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Second Stage Presents: Rumors by Neil Simon

rumorsLooking for something to make you laugh this weekend. Come see Rumors, a hilarious dinner party farce!

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Rumors is a side splitting comedy characterized by its slamming doors, hilarious characters and farcical mishaps. On the evening of Charlie and Myra Brock’s anniversary party everything goes wrong. The first guests arrive to find that there is no staff on the premises, the food is sitting in the kitchen uncooked, Myra is missing and Charlie has shot himself in the head. As the evening progresses guests arrive and they work together to figure out what has happened and above all, to avoid a scandal. On top of all this, the dinner guest are distracted by comical injuries, crippling marriages and tantalizing rumors…

Second Stage Presents – Rumors by Neil Simon
April, 7th & 8th at 8pm and 9th at 2pm

Directed by Tekla Monson, with:

“COCK” Auditions


Straight from Haley Rauch ’15:

Come audition for the play that the New York Times called “unprintable,” Variety called “riveting,” and Evening Standard called “an impressive package!”

When John takes a break from his boyfriend, he accidentally meets the girl of his dreams. Filled with guilt and indecision, he decides there is only one way to straighten this out…

Auditions will be held on:

FRIDAY, JAN 31, 2PM-4PM in the Jones Room (TST 115)
SATURDAY, FEB 1, 2PM-4PM in the East Room (TST 114)

Memorized monologues are requested, but not required – we’ll have sides available.

Date: January 31st & February 2nd
Time: 2PM – 4PM
Place: Theater Studios (Jones Room & East Room)

Five Woman Wearing the Same Dress

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From Helen Handelman ’16:

Come see Alan Ball’s wonderful play “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress”!

Directed by Gwendolyn Rosen ’15
Stage Managed by Helen Handelman ’16 and Rachel Kaly ’17

Thursday, 10/31 at 8PM
Friday, 11/1 at 8PM
Saturday, 11/2 at 8PM

in the Downey House Lounge.

Show will be first come, first served–so arrive half an hour early to get a seat! (NO TICKETS WILL BE NEEDED)

CAST (In order of appearance)
Frances – Alison Goldberg
Meredith – Annie Cooperstone
Trisha – Connie Des Marais
Georgeanne – Jessica Wolinsky
Mindy – Rebecca Hutman
Tripp – Conor Boughton

Sponsored by Second Stage.

Date: October 31st, November 1st & 2nd
Time: 8PM – 10PM
Place: Downey House Lounge
Cost: Free!

Audition for “They Extract”

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Straight from Alma Sanchez-Eppler ’14 herself:

Come audition to be part of an exciting new theatrical work by Alma Sanchez-Eppler.

Saturday 10/26 and Sunday 10/27 drop in from 7-9pm. In the Jones Room (Theater dept. far end of the CFA)

“They Extract” is set in a magic realist future where emotions (mostly love) are mined as an energy resource. This play is a whimsical and devastating mediation about commodity.

All are encouraged to audition. We are especially looking for folks who are interested in physical theater, clowning, contact improvisation, experimentation with non-verbal story telling,committing to the absurd, sound and video editing/making, dynamic collaborators!

The audition will include working with text from the script as well as some clowning and dancing/movement. No preparation is necessary. If you want to be involved but not onstage (helping with production stuff: sound video lights, etc…) please e-mail me. asanchezeppl[at]wesleyan[dot]edu

Call-backs will be some time next week. The Production will go up very early in the spring semester (1st or 2nd weekend). The ensemble will meet a few times this semester and return early from winter break for a two-week rehearsal intensive (cause winter break is too damn long!).

Date: Saturday, October 26th
Time: 7PM – 9PM
Place: Jones Room (Theater Dept. far end of the CFA)


Pyxis call for submissions


Courtesy of Ben Zucker ’15:

“It is a happy talent to know how to play.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

In life, we make the distinction between work and play as a means of structuring our everyday activity, but what exactly does it mean to play? How does play relate to games? Typically, the idea of game has been expressed in virtual spaces of rules which help to shape our conception of society’s structure through experience and experimentation. But we do not only play within the confines of games, nor do we consider all games playful. Pyxis, Wesleyan’s journal for the humanities, is interested in seeing how different disciplines and approaches in the humanities have explored and critiqued the notion, interpretations, and intersections of games and play.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

Audition for Antigone


From Nikki Dodd ’15:

 Come audition for ANTIGONE, a haunting modern retelling of Sophocles’ classic text!

 Please prepare a short monologue (dramatic preferred, but not
required) and be prepared to do some cold reading as well. If for  some reason a monologue isn’t possible, please prepare to tell us a  short (1-2 minute) story instead. Auditions shouldn’t last more than 10 minutes.

Cast is most likely [6m, 3f], although some of that is flexible.

The show will be on October 10-12

Audition Dates: Thursday (9/5): 6-8pm

Friday (9/6): 5-8pm

Audition Location: Jones Room (TST 101)

Callback Date: Saturday (9/7), 3-6pm

Callback Location: East Room (TST 114)

Please contact Ariella Axelbank ’14 at aaxelbank(at)wesleyan(dot)edu or Nikki Dodd ’15 at ndodd(at)wesleyan(dot)edu with questions

#TAG Hamlet in Wonderland: A Work in Progress

Update: Hamlet in Wonderland is being moved to Sunday because of rain.

From Simoneil Sarbh ’13:

Venture over to the Russell Backyard this Friday and Saturday for a bizarrely entertaining 50 minutes of croquet, Mark and Noah being more adorable than normal (who knew it was possible?), and some incredible music!

Show times:
Friday – 8PM, 9:30 PM
Sunday – 8PM, 9:30 PM

We will try our best to offend you, you don’t wanna miss it! Wear black — some people are mourning after all.

Date: Friday, May 10 and Sunday, May 12
Times: 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on both days
Place: Russell House Backyard
Cost: “Only as much as your sanity’s worth”

Second Stage Presents: Opposable Plays

Lindsay Schapiro ’14 invites you to come get fingered:

Fingers– what exactly are they?– how did they become that shape?– when did we as humans start using them in a sexual capacity?– why do they shake when you hold them out?– why do we crack them and they make a booming sound?– why do we put a circular object on one of them to show others that we are taken?

These are some questions explored through a collaborative theatrical event this week.

The ActorsFirst Project Presents: About Face


From the extremely articulate Coz Deicke ’15:

The ActorsFirst Project is an experimental theater production in which the actors are chosen first, and then the script is written, inspired by the actors. Throughout the process, the script has been workshopped, rewritten, and transformed into the play About Face.

About Face centers around a four characters managing their turbulent relationships in a harsh Virginian winter.

The show is sponsored by Second Stage and is not ticketed. Read after the jump to see when performances are (spoiler later: there’s one tonight at 8pm and two tomorrow at 2pm and 8pm in the Downey House Lounge). BAM.

Audition for “A Hallway Play”

Cameron Couch ’13 has inexplicably found time to direct a play:

Want to get involved in theater without a huge time commitment? Audition for “A Hallway Play,” an experimental performance piece going up in 41 Wyllys/SQU on April 5th and 6th. A work-in-progress, this play explores themes of miscommunication and interpersonal relationships. Each character will perform a 5-7 minute monologue/dialogue. No need to prepare anything, we’ll have some parts for you to read. And if you have a monologue of your own, feel free to throw it at us.

Note: Auditions will not take the entire time period. Feel free to drop in whenever you have ~15 minutes.

Dates: Today, March 5 and Wednesday, March 6
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., respectively
Place: 41 Wyllys Room 113
Cost: Free