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Auditions and Productions • Theatre Arts

FALL 2017

By Eugene Ionesco
Directed by John Polak

In this dark, comic vision of civilization run amok, at first, they don’t believe you, and then, suddenly, it seems that everybody’s doin’ it. Although resistance is attempted at every turn, it appears that everyone will succumb to the rhino stampede. This quintessential work of Absurdist Theatre wrangles with uneasy questions about what constitutes moral strength and weakness in the face of populism and mass conformity.

December 1 - 10
Friday, Saturday, 7pm • Sunday, 2pm • Thursday, 4pm
Studio Theatre



Peter and the Starcatcher

Adapted from the novels of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
Conceived for the stage by Roger Rees and Alex Timbers
Written by Rick Elice, with music by Wayne Parker
Directed by Michael Mufson

SEEKING A DOZEN DEDICATED ACTORS • Ingenious imagination • Phenomenal Physicality • Voluminous Voice • Courageous Creativity • Actors of all ethnicities and genders encouraged!•

This Tony Award-winning, wildly theatrical prequel to the Peter Pan story reveals the magic and the mischief behind the creation of Neverland, the lost boys and Peter Pan himself. Featuring a dozen actors portraying a panoply of unforgettable characters, Peter and the Starcatcher uses ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination to bring the story to life.

Performances are March 2-11, Fridays & Saturdays at 7 PM, Sundays at 2 PM and Thursday at 4 PM.


Open Call • Friday, Dec. 15 • 7 PM • STUDIO THEATRE
Callbacks • Saturday, Dec. 16 • 1 PM • STUDIO THEATRE

Please prepare 

  • A 1 to 2-minute monologue – dramatic, comic, fantastical or poetic.
  • And a one-minute song (unaccompanied). The play includes a few simple songs that are mostly sea shanties or hymns.
  • Optional: In addition, you may tell a short story involving pirates or sailors.

Rehearsals will be Monday – Friday 6:30 – 10:30 PM beginning January 29.

Technical Rehearsals will be Saturday & Sunday, February 24 & 25 10AM-10PM and February 26- March 1 5PM-11PM

Casting preference to actors with no schedule conflicts.

Participants are required to enroll for 2 units of college credit (TA 191 Rehearsal & Performance)

Character Breakdown

Black Stache– A notorious pirate, terrorizing the seven seas in search of a worthy adversary. Heartless, hirsute, and suspiciously well read. Partial to the poetical and theatrical, which causes him to behave quite flamboyantly.

Molly Aster – A young girl and Starcatcher apprentice who is taken aboard the Neverland as precious cargo. Curious and intelligent, she is only beginning to understand the confusing romantic longings that come with her age. She will risk anything for the sake of what is right.

Boy/Peter – A lonely and hardened orphan who doesn’t miss much. Nameless, homeless, and friendless at the beginning of the play and a hero by the end. He wants a home and a family more than anything, and dreams of a life of being free.

Grempkin– The schoolmaster of St. Norbert’s Orphanage for Lost Boys. Mean and malodorous, he revels in keeping his boys in the dark and malnourished. Optional Doublings include: FIGHTING PRAWN; MACK; SÁNCHEZ.

Mrs. Bumbrake – Molly’s nanny, a stereotypical British cad and outfitted with the duty of teaching Molly about womanhood. She still has enough charm in her age to attract a sailor or two. Optional Doubling as TEACHER.

Bill Slank– The vicious orphaned captain of the Neverland. Does not possess the capacity to lead anyone but himself, which puts himself constantly in disaster. Greedy enough to send boys to their doom for the chance of gaining starstuff. Optional Doubling as HAWKING CLAM.

Smee – Black Stache’s first mate. He is single-mindedly dedicated to his captain’s every whim.

Prentiss– An orphan, ambitious, hyper articulate, and logical. He yearns to be leader, even when he knows in his heart that he’ll never be one. A bit of a blowhard with a touch of cowardice.

Alf – A seafarer, an old sea dog proud of his tenure. His kind heart gives him an appeal to the feminine sensibility.

Lord Leonard Aster – Molly’s father, a loyal subject to the Queen. The very model of a Victorian English gentleman, he is a faithful friend and a secret Starcatcher.

Captain Robert Falcon Scott – Lord Aster’s old school friend, the captain of the Wasp, Britain’s fastest frigate. Lives with nautical bravura and heroic patriotism.

Ted– An orphan obsessed with food. A natural performer with easy wit and quite poetic language.

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You Can't Take It With You

A comedy by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman
Directed by Annie Hinton

This classic screwball comedy is one of the most popular and successful plays of the American theatre.  It follows the zany anarchy of the Vanderhof family as they insist on choosing family, fun and happiness as they face the pressure to conform to more materialist values.

Performances are April 27-May 5 • Fridays & Saturdays at 7 PM, Sundays at 2 PM and Thursday at 4 PM.

AUDITION INFORMATION will be posted when available.