Hello actors and friends of actors!!
Do you want to work on the single best material for deepening your acting ability? Do you crave being challenged and amazed by inhabiting a character in a full-on piece of literary and dramatic brilliance? Do you want to have fun? Do you want to weep and cry at the same time? Then …
!!!! • YOU NEED CHEKHOV • !!!!
UNCLE VANYA by Anton Chehkov
adapted by David Mamet
from a translation by Vlada Chernomordik
presented by Miami University Hamilton Theatre &
by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Studio 307 (307 Phelps Hall on the Miami University Hamilton campus)
• 11, 12 February—6:30 – 8:30 •
Callbacks, if needed—
(307 Phelps Hall on the Miami University Hamilton campus)
• 13 February—6:30 – 8:30 •
How to audition—
• Preferred Audition: 1-2 minutes memorized monologue of your choice •
• However, if you do not have a monologue, please audition anyway. We will provide audition material for you •
Who can audition—
· All MUHT auditions are open to the entire community. It is part of our missions to engage with our extended theatre-family all around us.
• 10, 11, 12 April 2014 •
• Parrish Auditorium (on the campus of Miami University Hamilton) •
• 7:30 P •
About the play—
· Two lives, Uncle Vanya and his niece Sonya, are at the core of this play. They work their small estate, live frugally and keep their emotions tightly reined in. Then they are visited by a relative, Professor Serebryakov, and his beautiful young wife, Elena. Vanya falls helplessly in love with Elena, Sonya with a local doctor and their lives implode.
·• This classic imparts an indelible picture of Chekhov’s Russia and of his rich, bittersweet and deeply human characters.
About Mamet’s adaptation—
“Blessedly free both of Slavisms and of up-to-date colloquialisms.” – New York Times
“Simply wonderful.” – Boston Globe
“Mamet’s adaptation is true and faithful to the Russian master in both tone and content.” – Cape Cod Times
Bekka Eaton Reardon
Associate Professor/Director of Theatre Engagement
Miami University Hamilton Theatre