CAMP Rehoboth Theatre Company Presents Fall Season
The CAMP Rehoboth Theater Company presents its two shows, Raincheck and The Weir, are slated for October and November performances, respectively.
The CAMP Rehoboth Theatre Company presents Raincheck, a show by Claudia Allen, directed by Kelly Sheridan.
Set in smalltown Michigan in 1985, Thema has moved home to live with her grandmother and great-aunt, Pansy and Flora. She leaves behind four marriages, and rekindles a friendship with her childhood buddy, Gwen, a county nurse watching over Patsy and Flora. In renewing their friendship, Thema realizes what’s been missing from her marriages all along—a woman.
Gwen - Gwen Osborne
Thema - Kelly Sheridan
Pansy/Grandma - Carol Huckabee
Flora/Sister - Linda DeFeo
Kelly Sheridan (Thema / Director) is a full-time resident of Lewes, Delaware having moved here from Baltimore in 2016 with her wife, Debra. Prior to leaving Baltimore, Kelly directed several shows at her alma mater, Towson Catholic High School, including Harvey; You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown; The Calamityville Terror; and The Worst High School Play in the World. Since moving to Delaware, she has performed at CAMP Rehoboth with roles in Last Summer at Bluefish Cove, In the Wake, and 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche. Kelly was a student and friend of the late Kay Cummings, who taught theatre and directed at CAMP Rehoboth.
Currently, Kelly works at the Delaware Community Foundation as their Grant & Scholarship Coordinator. She volunteers her time with the Fund for Women, Common Cause Delaware, CAMP Rehoboth, and Mercy Association.
The Weir, by Conor McPherson, will be performed November 2-5, and directed by Russell Stiles.
In a small bar called The Weir in a rural town in Ireland, three local men are settling down for the night, enjoying good beer and company. Their normal routine is shaken up when their friend Finbar enters the bar and introduces them to Valerie, a woman from Dublin who has just moved into an old, haunted house in the town. As the night (and the amount of liquor consumed) progresses, each local from the bar starts to tell a tale of ghostly happenings in the town. What starts as innocent braggadocio between the men turns into a real fright when Valerie reveals a real, haunted tale of her own from the past. Examining chances of missed opportunity and the loneliness that results, The Weir is a haunting play with its roots in Irish folklore.
Jack - John Marino
Brendan - Matty Brown
Jim - Richard Gamble
Finbar - Max Dick
Valerie - Leah Toomey
Russell Stiles (Director/ Designer) moved to Rehoboth Beach after a 30-year career teaching acting and drama in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania. Stiles formed the Hollidaysburg Area Repertory Players (HARP) and directed over 60 plays and musicals for the group. He also directed, acted, and did set and lighting design for Altoona Community Theatre at the historic Mishler Theatre in Altoona, Pennsylvania, and directed a number of critically acclaimed productions at Things Unseen regional theatre.
Stiles established a theatre program for CAMP Rehoboth and has directed its productions of Stop Kiss, Last Summer at Blue Fish Cove, It’s Complicated 3.0, Tiny Beautiful Things, Ponce de Leon Is Dead, Auto Erotic Misadventure, and the American premier of Drip Feed by Irish playwright Karen Cogan. Stiles recently directed Our Town at Possum Point Players in Georgetown, Delaware. He is married to Patricia Stiles who currently performs with the CAMP Chorus.
Tickets coming soon!
This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on DelawareScene.com.