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Audition for “The Chairman and I”

An invitation from Nora Canby ’17:

For years, Chairman Mao Zedong was able to balance it all: being an awesome dictator, pulling funny pranks, being a “silly” dad. But now, with Sarah Silverman maybe visiting the palace next weekend, Mao must swallow his pride and find a governess to help wrangle his six healthy teenagers. He hires Magnolia, an American tourist, but she turns out to be crazy and in love with him! Meanwhile, the teenagers face problems ranging from environmental activism to being a goth.

More information after the jump:

Wesleyan Media Blow-Up: Because Not All Publicity Is Good Publicity


Watch out, Wesleyan, because according to lots and lots (and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots) of different media outlets, we’re at it again. “What’s wrong with Wesleyan?” ask Business Insider’s Ashley Lutz and Abby Rogers. I’ll do my best to explain that here in this rundown of media coverage regarding the weekend’s debauchery.

Of course, this question could be answered fairly quickly by any number of blogosphere navigators, but perhaps best by Daily Caller commenter “WHATTHEBLANK,” who characterized us as “leftists [who will] just get older and go to occupy protests and still drink smoke weed and act stupid.”

So, as one of those overprivileged WASPs that everyone is talking about, who better to give you your cheat sheet to the media coverage that Wesleyan is getting for our little tryst with the T-Rex?

Male Actors Needed for Oddfellows Production: “A Civil War Christmas”

Wesleying received a call for auditions from the Oddfellows Playhouse’s Teen Repertory Company:

Ever wanted to be in a musical rendition of the Christmas of 1864? Now’s your chance! Oddfellows Playhouse needs male actors in its production of “A Civil War Christmas,” to be performed in December. Come lend your acting and musical talent to this intergenerational cast. Rehearsals are Monday and Wednesday evenings. More information can be obtained from the director Peter Loffredo at ptloffredo(at)att(dot)net.

Audition for “The Tempest”

“O wonder! How many goodly creatures are there here! How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world / That has such people in’t!” From Nicholas Orvis ’13, directing William Shakespeare (class of 1585):

Auditions for the Theater Department production of “The Tempest” by William Shakespeare, a thesis production directed by Nick Orvis ’13, will be held this coming Monday-Wednesday from 8-10 p.m. in the Theater Studios. Auditions are open to EVERYONE, regardless of major or experience! Please come prepared with a 2(ish)-minute monologue by a classical playwright (Shakespeare preferred, but that umbrella includes Miller, Ibsen, Williams, Shaw, Brecht, Beckett, and so on). Callbacks (if needed) will be held on Saturday the 15th, from 1:30-4 p.m. Sign-up sheets are posted on the Theater Department callboard in the Theater and Dance Studios. Please contact norvis(at)wesleyan(dot)edu for questions and concerns!

Date: Tonight, September 10th, September 11th, and September 12th
Time: 8pm – 10pm
Place: East Room, Theater Studios
Facebook Event:  Link.

Audition for The Last Days of the Old Wild Boy


Awoooooo! From Sewon Kang ’14:

Celebrated playwright Rinde Eckert is currently in residency at Wesleyan as part of the Creative Campus Initiative in conjunction with the Theater Department. Eckert is developing a new play that will be performed by Wesleyan students on November 15-17, 2012. The Last Days of the Old Wild Boy is about a man raised by wolves who finds himself toward the end of his life at the top of the food chain, powerful and erudite, but longing for a return to the wilderness of the wolf he once was. How does one recover one’s original, less conditioned or acculturated self? What is gained in the effort? What is lost in translation? Our language gets us in deep trouble and elevates us at the same time. Should I be howling now?

Sign up to audition on the call board in the Theater & Dance Studio building!