Let’s Talk About Dragons!…This weekend!

Start your April with the performance arts! Join the Open Book Players this weekend, April 1st at 7:30 p.m. and April 2nd at 2:00 p.m. to see the second production of the season, “Let’s Talk About Dragons!” at Oak Hill High School, 56 School Road, Wales, ME. This cast is awesome!

Meet Our Players & Musicians…

Meet our wonderful cast and musicians for “Let’s Talk About Dragons!”…CAST
Nik Peterson of Lewiston
Cindy Turcotte of Bowdoin
Bill Haley of Hallowell
Robyn Babbidge of Sabattus
Jocelyn Davis of Litchfield
Bob Giroux of Belgrade
Curt Jack of Lewiston
Come see this unique and entertaining combination of readers theatre and music on April 1st at 7:30 p.m. or April 2nd at 2:00 p.m. at Oak Hill High School, 56 School Road, Wales, ME. Tickets will be sold at the door only at $5.00 for students and $10.00 for general admission. Cash and checks accepted.


REMINDER…Auditions are Sunday, March 5th, 6:30 p.m. at Oak Hill High School, 56 School Road, Wales, ME!!!

The Tale of Custard the Dragon…by Ogden Nash

Another featured piece in our upcoming production of “Let’s Talk About Dragons!” is “The Tale of Custard the Dragon” by Ogden Nash. In this humorous poem, Custard the cowardly dragon saves the day when a pirate threatens Belinda and her pet animals.
AUDITIONS: March 5th at 6:30 p.m. at Oak Hill High School, Wales, ME.

The Reluctant Dragon…by Kenneth Grahame…

Another Dragon story being featured in our upcoming production of “Let’s Talk About Dragons!” is “The Reluctant Dragon” by Kenneth Grahame.
In this beloved classic story, a young boy befriends a poetry-loving dragon living in the Downs above his home. When the town-folk send for St. George to slay the dragon, the boy needs to come up with a clever plan to save his friend and convince the townsfolk to accept him.
AUDITIONS: March 5th, 6:30 p.m., Oak Hill High School, Wales, ME

The Fifty-First Dragon by Heywood Broun…

One of our stories being featured in our upcoming production of “Let’s Talk About Dragons” is “The Fifty-First Dragon” by Heywood Broun.
It is about a young knight who is a failure in everything except the slaying of dragons, an activity in which he succeeds because of a certain “magic” word.
Hope to see you at Auditions on March 5th at 6:30 p.m. at Oak Hill High School in Wales, Maine.

AUDITIONS…”Let’s Talk About Dragons”

Open Book Players is holding AUDITIONS for “Let’s Talk About Dragons” on March 5th at 6:30 p.m. at Oak Hill High School in Wales, ME, featuring the following stories:

“The Reluctant Dragon” by Kenneth Grahame

“The Fifty-First Dragon” by Heywood Broun

“The Tale of Custard the Dragon” by Ogden Nash

There are parts available for 5-10 readers/actors (ages 12 and up) and performances will be on April 1 & 2 at Oak Hill High School.

A proposed rehearsal schedule will be available at Auditions. For more information, you can contact Lucy Rioux, Artistic Director, at lucyrioux@gmail.com.

Meet our last three Board Members…Sarah Rossignol (Student Member at Large), Richard Bostwick and Sherry Rossignol, Members at Large

“Hi! My name is Sarah Rossignol and I am currently a high school junior. I am the student representative for the Open Book Players board. Aside from taking part in various reader’s theater performances, I enjoy taking part in drama, dance, my school’s Tennis team, skiing, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Academic Decathlon, and Girl Scouts. My favorite part of reader’s theater is meeting new people of all ages. Not only do I get to perform, I get to hear stories from people of all ages. Reader’s Theater is a very eye opening experience that I love to share with others!”

Richard Bostwick lives in Hallowell and has been active in theater for awhile. Like most, Richard caught the Theater bug in High School. But that was a very long time ago. He moved to the Augusta are in the Late 1970s and became active with The Gaslight Theater in Hallowell. He estimates that he has acted, directed, run tech, and sung in over 125 productions since then. He became introduced to Reader’s Theater during Maine One Act Festivals. He has since performed in about half a dozen and likes the chance to perform in this other form.

“ Hi! My name is Sherry Rossignol and I am the mother of Sarah Rossignol. I enjoy helping out with various Open Book Players shows and events. Ever since my daughter joined drama and theater in 2nd grade, I’ve always gone to her shows and supported the arts in anyway I can. While I do not take part in theater, I enjoy taking part in other arts such as scrapbooking, sewing, and crocheting! “

Meet our next two Board Members at Large…Bob Giroux and Bob McIntire

Bob Giroux…Bob’s is a semi-retired Paramedic/Operations Director who now lives in Belgrade with his fiancé, Kathy and 1 year old yellow lab, Belle and works part time teaching American Heart CPR/First Aid. He loves working on and improving woods trails, to be used for walking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing
and traveling to Cambridge, Ma to visit his son and daughter, Wyatt and Annie.
He has worked with Open Book Players now since 2013 and has taken parts in many of the productions but really enjoys working on the musical scores and technical support. Bob’s hobbies are working with his tractor, yard improvement/beautification, playing guitar/banjo, and getting exercise through running, hiking or working in the woods with Kathy and Belle.

Bob McIntire…Bob McIntire is a Hallowell-based media producer presently documenting and editing local historical programs for web presentation and digital archiving. He began his dramatic career in junior high school staring in a musical adaptation of Charley’s Aunt for which he won the somewhat coveted Hammy Award. Fortunately, the role didn’t require him to sing. It was downhill after that. Following a theatrical hiatus of four decades, he returned to the stage joining Open Book Players. The time in between was taken up with a career in marketing and communications. The final twenty-two years of gainful employment were spent at the Maine Department of Education from which he retired before anyone could figure out exactly what he was doing there.