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Miss Julie

Miss Julie

By August Strindberg

Directed by Aliza Feder

Miss Julie is one of Strindberg's early, "Naturalistic" plays. Set against the backdrop of the Midsummer Eve holiday, the drama explores the intersection of class, power and sex. There are three speaking parts - Miss Julie, daughter of a nobleman (age 18-26), Jean, the valet (age 30-40) and the cook, Kristin (age 3-40). There are non-speaking roles (as peasants and other servants) for all ages.

Produced by Fermat's Last Theater Company at Fredric March Play Circle, UW Memorial Union

Performances: July 30 - August 9, 2015

Performance Times: 
Thursday/Friday/Saturday at 7 PM. Sunday matinee at 2 PM. Second week performances TBD

Ticket Prices: $10

Call 608-265-4206 for reservations or more information.

Direct download: Miss_Julie.mp3
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Nine by Music Theatre of Madison

NINE

By Maury Yeston and Arthur Kopit

Directed by Meghan Randolph

This stunning, Tony Award winning musical, featuring a cast of one man and 15 women, is often regarded as one of the most impressive achievements of contemporary musical theatre. Based on Fellini’s 8 1/2, the story is of filmmaker Guido Contini and the women in his life who both inspire and impede him: his wife, mistress, muse, boss, and more. Haunted by the past and tortured by the present, he struggles to complete a truly meaningful film, while what seems like the whole world watches, hoping for him to succeed...or fail.

Produced by Music Theatre of Madison at Brink Lounge, 701 East Washington Suite 105, Madison

Performances: July 23 - August 1, 2015

Performance Times: 
July 23: 7:30pm Preview 
July 24, 25, 31, August 1 at 7:30pm
July 39 at 7:30pm-Pay What You Can

Ticket Prices: $18-$20

Call TBA for reservations or more information.

Direct download: Nine.mp3
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A Sky Painted Brown

By Naomi Bielefeldt, Nancy Craig, Clarice LaFayette, Donnovan Moen, Emily Morrison-Weeks, Gail Sterkel, Jan Levine Thal

Directed by Naomi Bielefeldt

A short play that asks the big question: whose fault is bullying?

A Sky Painted Brown, an original play by Madison-area playwrights, exposes the daily indignities a bullied student endures in tandem with the well-meaning but sometimes misguided responses from friends, parents, and teachers. With humor and pathos, honesty and sensitivity, the play’s journey is difficult yet rewarding. It runs one hour and includes talkbacks after each performance with clergy, social workers, and psychologists. The play is appropriate for middle-school age or older.

Cast: Lloyd Cosme, Nancy Craig, Chris Gelinskey, Brendan Hartmann, Codi Shandel Kline, Clarice Lafayette, Drew Lehmann, Sybil Levine, Emily Morrison-Weeks, Meg Murphy, Heather Renken, Emma Staudenmaier

Friend our characters on Facebook for backstories and teasers: Camille St Vincent, Charlie Rogers, Tiffany Rochet, Nick Wilson, Lexie Davidson, Amy Brown, and Lydia Palmer

TALKBACKS AFTER EVERY SHOW

Produced by Kathie Rasmussen Women's Theatre at Bartell Theatre's Evjue Stage, 113 E. Mifflin St., Madison

Performances: July 24 - August 1, 2015

Performance Times: 
Eight Performances — Two Matinees
July 24 through August 1, 2015
Friday July 24, 8pm
Saturday, July 25, 8pm
Sunday, July 26, 2pm Matinee
Wednesday, July 29, 8pm – half price tickets for all
Thursday, July 30, 8pm
Friday, July 31, 8pm
Saturday, August 1 – TWO SHOWS: 2pm Matinee and 8pm

Ticket Prices: $20 Group rates available

Call 608-661-9696 for reservations or more information.

Direct download: A_Sky_Painted_Brown.mp3
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Upstart Crows Productions, Inc 2015 Summer Season

By Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee

Directed by Joshua Biatch

Based on the famous Scopes ‘monkey trial,’ this explosive drama explores the ongoing struggle between science and religion. Although set in the 1920s, the issues raised are still being debated today.

Produced by Upstart Crows Productions, Inc. at First Baptist Church, 518 North Franklin Avenue, Madison

Performances: July 8-11, 2015

Performance Times: 
July 8, 9, 10, and 11 at 7:00 pm

Ticket Prices: suggested donation $15

Call 608-827-9482 for reservations or more information.

 

The Iliad, The Odyssey, and All Greek Mythology in 99 Minutes or Less

By Jay Hopkins and John Hunter

Directed by Samantha Biatch

"On a simple stage, with the clock ticking in front of everyone's eyes, the cast speeds through all of Greek Mythology. It’s funny, updated and made easy to understand. All the silly decisions, the absurd destinies, and the goofy characters are presented lightning-bolt fast with hysterical results as the clock is stopped with only seconds to spare." - Samuel French Just like it sounds: all the incest, intrigue, and amorality of ancient Greece in under 100 minutes.

Produced by Upstart Crows Productions, Inc. at First Baptist Church, 518 North Franklin Avenue, Madison

Performances: August 2-5, 2015

Performance Times: 
August 2, 3, 4, 5 at 7:00 pm

Ticket Prices: suggested donation $15

Call 608-827-9482 for reservations or more information.

Direct download: Upstart_Crow_Summer_Season_2015.mp3
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