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IN 1982, a group of theater people saw a need for great theater productions in the Corcoran neighborhood, so Corcoran Park Players was established and staged productions from 1982-2016. Following our tenure at Corcoran Park, we played in assorted other venues in the Twin Cities. After 35 years, in 2017, we renamed our organization, Classi
IN 1982, a group of theater people saw a need for great theater productions in the Corcoran neighborhood, so Corcoran Park Players was established and staged productions from 1982-2016. Following our tenure at Corcoran Park, we played in assorted other venues in the Twin Cities. After 35 years, in 2017, we renamed our organization, Classics Lost 'n' Found Theater Company to continue providing great theater to local audiences. We've still producing while other theaters are long gone. When you see a CLFTC production, you see what we're all about.
Our mission has always been producing great productions, either popular recent works; plays by classic playwrights to be rediscovered or area/world premieres of new works. We've always been open to diverse casting and inventive staging, being flexible with sets, costumes and lighting while being focused on entertaining our audiences.
See below for more detailed info on the characters needed for "CHARLEY'S AUNT"
AUDITIONS will be at Lake Nokomis Presbyterian Church, 1620 E. 46th Street, south Minneapolis 55407. 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on Monday March 18th and Tuesday March 19th. NO appointments - reading from the script only. You do NOT need to be at both nights of the auditions.
Rehearsals will start March 25th. Performance dates are 7 pm
on Fridays/Saturdays May 3-4 and 10-11, with a 2 pm
Sunday matinee on May 5th.
Classics Lost 'N' Found Theater Company is pleased to announce its 2024 season. In the Spring, we'll present the delightful 1892 drag comedy, Charley's Aunt by Brandon Thomas. Set at Harvard in the 1920s, it's an hilarious mistaken identity comedy to be directed by Steven LaVigne.
First produced in the 1892, the CLFTC production of Brandon Thomas’ classic moves the story to a very fictionalized 1920s at Harvard. It centers on Fancourt Babberley (Babs), a student whose friends Jack and Charley persuade him to impersonate the latter’s aunt (whom Charley has never met) to serve as chaperone for an afternoon. Complications arise when Babs attracts the attention of two older men, and when the real aunt arrives.
Auditions will be held on March 18-19. 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Opening Night 3 May; Performances 4,10, 11 May; Fundraiser for Lake Nokomis Presbyterian Church's Building Fund: Matinee on 5 May, 2pm.
3 men, mid 20s to 30
Jack Chesney, student, in love with Kitty Verdun.
Charley Wykeham, student, in love with Amy Spettigue.
Fancourt Babberley, student, pulled unwillingly into Jack and Charley’s scheme.
2 men, middle-aged
Stephen Spettigue, uncle of Amy and guardian of Kitty, he’s the story’s villain.
Col. Francis Chesney, father of Jack Chesney.
2 women, middle-aged
Mrs. Brasset, the house mother.
Donna Lucia d'Alvadorez, Charley's aunt from Brazil.
3 women, late teens to mid 20s
Amy Spettigue, Stephen Spettigue's young niece.
Kitty Verdun, Stephen Spettigue's young ward.
Ela Delahay, orphaned young woman accompanying Donna Lucia and loved by Fancourt.
Who is Charley Wykeham? Charley is a Harvard graduate student during the 1920s. He’s supported by his aunt, whom he’s never met, and he’s very much in love with Amy Spettigue, the character for whom Frank Loesser wrote the song “Once in Love With Amy.”
Who is Amy Spettigue? Amy is Stephen Spettigue’s niece. Amy is in love with Charley. She’s the subject of the song “Once in Love With Amy.”
Auditions for CLFTC’s production of Charley’s Aunt will be held on March 18-19. 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Lake Nokomis Presbyterian Church, 1620 E 46th Street in south Minneapolis. Opening Night is May 3 at 70m. Additional Performances will be May 4,10, 11at 7pm. There will be a Fundraiser Matinee on 5 May, 2pm for the Church’s Building Fund. For more information, contact email@example.com.
Since Classics Lost N Found Theater is currently on hiatus until auditions for our upcoming spring show in March, we will be featuring some of our past performers
as "Performer of the Month". SO many good people to choose from!!! The familiar face you see at the left is DAVID NORINI, who has graced our stage in MISS LULU BETT, AN IDEAL HUSBAND, ROMEO AND JULIET, THE MISER, FRANKENSTEIN, and both the 2022 and 2023 versions of CHRISTMAS CAROL KRAMPUS. Thanks, Dave!!!
Spring: Charley's Aunt by Brandon Thomas, the modern theater's first drag comedy.
Summer: Our annual production at Lake Nokomis Community Center, outside
Summer: MACT FastFest one act play festival in Cloquet, MN
Winter: William Shakespeare's renowned Scots Tragedy of Macbeth