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Week Two of New Directors Series begins tonight at 7pm

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“Beauty Queen of Leenane” by Martin McDonagh and directed by Ronald Doyle continues tonight at the Ben Mount Theatre of Central School, 809 Kirby St., Lake Charles. It shows again on the 23rd at 5pm. Audiences have been delighted!

“Endgame” by Samuel Beckett and directed by Jonathon Richards continues tomorrow the 22nd at 7pm and again, to close the series, at the 2pm Sunday matinee on January 24th. Audiences are astounded by Beckett’s dialogue and are engaged in the performances.

Tickets are $15 or $10 students per show. See you there!

“Endgame” delights audience! “Beauty Queen of Leenane” opens today!

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“Endgame” has opened, and strongly! Itinerant Theatre was proud and pleased both at the size of a Thursday night audience and also at the audience’s strong reception to this dystopic modern masterpiece by 20th century great Samuel Beckett, as directed by new local director Jonathon Richards. Cast includes Corey Lambert as Hamm, Sean Hager as Clov, Ronald Doyle as Nagg and Jordan Belle Ashworth as Nell.

And now, one day later, is the equally challenging “Beauty Queen of Leenane” by Irish writer Martin McDonagh, as directed by local new director Ronald Doyle. It opens tonight, Jan. 15, at 7:00pm sharp, also in the Ben Mount Theatre of Central School. “Beauty Queen…” weighs in on a troubling, darkly challenged, if humorous, mother-daughter relationship and asks the question, “How much can we give to family members in need.” “Beauty Queen…”’s cast includes Jo Ann Hanks as Maureen, Joy Pace as Mag, Claude DarDar as Ray Dooley and Dan Sadler as Pato Dooley. There is one intermission.

Each play is produced on alternating nights over two long weekends. “Beauty Queen…” runs at 7pm on Jan. 15, 21 & 23 and one Sunday 2pm matinee on Jan 17. “Endgame” runs Jan. 16 and 22 at 7pm and one 2pm Sunday matinee on Jan 24.

Tickets are per play and are $15 or $10 for students of any age.

New Director’s Series Jan. 14-24

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Our two casts and sets are moving onto the stage of Ben Mount Theatre at Central School A&H Center this week! Curtain rises 7:00pm Jan. 14 for “Endgame” by Samuel Beckett directed by Jonathon Richards and 7:00pm Jan 15 for “Beauty Queen of Leenane” by Martin McDonagh directed by Ronald Doyle. Artistic Director/Producer/mentor is Joy Pace.

The two challenging modern classics run alternating nights and Sunday matinees for two weekends. Tickets are $15 or $10 for students. More info to come!

Auditions 6pm Sept 14 for New Director’s Series

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IT announces auditions for two modern classic plays, “Beauty Queen of Leenane” by Martin MacDonagh and “Endgame” by Samuel Beckett.  Auditions are 6:00pm, Monday, September 14 in Ben Mount Auditorium, 2nd floor of Central School at 809 Kirby Street, downtown Lake Charles.  Entrance is at back of building.

Two males are required for “Beauty Queen on Leenane”, directed by Ronnie Doyle.  One male is in his 40s and the other, his 20s.  Both roles require an Irish dialect.

All four roles, three male and one female  — Clov, Hamm, Nagg and Nell —  are required for  “Endgame”, directed by Jonathon Richards.   One male (Nagg) and the female (Nell) will stay in trashcans the entire play.

Auditions will use actual scripts for the auditions.  Do not prepare monologues.

IT will produce the two plays in Ben Mount Auditorium over two weekends,  January 14-24, 2016 “in rep” (use of same set structure, on alternating nights).