Audition Info for Mainstage Shows!

Thursday, July 16, 2015
Audition Info for Mainstage Shows!

It's time to plan for auditions for our two mainstage shows! Fall brings us An Experiment With An Air Pump by Shelagh Stephenson and spring will feature Bob by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb. Audition info here.

An Experiment With An Air Pump is a contemporary consideration of art and science that takes place in the same house, but on the eve of two very different centuries. Furtive romance, farcical commotions and dark secrets infuse this unique examination of women's roles in medical research and the ethical challenges unfolding in anatomy in 1799 and genetics in 1999. According to the Independent in the UK, "Shelagh Stephenson has written a play teeming with interest, humour, eloquence and, above all, ideas."

Bob chronicles the highly unusual life of Bob and his lifelong quest to become a "Great Man." Born and abandoned in the bathroom of a fast food restaurant, Bob energetically embarks on an epic journey across America and encounters inspiring generosity, crushing hardships, blissful happiness, stunning coincidences, wrong turns, lucky breaks, true love and heartbreaking loss. Along the way, Bob meets a myriad of fellow countrymen all struggling to find their own place in the hullaballoo of it all. Will Bob’s real life ever be able to live up to his dream? Bob is a comedic exploration of American mythology and values, the treacherous pursuit of happiness, and discovering what it means to be truly "great."

Jules Odendahl-James will direct the fall show and Ellen Hemphill will direct in the spring. Both have put together an immensely talented creative team. Remember you can get course credit by participating in these plays, either on stage or back stage! THEATRST 350-01