IF presents Titia Andronica

If you missed our staged reading on Sep 21, fear not! You can find the audio from the event here:

Apologies for the background noise at the start. It dies down once the performance begins.

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On Thursday, Sep 21 at 7:30pm, at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, Improbable Fictions will present a staged reading of Titia Andronica, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus. Adapted and directed by Erin Hildebrand and Courtney Parker.

Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies at the University of Alabama (english.ua.edu/grad/strode).

For more information about Improbable Fictions, please visit improbablefictions.org.

Cast

TITIA ANDRONICA – MK Foster
MARCUS ANDRONICUS – Will Ramsay
LAVINIA – Emma Leisentritt
LUCIUS – Tyler Sasser
MUTIUS – Joseph Welty
MARTIUS – Deborah Parker
QUINTUS – Lily Davenport
YOUNG LUCIUS – Joseph Welty
SATURNINUS – Charlie Bell
TAMORA – Elizabeth Theriot
DEMETRIUS – Matt Smith
CHIRON – Theodore Nollert
PUBLIUS – Deborah Parker
BASSIANUS – Geoffrey Emerson
AEMILIUS – Deborah Parker
MESSENGER – Lily Davenport
COUNTRY FELLOW – Geoffrey Emerson
GOTH – Joseph Welty

 

Improbable Fictions’ 2017-18 Season

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Fall 2017 casting calls!

If you’re interested in reading for Titia Andronica, please contact Erin Hildebrand (eahildebrand@crimson.ua.edu) and Courtney Parker (caparker4@crimson.ua.edu).

If you’re interested in reading for Samson Agonistes, please contact Nic Helms (nrhelms@ua.edu).

If you’re interested in reading archival World War I materials at the Kentuck Festival of the Arts, please contact Deborah Parker (parkerburch@comcast.net).

Casting calls for Spring 2018 will come in December.

Audio from Calderon’s *Life is a Dream*

If you missed last Thursday’s performance of Calderon de la Barca’s Life is a Dream, fret not! Here you’ll find the program, the script, and an audio recording of the event.

Enjoy!

LIFE IS A DREAM edited by Deborah Parker

“Are all glories like dreams-the true ones taken to be false, and the false ones, to be true? There’s so little difference between one and the other that we cannot be sure if what we’re seeing and enjoying is simple fact or an illusion! Can it be the copy is so like the original that no one knows which is which?”

Dramatis Personae
BASILIO, King of Poland …….  Mark Hughes Cobb
SEGISMUNDO, Prince ………………..     Joseph Welty
ASTOLFO, Duke of Muscovy …… Bert McClelland
CLOTALDO, An old man ……………….   Steve Burch
CLARIN, A clownish servant ………..Joseph Arrigo
ESTRELLA, Princess …………………….. Morgan Hall
ROSAVRA, A lady …………………….    Elizabeth Thiel
Soldiers/Servants ……………………………. Mark Hulse
Richard LeComte
Calvin McLeod
Riley Rawson
Madeline Tatro
En Español ………………………………… Madeline Tatro

Translated by Edwin Honig
Adapted and Directed by Deborah Parker

IF presents Shakespeare’s *Antony and Cleopatra*, April 24

On Monday, April 24th at 7:30pm at the Tuscaloosa Cultural Arts Center, Improbable Fictions will present Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra. Pre-show music begins at 7:10pm. As always, IF events are free and open to the public.

The Facebook Event

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(The IF event will not star Sara Bernhardt as Cleopatra. Apologies.)

Antony and Cleopatra program 2, 2017

IF presents Calderon’s *Life is a Dream*

On Thursday, March 30th at 7:30pm in 205 Gorgas Library, Improbable Fictions will present a staged reading of Pedro Calderon de la Barca’s Life is a Dream, an early modern Spanish drama. The reading is directed by Deborah Parker and will involve actors from UA and from the Tuscaloosa community. Free and open to the public.

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Restoring Summer, March 9th

Next Thursday, March 9th from 7:00 to 9:30pm, IF presents a cold reading workshop of Diamond Forde’s Restoring Summer, a play-in-progress with resonances from Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale. We’ll meet in 205 Gorgas Library on UA’s campus, pass out scripts, and read through Diamond’s most recent draft. If you’re interested in reading or just in listening, drop by! RSVP if you can to nrhelms@ua.edu.

*What Vicious Loves*, update

We’re still looking for another reader or two for Meredith Noseworthy‘s What Vicious Loves! We’ll be holding an open rehearsal on Sunday evening at 7:30pm in Gorgas 205 if anyone’s interested in seeing how the play is progressing and getting at glimpse at IF’s process. Please RSVP to nrhelms@ua.edu if you’re interested in attending.

Our performance of What Vicious Loves will be on April 2nd in Gorgas 205. Our reading is very much a work in progress, and we want to give it the time it needs to shine.

Readers for *What Vicious Loves*

We’re still looking for a few good readers for Meredith Meredith Noseworthy’s What Vicious Loves: A Play, which we’ll be staging on February 26th in Gorgas 205. An adaptation of the myth of Romulus and Remus that casts the twins as women, What Vicious Loves is, to say the least, a timely piece. Here’s a bit of the author’s note on casting:

“All characters are fluid enough to be played by any actor of any racial or gender identity.”

If you’re looking to participate in the kind of theatre that embraces diversity and addresses contemporary understandings of who we are as human beings, email me at nrhelms@ua.edu and I’ll give you the details.

I’ll leave you with some cute twin wolves…

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Cute-Baby-Wolves by NightShine99 on DeviantArt