The spring rushes on apace, and Improbable Fictions has two Shakespeare-adjacent offerings for you in April:
First, on Saturday, April 7th at 1:00 pm, Improbable Fictions will present a staged reading of “The Resurrection Play” from the medieval York Cycle of plays. Directed by Nic Helms, dramaturged by Cordelia Ross, and hosted by First Christian Church of Tuscaloosa. This short play will be performed with commentary by Cordelia Ross and Reverend Tim Trussell-Smith.
Second, on Thursday, April 19th at 7:30 pm, at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, Improbable Fictions will present a staged reading of Edward Bond’s Bingo (Scenes of Money and Death), a 1973 play about Shakespeare’s final years: retired in Stratford, unable to connect with his family and community, burned out by the inhumanity he witnessed daily in London and now back home, Shakespeare ponders his past and present, only to keep asking, “Was anything done?” Written by the acclaimed playwright Edward Bond (Saved, The Sea, Lear), this is a remarkably insightful look at our greatest writer. Directed by Steve Burch.
Both events are free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies.
- Thursday, Jan 18, 7:30pm at 205 Gorgas Library, a staged reading of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, directed by Mark Hulse (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Thursday, Feb 15, 7:30pm at the Tuscaloosa Cultural Arts Center (http://cac.tuscarts.org/contactus.php), a staged reading of Shakespeare’s Henry IV part 2, Electric Boogaloo, directed by Richard LeComte, dramaturgy by Austin Whitver (email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Late March or early April, an Easter-themed Medieval staged reading, venue TBA, directed by Deborah Parker, dramaturgy by Cordelia Ross (email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Thursday, Apr 19, 7:30pm at the Tuscaloosa Cultural Arts Center (http://cac.tuscarts.org/contactus.php), a staged reading of Edward Bond’s Bingo, a play about the last years of Shakespeare’s life, directed by Steve Burch (email@example.com).
Fall 2017 casting calls!
If you’re interested in reading for Titia Andronica, please contact Erin Hildebrand (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Courtney Parker (email@example.com).
If you’re interested in reading for Samson Agonistes, please contact Nic Helms (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you’re interested in reading archival World War I materials at the Kentuck Festival of the Arts, please contact Deborah Parker (email@example.com).
Casting calls for Spring 2018 will come in December.