TheatreLAB Announces First Full Season of Productions
TheatreLAB has announce dan inaugural season of plays that aim to excite and enlighten! Four productions will be presented - a new American comedy about a young woman hoping that change will bring her happiness, a recent Broadway hit about the painful struggles to balance faith and humanity, a steamy British play with a magnifying glass on the complications of love and lust, and a locally-developed devised piece that manipulates time and place. TheatreLAB is also proud to introduce two exciting new programs that will further their mission to create, collaborate, and cultivate!
Season auditions will be held at Richmond Triangle Players by appointment only on October 19th from 10-5pm with callbacks October 20th from 10-2pm. Auditions will consist of readings from the plays in the season. All four shows will be cast out of these auditions. Interviews for directors, designers, and production personnel will also be held at this time. All artists paid.
To schedule an audition, please email Artistic Director Deejay Gray at firstname.lastname@example.org with your preferred time.
See Jane Quit by Beth Kander Directed by Sarah Roquemore
See Jane Quit is an addictive new comedy about a young woman attempting to stop smoking. Jane's loved ones have hoped she'd kick the habit, so when she announces that she's quitting "for real," they're supportive. In fact, they're a little too supportive. Each has a problem-from a looming divorce to a sexual crisis-and nobody wants to bring Jane any news that might lead her to quit quitting. With all these secrets floating around, who would suspect that Jane is keeping the biggest secret of all?
Cast Breakdown: 3 Women / 2 Men
JANE - A waitress at a crossroads in her life.
DIANE - A social worker; Jane's sister-in-law, married to Jane's brother, James.
JAMES - Recovering lawyer, emerging Buddhist. Jane's big brother, Diane's husband.
BESSIE - Aging Southern belle. Jane and James' disapproving grandmother. 70s but only admits to 50. CHARLES - A neurotic political activist. Jane's love interest.
Grace by Craig Wright
TheatreLAB announces first full season of productions and two new programs to engage and inspire the community
Directed by Deejay Gray
As part of the 2014 Acts of Faith Festival
in association with Henley Street Theatre & Richmond Shakespeare
The difference between belief and knowledge, and the consequences of mistaking one for the other are at the heart of Craig Wright's acidly funny and relentlessly searching new play, Grace. An evangelical Christian couple, Sara and Steve, leave a dreary life in Minnesota for sunny Florida and the hope of fast money from turning abandoned hotels into a chain of gospel-themed inns. Their new neighbor, Sam, is struggling to emerge from the trauma of a car accident that killed his fiance?e and left him badly maimed. And the building's pest exterminator, Karl, is still tormented by a dark childhood episode. As their stories converge, Wright's characters find themselves face-to- face with the most eternally vexing questions-the nature of faith, the meaning of suffering, and the possibility of redemption.
"This is a darkly comic, eerily tragic, wholly timely play... It explores the nature of those often deeply painful partners: love and change." -Chicago Sun-Times.
Cast Breakdown: 1 Woman / 3 Men
STEVE - a faithful evangelical Christian
SARA - his new wife; shares his beliefs
SAM - their neighbor; just lost his fiance?e in a car crash that also mutilated his face KARL - the building's pest exterminator; speaks with a German accent, 70s Winter 2014
Closer by Patrick Marber Directed by Chanelle Vigue
A writer, a photographer, an enigmatic young woman, and a doctor get caught up in an unusual set of cross-relationships that move across blind dates, internet chat rooms, and high end strip clubs. In Closer, Patrick Marber has created a brilliant exploration into the brutal anatomy of modern romance, where a quartet of strangers meet, fall in love, and become caught up in a web of sexual desire and betrayal. Winner of the 1998 Olivier Award for Best Play and the 1999 New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Foreign Play. It was later adapted into an Oscar-nominated film with Julia Roberts, Clive Owen, Jude Law, and Natalie Portman, directed by Mike Nichols.
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