Here's what's happening on the theater scene

Here's what's happening on the theater scene

Here's what's happening on the theater scene:

Red Mask Players unveil lineup for 78th season

The Red Mask Players in their 78th season will present three plays — a drama, a comedy and a mystery. Auditions for children for the first production, "The Miracle Worker," will be today and Monday.

Here's the season rundown:

— "The Miracle Worker," to be presented Oct. 31 and Nov. 1-2 and 7-9, tells the story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller. Trapped in a secret, silent world, unable to communicate, Helen is violent and spoiled. Only Annie realizes that she has a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued.

The auditions for children in grades four through junior high for "The Miracle Worker" will be at 2 p.m. today and 7 p.m. Monday. The auditions for adults are at 7 p.m. Sept. 8-9. There are parts for seven men and seven women plus several children. Individuals of all races are needed.

All auditions are at the Kathryn Randolph Theater, 601 N. Vermilion St. A copy of the script is available for in-library reading at the Danville Public Library.

— "The Dixie Swim Club," to be presented Jan. 30-31 and Feb. 1 and 6-8. The plot: "Free from husbands, kids and jobs, five southern women set aside a long weekend each year to catch up, laugh and recharge the friendships that began on their college swim team. Spanning a period of 33 years, it's a hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever."

— "A Shot in the Dark," presented April 2-4 and 10-12. "A maid is suspected of killing a chauffeur, and only a romantic magistrate believes her innocence. But this is no ordinary murder case. Everyone has something to hide, and it may or may not be murder. A series of confessions, denials and sordid twists fuel this madcap comedy until the final moments."

A Red Mask season membership may be purchased by calling the theater at 442-5858 or going to

Classes for kids available in Sullivan

S.T.A.R., an educational program for kids operated by The Little Theatre on the Square and the Sullivan Civic Center, offers more than 30 dance, drama and voice classes as well as fall and spring education-outreach musicals for students, a dance recital and a drama class showcase.

For class and registration information, visit

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