Archive for July 25th, 2008


“Bless Us,” please!

Those of you who have been with me for a long time, over the many websites I’ve called home, will know that in addition to being a teacher, writer, and geek pundit, I’m also pretty involved in my local community theatre. I’ve been performing in, working on, directing, producing and writing plays for the Thibodaux Playhouse in some capacity or another for almost ten years now, and I’ve been a member of the board of directors now for about five. Well, it’s that time again, friends — I’m putting back on my director’s hat!

On Monday and Tuesday, July 28 and 29, I’ll be holding auditions for the Thibodaux Playhouse production of Craig Alpaugh’s comedy, Bless Me, Father, directed by yours truly and assisted by my sister, Heather Petit Keller. What’s the play about, you ask? Well, here’s the official synopsis:

“The action takes place in Holy Family Rectory where Fathers Richard and
Charles preside over the merriment. The fun centers around Father
Charles’ mistaken belief that Father Richard is about to leave the
priesthood and get married. Actually, the yourg woman in question is
Father Richard’s sister Susan who wants her brother, Father Richard to
marry her… to her fiancé Ira.”

Sounds funny, right? Trust me, it’s a great script — lots of slapstick comedy, wordplay, pratfalls… all the stuff I dearly love in a play. I’m looking for six men, four women and one boy in the 8-12 year-old age range to fill out my cast. Auditions 7 p.m. on both nights. If you live in the Thibodaux area and you want to get involved, either as an actor or crew member, please, come on by! Here are the directions, courtesy of my close, personal friends at Mapquest: Map to the TPH Rehearsal Hall.

Thanks, gang! Look forward to seeing you all there!

July 2008

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