Community Theatre of Howell Black Box

What is Black Box?
Black Box Theatre is a smaller indoor performance space that is simple and relatively unadorned. Many have black walls, basic theatre lighting, an open stage, and flexible seating. It offers opportunities for creativity and artistic expression. Black Box shows often create a closer, intimate audience feel and this dimension is used as part of the experience. The CTH Backstage Series will be performed adjacent to the auditorium.

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"All In The Timing"

Performances: July 8th & 9th

This critically acclaimed, award-winning evening of comedies combines wit, intellect, satire and just plain fun. A hilarious sextet whether played together or separately. Like sketched for some hilarious, celestially conceived revue. CTH will be presenting four scenes for this show.

CAST LIST

Thank you to all who auditioned. We cannot wait to work with you and make CTH history!

SURE THING
Bill - Steven Bonk
Betty - Katy Beno

WORDS, WORDS, WORDS
Milton – Jack Shepard
Swift - Jackson Manning
Kafka - Kayla Raymond

THE PHILADELPHIA
Al (Allison) – Carrie Henderson
Mark (Marcie) – Jennie Ross
Waitress – Sheila Newell

THE VARIATIONS ON THE DEATH OF TROTSKY
Trotsky – Joe Morris
Mrs. Trotsky – Carrie Henderson
Ramon – Steven Bonk

Rehearsals will run Monday-Thursday (with a potential Saturday rehearsal closer to opening night) and based on casting could only require actors to rehearse two days a week. Rehearsals begin Tuesday, May 30th at 6:30pm.

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Performances: August 26th & 27th

Catherine has inherited her late father's mathematical brilliance, but is haunted by the fear that she has inherited his mental illness as well. When Catherine's friend Hal discovers a groundbreaking proof among the hundreds of notebooks, Catherine is forced to face both the genius and madness her father has given her.

Auditions: July 17th

Character Descriptions

Robert - (50s-60s) A mathematician known for some groundbreaking work in his youth, but who progressed slowly into delusions and mental illness in the final decades of his life. Recently deceased at the beginning of the show, he is seen in various flashbacks.

Catherine - (20s-30s) A young woman who has inherited much of her father’s genius, Catherine gave up her schooling to take care of her father. Her time spent with him, and her own talents has left her wondering if she has inherited her father’s “instability” as well.

Claire - (20s-30s) Catherine’s older sister, practical and business minded. She left both Robert and Catherine to start a career in New York, and financially supported them both from a distance. She has now returned after Robert’s death to attend his funeral and to speak with Catherine.

Harold Dobbs - (20s-30s) Harold is Robert’s last PhD student during the one year that Robert’s mental illness went into remission. Harold idolizes Robert as both a teacher and a mentor.