Auditions - September 2017

Auditions for "Frankenstein Unplugged" and "Bull in a China Shop" 

will be held September 7, 6:30-9:30 pm - ROOKE THEATRE with Callbacks Fri, September 8, 6:30-9:30 pm

"Frankenstein Unplugged" a retelling of Mary Shelley's classic novel by Jonathan Yukich, directed by Noah Tuleja is an ensemble based show with 8-10 actors.  
Rehearsals will begin immediately for performances October 22-25, 2017 
Victor Frankenstein, obsessed with finding the secret to recreating life succeeds, but fearing he has overstepped the bounds of science, quickly abandons his creation and the promise to make it a mate.  The Creature, betrayed and forsaken, vows to ruthlessly destroy all that his creator loves and cherishes. Movement ad clever theatricality, such as using actors as lightning, thunder and an intellectual Greek chorus help transcend time and place.  Widely flexible cast, settings defined simply by area lighting. 
Come prepared with one dramatic monologue no more than 2 minutes in length

"Bull in a China Shop" by Bryna Turner '12, directed by Molly Paige '18 has a cast of 5.  
Woolley - (Mary) the swagger of a gunslinger buttoned into an ankle length dress; a confident and caring partner to Marks
MARKS - (Jeanette) a moody and fitful writer and partner, an enigmatic teacher; Woolley's former student and current partner, ten years Woolley's junior
DEAN WELSH - a tight-lipped New England type.  Woolley's subordinate, but Marks' superior
PEARLL - the present of a secret society of fan-girls of the relationship between Marks and Wooley, Marks' obsessively devoted student
FELICITY - Mark's roommate in a house off-campus named Sweet Pea.  A Professor in the Philosophy Department.

Come prepared with one dramatic or comedic monologue no longer than 2 minutes in length.

Performances December 7-10, 2017
Rehearsals begin the last week in October

Inspired by real letters between Mary Woolley, MHC's 11th President, and Jeannette Marks spanning 1988-1937.  
      "A pugnacious, tender and gloriously funny new play.  Bryna Turner makes an immensely auspicious professional playwriting debut.  "Bull in a China Shop" is passionate, joyous and radiant with life!"  -- The New York Times

Location: Rooke Theatre is located at the south side of campus at the corner of Lower Lake Rd. and Morgan St. across from the Gorse parking lot.