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2016 - 2017 38th Anniversary Season

A Dramatic Comedy by D.L. Coburn

In D.L. Coburn's sharp-witted dramedy, a game of cards between two lonely nursing-home residents turns into a battle royale with serious personal stakes. Weller and Fonsia strike up a friendly acquaintance as he teaches her to play gin rummy, revealing intimate details of their lives along the way. But as Fonsia wins hand after hand, Weller becomes frustrated, and their simple past-time becomes an all-out war, with shared secrets as weapons of mass emotional destruction. This Pulitzer Prize winner was revived on Broadway earlier this year with James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson. It now comes to the Olinder Theatre and is presented by Northside Theatre Company.

Performances: October 6-30, 2016

Auditions July 18th (Monday) & 19th (Tuesday) with callbacks July 20th (Wednesday)


A CHRISTMAS CAROL

A Christmas ghost story by Charles Dickens

This will be Northside’s 34th production of this holiday event! This stage adaptation of the Dickens classic captures all the power, humor and warmth this ageless tale has to offer. This is the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a lonely miser, who, through the help of spirits and visions from his past, present and future, finds a second chance to become a loving, generous and kind human being.

Performances: December 7 - 24, 2016

Auditions August 22nd (Mon) & 23rd (Tues) with callbacks on the 24th (Wednesday)


A flustered college student, Carol, visits one of her professors, John, and asks how she can pass his class. The narcissistic instructor barely seems to notice her presence, and goes off on tangents relating to his own personal philosophies and problems while failing to answer the pupil. Later, a more assured Carol returns and accuses John of sexual harassment. The professor is baffled, but Carol remains steadfast in her claim, and their feud escalates.The third meeting climaxes violently, leaving John and Carol both physically and emotionally devastated.

"A seething investigation of "political correctness" in a time when the nation's morality has been tested by increased incidents of sexual harassment. "OLEANNA is likely to provoke more arguments than any play this year." —NY Times.

Performances: Feb 9 - March 5, 2017

Auditions October 24th (Monday) & 25th (Tuesday) with callbacks on the 26th (Wednesday)



Suddenly, Last Summer

A Drama by Tennessee Williams

Young socialite Catherine Holly is traumatized and committed after witnessing her cousin's violent death on a trip to Europe. Her aunt, Violet Venable, wants to hide the events of her son's death and attempts to bribe a young surgeon, Dr. John Cukrowicz, to perform a lobotomy on Catherine. But John vows to find out the truth about Catherine's state before taking any action. One of Williams' most compelling and poetic works.

Performances: April 13 - May 7, 2017

Auditions December 19th (Monday) with callbacks on the 20th (Tuesday)

 


A Comedy by Paul Rudnick

A young and successful television actor relocates to New York, where he rents a marvelous, gothic apartment. With his television career in limbo, the actor is offered the opportunity to play Hamlet onstage, but there's one problem: He hates Hamlet! His dilemma deepens with the entrance of John Barrymore's ghost, who arrives intoxicated and in full costume to the apartment that once was his. The contrast between the two actors leads to a wildly funny duel over women, art, success, duty, television, and yes, the apartment.

"…fast-mouthed and funny…It has the old-fashioned Broadway virtues of brightness without pretensions and sentimentality without morals." —Village Voice. "…unapologetically silly and at times hilarious…affectionately amusing about the theatre…" —NY Times.

Performances: June 15 - July 9, 2017

Auditions February 27th (Monday) & 28th (Tuesday) with callbacks on March 1 (Wednesday)


 Performances are Thurs Fri Sat at 8 PM & Sunday at 3 PM

All performances are performed at:

Olinder Theatre, 848 East William Street, San Jose CA 95116

Office phone: (408) 288-7820    northsidetheatre@yahoo.com