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)
Fefu and Her Friends
by Maria Irene Fornes
Directed by Marcia Ferguson
Sunday, November 16 through Wednesday, November 19.
To be staged in the Bruce Montgomery Theatre and other locations in the Annenberg Center for Performing Arts.
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.
This play features eight roles for women.
Audition location: Room 511, Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
Wednesday, September 3: 6:30-9pm
Thursday, September 4: 6:30-9pm
Friday, September 5: Callbacks TBA
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.