by Jay Presson Allen, From the Words and Works of Truman Capote
directed by Gayle Negri
Starring Larry LaRose
Truman Capote wrote a book that traded on the confidences of his socialite friends.
They spurned him and it left him bereft and prone to self-destructive behavior. In this production we see Tru over 2 days, in which he talks about his life and how
he hopes to ingratiate himself once again with high society.
Friday and Saturday at 8:00
Sundays at 2:00
Ticket prices: $20 General Admission, $16 Students/Seniors/Military, $12 Youth (12 and under with adult)
Auditions for Zombie Prom
by John Dempsey and Dana P. Rowe, will be held at the theater, on
Tuesday, October 27 and Wednesday, October 28, at 7:00. Callbacks, if needed, will be Thursday, October 29.
Director Jeffery Lesniak, with choreographer Rikki Howie Lacewell, are casting 5 men and 5 women.
Rehearsals are Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and either Saturday or Sunday.
Performances January 22 - February 13.
All roles are open and unpaid.
Please prepare a song, we prefer one from a rock-style musical. Bring sheet
music, an accompanist will be provided. Auditions will also consist of readings from the script, as well as learning a short dance sequence.
For high school characters: You need not actually be in high school, just look like you might be. Remember, Lea Michelle was 27 when Rachel Berry graduated from McKinley High.
- Delilah Strict
- (35-50, Mezzo Belt, G#3-A5) The school principal; icy and hard on the outside with a heart of gold. Must have good comic timing.
- (HS Senior, Soprano Belt, F3-E5) Good girl from the right side of the tracks. Hopelessly in love with Jonny. Sweet and funny.
- (HS Senior, Mezzo Belt, F3-G5) Nervous and hyper. Always chewing her nails. Doubles as Mother's voice, Secretary, Make-up Lady.
- (HS Senior, Soprano Belt, F3-G5) She's not bad, she's just drawn that way. Doubles Secretary, Stage Manager.
- (HS Senior, Soprano Belt, F3-G5) Class nerd, sweet and means well, but verges on annoying. Doubles Secretary, Ramona Meringue.
- Jonny Warner
- (HS Senior, Rock Tenor, C3-C5) Good kid from the wrong side of the tracks. Sincere and funny.
- (HS Senior, Tenor, E3-F4) Class jock. Big, handsome, and dumb. Doubles Father's voice, Copy Boy, Motorwise Gasoline Guy.
- (HS Senior, Tenor, E3-F4) The class geek. Aspiring journalist. Doubles Announcer.
- (HS Senior, Rock Tenor E3-F4) Probably voted the most popular. He's sweet and personable and is deeply in love with Candy. Doubles Copy Boy, Motorwise Gasoline Guy.
- Eddie Flagrante
- (35-50, Baritone, D3-Ab4) Newspaper journalist; opportunistic tabloid reporter who roots for the underdog and "justice" in the end.
Auditions for Bad Jews
by Josh Harmon, will be held at the theater, on
Monday, November 9 and Tuesday, November 10, at 7:30. Callbacks, if needed, will be Thursday, November 12.
Director Bob Kleinberg is casting 2 men and 2 women.
Performances March 4-20
All roles are open and unpaid.
Auditions will consist of readings from the script, plus possible improv skills.
- Daphna Feygenbaum
- (mid-20s) 2/3 body, 1/3 hair. Thick, curly, frizzy, long brown hair, hair that clogs a drain after one shower, whose intenseness is only exceeded by Daphna's actual personality. "Super-Jewess".
- Liam Haber
- (mid-late 20s). Daphna's cousin: his mother is the sister of Daphna's father. Wire-rim glasses, U of Chicago Asian Studies Ph.D. student. Former Fulbright scholar in Japan. Has as much of a sense of humor as an overdue library book, but stubborn and intense in his own way. More interested in foreign cultures than his own background.
- Jonah Haber
- (early-mid 20s.) Liam's younger brother. Sometime-UVM sophomore. Less lanky than his brother. Less brainy. More brawn, more heart. Quiet, soft-spoken.
- (mid-20s.) Liam's girlfriend. Short, stick-straight blonde hair, which she wears with a barette, to be extra cute. Mousy. She looks like someone who would have been abducted when she was nine but returned to her parents unharmed. Works for a non-profit.
Summary: The night after their grandfather's funeral, three cousins engage in a verbal (and sometimes physical) battle. In one corner is Daphna, a "Real Jew" who is volatile, self assured, and unbending. In the other is her equally stubborn cousin Liam, a secular and entitled young man, who has his shiksa girlfriend, Melody, in tow. Stuck in the middle is Liam's brother Jonah, who tries to stay out of the fray. When Liam stakes claim to their grandfather's Chai necklace, a vicious and hilarious brawl over family, faith, and legacy ensues.
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Greenbelt Arts Center programs are supported in part through grants from
the City of Greenbelt and the Maryland State Arts Council, and gifts from
other generous donors. We thank them for their continued support.
All shows start at 8pm unless otherwise stated. For reservations or more
information call 301-441-8770.
Greenbelt Arts Center, 123 Centerway, Greenbelt MD 20770
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