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McNeese Theatre Hosts Spring Auditions

McNeese Theatre Hosts Spring Auditions

(January 12, 2016) Auditions for McNeese State University’s spring 2016 theatre season will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, in Tritico Theatre in the Shearman Fine Arts Annex. Callbacks will be held Saturday, Jan. 23.

Auditions are open to all McNeese students, faculty and staff, as well as area residents. Audition packets are now available on the bulletin board in the Tritico Theatre lobby.

McNeese’s spring 2016 season will kick off with “Beckett X Five,” which will run March 19-20. The Bayou Theatre Players will present five short plays by Samuel Beckett—“Act Without Words II,” “Not I,” “Rockabye,” “Come and Go” and “Quad.”

Becket is known as the father of the Absurd Theatre movement, which arose in the early 20th century as a rebellion against the Realism movement. Led by guest director Stan Morris, these five plays pose questions that are left up to audience members to answer for themselves.

The final show of the semester will be “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [Abridged],” which will run April 20-24 in Tritico Theatre.

This comedic twist on the Bard’s 37 plays and 154 sonnets offers modern audiences a new perspective on Shakespeare’s writings. In less than two hours, three actors act out each work by Shakespeare while making the writing more accessible through outrageous jokes, satire, pop culture and interaction with the audience. Guest artist Brook Hanemann will direct the show.

A Q&A format will follow both performances.

For more information, contact Charles McNeely at 337-475-5041 or at cmcneely@mcneese.edu