Monday, November 21, 2005

Theater Update

Mrs. Bob Cratchet’s
Wild Christmas Binge

By Christopher Durang
Directed by Dave Helmuth

December 2 – 11, 2005

Continuing our tradition of alternative holiday fare started with two outstanding runs of “The Santaland Diaries,” we will offer this year Christopher Durang’s irreverent take on Charles Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol”. Told from the bitter, biting point of view of Bob Cratchet’s long suffering wife, this hysterical play offers a somewhat less heartwarming take on the classic, but rife with wicked good humor. The perfect antidote to shopping, sentimental specials, and, well, sappiness.

Auditions for The Seven Year Itch, the 1950’s comedy by George Axelrod, will be held on Monday, December 12 and Tuesday, December 13, in Room A of the Iowa City Public Library. Time: 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. Callbacks may be scheduled for Room B in the Library at 7:00 on Thursday, December 15.

Roles are available for
5 women – ages 20 - 40
3 men – ages 30 -50

Performance dates are March 3-5 and 10-12.

Copies of the script will be available for examination at the Iowa City Public Library Reference Desk beginning November 1.

Actors who are unable to attend scheduled auditions may call Rachael Lindhart at 337-
2206 or Gerry Roe at 335-5349 (days) or 351-4952 (evenings).

By Neil Simon
Directed By Madonna Smith

January 20, 21, 27, 28 at 8 pm
January 22, 29 at 2:30 pm

Finally, Dreamwell's going to start up it's 2006 season with another heavy hitter:

Waiting for Godot
by Samuel Beckett
directed by Matthew Brewbaker

February 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18 2006

Dreamwell opens its season with Samuel Beckett's classic absurdist tragi-comedy. Two tramps, Vladimir and Estragon meet near a bare tree on a country road. They wait for the promised arrival of Godot, who is never clearly identified. Many have suggested that Godot is "God", but Beckett himself said, "If I knew who Godot was, I would have said so in the play." The result is a highly unusual play that poses many questions, but doesn't answer them. Who is Godot? See the show and decide for yourself.

See the sidebar theater links for more info.

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