Auditions for War of Worlds and The Revolutionists
Open to everyone, you do not have to be a theatre major or MU student.
War of the Worlds
The adaptation of H. G. Wells’ novel by Howard Koch
Director, Kevin Brown
By Laura Gunderson
Director, Claire Syler
War of the Worlds is an adaptation of the H. G. Wells’ novel by Howard Koch, first performed as a radio play in 1938 by Orson Welles and the Mercury Theatre. A radio broadcast is interrupted with breaking news. Alien beings from Mars are invading earth. There has been a meteorite landing in the suburbs of New Jersey. Giant machines have been seen wading through the Hudson River. After an extended battle between the aliens and all of the military power on Earth, Professor Pierson tells the story of the aftermath to a Stranger. People of all genders and ethnicities are encouraged to audition.
Rehearsals: February 7 - March 8
Performances: March 9 - 13
The Revolutionists is a new play about four very real women who lived boldly in France during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. Playwright Olympe De Gouge, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen (and fan of ribbons) Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle hang out, murder Marat, loose their heads and try to beat back the extremist insanity in the Paris of 1793. This grand and dream-tweaked comedy is about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we actually go about changing the world.
Rehearsals: March 21-25; April 4-26
Performances: April 27-30 and May 1
Auditioners are encouraged to prepare a one to two minute monologue or poem. Scripts will be provided at the audition if preferred. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes you can move around in. Please wear a mask.
Bring your Spring schedule to auditions and note any date conflicts.
Scripts will be available in the Department of Theatre’s Main Office.
Questions: Email the directors, Dr. Kevin Brown at email@example.com
or Dr. Claire Syler at firstname.lastname@example.org