Wednesday, February 19, 2014
THE LORD OF THE RATINGS – THE RETURN OF THE KELLY CASTING CALL FOR DTA PRODUCTIONS
DTA Productions and Brookhaven Community Theater are having an open casting call for the DTA’s latest fund raiser, a modern interpretation of the beloved tale of good versus evil entitled The Return of the Kelly.
As we join the action, the last remaining stronghold of men at Minis Tirith (SpringPark) is under siege by the Orc armies created by Sauroman (Rossouw) with his massive 50 Orc rosters. Sauron (you know who you are), in his lair in Mordoor (Canyon Creek), is on the verge of dominating middle earth and, possibly, finally making a serious run at sectionals. The rating to rule all ratings is now within his grasp with Aragorn bumped to 5.0. Things look bleak for the band of weary travelers defending middle earth. Aragorn (Kelly), Legolas (Pickett), Gandolf (Abreezeesee) and Gimli (any takers?) have been worn down by the constant trips to nationals and are in a weakened state as they rejoin the fight.
But the tide is beginning to turn, Canyon Creek, sorry, Mordoor, has unleashed the Nazgul and their leader, the Witch-King of Angmar (Reed), whom no man can slay. But he is struck down by Eowyn (to be cast when Kelly picks his next mixed partner) and the forces of men are victorious. Aragorn raises the racquet of Anduril and is finally acknowledged as the true heir to the throne Nationals. But still burdened by the rating to rule all ratings, Aragorn must march on the very gates of Mordoor, defeat Sauron and destroy the rating to rule all ratings. And who will carry the day for the once and future king of men’s, mixed, combo, tri-level, 40s, etc…?
Behold, two halflings with hairy feet have walked all the way from the shire in New York and have found the fires of Mount Doom. At last, with a clarity that comes from not having been personally beaten by the forces of Aragorn at every USTA event ever created, the New Yorkers destroy the rating to rule all ratings, bump Aragorn back to 4.5A, and the forces of Mordoor are swallowed into a deep abyss at the Canyon Creek bar.
After the production there will be a panel discussion entitled: Gollum or Smeagel: Which path will his precious DTA appointment lead Klamecki?
Anyone interested in trying out for a part can post their interest here or join the open casting call underway in all USTA Dallas leagues. Legolas be interviewing anyone interested in the part of Arwen.