Overtime Theatre Seeks Director for CHRISTMAS CHUMS by Laurence Thelen, Scheduled for December
The Overtime Theater is seeking a Director for a World Premiere of a new Christmas play with music, Christmas Chums by Lawrence Thelen. The play is based on the unofficial Christmas Day truce between British and German soldiers during World War I. The play takes place on Christmas night, 1914. When young British soldier Timmy McDougall runs from the trenches onto the battlefield to escape the misery of war, he is surprised by Bamey Luntz, a young German soldier. The two peacefully set their weapons aside in honor of the holiday. Soon, British and German soldiers from both sides leave their trenches and embark upon a ceasefire in which they sing carols, exchange gifts, and share stories. As the morning sun begins to rise, the soldiers reluctantly return to their trenches to resume the war.
*This is a play and should not be confused with the musical All is Calm.
Performances: Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm: November 26 – December 18, 2021 with option for a Sunday performance.
Cast of 12 (open to all genders)
Music direction and dialect coach available
Rehearsals would begin in late October after casting. Typical schedule is M-Th from 7-10 and weekends as needed.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your interest and to obtain a copy of the script.