Friday, August 10, 2012

Audition dates: 2012-2013 Staged Reading Series

Here is the audition information for shows in the 2012-2013 Staged Reading Series. For full details, visit Civic Theatre's website and choose the "Auditions" button. Information will be shared and updated on the blog when it becomes available.

Red, directed by Craig Martin.
August 19, 6-9 p.m. August 20, 6-9 p.m. Civic Theatre's office, 313 N. 5th Street, Lafayette.

Master abstract expressionist Mark Rothko has just landed the biggest commission in the history of modern art, a series of murals for New York’s famed Four Seasons Restaurant. In the two fascinating years that follow, Rothko works feverishly with his young assistant, Ken, in his studio on the Bowery. But when Ken gains the confidence to challenge him, Rothko faces the agonizing possibility that his crowning achievement could also become his undoing. Raw and provocative, RED is a searing portrait of an artist's ambition and vulnerability as he tries to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting.

Photograph 51, directed by Steve Martin.
September 23, 2-4 p.m. September 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Civic Theatre's office, 313 N. 5th Street, Lafayette.

A funny and moving portrait of the unrequited life of Rosalind Franklin, one of the great female scientists of the twentieth century, and her fervid drive to map the contours of the DNA molecule. A chorus of physicists relives the chase, revealing the unsung achievements of this trail-blazing, fiercely independent woman. A play about ambition, isolation, and the race for greatness.

'night, Mother, directed by Tom Long.
November 18, 5-8 p.m. November 19, 6-9 p.m. Civic Theatre's office, 313 N. 5th Street, Lafayette.

The scene is the living room/kitchen of a small house on an isolated country road, which is shared by Jessie and her mother. Jessie's father is dead; her loveless marriage ended in divorce; her absent son is a petty thief and ne'er-do-well; her last job didn't work out and, in general, her life is stale and unprofitable. As the play begins, Jessie asks for her father's service revolver and calmly announces that she intends to kill herself. At first her mother refuses to take her seriously, but as Jessie sets about tidying the house and making lists of things to be looked after, her sense of desperate helplessness begins to build. In the end, with the inexorability of genuine tragedy, she can only stand by, stunned and unbelieving, as Jessie quietly closes and locks her bedroom door and ends her profound unhappiness in one fatal, stunning and deeply disturbing moment—a moment never to be forgotten by those who have witnessed, and come to understand, her plight.

The Break of Noon, directed by Denise Laussade.
April 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Civic Theatre's office, 313 N. 5th Street, Lafayette.

Amidst the chaos and horror of the worst office shooting in American history, John Smith sees the face of God. His modern-day revelation creates a maelstrom of disbelief among everyone he knows. A newcomer to faith, John urgently searches for a modern response to the age-old question: at what cost salvation?

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