SVCT/Limelight At Home

For the time being, we will have to share our productions online, keeping our actors, crew, and audiences safe. Our plays have free admission, but the delivery method and availability window for each show is different, depending on our licensing rights for that show. Please review details–by show–below.

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SVCT and Limelight stages bring hundreds of local people together to create the magic of theater. Please consider clicking the donation button in order to help SVCT weather the storm while our theater stages are dark. And hopefully we will all soon hear, “Hit the lights. It’s showtime!”.

Since we are currently unable to bring the curtain up at Limelight or the Morgan Hill Playhouse, we have a wonderful variety of online productions planned for your entertainment!

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  • We have transformed our SVCT warehouse into a green screen studio. New lights, cameras, and a green screen background now fill the space, enabling us to create new illusions for our wonderful patrons. Our first online production, Kalamazoo, in July, was a one act comedy recorded in our green screen studio, edited,  and made available for one weekend only. This was followed by Bad Auditions … On Camera, performed by 19 of your favorite SVCT actors and made available live, over Facebook Live for one  live performance. Next, Tru, a one person play, was recorded on our Limelight stage and made available online for one weekend at the end of August.
  • In October, look for our fourth show, 2 Across. This will be another two-person green screen production, a full length dramatic comedy.
  • We have lots more in the works! Shows being considered include: a teen musical (with social distancing), additional two-person plays, a series of one-act plays, perhaps a behind the scenes set of interviews with performers from a past show, and more. We welcome your suggestions…. email us at svct@SVCT.org!

NEXT UP:

2 Across Online

Friday Oct 9 – Sunday Oct 11

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The link you receive will be your password / ticket.

It will be good for viewing any time between

approximately 10 am Friday and 10 pm Sunday

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A reservation form will be available at the beginning of October.

2 Across

A Green Screen Production!

Directed by Jo Anna Evans

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Starring

Whitney Pintello as Janet

Charlie Gilmore as Josh

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Produced by Peter Mandel

Videography by Bruce Pember

Set Design by Gerry Blanchard

Lighting & Sound Design by Peter Mandel

Costumes by Michelle Griffin

Props by Lori Foster

An eighty-minute BART ride described by critics as “Hilarious,” “Witty,” “Romantic,” “Poignant,” and “Wonderfully entertaining.”

Two strangers, a man and a woman, board a San Francisco BART train at 4:30 a.m. They’re alone in the car, each is married, both are doing the New York Times crossword. She’s an organized, sensible psychologist. He’s a free-spirited, unemployed ad exec. She is a crossword pro, he always quits. When he tosses his puzzle away, she snaps, “Crosswords are a metaphor for life, those who finish, succeed, those who don’t, fail.” Now he vows to finish. Why?  He’s a competitor and she happens to be lovely.

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For eighty minutes, two opposites are in an enclosed space, attacking each other’s values but also being swayed and intrigued by them. They each have serious life problems that the other helps solve. Their trip is filled with unpredictable, but believable, surprises. As the train ride ends, it’s obvious each of them has been changed for the better.

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COMPLETED ONLINE PRODUCTIONS BELOW

Adapted from the words and works of Truman Capote, Tru takes place in the writer’s New York City apartment during the week before Christmas, 1975. An excerpt from Capote’s infamous novel Answered Prayers has recently been published in Esquire and the author’s friends, recognizing the characters as thinly veiled versions of themselves, have turned their backs on the man they once considered a close confidant.

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Tru

  by Jay Presson Allen

From the Words and Works of Truman Capote

Featuring Bill Tindall as Truman Capote.

Directed by Carol Harris

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Producer – Peter Mandel

.Film Director – Aaron Blas

Editor/Camera – Thomas Blas

Sound/Camera – Daniel Sabsay

Lighting & Sound Design – Peter Mandel

.Line Coach – Judy Grant

.Props – Lori Foster

Costumer – Zana Vartanian

Voices – Christine McElroy

Hair – Robin Church

Lobby Art – Christine McElroy & Scott Lynch

.Tru is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com

Tru

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Friday, August 28 –

Sunday August 30

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Online

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About Truman Capote

EARLY CHILDHOOD
BIOGRAPHY

Tru – A Virtual Lobby Display

Background For This Play

THE ``SWANS``
THE BOOK: ANSWERED PRAYERS

A casting director has one day to find an actor to fill the role of a lawyer in a crime procedural. But what seems like a simple task proves impossible when the pool of actors includes stage thespians who can’t tone it down for the screen, performers completely unable to keep themselves in frame, and an actor who seems to believe this is a toothpaste commercial. Vote for who you think should get the role when you step behind the doors of a casting session in this hilarious comedy.

Bad Auditions … On Camera

Produced by

Adrianne Wilkinson, Tiffany Goller, Mary Beth Anderson

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Directed by

Adrianne Wilkinson and Tiffany Goller

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Featuring 19 of your favorite SVCT actors!

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Mary Beth Anderson, Rob Christopher,

PJ Crocker, Lauren DeRosa,

Chris Goller, Jake Goller,

Zack Goller, Michael Horta,

Lucy Kaelin, Michael Kaelin,

Trish King, Maya King, Marisa Lopes,

Kimberly Lynch, Marilyn Pifer,

Becca Snook, Marianne Snook,

Andrew Stebbins, Adrianne Wilkinson

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Presented with the support of a generous donation

from Guild Mortgage – Stebbins Mortgage Team

Bad Auditions … On Camera

by Ian & Carrie McWethy

Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.

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Sunday, July 26, 7 pm ONLY

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Facebook Live

Direct Link

(No Facebook Account Needed)

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CLICK HERE

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Kalamazoo Online

Friday July 10 – Sunday July 12

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Our first Green Screen production!

Kalamazoo

by Michelle Kholos Brooks and Kelly Younger

Peg and Irv, two quirky but endearing baby-boomers, bravely venture into the world of modern dating. But when these opposites attract, they discover love isn’t any easier the second time around. Winner of the Riva Shiner Comedy Award, KALAMAZOO is a one act romantic comedy about life’s second act and learning you’re never too old to be young.

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“A disarming comedy that lets us laugh about growing older while addressing the very real hardships and heartaches that come when one spouse from a life-long marriage is suddenly left alone…the banter in this play is both hilarious and startlingly honest. It just rings true in ways that can be surprising and shocking, but always satisfying.” —Examiner.com. “

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— Contains some adult content.

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Directed by Bill Tindall

Videography by Bruce Pember

Costumes by Terri Miles

Roz Farotte as Peg

Peter Mandel as Irv