“If you want to support ” Community Theatre” and see Riverfront Playhouse open a Performing Arts Venue in Downtown Redding, then Promote “GIVING TUESDAY” to all your friends and contacts… On Tuesday, Dec 1st from 6a.m. to 6p.m. you can donate to Riverfront Playhouse via debit or credit card with all donations being 100% tax deductible. We will use these funds for our move to Downtown Redding! The Shasta Regional Community Foundation is running Giving Tuesday and will be awarding $75,000.00 in incentives to the participating 64 non-profits…. Let’s spread the word and get this New Riverfront Theatre built… Minimum donation $10.00… ” Give where you live”… thanks!” Dan Kupsky, President of the Board of Directors, Riverfront Playhouse
Give where you live!
We can earn a share of $75,000 in matching funds and incentives!
Between 6:00 AM and 6:00 PM on December 1 donate $10 or more to Riverfront Playhouse’s Capital Campaign for ourupcoming move to downtwon Redding.
Here’s all you have to do:
Donate between 6:00 AM and 6:00 PM on December 1st.
Donate with a credit card or debit card only
Go to: www.northstategives.org/organizations/riverfront-playhouse
Click on the donation prompt to the right of the RP information area
Complete the required information and submit your online donation
November 14 to December 12
A Dickens’ Christmas Carol,
A Traveling Travesty in Two Tumultuous Acts
The Styks-Upon-Thump Repertory Company
Written by Mark Landon Smith
Directed by Bob and Jonni Clouse
Sir Selsdon Piddock- Deon Pollett
Mrs. Cordelia Ffoluet-Ffolds Ffortescue Wood- Sandy Terry
Dame Rowena Middleton-Lewis- Christina Leadabrand
Cynthia Imbry- Jessica Mann
Mr. Elyot Crumwels- Graydon
Teddy Shub- Richard S. Grace
Mrs. Bettina Salisbury- Valerie Hardy
Synopsis: From the bonny shores of England comes the Styckes-Upon-Thump Repertory Theatre Company, a stuffy old travelling troupe embarking on their fifteenth annual farewell tour of the Dickens’ tale. The company includes Sir Selsdon Piddock, the consummate actor, in the role of Ebenezer Scrooge, with Mrs. Bettina Salisbury, Dame Rowena Middleton-Lewis, Mrs. Cordelia ffoliet-ffolkes ffortescue Woods, Teddy Shub and Elyot Crummels in multiple supporting roles. Sweet Cynthia Imbry, the general understudy, suddenly finds herself thrust onstage to perform a role she’s ill-prepared for! Bettina, the company diva, pretends to be ill, certain the production will be cancelled. However, much to her shock and rage, the show does go on without her! Roles are shuffled at the last minute and poor Cynthia finds herself center stage. The play begins but mid-way through the theatre doors open and in rushes Bettina, determined to reclaim her roles. Mayhem ensues as this professional company scrambles to keep the show going and everything that could possibly go wrong does, to hilarious, ridiculous results!
JANUARY 16 TO FEBRUARY 13
Directed by Bill Collins
Vanya: Mat McDonald
Sonia: Lisa Murphy Collins
Masha: Kathryn Kirk
Spike: Nick Brown
Nina: Erin Sullivan
Cassandra: Elsie Ritchie
Synopsis: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is a comedy play written by Christopher Durang. The story revolves around the relationships of three middle-aged single siblings, two of whom live together, and takes place during a visit by the third, Masha, who supports them. They discuss their lives and loves, argue, and Masha threatens to sell the house. Some of the show’s elements were derived from works of Anton Chekhov, including several character names, the play’s setting in a cherry orchard, and the theme of the possible loss of an ancestral home.
The play premiered at McCarter Theatre in Princeton, New Jersey in 2012, followed by an Off-Broadway production later the same year. It transferred to Broadway in 2013. The original McCarter, Off-Broadway, and Broadway casts included David Hyde Pierce, Kristine Nielsen, Sigourney Weaver and Billy Magnussen.
Bus Stop cast
Tyler Williams — Bo Decker Kaxia Wilkins– Cherie
Saralynette Ballard– Cherie (understudy)
Bill Collins — Virgil
Bill Siemer– Will Masterson (Sheriff)
John Welsh– Dr. Lyman
Tammy Jones — Grace
Carly Sinclair — Elma
Darryll Alvey– Carl
In the middle of a howling snowstorm, a bus out of Kansas City pulls up at a cheerful roadside diner. All roads are blocked, and four or five weary travelers are going to have to hole up until morning. Cherie, a nightclub chanteuse in a sparkling gown and a seedy fur-trimmed jacket, is the passenger with most to worry about. She’s been pursued, made love to and finally kidnapped by a twenty-one-year-old cowboy with a ranch of his own and the romantic methods of an unusually headstrong bull. The belligerent cowhand is right behind her, ready to sling her over his shoulder and carry her, alive and kicking, all the way to Montana.