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P.O Box 62

15841 Manley Road

Manley, NE 68403

The Lofte Association, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 corporation.
This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer.

The Lofte Community Theatre and Born-In-A-Barn Players are dedicated to providing opportunities for all ages to participate in the creative process and to enjoy the social, artistic, and educational benefits of all art forms.

402-234-2553

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Auditions
Whether you're new to the stage or an experienced performer, the Lofte Community Theatre welcomes everyone to audition for our productions! Please come a few minutes early to auditions with possible rehearsal and performance conflicts and be prepared to read lines. For musicals, bring a prepared song no more than one minute in length and attire for dancing. Piano accompanist is provided. We look forward to seeing you!
Calendar Girls
By Tim Firth
Performances: April 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14
Auditions: February 25 & 26 7 PM

When Annie's husband John dies of leukemia, she and her best friend resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade four other friends to pose nude with them for an alternative calendar. The news of the women's charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and
hordes of press soon descend on their small village. The calendar is a success, but friendship is put to the test under the strain of their new-found fame. This hilarious and touching play is based on a true story!

The Voice of the Prairie
By John Olive
Performances: May 31, June 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9
Auditions: April 15 & 16 7 PM

As the play begins, an old hobo named Poppy is telling a tall tale. It is the early 1890's and roving story tellers like Poppy are the voices of the prairie. “The Voice of the Prairie celebrates a time of radio, when, before there were networks, sponsors and regulating agencies, a broadcaster could be a one-man road-show radio station. It was an age of ambition and innocence.” The New York Times. This play contains mild adult themes. We suggest PG 13.

Gilbert and Sullivan's
The Pirates of Penzance
Book and Lyrics by Sir William Schwenck Gilbert
Music by Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan
Performances: July 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28, August 1, 2, 3, 4
Auditions: June 2 & 3 7 PM

Set sail with this hilarious farce of sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, dim-witted young lovers and an eccentric Major-General. Our hopeful story follows young Frederic, an orphan who has mistakenly been apprenticed to a raucous band of pirates. He disavows the pirates' way of life and tries to win over the heart of Major-General Stanley's songbird daughter, Mabel. Complications arise that may prevent the budding romance and lead to the death of 'The very model of a modern Major-General.'

Of Mice and Men
By John Steinbeck
Performances: September 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15
Auditions: July 21 & 22 7 PM

Based on the classic novella written by John Steinbeck, this outstanding drama tells the tale of two great friends and their struggle to live the American dream. George and Lennie have been traveling together for years, working hard to save enough for a place of their own. The two are polar opposites but care deeply
about each other. When they are hired to a new job trouble begins to brew when one of the bosses’ wife becomes too interested in the infatuated Lennie…Tragic yet beautiful, Of Mice and Men is a staple of American theatre.

This is our Director’s Choice production. The play contains strong language.

We suggest PG 13.

The 39 Steps

By Patrick Barlow, John Buchan

Performances: October 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27
Auditions: July 29 & 30 7 PM

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This two-time Tony® Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a cast of four), an onstage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance!

In-Laws, Outlaws, and Other People
(That Should be Shot)

By Steve Franco

Performances: December 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22
Auditions: October 21 & 22 7 PM

It is 6pm and the Douglas family is busily preparing for their annual Christmas Eve dinner. After robbing a neighborhood liquor store, high strung and irritable Tony, and his dim-witted side-kick Vinny, find themselves in need of a hide-out. A comic treasure that is sure to leave you in stitches while celebrating the true meaning of Christmas.

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