The Ocoee Theatre Guild will rehearse through January and performances will be Feb. 7, 8, 14, 15 and 16 in the recently opened “The Venue Creekside.”
“Sirens” is a romantic comedy about a middle-aged songwriter trying to reconnect with his inspiration. The play will feature four local Cleveland actors: James Williams, who will play Sam, the main character in the play; Carole Hicks, who plays Sam’s wife; Lee University business student Alainy Kendall plays the Siren; and recent Lee University graduate and theater major Jacob Shrimplin, rounds out the cast as Richard Miller, an old flame of Rose’s.
Williams received his undergraduate degree in theater from Bowling Green State University. Hicks is a local part-time playwright who has appeared onstage at Westwood Baptist Church. Kendall has appeared previously in Lee Theatre productions of “Wit” and “Almost, Maine.” Shrimplin has appeared in “SabrinaFair,” “Lessons,” “Tartuffe,” and “Almost, Maine.”
“I was very pleased with the auditions,” director Dan Buck said. “I had enough talented people that I could have almost cast the show twice over. Everyone who auditioned was talented enough to appear in our first show, but I think we were really able to choose performers who were the right fit.”
Candy Tapper, Ocoee Theatre Guild founder and board president, agreed. “We are so excited to be putting on this performance of ‘Sirens,’” Tapper said. “We have a great script, great actors, and a great director. This is going to be a wonderful first show for The Guild.”
For more information, visit ocoeeguild.com.