THE ARABIAN NIGHTS
|Tuesday||January 22||4:00-6:00 p.m.||Woods||Frozen|
|7:00-9:00 p.m.||Woods||The Arabian Nights|
|Wednesday||January 23||4:00-6:00 p.m.||Woods||The Arabian Nights|
|7:00||Woods||The Arabian Nights|
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Who may audition?
- All students and community members who wish to be considered.
- Please provide a resume but a head shot is not necessary. See left bar for information on how to prepare your resume.
Script are available in the Theatre Arts Office: 278-3987
By Bryony Lavery
Director Professor Kathleen McKinley
S.A. 140B, 278-5266
Auditions 4:00 Tuesday, Jan. 22 or 7:00 Wednesday, Jan. 23
Dennis and Cheryl Woods Theatre
Readings from the play will be assigned.
No prepared monologue required. (Attend only one day!)
Callbacks 4:00-6:00 P.M. Wednesday, Jan. 24
List will be posted on the callboard.
Roles 2 Women, 2 Men All roles are open to actors of all ethnicities! Perusal Scripts Available in the Theatre Arts Office Performance
Dates March 15, 16, 19-20 at 8:00 PM March 17 at 2:00 PM
Rehearsals Starting Monday, January 28
Sundays: 6:00 PM Monday-Thursday 7:15
Schedule subject to change! (Some conflicts may be accommodated. Please contact the director.) It is likely that actors cast in Fozen will not be cast in Arabian Nights. No conflict with ACTF or ETC. Tech Rehearsal with Actors 12:45, Sunday, March 10 Dress Rehearsals 6:00 P.M. actor call, March 11-14 Credit Three Units Available, but not required
The Arabian Nights
by Mary Zimmerman
Directed by Ruth Griffin
S.A. 140G, 278-5109
A twelve-member cast, equally represented by men and women, enacts Scheherazade's tales of dream, love, lust, and comedy. Scheherazade's stories prevent the sheik, Shahyar, from murdering her. Because of the betrayal of a wife he has vowed to woo and then slay one virgin after another. After 1,001 nights, Shahryar is cured of his madness. He has fallen in love with and has been cured by Scheherazade. Mary Zimmerman's adaptation was developed with the Looking Glass Theatre of Chicago and highlights a selection of lesser-known tales. The theme recurring in The Arabian Nights is that of the magic of storytelling to heal and alter human lives. In the final scene the play catapults into a modern day Baghdad. The wail of air raid sirens is heard. The threat of the destruction of the rich and complex tapestry of culture embodied in these tales is looming. This is an ensemble based play. The full cast is on stage throughout the play. Actors perform multiple roles and provide a continually fluctuating tableau. The ability to play a musical instrument; specifically clarinet or percussion, dance; belly dance or contemporary; or perform acrobatics is advantageous.
Information about each individual play will also be posted on the callboard.