Fefu and Her Friends
by Maria Irene Fornes
Directed by Marcia Ferguson
Thursday, November 20 through Saturday, November 22. Nov. 20-22 @ 7pm. Nov. 22 @ 2pm.
To be staged in the Bruce Montgomery Theatre and other locations in the Annenberg Center for Performing Arts.
Tickets available at www.annenbergcenter.org
Fefu is an unusual woman. Her daily rifle shots at her husband have so far not managed to kill him - or their relationship. She gathers her women friends together for a weekend of water play, philosophy, bourbon ice cubes, gender politics, and argument. Is wheelchair-bound Julia a prophet? Will Celia kiss Paula? Will Fefu ever hit her mark? Audiences, who travel from scene to scene in random order, piece together their own experiences of the powerful mysteries at the heart of this play, and come to their own conclusions. Susan Sontag called Obie award-winning Fefu and her Friends (1977) "a wonderful, important play." Explore Maria Irene Fornes' unforgettable dream-world, and find out why.
Assistant Director/Stage Manager: Christopher Haddad
Julia: Nicole Sandaniantz
Fefu: Alessandra Rodriguez
Cindy: Grayce Hoffman
Paula: Claris Park
Christina: Connie Kang
Emma: Miranda Cravetz
Cecilia: Aizhaneya Carter
Sue: Jane Rinehart-Greaser
Not interested in acting? We are filling production staff, including roles of assistant director/stage manager, lightboard operator, soundboard operator and assistant stage manager/running crew. Interested or have questions? Write to Cat Johnson or Eric Baratta for more info.
The Penn Plays Fellowship
The Theatre Arts Program and Kelly Writers House are pleased to announce the second year of the PENN PLAYS FELLOWSHIP, a collaborative playwriting project open to current students, faculty, and staff at the University of Pennsylvania. The PENN PLAYS FELLOWSHIP features a $500 award and the opportunity to develop the winner’s script through critical feedback by Penn faculty, professional writers, and dramaturgs. The Fellowship will culminate in a staged reading or lightly produced workshop production of the winning work at the Bruce Montgomery theatre in March, 2015.
Directing the staged reading of this year's winning fellowship play will be People's Light & Theatre resident director Samantha Bellomo (below, left). The winning playwright will be mentored by award winning playwright Jackie Goldfinger (below, right)
Deadline for play submissions: October 19, 2014
Award announced: by November 14, 2014
First public reading of winning script: December 5, 1:00 PM (Kelly Writers House)
Period for critical feedback/play development: December 5, 2014 - February 13, 2015
Play reading/performance: March 27, 2015 (Bruce Montgomery Theatre, Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts)
Play submission guidelines:
Submission Deadline: OCTOBER 19 (midnight)
- This competition is for any length play. (No screenplays, please.)
- The script should submitted in English, with one inch margins all sides, in 12 point font.
- Please submit your play ELECTRONICALLY, as a PDF, to Jessica Lowenthal (email@example.com), with PENN PLAYS FELLOWSHIP ENTRY as the subject line. Your name SHOULD NOT appear on the manuscript. Please include your contact information, including name, phone, email address, and title of submission in the body of the email.
PAST EVENTS 2014-2015
August 29: Welcome (Back) Picnic
New at Penn? Join Us!
Join members of the Theatre Arts Program faculty, staff and student body in celebrating the start of a new academic year and
Come meet new friends, see old ones, find out about Theatre Arts classes, learn about production opportunities (onstage and offstage), learn about our classes, enter our free raffles and partake of free food and beverages .
Specific information on auditions for the fall mainstage production will be released, and you will have the opportunity to speak with the director of this production and also find out about backstage opportunities.
Come and find out what Theatre Arts has to offer you!
All members of the Penn community are welcome.
Place and Time:
3pm, Friday, August 29
Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Plaza
(rain location: Theatre Arts Suite, Annenberg Center--Upper Mezzanine Level)