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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)

Stilt-Walkers Needed

At some point, destiny calls everybody. It doesn’t matter who you are, what you do, or what you said that one time when you were piss-drunk on Fountain. At some point, it comes for you.

And if you know how to walk on stilts, and I mean really hold yourself well on those long wooden poles, this is your moment. This is for you.

From Lila Becker ’12:

I’m looking for anyone who knows how to stilt-walk and would feel comfortable teaching a newcomer. It’s for a production that will go up in April. Stilts will be provided.

Interested parties should email lbecker(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

Heed the call.

“The Ash and the Elder” Auditions

Sometimes I dream about being God. I would make trees, rivers, moats, streams. I would make the Sun, banana chips, taquerias, and Volvos. And then I would make people, and all the things they feel – joy, anger, sadness, caprice, that strange feeling you get when you see a chihuahua try to hump a pug. And then I would watch and see whether I would get my very own Richard Dawkins, and him question my existence.

Anyway. If you ever had those dreams, or even if you don’t but would like to try it out anyway, Lila Becker ’12 has something in store for you!

Come audition for The Ash and The Elder! The play is an adaptation of five creation myths: Norse, Babylonian, Dogon, Quiche Maya, and Melanesian. The show will go up on April 19-21, and it will be staged in the ’92 theater.

Please come with a fictional story or a monologue. Fictional stories are preferred (e.g. tall tale, fairy tale, etc.), but not required. We’ll also ask you to do a cold reading from the script. And if you’d like to show us a special talent (dance, musical instrument, etc.), we’d love that too! We’re looking for 7 actors: 4 male-identified, and 3 female-identified. (But then again, we’re cool with anything in-between and beyond).

Feel free to email lbecker(at)wesleyan(d0t)edu with any questions, or if you’d like to audition but cannot make those times. Click here for facebook event.

Date: Sunday, January 29th and Monday, January 30th
Time: 3-4.30pm (Sun), 8-9.30pm (Mon)
Place: Downey 113 (Sun),  Jones Room in the Theater Studios (Mon)

Audition for “The Ash and the Elder”!

Lila Becker ’12, resident G-dawg, writes in to call out to people who wish to participate in the creation of existence. True story.

Come audition for The Ash and The Elder! The play is an adaptation of five creation myths: Norse, Babylonian, Dogon, Quiche Maya, and Melanesian. The show will likely go up sometime in April, date TBA.

Please come with a story to tell us in place of a monologue. Fictional stories are preferred (e.g. tall tale, fairy tale, etc.), but not required. We’ll also ask you to do a cold reading from the script. And if you’d like to show us a special talent (dance, musical instrument, etc.), we’d love that too!

Feel free to email lbecker(at)wesleyan(d0t)edu with any questions, or if you’d like to audition but cannot make those times. We’ll probably hold auditions at the beginning of next semester as well. Click here for the facebook event.

Date: Saturday, December 10th and Sunday, December 11th
Time: 1-2.30pm (Sat), 4-5.30pm (Sun)
Place: Fayerweather Theater Rehearsal Room