The 18th season of Creston's Footlighters Theatre Society kicked off with 'Someone Save My Baby

The 18th season of Creston's Footlighters Theatre Society kicked off with 'Someone Save My Baby

Creston’s Footlighters Theatre Society casting Fractured Fairy Tales

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With one 18th season production finished, Footlighters Theatre Society is preparing to cast the next, Fractured Fairy Tales, an evening of two one-act plays. Big Bad and The Quest for Quasi will run Nov. 29-Dec. 1 at the Prince Charles Theatre, and require 24 cast members, who can audition at 7 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Snoring Sasquatch.

In Big Bad, the Big Bad Wolf the defendant in a class-action lawsuit by the characters he has wronged, with the Enchanted Forest’s greatest legal minds — the Evil Stepmother and Fairy Godmother — clashing in a televised trial. Little Red Riding Hood, her Grandmother, the Three Little Pigs and the Shepherd in charge of the Boy Who Cried Wolf testify, but the Big Bad Wolf presents a good case.

“In the end, the verdict is left in the hands of the audience,” said Big Bad director Jon Smith. “That adds a great twist that will be a lot of fun for the audience and the actors.”

Brian Lawrence will direct The Quest for Quasi, in which Red Riding Hood falls in love with Quasimodo, but can’t be with him until she collects a few objects — including Captain Hook’s hook — for the Wicked Witch of the West. Along the way, she encounters the Big Bad Wolf, Cinderella, Aladdin and Pinocchio — just some of the 20 roles designed in a way that a cast of 10 can play them.

“This gives some of the performers a great opportunity to expand their abilities by playing two or three completely different roles,” said Lawrence. “It’s not something that has been possible in many of our recent productions.”

Auditions for the plays will be by cold readings from selected portions of the scripts. Rehearsals will start in the second week of September. For more information, contact Brian Lawrence at 250-428-2266 ext. 103 or visit www.facebook.com/CrestonFootlighters.

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