Directors

Prospective Directors:

The Santa Clara Players (SCP) community theater group is now accepting applications from persons wishing to direct for our group in the 2022-2023 season. We are excited about our new season choices and about the possibility of working with you. The pay for directing is based on the number of hours worked.

SCP presents three shows during the year: a Fall show in Oct./Nov., a Winter show in Feb./Mar., and a Spring show in May/June. Each show runs four weekends (Thursday-Sunday) for a total of 11 performances.

The SCP 2022-2023 season selections for which we need directors are:

FALL (Oct. 14 – Nov 5, 2022): The Mousetrap By Agatha Christie
After a local woman is murdered, the guests and staff at Monkswell Manor find themselves stranded during a snowstorm. It soon becomes clear that the killer is among them, and the seven strangers grow increasingly suspicious of one another. A police detective, arriving on skis, interrogates the suspects: the newlyweds running the house; a spinster with a curious background; an architect who seems better equipped to be a chef; a retired Army major; a strange little man who claims his car has overturned in a drift; and a jurist who makes life miserable for everyone. When a second murder takes place, tensions and fears escalate. This record-breaking murder mystery features a brilliant surprise finish from Dame Agatha Christie, the foremost mystery writer of her time

WINTER (Feb 24- March 18, 2023: 4 Old Broads By Leslie Kimbell
Retired burlesque queen Beatrice Shelton desperately needs a vacation . A Sassy Seniors Cruise through the Caribbean may be just the ticket if she can just convince her best friend, Eaddy Mae Clayton, to stop praying and go with her. Unfortunately, things have not been very pleasant at Magnolia Place Assisted Living since Nurse Pat Jones began working there. A mystery unfolds with laughter as the gals try to outsmart the evil Nurse Pat Jones and figure out why so many residents have been moved to “the dark side,” what exactly IS that mysterious pill, and what happened to Doctor Head? Hilarity ensues as Imogene goes undercover and Maude enters the Miss Magnolia Senior Citizen Pageant to throw Pat off their trail. If they can solve the mystery, they may make it to the
cruise ship after all.

SPRING (May 19 – June 10, 2023): Tangled Webbs by Michal Jacot
The Webbs, a wealthy and eccentric family, are in the midst of preparing for oldest brother Alex’s wedding when Donald Webb, a long-lost brother given up for adoption years ago, shows up. Not wanting to split the Webb family
fortune with yet another heir, greedy sister Rhonda schemes to oust Donald from his new-found family. What follows is a hilarious, dizzying parade of quick entrances and exits as the off-beat characters vie for their place in the
family. Additional characters include a dimwitted lawyer, Alex’s sweet-as-sugar fiancee with a few surprises of her own, and a cranky old butler who is sure to steal the show.

Please return the attached form or e-mail a letter of interest and resume to santaclaraplayers@gmail.com by August 10th. Please indicate which play(s) you are applying for.

Thank you. Questions: santaclaraplayers@gmail.com or 408-248-7993