“The Most Recent Things”

Salve, Carissimi! We hope all is well for all as we head into the second half of our 2022-23 season. Here are a few updates from Casper’s favorite experimental/art theatre cult:

Daniel Igleheart as Garcin, Adriel Martinez as The Valet in No Exit by Jean-Paul Sartre

NOW PLAYING: Sartre’s No Exit continues its run at the TotP Studio Theatre, for two more weekends, Friday-Sunday at 7:30 PM with 2:00 PM matinees on Sunday. Directed by Vincent Grund and starring TotP Ensemble members Julia Conte, Hart Dohrity, Daniel Igleheart, and Adriel Martinez. Get tickets in advance on our homepage and save $5.

Jimmy McMillan, Political Activist, Mayoral Candidate, NYC Legend

THANK YOU: To all our friends and supporters who contributed to our “Rent Is Too Damn High” campaign. We raised enough to cover the increase and get caught up; your kindness and generosity mean a great deal to us. Please continue to support us in the way that matters most: by seeing our shows!

August Strindberg

NEXT PRODUCTION: Rehearsals begin Saturday, Feb. 25 for Miss Julie by August Strindberg. Directed by William Conte, the show goes up on March 23 and will run two weekends, Thursday-Sunday for eight performances. It stars Tricia Levitt Lovelace as Miss Julie and Vincent Grund as her valet Jean; we are looking for a woman age 18-35 to play Christina, the maid, a smaller role with challenging opportunities for the actor to improvise sleep-talking and cook breakfast on stage. Message us if you’re interested, and plan to join us for this excursion into the revolutionary Naturalism of the 19th century, of which the Swede Strindberg was a foremost exponent.

A VENUE FOR NEW MUSIC: In February we were privileged to have Casper’s own Quinlan Valdez perform a two-night stand at the TotP Studio Theatre to celebrate the release of his latest album. Stay tuned for the next musical showcase by local musicians, coming March 17.

NEW PROJECT: Artistic Director Willam Conte is translating Menaechmi by Plautus from the original Latin for a rollicking production to be staged in Washington Park at the Band Shell in June. There are a dozen fun roles available in the manner of the famous “stock characters” of the Roman comedy. This ancient classic from the dawn of theatre history provided the inspiration for Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors; the dramatist, Plautus, is a comedic and theatrical innovator centuries ahead of his time. Our production, which will be directed by Conte, will capture the festival spirit of the Roman ludi (“games”), which provided the original context for the plays. In short, it’s going to be a toga party in the park! Admission is free but we will pass the hat at the end.

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