IF: Fall lineup and casting call

I’m excited to announce that this semester Improbable Fictions is sponsored by the Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies, the UA Dept. of English, and the UA College of Arts and Sciences.  That means that we’ll be able to hold all our readings this fall in the Greensboro Room of the Bama Theatre.  We’re also expanding our season to include the ancient Greeks as well as Shakespeare.  Our readings will be the following:

Euripides’ Hecuba
directed by Steve Burch (sburch@as.ua.edu)
Thursday, September 22, 7:30pm

Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream
directed by Mark Hughes Cobb (markhughescobb@gmail.com)
Thursday, October 20, 7:30pm

Shakespeare’s Timon of Athens
directed by Nic Helms (nrhelms@crimson.ua.edu)
Thursday, December 1, 7:30pm

If you’re interested in picking up a script and reading for one of our events, please email the director of the show you’re interested in with your contact info, a brief theatrical bio, and any preferences as to part.  If we’re not familiar with your previous theatre work (or if you haven’t done any!), fret not: Improbable Fictions is always open to newcomers, and one of our directors can easily schedule an informal audition.  Rehearsals for each staged reading will be the Monday-Wednesday of the week of the performance.

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The Rude Mechanicals presents: Shakescenes


Once again the Rude Mechanicals is riding to the rescue of Tuscaloosans in need of a Shakespeare fix.

On August 11-13 (Thursday-Saturday) at our usual time of 7:30pm in the Park at Manderson Landing, we’ll be performing:

Shake-Scenes #5 (in 3-D, and you won’t need to wear those silly glasses!) with many familiar faces in the cast.  AND with songs (lots of ‘em, lyrics by Will himself), sonnets (have any favorites?  Bring a copy and either recite it to all of us or we’ll do it for you!), soliloquies and maybe a scene or 2.

Our focus this year will be songs and sonnets.  And audience interactivity, if you’d like to get up and participate.  (And, if not, then just come, sit, listen, chuckle at antics and tear up at the emotional lines.)

Our running time should be between one hour and 90 minutes.

We’ll get some flyers out.  But tell your friends, tell your enemies, tell your car pool buddies and anyone else you think might find this as much fun.