forth in time and space. Performances are March 17-19, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for shows will be available for purchase online and in person at Paradigm Coffee & Music a few weeks prior to each show. Audition information for each production will be found on www.StudioPlayers.net. Find Studio Players on Facebook and follow @StudioPlayersWI on Twitter for updates as they happen. If you have any questions or would like to get involved with Studio Players, please contact studioplayers@outlook.com.

For more information on Sheboygan Theatre Company’s 82nd season, visit www.SheboyganTheatreCompany.com.

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.

Pictured: EXTREMITIES (No Spoilers)

Photos taken by Kirt Graves during dress rehearsal for Studio Players’ Extremities on Monday, October 20, 2014. Pictured are Michelle Jorgensen (Marjorie), Mike Roehl (Raul), Jennifer Schleinz (Terry), and Koral Rose Curkeet (Patricia).

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.

EXTREMITIES Live Tweet Event!

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On Wednesday, October 22, an esteemed collection of the theatre community and active tweeters came together to LIVE TWEET the final dress rehearsal of Studio Players’ Extremities. The best of their comments are below. (Read from bottom to top for chronological order.) Join the fun by tweeting your thoughts after seeing the show using #SheboyganExtremities.

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.