Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Teen Repertory Company Auditions
Oddfellows Playhouse, located at 128 Washington Street in Middletown announced its upcoming Teen Repertory Company’s selected shows and audition dates.
The first production is Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen and adapted by Arthur Miller. Renowned for its medicinal waters, a small Norwegian coastal town is enjoying the fruits of this economic boom. When Dr. Thomas Stockman discovers the waters are in fact poisoned by waste products from industry. His attempts to alert the unknowing public are met with tremendous force and resistance from those in power. Written in 1882, this titan of modern theater is as relevant today as it was when first performed to a shocked Victorian audience. Directed by Missy Burmeister, opening night is March 31.
The second mainstage performance of the Teen Rep Company is The Farnsworth Invention. Written by Aaron Sorkin, whose credits include The Social Network, The West Wing and A Few Good Men, The Farnsworth Invention continues Oddfellows dedication to bringing cutting edge and relevant works to our community. With a successful run on Broadway, The Farnsworth Invention is about two men and their race for the rights to one of the greatest inventions of the 20th century: the television.
As noteworthy as the selection is the director. Oddfellows is pleased to announce Marcy Arlin, Artistic Director of the OBIE award winning Immigrant’s Theatre Project in New York City, will direct. Arlin is also a Fulbright Senior Specialist and member of the Lincoln Center Theater. Opening night is set for Apr. 28.
Pre-audition workshops are set for January 11, 12, 13 from 7–9pm. Pre-auditions workshops are a chance for students to check out Oddfellows, meet the directors and learn about the plays to prepare for auditions. We recommend students attend at least one pre-audition workshop. Auditions will be held at Oddfellows Playhouse at 128 Washington Street, Middletown, on January 18, 19, 20 from 7–9:30pm. Appointments are not necessary - but they are helpful!
More information is available by calling Oddfellows Playhouse at (860) 347-6143 or at www.oddfellows.org.
Oddfellows programming is made possible through the generous support of the CT Department of Education, the CT Commission on Culture & Tourism, The Stare Fund, the Middletown Commission on the Arts, Pratt & Whitney-Middletown, the Irving Kohn Foundation and the Daphne Seybolt Culpeper Memorial Fund.