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Audition for “The Importance of Being Earnest”

From Julia Berard ’17: BEDFORD-Jp-1-articleLarge-v2

Complete this sequence: Judy Dench, Maggie Smith, Geoffrey Rush
and…. YOU!

Stumped? It’s not a list of people who have IBS. It’s not a list of terrible names for a chihuahua. It’s not a list of people I’m planning to wescam.

It IS a list of people who have had the opportunity to play Lady Bracknell in “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde, the most homoerotic playwright of the 19th century. As it is now, all of the people in this list got cast in the role and had the time of their lives…are you going to break the chain???

For those of you unfamiliar with this play, “The Importance of Being Earnest” is largely considered Wilde’s best play. This farce satirizes upper-middle class British culture in the 19th century with a plethora of puns, insults, mistaken identities, and of course, bunburries.

Now, you might be asking: how could this production be even more stupendous and queer? GREAT QUESTION. By gender-bending it, of course.

Date: Sunday, January 31st and Monday, February 1st
Time: 3-5pm and 4:30-6:30pm
Place: Usdan Multipurpose Room

More info on auditions / the genderfucking after the jump.


From Raechel Rosen ’15:

Blow is the story of a 15 year old girl’s first blow job, reverse-gendered.

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 pm in Allbritton 5th Ave., Penthouse (Rm. 311). No tickets, show up early. There will be a talkback with the writer and director immediately following the show.

Come, cause maybe you’re just a horny little bitch like the rest of us…

This topical tragicomedy explores rape culture and portrays sexual assault.

Date: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
Time: 8pm
Place: Allbritton 311

Come see LAUGH TRACK, an hilarious new play


The very funny Sarah Esocoff ’15 writes:

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes of your favorite TV show?

LAUGH TRACK follows the taping of one episode of “He’s a Dad!,” a beloved multi-camera sitcom in its 9th season. Watch as five television stars, a show runner, and a cue card guy fall in and out of character, lust, love, and alcohol-induced debauchery.

Written & Directed by Keelin Ryan ’14 & the aforementioned Sarah Esocoff.

Performances on Friday, May 9 at 8 p.m. and on Saturday, May 10 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Location: ’92 Theater
Factbook: link.
Cost: $0

You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown


She’ll brighten up your day, Hannah Rimm ’15:

Second Stage presents You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown! Come relive your childhood this Thursday-Saturday at 8pm in the Westco Cafe! The show is not ticketed so make sure to show up early to get a seat! Cast and Crew after the jump.

The English Majors Committee Presents Open Mic Night

Open Mic Flyer

From the literary lovelies of the English Majors Committee:

The English Majors Committee would like to invite you to an Open Mic Night on this Friday, February 21, at 7:00 pm, in the Downey House Lounge! This is an opportunity for all students to come and share their work with a friendly audience of fellow students and faculty. We welcome any work that can be read aloud, including fiction, nonfiction, poems, and plays.

If you would like to read, you can sign up in advance for a five-minute slot on the attached Google doc––we will also have a sign-up sheet at the event. We’ll start the night with a reading by our headliner, Professor Salvatore Scibona. As usual, there will be coffee and cookies to snack on.

The open mic night is open to students from all majors––feel free to pass this info along, and tell your friends!

Date: Friday, February 21st
PlaceDowney House Lounge
Facebook: [link goes here]

Little Shop of Horrors Seeks Sound Designer

Squeamish types need not apply.

Jenna Robbins ’13 writes in to alert you to Second Stage’s fall production of Little Shop of Horrors:

Do you think you know what sounds good down on Skid Row? We’re looking for a sound designer for our Second Stage production of Little Shop of Horrors in the fall. Contact jmrobbins(at)wesleyan(dot)edu andjrobles(at)wesleyan(dot)edu before May 6th if you’re interested.

Due: soon.
Contact: jmrobbins@wes.
Rick Moranis? still retired, sorry.


From Alex Barkats ’12:
Come see Smack the Stack! An original play written and directed by your favorite Danimals, Alek Barkats ’12 and Howe Pearson ’12, about cards and families, that is at once a glimpse into the consciousness of the Jack of Hearts and a murder mystery. Somewhere between Alice In Wonderland and The Price Is Right.


Date: Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5
Time: 8:00-9:00 pm
Place: The Career Resource Center (41 Wyllys Ave.)
Cost: None

Second Stage presents: “The Ash and the Elder”

So we all know Adam and Eve. They chilled out at a garden, fucked up, and then got their asses thrown out. Classic cosmic origin story shtick.

Ever wonder if there were other, maybe better stories? Come watch “The Ash and the Elder” this weekend, a play written by Lila Becker ’12 that shows five creation myths from around the world. Folks interested in religion, anthropology, comparative culture, and crazy ass cosmology stuff should really considering checking this shit out.

It’s also showing on 4/20. And Imma tell you – there’s some pretty trippy shit goin’ on. Bring your grandma. (Btdubs, the show runs under an hour)

Date: Thursday, April 19 – Saturday, April 21
Time: 8pm (Thursday, Friday), 2 & 7pm (Saturday)
Place: ’92 Theater
Cost: Free (pick up tix at box office on day of show)

The 24 Hour Plays

While you were sleeping, six one-act plays were written and rehearsed, lines were memorized, and light cues were set.

Come see the end of these short plays assembled in just 24 hours Saturday night  at 7 pm in the ’92 theater. Tickets available at the box office at the door.

Sleep is for the weak.

Date: Saturday
Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm
Place: ’92 Theater
Cost: Free