About this Event
3400 Pershall Rd., Ferguson, MO
AUDITIONS for the Terry M. Fischer Theatre production of
By Wallace Shawn
Directed by Brian J. Rolf
Auditions in the theatre lobby will start promptly at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30.
A 1-2 min. audition monologue is welcome, but not required.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
If you are unable to audition at this date/times and wish to still audition please contact the director before Monday, Aug. 28 at email@example.com .
Auditionees Please Note the following: This production has adult content and will be performed as “readers theater” (using scripts & without full memorization). Performances will be held in the Student Center Multipurpose Room. This production will be performed with a cast of six performers.
Performances: Oct 26 at 11:15 a.m., Oct 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 29 at 2 p.m.
Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
THE STORY: A nameless narrator of this blistering monologue lies ill and alone in a dreary hotel room in a poverty-stricken country. A political execution is about to take place beneath their window. Far from the glib comforts of their own lives, they struggle with memories and their own consciences, which are challenged by the misery and poverty seen. With compassion, eloquence, and ruthless self-scrutiny, the playwright discovers that having good intentions toward the dispossessed is not enough. As the narrators reminisce and agonize over their own responsibility for the downtrodden, they reach the inevitable conclusion that the politically correct are guilty themselves unless they take action. Aghast at their own weakness, they long for forgiveness, and the strength to earn it.