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Six Women With Brain Death, Or Expiring Minds Want to Know

Music and lyrics by Mark Houston; written by Cheryl Benge, Christy Brandt, Rosanna E. Coppedge, Valerie Fagan, Ross Fresse, Mark Houston, Sandee Johnson, Peggy Pharr Wilson

Directed by Cherrie Sciro

Performance Dates: October 30-November 3; November 5, 2017

Overweight Prom Queen Candidate Loses Crown! Housewife Keeps Severed Head On Cake Plate! Bambi Goes Haywire in Forest With Uzi! To the expiring mind of a modern American woman, life can read like a tabloid headline. Six Women With Brain Death is a wild and very left-of-center view of the world from an entirely feminine standpoint. In a series of bizarre but hysterical songs and sketches, the authors explore TV soap operas, “genuine press-on nails,” Barbie and Ken’s secret fantasy life, divas, a unique and new way of recycling, and what “is” and “is not” feminine - with an unforgettable detour through a forest where Bambi meets Rambo. Definitely not for the faint-hearted, Six Women With Brain Death is a hard rockin’, harder talkin’ cult classic.

AUDITIONS: NIGHT 1: September 11 at 6:30 pm in Stone Theatre. Auditionees should prepare a one-minute monologue, and sixteen bars of music that shows your vocal range in one of the styles of the show. Auditionees should bring their own sheet music, or recorded accompaniment. Those bringing a recording should have it on a phone, mp3 player, tablet, or laptop that can be plugged into a stereo. Proper audition attire required. NIGHT 2: September 12 at 6:30pm in Stone Theatre. Auditionees should be prepared to read and sing from the show, as well as dance! Please wear clothes you can move in. Please note that Auditionees should plan to attend BOTH nights. If you have any questions please call 318.257.2930.

 

Living Dead in Denmark

by Qui Nguyen

Directed by Mark D. Guinn

Performance Dates: January 30-February 4, 2018

When the dead walk ... you run! Living Dead in Denmark is an action-adventure/horror story with William Shakespeare’s Lady Macbeth, Juliet, Horatio and the very angry Ophelia fighting the zombie lord’s hordes of undead. What happens when the formidable zombie army tries to take over the world and destroy the land of the living? The fate of humanity rests in the hands of Shakespeare’s leading ladies as a clash of the undead titans ensues! Come join us for an action-adventure, martial arts spectacular, sword slinging zombie feast.

AUDITIONS: November 13 and 14 at 6:30 PM in Stone Theatre. The first night of auditions require a one minute contemporary monologue. The second night will consist of callbacks, and will be movement-based. Appropriate attire for each night is expected.

 

 

King Lear

by William Shakespeare

Directed by Paul B. Crook

Performance Dates: April 24-29, 2018

King Lear, one of Shakespeare's darkest and most savage plays, tells the story of the foolish and Job-like Lear, who divides his kingdom, as he does his affections, according to vanity and whim. His plan goes awry as his daughters scheme and fight for control, throwing the entire kingdom into turmoil. Lear's failure as a father and a king engulfs himself and his world in tragedy, as he descends further and further into madness. Offering some of Shakespeare’s greatest and strongest characters for both men and women, King Lear showcases the Bard at the height of his dramatic powers.

AUDITIONS: March 13th at 7:00 PM in Stone Theatre, with Callbacks on March 14. Auditionees should prepare a one-minute Shakespearean monologue. Monologues should be from a Shakespearean tragedy or history, but NOT from Lear. Appropriate audition attire is expected.

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