Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Open Auditions For TAPA’s Winter Production

The Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts (TAPA) is pleased to announce open auditions for their winter production, The Lion In Winter, a play depicting the personal and political conflicts of Henry II of England, his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine, their children, and their guests during Christmas, 1183.

Auditions will be held at Oregon Coast Dance Center on Oct 4th and 5th, from 2:00-4:00 pm each day. Oregon Coast Dance Center is located at 106 Main Ave in Tillamook, next to the Eyes of Oregon optometry center.

TAPA is looking to fill the following roles: 
  • King Henry II
  • Alais, a French Princess
  • John, the youngest son
  • Geoffrey, the middle son
  • Richard Lionheart, the oldest son
  • Eleanor, King Henry’s wife
  • Philip, King of France

Called a touchstone of today's theater scene, The Lion In Winter follows a dysfunctional family of the 12th century, as King Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine maneuver against each other to position their

Friday, September 12, 2014

True West Opens Sept 26th!

TAPA's final production for their 2013/2014 season opens in two weeks, on Sept 26th! 

True West, despite its name, is not a Western.  It is instead a character study that examines the relationship between Austin, a screenwriter, and his older brother Lee. It is set in the kitchen of their mother's home 40 miles east of Los Angeles. Austin is house-sitting while their mother is in Alaska, and there he is confronted by his brother Lee, who proceeds to bully his way into staying at the house and using Austin's car. In addition, the screenplay which Austin is pitching to his connection in Hollywood  somehow gets taken over by the pushy con-man tactics of Lee, and the brothers find themselves forced to cooperate in the creation of a story that will make or break both their lives. In the process, the conflict between the brothers creates a heated situation in which their roles as successful family man and nomadic drifter are somehow reversed, and each man finds himself admitting that he had somehow always wished he were in the other's shoes.

Tickets are on sale now at Diamond Art Jewelers, 503-842-7940.  $10/seniors and students, $15 adults.

*this production contains strong language and is not suitable for children

Carolyn Olson as the mother, and Mark Johnson as Lee....in a heated argument

Troy Peterson as Austin, and Mark Johnson as Lee, get physical

Austin, Lee, and Scott Campbell as Saul, discussing business matters

Lee and Austin are more alike than they previously thought