We're very excited to announce the cast of Improbable Fiction. This all-star lineup includes some of the best actors we've had on the TCAN stage over the years. With a fantastic script and a great director, this is sure to be a hit!
Arnold - Chris Erath (Framingham)
Ilsa - Maxine Phoenix (Wellesley Hills)
Grace - Robby Morse Levy (Wellesley)
Jess - Angela Courtney Rossi (Lynn)
Vivvi - Lee Carter Browne (Waltham)
Clem - Matt Cederholm (Ashland)
Brevis - Paul Collins (Medfield)
Sharp, character-driven comedy and affectionate satire develop in this zany, imaginative play, where six aspiring but largely unsuccessful authors meet to share their work. Arnold, the chair of the group, suggests a collaborative writing project, each author contributing something that reflects their chosen genre. As Arnold is clearing up after the meeting, the scene changes – and then the stories that would have resulted from the collaboration have Arnold propelled among a series of vignettes that tax even his imagination, all in the hilarious realization of "Improbable Fiction."
The players will hold auditions for 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee on June 24 and June 26, 2013. See our auditions page for more information.
The Putnam County Spelling Bee is a yearly event where the winner gets to go to Washington for the Nationals. 6 spellers (aged approx. 10-13) have come to compete. They all have their quirks and issues, but share a love of spelling and/or competition. All come to learn a little something about themselves and life, perhaps making some friends along the way.
The players have selected our 2013 Season, and we think it's a winning lineup—fun, funny, and suspenseful.
In March, we will open with Agatha Christie'sThe Mousetrap, the longest continuously running play in history. In her own inimitable style, Dame Agatha Christie has created an atmosphere of palpable suspense with a brilliantly intricate plot where murder lurks around every corner. The Mousetrap has kept audiences guessing since 1952.; don’t reveal the surprise ending!
In June, we continue with the hilarious Improbable Fiction, from the delightfully twisted mind of classic comic playwright Alan Ayckbourn. Comedy and quirky satire result when the leader of a writing club envisions what would happen if the six aspiring authors in his group were to collaborate. His mind runs riot with a mash-up of romance, thriller, sci-fi, children's tales, and music in this zany romp by one of the world’s most popular playwrights.
We close out the season in November with a wonderfully funny and irrepresibly fun 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, with music and lyrics by Natick native William Finn (book by Rachel Sheinkin). "Spelling Bee" tells the story of six young people in the throes of puberty—overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves—learning that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser. A musical comedy about the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky, loveable cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time.