for the Carleton Players' productions of
The Birthday Party
In a dilapidated seaside boarding house, a disheveled
layabout named Stanley, who claims to have been a gifted musician, lives
aimlessly but contently--until the arrival of two mysterious figures.
Their intentions are vague but subtly threatening and Stanley fears he
is a marked man. Things come to a head at a birthday party that is
organized for Stanley over his emphatic protests that it isn't his birthday.
Written by Harold Pinter - Directed by David McCandless
Performance Dates: February 10-13, at 8 p.m.
Persons wishing to audition must sign
up in advance for a 15 min. time slot.
The Sign-up Sheet will be posted on the bulletin board just inside
the Arena Theater doors closest to the Modern Language Center building.
Please try to sign up with another person.
Cloud 9 is an inventive and entertaining look
at sexual repression and sexual role conditioning. The first act
takes place in Africa during Victorian times, suggesting the parallel between
colonial and sexual repression. The second act is set in London in
1979--in the changing sexuality of that time. The characters, who
have aged only twenty-five years, are caught in the sexual mores of that
time. With Cloud Nine Churchill points out that patterns repeat
themselves, men suffer as well as women, and out identities are warped
by conforming to "unnatural norms."
Written by Caryl Churchill - Directed by Ruth Weiner
Performance Dates: Feb. 24-26, at 8 p.m.
No advance sign-ups are required.
Check in and you will be given an audition slot. Please come prepared
to read short excerpts from the play.
Audition times for both productions
Wednesday, Jan. 6 from 7:00-10:00
Thursday, Jan. 7 from 7:00-10:00
in the Arena Theater
for Cloud 9 and in
the Green Room
for The Birthday Party
Everyone is welcome to come
and try out for both production. Anyone interested
in Assistant Directing, Stage Managing and/or working on
the production in a technical capacity is also invited to come by.
Call Ruth Weiner x4440 or David McCandless
x4470 for additional information.
Scripts will be available
on closed reserve in the library under Players.