Auditions set for fall plays

Auditions will be held 6-10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, in Elizabeth Huth Coates Theatre for the first two theatrical productions this fall at the University of the Incarnate Word.

The audition sign-up sheet for “Winners” and “A Flea in her Ear” will be posted Tuesday in the Halligan-Ibbs Theatre (HIT) Building. Those auditioning will be allowed four minutes and should be prepared to give one comedic monologue not more than 90 seconds in length.

Callbacks for “Winners ” will be Wednesday, Aug. 21, with specific times to be announced, and callbacks for “A Flea in her Ear” will be Thursday, Aug. 22, with specific times to be announced.

“Winners,” by Irish playwright Brian Friel, is under the direction of Leo Gene Peters, a 2002 graduate of UIW’s Department of Theatre Arts. It will be presented Sept. 27-29 and Oct. 3-5. The play focuses on a couple, Joe and Mag, who are three weeks away from a forced marriage, cramming for final exams and expecting a child.

“A Flea in her Ear,” by Georges Feydeau, will be presented Nov. 8-10 and Nov. 14-16. Under the direction of Mark Stringham, an assistant professor of theatre arts. the play is described as a “hysterical bedroom farce full of mistaken identities, misplaced jealousies, and marital mayhem that promises an evening of unparalleled fun.”

UIW’s spring production, “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” by Sarah Ruhl, will be presented Feb. 21-22, Feb. 27-28 and March 1. Under the direction of Dr. Robert Ball, an associate professor and department chair, the plot revolves a young woman who answers an incessantly ringing cell phone that a guy at a table next to her refuses to answer. When she answers the phone, her action “sends her on a strange but exciting journey of self-discovery in our technology-obsessed world.”


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