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Subbing in Actors for a Longer Run
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, SHK 7.0749.  Wednesday, 16 October 1996.

From:           Sam Pilo <
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Date:           Wednesday, 16 Oct 1996 11:37:23 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:        Subbing in Actors for a Longer Run

I am currently working on an interesting project and hope some of you can help
me build a list.  Next summer at the Actors Theatre Playhouse in southern VT
and NH we are going to try an experiment in community theater.  About fifteen
years ago we did a production of J.B. Priestley's AN INSPECTOR CALLS.  Several
weeks into a four week run, we found ourselves with a very big hit, and wanted
to extend the run.  One of the actors could not commit, so we replaced him and
continued on.  Several weeks later, another actor had to leave, and once again
we replaced her.  The show went on for almost three months this way.

Next summer we would like to try this as a planned experiment.  The thought was
to use INSPECTOR CALLS again, because the play is so condusive to this type of
work.....ie, good parts that many actors would like to take on....fairly simple
to stage.....costumes being the only production aspect that requires change.
Someone brought up THE LITTLE FOXES as another possibility.  Also the mention
of Shakespeare........

So, the idea came to present it to the various theater mailing lists on the
Net.....

Any suggestions???????   Comments??????   Similiar Experiences?????

Thanking you in advance......

Sam at the Actors Theatre Playhouse
 

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