“The Time Traveler” opens November 8th

Brush Creek Players bring a tale of time travel, suspense and romance to the stage with the opening of The Time Traveler on Friday, November 8. The annual teen/young adult show offers a fresh look at a timeless topic that has invited the attention of creative spirits from H.G. Wells to the team behind the BBC’s Doctor Who.

“The show is a touch of science fiction, a dollop of history, and a good bit of romance. At its heart, it is a love story that crosses the ages,” said Michael Wood, who directs the show he and his daughter Emily wrote. “The time traveler is a very serious-minded Englishwoman from the early 20st century who becomes the first to travel through the pages of history – she is joined on her travels by an exuberant 21st century American. And then she falls in love.”

Wood is directing his third teen and young adult show at Brush Creek. “This one offers some special challenges,” he said. “The last two years we put on a show that required only a single set. But when you travel from ancient Rome to Elizabethan England to the American Civil War, to name a few, both the set and the costumes demand a bit of extra creativity.”

The cast includes several young veterans of the Brush Creek stage. “I know we’ll have a great show,” Wood said. “I have watched some of these young people deliver on our stage in the children’s show again and again. And they are definitely up for the challenge!”

The show will open November 8 and run three weekends to close on November 24, with evening performances at 7 pm on Fridays and Saturdays, as well as 2 pm matinees on Sundays.

Tickets are $10 general admission, with discounted tickets available for students ($8) and children under 12 ($7) and seniors 60 and older ($7).  They can be purchased in advance at the following locations:

Books-N-Time                                                   Runaway Art & Craft Studio

210 N Water St. Suite B, Silverton 97381        311 Commercial Street NE, Salem 97301

(503) 874-4311                                                 (503) 881-6270

For further information, contact Michael Wood at 503-508-3682. You also can find “Brush Creek Playhouse” on Facebook.
Cast of The Time Traveler (in order of historical appearance)
at Brush Creek Playhouse, November 2013

Julia Caesaris Maria, played by Taylor Fisher

Aurelia Cotta, played by Lily Ark

Cleopatra VII Ptolemy, played by Taylor Fisher

Arsinoe (Cleopatra’s servant), played by Lily Ark

William Shakespeare, played by Matthew Biggs

Corporal Orville Gibbons, U.S. Cavalry, played by Teddy Biggs

Brigadier General George Armstrong Custer, U.S. Cavalry, played by Matthew Biggs

Edward Andrews, played by Matthew Biggs

Mrs. Foster (his landlady and housekeeper), played by Sarah Allanach

Katharine Andrews (his young daughter), played by Lily Ark

Katharine Andrews (as an adult), played by Emily Wood

Gerhardt Schmidt, played by Teddy Biggs

Peter Kinder, played by Sebastian Ward

Jessie Collins, played by Kate Allanach

Andy Collins, played by Taylor Fisher

Alex Christopher, played by Sarah Allanach

Cast for A Dark and Stormy Night

Announcing the cast list for A Dark and Stormy Night!

Here is a sneak peek at the next cast. Get ready for another great teen and young adult play!

Cast List – “It Was a Dark and Stormy Night”

Character Cast X Cast Y
Sheldon Sheffield, the butler Tavis Evans Timothy Ward
Dr. Eric McGillicuddy (“Dr. Mack”), a physics professor Sebastian Ward Sebastian Ward
Phoebe McGillicuddy, Dr. Mack’s 18-year-old daughter Emily Jaffe Gillian Montville
Dr. Felicia Park, a psychologist Sarah Allanach Taylor Fisher
Camille Jefferson, a bookseller Kate Allanach Kate Allanach
Jack Kramer, a retired police detective Matthew Biggs Devin Shill
Deputy Kelly Murphy Tavis Evans Timothy Ward
Deputy Dana Torres Emily Wood Emily Wood

Written by a local playwright from Corvallis, Bob Greenwade. Thank you for letting us showcase a new murder mystery.

Casting Call for “It Was a Dark and Stormy Night” 2012 Teen/Young Adult Show

After successfully staging a teen/young adult mystery last fall, Brush Creek Players are pleased to stage another mystery, “It Was a Dark and Stormy Night,” by Bob Greenwade.  Open auditions for actors aged 13 to mid-20s will be held on Saturday, September 22 at 1 pm and Tuesday, September 25 at 6 pm.  Call-backs will be scheduled as necessary. 

“Bob Greenwade has written a play with several twists and turns – and a good dose of plain old fun,” said Michael Wood, who will be directing again this year.  “It’s a mystery in the classic style, with a group of strangers gathering together in a mysterious old country home – and it is indeed a dark and stormy night.”

The auditions, which will use cold readings from the script, will be held at Brush Creek Playhouse, located at 11535 Silverton Road between Salem and Silverton (the intersection of Silverton and Brush Creek roads).  The show requires 3 to 5 males and 3 to 5 females – if sufficient actors are available, the director hopes to run two complete casts, providing some flexibility in the performance schedule.

The show will open November 2 and run through November 18, with either three or four performances each weekend, depending upon the number of casts.

For further information, contact Michael Wood at 503-508-3682. You also can find “Brush Creek Playhouse” on Facebook or at www.brushcreekplayhouse.com