LIFE AND BETH - No Strings Theatre Company Non Equity Auditions

Posted: September 20, 2018
Audition Location: Las Cruces, NM

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No Strings Theatre Company will hold auditions for “Life and Beth” by Alan Ayckbourn directed by Autumn Gieb on Sunday, September 30 at 6:00 p.m. at the Black Box Theatre Annex (Black Box Too) located at 717A N. Mesquite Street, in Las Cruces.

The Roles available are:

Gordon-M, 40's-50's; Beth's overbearing, late husband. Former Health and Safety officer.

Connie-F, 40's-50's; Beth's lush of a sister-in-law, feels like her family always favoured her brother over her.

Martin-M, 20's-30's; Beth's well meaning son, who may have inherited some bad habits from his father.

Ella-F, 20's; Martin's new girlfriend that can never get a word in edgewise.

The roles of Beth and David have been


Audition Details

Auditions consist of cold readings from the script. A perusal script is

available at the Ask Here Desk at Branigan Library. Anyone auditioning for the role of Ella is highly encouraged to read the perusal script >

It's Christmas, and Beth Timms is mourning the recent death of her health and safety officer husband, Gordon. When David, the local vicar says a prayer, he unwittingly summons Gordon's ghost. It soon becomes apparent, however, that his return is not altogether welcome!

A Perusal Copy of the script is at the Ask Here Desk at Branigan Library

For more information email the director, Autumn Gieb at

The performance dates are December 7 – December 23, 2018.


No Strings Theatre Company presents the charming and entertaining musical revue by Kander and Ebb, "And The World Goes ‘Round” directed by Nora Medina. The production opens October 5 and runs through October 21 at the Black Box Theatre, 430 N Main Street in Las Cruces.

The revue takes its title from a tune the songwriting team wrote for Liza Minnelli to sing in the film New York, New York. The show consists of an eclectic collection of love songs, torch songs, and witty comic numbers. It contains songs made famous by Robert Goulet, Barbra Streisand, Chita Rivera, Frank Sinatra from Kander and Ebb shows such as "Cabaret" and "Chicago."  The nonstop hit-parade features unforgettable gems, including "Mr. Cellophane," "Maybe This Time," "Cabaret" and "New York, New York," seamlessly interwoven into a passionate, harmonious, up-tempo evening of musical theatre. It opened on March 18, 1991 Off-Broadway and ran for 408 performances, winning three Drama Desk awards.

The Black Box Theatre Production opens October 5 and runs for three

weekends. It is directed by Nora Medina and the cast includes Medina

along with Sarah Strickland, Alex Rossario, Josh Taulbee, Gus Sanchez,

Diane Thomas, Juli  Stephenson, Mike Cruz, Zeta Shearill, Vanessa

Dabovich, and Matt Esqueda.

Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m,, Sunday matinees on October 14 and October 21 at 2:30 p.m., and a Thursday evening performance on October 18 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $15.00 regular admission, $12.00 students and seniors over 66. Reservations: (575) 523-1223.

“WHY WOULD I MISPRONOUNCE MY OWN NAME,” a one-woman show written and performed by Irma Herrera, directed by Rebecca Fisher will be performed at the Black Box Theatre, 430 N Main Street in Las Cruces, on October 7 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.,

When Irma Herrera gives her name its' correct Spanish pronunciation, people sometimes assume she's not a REAL American-never mind that the native English-speaker's family has been in South Texas for generations, or that she is an award-winning social justice activista, lawyer, and journalist.

“Why Would I Mispronounce My Own Name?” is one woman's journey from a small segregated South Texas town to California's multicultural mecca. What part of Irma's identity is she asked to give up for the sake of fitting in and getting along? How can a simple introduction turn into a potential battle to be heard and seen? Weaving history and comedic insights into stories about names, this solo performer invites us to consider how open and welcoming we really are. After meeting Irma’s 20+ characters, you will never think of names in quite the same way again. The play won the Best of San Franscisco Fringe Festival Award in 2017.

Tickets are $15.00 regular admission and $12.00 for students and seniors over 65. Call (575) 523-1223 for reservations, or online at



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