Young USP Alumni Win Stage Awards

Union Street Players congratulates Victoria Karnes, who has assisted with costumes on USP productions and is a faithful volunteer in the USP costume shop, and Davis Vande Steeg (Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Bye Bye Birdie). Both Pella High School students received awards from the Iowa Thespian Festival. Karnes won an award for her costuming while Vande Steeg won an award for theatre marketing. USP is grateful for the many talented young people who participate in our productions and are proud of Victoria and Davis for the contributions they are making at Pella High and the larger theatre community! Thanks to Suzi Jones for sharing the good news with us and allowing us to share in the celebration.

Auditions Announced for “Ham Buns & Potato Salad”

Union Street Players, Pella’s award-winning community theatre, has announced audition dates for the upcoming production of Ham Buns and Potato Salad:

Sunday, February 2 (6:00-8:00 p.m.) at the Pella Community Center
Saturday, February 8 (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) at the Pella Community Center
Those who cannot make either audition and are still interested in being considered for a part are asked to contact the show’s Director, Ann Wilkinson (pmscasting@aol.com).

Performances scheduled for April 10-13, 2014.

Five roles for Men. Four roles for women. One role for a preteen girl.

Ham Buns and Potato Salad is an original full-length comedy in two acts by local playwright, Tom Vander Well, and is set in the fictional town of Hebron, Iowa (population 318). After a tragic accident, the town is preparing for the funeral of a local couple. Their son, Thomas, was an only child who left town after high school, twelve years earlier, and never returned. Thomas’ departure after high school coincided with a town scandal which has never been resolved and has simmered in the town’s collective conscience for over a decade. With his impending return, the town is buzzing with anticipation and the heat on the old scandal is raised to a full boil. The script can be downloaded for perusal as a PDF by clicking on the link below:

Ham Buns and Potato Salad 01-17-2014.PDF

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