Inaugural Spotlight Series

Do you love being on stage but don’t always have the time to be part of a long run? Have you got an idea of what a dragon, a king, or a maiden might sound like? Be a part of the Montgomery Playhouse Spotlight Series. The inaugural reading series – Tales of Wonder – will take place at the Arts Barn in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Series dates and plays are:
March 29 An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe adapted by Robert Mason
April 19 The Cave Dwellers by William Saroyan
June 14 The Reluctant Dragon by Ed Monk, based on the story by Kenneth Grahame
Actors are needed for all three readings. You may audition for all three or any combination. Rehearsals are Friday and Saturday night prior to the Sunday production at 7:30 pm. Actors must be available for both rehearsals.
We have opportunities for actors of all ages and types.
Auditions are February 4 and February 5, 2015 at 7:30 pm at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn – 311 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg, MD
Auditions will be readings from each script.
Contact Loretto McNally at with any questions.

Here are the play descriptions:

An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe adapted by Robert Mason

Based on the stories by Edgar Allan Poe

Enter the wonderfully creepy world of Edgar Allan Poe with six faithful adaptations of some of his most haunting works. From old favorites such as The Cask of Amontillado and The Tell-Tale Heart to lesser known gems like The Oblong Box and The System of Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether, this collection of short plays represents Poe at his most horrifying.

Cast – 4 f, 8 m, 2 either (12-52 actors possible: 4-16 f, 8-43 m)

The Cave Dwellers by William Saroyan

The Cave Dwellers explores the adventures of some homeless people who are camping out on the stage of an abandoned theatre that is about to be pulled down for a housing project. One who calls herself “the Queen’ is the ruin of a former actress. “The King’ used to be a celebrated clown. “The Duke’ was once a prizefight champion. “The Girl’ (she is too young to have been famous at anything) is a homeless, frightened wretch who comes in off the streets. Although food is scarce and the cold is congealing, the characters have glowing spirits and wonderful memories of their triumphant days. Humor, grace, innocence and improvisation distinguish this Broadway classic.

“One of the most enchanting stories he has ever told.” – The New York Times

Cast – 9m, 5f

The Reluctant Dragon by Ed Monk, Based on the story by Kenneth Grahame, TYA

In the zany village of Veesaldorf, a young girl named Charity is more interested in fairy tales than her daily farm chore of painting the pigs. To her delight, her dreams of adventure come true one day when she finds a poetry-loving dragon in the woods. But her new friendship is quickly threatened when the frightened villagers call for Sir Wombat to slay the dragon. Can Charity come up with a plan to save her friend and convince the village that dragons are peaceful creatures?

Cast – 6 female, 5 male