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Pines Players open house, Feb. 14

(Feb. 12, 2015) The Ocean Pines Players will host an open house, social and audition opportunity at the Ocean Pines Library on Saturday, Feb. 14, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The Players will be the featured entertainment at the Berlin Heritage Festival on April 25 and they have more than 30 speaking roles available in four short plays to be performed at various times during the festival. They are also seeking individuals of all ages who would be willing to dress in period clothing, to add authenticity and flavor to the festival atmosphere. No experience is necessary.
Guests can enjoy light refreshments while listening to music from several swinging eras, view sample costumes, and chat with event coordinators, Players’ directors, and Berlin historian, Pat Diniar, about the festival and ways to participate in the entertainment. Those who wish to audition can either do it during the open house or sign up for an appointment at a later date. The Players plan to finish casting before the end of February. There will also be information and sign-up sheets for those who are not seeking speaking parts.
Each play will be about 15 minutes long and parts are not challenging, even for beginners. Most of the characters are colorful, quirky and fun to play. Although many of the characters are fictional, several real life town heroes will also be portrayed, including Isaiah Fassett, the Reverend Charles Tindley, Rozelle Handy, Jesse Hollins and Anna Burbage. Rosie the Riveter will also guest star.
The plays are set in 1920, 1942, 1959 and 1975. Flappers, hippies, greasers, Downton Abbey types, beatniks, 50’s preppies, Andrews Sisters, Lucy and Ethel, Gatsby and Zelda, fedora-wearing businessmen, spats and gaiter-types, and the crazy fashions of the psychedelic 70’s are just a sampling of the looks needed.
Children can dress up as cowboys or cowgirls, Wally and the Beav, the Father Knows Best girls and the Our Gang, among others.
Actors will have to learn lines independently and be available for at least four rehearsals and for the performances on April 25 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
For more information, call 410-600-0462 or email