Open auditions for Stage One Inc.’s production of
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
by Tennessee Williams
directed by Jim Stewart
August 1 & 2 at 6 PM *If you can’t attend, but still wish to audition please email producer Mike Stalsberg at email@example.com to schedule an alternate time
At the Janesville Performing Arts Center • 408 S Main St, Janesville, WI
The Story: One of Williams’ best-known works and his personal favorite, the play won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1955. Set in the “plantation home in the Mississippi Delta” of Big Daddy Pollitt, a wealthy cotton tycoon, the play examines the relationships among members of Big Daddy’s family, primarily between his son Brick and Maggie the “Cat”, Brick’s wife.
All roles are available:
8 men, 5 women, 4 children
Audition materials will be provided. The rehearsal schedule is flexible and will be generated following the casting of the show (Around 25 rehearsals). Actors auditioning must be available on October 8-12 (Tech week) for tech & dress rehearsals (6 PM – 10 PM), as well as performances.
October 13, 14, 20, & 21 at 7:30 PM • 15 & 22 at 2 PM
Stage One, Inc. announces its 2017/2018 season!
Stage One will produce three shows during the 2017/2018 season at the Janesville Performing Arts Center, 408 S Main St • Janesville, WI • 608-758-0297 • www.janesvillepac.org
In a plantation house, a family celebrates the sixty-fifth birthday of Big Daddy, as they sentimentally dub him. The mood is somber, despite the festivities, because a number of evils poison the gaiety: greed, sins of the past and desperate, clawing hopes for the future spar with one another as the knowledge that Big Daddy is dying slowly makes the rounds. Maggie, Big Daddy’s daughter-in-law, wants to give him the news that she’s finally become pregnant by Big Daddy’s favorite son, Brick, but Brick won’t cooperate in Maggie’s plans and prefers to stay in a mild alcoholic haze the entire length of his visit. Maggie has her own interests at heart in wanting to become pregnant, of course, but she also wants to make amends to Brick for an error in judgment that nearly cost her her marriage. Swarming around Maggie and Brick are their intrusive, conniving relatives, all eager to see Maggie put in her place and Brick tumbled from his position of most-beloved son. By evening’s end, Maggie’s ingenuity, fortitude and passion will set things right, and Brick’s love for his father, never before expressed, will retrieve him from his path of destruction and return him, helplessly, to Maggie’s loving arms.
As miserly old Ebenezer Scrooge falls asleep in his dreary home on Christmas Eve, three ghosts appear, each revealing to Scrooge the wrong doings of his life and what will happen if he continues in his evil ways. He is racked with fear and remorse and sets out on Christmas Day to bless with his newfound generosity all those whom he has neglected and abused.
1984 by George Orwell
Orwell depicts with great power the horrors of man’s fate in a society where Big Brother is always watching—where everything that is not prohibited is compulsory. “I do not believe that the kind of society I describe necessarily will arrive, but I believe that something resembling it could arrive. The moral to be drawn from the dangerous nightmare situation is a simple one: Don’t let it happen. It depends on you.” – George Orwell