Announcing auditions for Springhouse Theatre Blackbox One-Acts!

The show dates are October 26, 27, 28, and 29.

Audition Information: Audition dates will be September 24 from 5:00-7:00 P.M. and September 25, from 7:00-9:00 P.M.

Headshot and resume is recommended but not required. Please come prepared with a one minute monologue. There will also be cold readings from the script.


“The Happy Journey from Trenton to Camden”

  • By: Thornton Wilder
  • A comedy
  • 3 men, 3 women
  • Directed by: Teri Beck

A father, mother and two of their three surviving children drive from Newark, New Jersey to Camden to visit their married daughter, who has recently lost her baby in childbirth. Their journey is punctuated by talk, laughter, memories (some mundane, some happy, some painful), and appreciation of the Now – ham and eggs, flowers, family, sunsets and the joy of being alive. In this family drama, nothing much happens-and yet everything important happens. As Ma Kirby says, “There’s nothin’ like bein’ liked by your family.”


  • MA – Mrs. Kate Kirby
  • ARTHUR – 13, her son
  • CAROLINE – 15, her daughter
  • PA
  • BEULAH – 22, the Kirbys' married daughter who lives in Camden, New Jersey

“Where Have All the Lightning Bugs Gone”

  • By: Louis E. Catron
  • Dramatic Comedy
  • 1 male, 1 female (both high school/college age)
  • Directed by: Hunter Thaw

Written by a college playwriting instructor, this nostalgic play captures the almost unspeakably poignant wonder of love. It is popular with high school, college and community theatres. A boy and girl meet and fall in love by discovering how to touch as people, not as sexual beings. The refreshingly innovative style makes it an ideal actors' challenge.