"I’m baaack!"

I had so much fun directing Mark of Cain last summer; I couldn’t wait to try my hand at directing again! Never Too Late calls for a cast of 9 actors & actresses…that’s double the number of cast members I directed last year…so I know I am going to have double the fun!

Never Too Late is set in the early ‘60’s…. I was a wee child then; however, I have very fond memories of that time. It is my desire to transport our patrons back to that amazing decade and bring Sumner Arthur Long’s

hilarious comedy to life.

When I read Never Too Late for the first time, I could envision the set and the costumes…all I need are the actors! I am going to make every attempt to cast this show using actors of the appropriate age. So all of you late 40-, 50- or early 60-somethings who think there are no good roles left for you…THINK AGAIN!!! There are some fantastic roles for you in Never Too Late !

Grace, Harry, Edith, Dr. Kimbrough and Mayor Crane are all contemporaries…in their late 50’s. (You can see why Edith’s pregnancy causes such a stir!) Charlie & Kate are in their mid-twenties (we have a little more lee-way with their ages). There are two additional roles, Mr. Foley (30’s or 40’s), and the Policeman, who is younger.

I have had a blast in the last 19 years in my involvement with Putnam County Playhouse whether it’s on-stage, directing, back-stage or in the tech loft. If you’ve always thought you’d like to get involved at PCPH…I hope I’ll see you at auditions for Never Too Late. Once you’re here…you’re hooked!!!

If you’d like to do something other than act on stage…we’ve got lots of opportunities for you to get involved with all aspects of back stage, tech, etc. Come out and see me…Let’s make Never Too Late a spectacular end to what promises to be a wonderful season at Putnam County Playhouse!

Shelly McFadden