The Orphans Cast Annoucement

The Orphans Cast
Back row (l to r): Diane Cross, Martin Cherry, Val Braun
Front row (l to r): Karen Martin, Karen Downs
Not pictured: Jackson Morris
Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts (TAPA) is pleased to announce the cast of The Orphans, written by James Prideaux  and directed by Chris Chiola. 
Opening May 22nd at The Barn Community Playhouse, The Orphans is a touching and funny play. After tragedy strikes the family of two young girls, they seclude themselves in a hotel room. Lily and Catherine Spangler have lived in near isolation in the once grand Chalfont Hotel for the past 25 years. Although the hotel and its guests have steadily declined in stature over this time. Mr. Ervin, who has handled the sisters’ affairs for years, comes to visit and warns of a claim to their family
fortunes. Distrustful and afraid of the outside world, Lily must cope with 25 years of history, while Catherine yearns to break free and explore life.
This production reunites Karen Martin and Karen Downs, who lit up TAPA’s stage in 2012’s A Fine Monster You Are. Their onstage chemistry is warm and inspiring as the Spangler sisters. “This play is a colorful story of the love of two sisters who have faced tragedy and who now must stare down the reality of the world. I hope audiences will appreciate the humor and antics of these ladies” says Director Chris Chiola. This will be Chiola’s fifth time directing for TAPA, having previously directed comedies like Never Kiss A Naughty Nanny, Inspecting Carol, the compilation play You Know I Can’t Hear You When The Water’s Running, and Sex Please, We’re Sixty.
The cast is comprised of several veteran actors, as well as some first-time actors. Starring in this production are Karen Martin as Lily Spangler, Karen Downs as Catherine Spangler, Martin Cherry as Mr. Ervin, Val Braun as Florette, and Diane Cross and Maxine.
Tickets will be on sale April 22nd and can be purchased by contacting Diamond Art Jewelers, 503-842-7940.
Join us on opening night, May 22nd, for an Opening Night Gala celebration. Every opening night ticket includes a complimentary beverage of choice and hors d’oeuvres. Additional show dates are May 23rd, 29th, 30th, 31st, June 5th, 6th, and 7th. Friday and Saturday shows start at 7:00 pm, and Sunday matinees start at 2:00 pm. The doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain.
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TAPA is a non-profit community theater dedicated to providing high quality performing arts experiences through entertainment, education, and community participation. TAPA’s Barn Community Playhouse is located at 12th & Ivy in Tillamook.