Waiting for Godot
- a tragicomedy in 2 acts
By Samuel Beckett
- translated from the original French by the author
Directed by Augustine Ripa
September 29 & 30, October 1, 4, 5, 6, 7
A country road. A tree. Evening.
At the appointed time and at the appointed place, Vladimir and Estragon faithfully return to wait for something—to wait for Godot. Not sure what or who Godot is, they deaden the agony of waiting by inventing their very existences in clever, cunning, and comic ways. Without each other, what are they? They have faith. They have commitment. They have love. In a world that does not yield answers, our protagonists create their own. And it’s funny!
Auditions: August 29, 30 in the Diamond Theater, Zoellner Arts Center. Sign-up sheets and detailed information on the bulletin board outside ZAC 301 in August. Professor Ripa with quiestions: firstname.lastname@example.org
4 or 5 Characters - ALL GENDERS WELCOME!
Stupid F*@#ing Bird
By Aaron Posner
Directed by Pam Pepper
November 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17
An aspiring young director rampages against the art created by the older generation. A young actor wrestles with an aging Hollywood star for the affections of a renowned novelist. And everyone discovers just how inadequate love, art, and growing up can be. In this irreverent, contemporary, and hilarious reinvention of Chekhov’s The Seagull, the timeless battle between young and old, past and present, unrequited desires and selfish aims, is played out within a modern framework. Stupid Fucking Bird will tantalize and incite you to consider how art, love, and revolution fuel your own pursuit of happiness.
Winner of the Charles MacArthur Award for New Play or Musical in 2014.
“The bird may be stupid, but this is one smart play.” ~~Broad Street Review
Auditions: August 29, 30 in the Fowler Black Box Theater, Zoellner Arts Center. Sign-up sheets and detailed information will be posted on the bulletin board outside ZAC 301, in August. Contact Professor Pepper with questions: email@example.com
4 men and 3 women
by Sarah Ruhl
directed by Caraline Jeffrey ’17 Department of Theatre Apprentice
February 23, 24, 25, 28, March 1, 2, 3
“Orlando had become a woman—there is no denying it. But in every other respect, Orlando remained precisely as he had been.”
As a boy growing up in the Elizabethan age, Orlando’s wild adventures seem to have no end—but things change suddenly when he wakes one morning to find he is a woman.
As identities transform and centuries pass, Orlando discovers just how difficult it can be to live and love in one’s own skin. Part biography, part fabulation, part poetry, this adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s famous novel “suits the stage like a dream, slippery and fantastical.” –The Guardian
Auditions: October 18-20 in the Fowler Black Box Theater, Zoellner Arts Center. Sign-up sheets and detailed information will be posted on the bulletin board outside ZAC 301 in September. Contact Ms Jeffrey with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org