The Speeding Theatre - bringing quality entertainment to the greater Las Vegas valley.
The Speeding Theatre - Over 55 was created to produce and present quality theatre that celebrates and empowers older adults primarily for the benefit and enjoyment of the greater Las Vegas Community.
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Starting heavy-duty rehearsals this week for our upcoming shows being presented October 24 and 25 - dinner shows at the Masonic Lodge - and a stage production at the theatre at Sun City Aliante on November 21. Keep watching this page and checking for more information coming soon.
I have just received word that our first artistic director, Doug Hill, is now on the staff of the Theatre Department at the College of Southern Nevada beginning next week. He will be teaching THTR 199 - Structure and Analysis and THTR 105 Introduction to Acting. Many of us had the good fortune to be in those classes at UNLV. In the fall he will be directing the CSN production of Circle Mirror Transformation by Annie Baker. Doug Hill was the much-loved Director of the Adult Senior Theatre Department at UNLV and the inspiration for the birth of The Speeding Theatre. Sandy Runkle, President
Eight actors from The Speeding Theatre worked closely for approximatley five hours yesterday with the Nursing Department at UNLV by using their improv skills to represent possible scenarios nurses may encounter in the "real" world, such as an angry patient, a dying patient and an angry doctor. This category of acting is generally referred to as "patient simulation". Actors are paid by the hour. In this case, all actors agreed to forego personal payment in lieu of payment to The Speeding Theatre. The nurses benefited greatly by this training. The actors benefited by being able to hone their skills. The community will benefit by coming in contact with nurses who have been trained in ALL areas of nursing, including proper responses to emotional reactions. The Speeding Theatre added to its slim bank account, thus enabling our non-profit theatre company to continue growing. UNLV is grateful to The Speeding Theatre, and The Speeding Theatre is grateful to UNLV for this opportunity.
The Speeding Theatre is on hiatus until August. At the end of July, I will be informing everyone of our first get-together where I expect our artistic director Phil Randall will outline what he foresees for the next six months. I will be hoping all interested in theatre will attend. If you are not on my mass e-mailing list, send your info to my personal email: email@example.com. If you get my periodic newscasts, you are on the list. If you don't know, or want to be added, go ahead and send the info.
Pictures from The Duck Variations are posted just below.
The Duck Variations opened yesterday at the Fringe Festival. What an absolutely joyous show! The audience just laughed and laughed! Two seats minus being a sold-out performance. Get your tickets now for next Thursday, Friday or Saturday. See you then. IT IS FUN!
Congratulations to Bruce Russell, Eilah Cheek and Marsha Anderson of TST for having been selected to compete in the Senior Idol contest on June 12 at 3 pm, Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 Brush St., Las Vegas.