Dessa Rose, featuring Stacey Cabaj as Ruth, by Lynn Ahrens with music by Stephen Flaherty, will be presented in a co-production with Firehouse Theatre Project and Richmond CenterStage. The show features music direction by Leilani Giles, choreography by Karen Getz and is directed by Richard M. Parison, Jr. It runs May 4 - June 3, 2012, Thurs.-Sat. at 8pm, Wed. May 23 at 2pm, and Sun. May 6, 13, 20, and June 3 at 4pm.
Opening night reception on May 4 will be catered by Mansion Five 26. The theatre will also host post-show talk-back discussions: May 10 - with Waite Rawls, President and CEO of the
Museum of the Confederacy; May 31 - with Ed Ayers, president of University of Richmond, and Christy Coleman, president of the American Civil War Center at Tredegar.
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The Firehouse Theatre Project has also announced auditions for A Bright New Boise, by Samuel D. Hunter, running Sept. 20 - Oct. 13, directed by Morrie Piersol.
Auditions will take place May 6 and 7 from 7-10pm at Firehouse Theatre Project.
Samuel D. Hunter won a 2011 Obie Award for Playwrighting for A Bright New Boise, which was nominated the same year for the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play. In this play, a disgraced evangelical from Northern Idaho takes a job at a Hobby Lobby franchise in Boise, Idaho in order to reconnect with an estranged son. But as his fellow employees begin to uncover dark secrets from his past, and his son becomes increasingly interested in his reasons for leaving his church, he must choose whether or not to have a normal life and a healthy relationship with his son, or hold onto the beliefs that have given his life meaning. Called a "dark but deeply empathetic comedy" by the Washington City Paper, A Bright New Boise was originally commissioned and produced by Partial Comfort Productions, NYC. September 20th - October 13th.
One male - 35-45
One male - 20's
One male - teen
Two females - 20-50
All roles can be any race or ethnicity; all roles are open, none have been precast; actors should be prepeared to read from the script; actors should bring a current headshot.
Rehearsals begin August 6. All roles paid. Show runs September 20 - October 13.
For audition appointment or further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, Readers' Theatre Series presents THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY OF STEVE JOBS, which reveals, as Mike's other monologues have, human truths in story form. Join the theatre as it presents Mike Daisey's now dynamically controversial work, in which he attempted to illuminate how the former CEO of Apple and his obsessions shape our lives, while sharing stories of his own travels to China to investigate the factories where millions toil to make iPhones and iPods.
It has since been revealed that many parts of this piece were fabricated and not necessarily complete truths. What is art's obligation to truth? Can art be journalism? Should it be? Join the discussion on May 9, 7:30pm Suggested Donation: $5.