In addition to getting its November production ready, SaddleBrooke’s Community Circle Players (CCP) is already planning for its spring dinner theatre performances as well. For the first time, CCP is offering two different dinner shows, one in the fall and one in the spring.
Tim Morsani, community theatre veteran and CCP treasurer, will take the director’s chair, and Fred Lowy will produce the CCP spring production of Paul Slade Smith’s political satire The Outsider, which is being produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. (www.playscripts.com). Morsani is reportedly eager for a good turnout for the auditions, saying, “Fred and I will need lots of advice, assistance and moral support.”
Described by The Broadway World as “an insightful, witty satire about modern American politics,” The Outsider centers around a timid, tongue-tied governor with impressively bad poll numbers. He might be the worst candidate ever. The comedy, originally produced at Peninsula Players Theatre in Wisconsin, was honored with seven Milwaukee Awards nominations – winning three, including Best Play of 2015. Reviewers have also called The Outsider “hilarious,” “oddly uplifting,” “timely” and “fun.” SaddleBrooke is in for a treat next March.
Open auditions for the political farce will be held Nov. 18 and 19 in the MountainView Ballroom West from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The show will be held March 8 through 11 in the SaddleBrooke One Vistas and March 13 through 15 in the SaddleBrooke TWO Ballroom.