The University of Nebraska at Omaha Department of Theatre will be having auditions for its two spring mainstage shows, The Revolutionists and Marat/Sade on Dec. 3 and 4 from 6:00 - 9:00 P.M. in the Weber Fine Arts Building, room 333, on the UNO campus. Callbacks will be Dec. 6 from 5:00 - 9:00 P.M.
The Revolutionists, by Lauren Gunderson, directed by Maire Creegan, will be casting 4 females. Rehearsals will begin Jan. 8, and the show has previews on Feb. 21-22 with performances Feb. 23-24 and March 1-3, 2018.
“Four beautiful, butt-kicking women lose their heads in this irreverent, girl-powered comedy set during the French Revolution. At the height of the Reign of Terror, playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, activist Marianne Angelle and former queen Marie Antoinette hang out, plot murder and try to beat back extremist insanity in Paris. A fantasia by one of the country’s most exciting young playwrights considers how we actually go about changing the world. Advisory: These four women may wear corsets and wigs, but they have a distinctly modern (and hilarious) sensibility when it comes to very strong adult language and ousting political tyrants.”
Marat/Sade, by Peter Weiss, directed by Dr. Doug Paterson, will be casting a large ensemble of both males and females. Rehearsals will begin on Monday, March 5, and the show has previews on April 11-12 with performances April 13-14 and 18-21, 2018.
“Total theatre that engages the eye, the ear, and the mind, Marat/Sade gives us two historical truths: the infamous Marquis de Sade was confined in the lunatic asylum of Charenton, where he staged plays; and the revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat was stabbed in a bathtub by Charlotte Corday at the height of the Terror during the French Revolution. All the forces and elements possible to the stage are fused in one overwhelming experience. The play is about revolution: Are the same things true for the masses and for their leaders? And where, in modern times, lie the borderlines of sanity? And what if, in these modern/post-modern/pre-collapse times, the play isn’t really set in an insane asylum in France in 1808, but in a medium-security US prison in 2018, enacted by prisoners for their “recreation, entertainment, and education”?
Actors should bring one contemporary monologue and one song, or two contemporary contrasting monologues, but be prepared to sing as well.
If you have any questions about auditions, or need to set up a separate audition time, please contact the production stage manager, Lara Marsh, at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about UNO Theatre, please contact Katie Otten at email@example.com
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