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THE YEARNIN’ HEART LONGS Runs Nov. 22-23

UD_logoTHE YEARNIN’ HEART LONGS
University of Dayton
Nov. 22-23
Fritz Hall Black Box Theatre [Dayton]

The old west is at the peak of lawlessness when a stranger rolls into an odd town at the edge of the territory. This is an ensemble driven tale of a stranger’s longing for love in a town yearning for peace.

  • Fri-Sat, Nov. 22-23 at 7:30pm

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THE LIBRARY Runs April 25-28

TPG_The Library logoTHE LIBRARY
Presented by The Playground Theatre and University of Dayton Theatre
April 25-28
Fritz Hall Black Box [University of Dayton]

After Caitlin Gabriel survives a deadly shooting at her high school, she struggles to tell her story to her parents, the authorities, and anyone who will listen. But there are other narratives that gain purchase in the media and paint her in a different light. Renowned Hollywood screenwriter Scott Z. Burns returns to the stage with this bold and chilling play that asks us to examine our relationship to the truth and the lies that claim to heal us.

  • Thu-Fri, April 25-26 at 8pm
  • Sat, April 27 at 2pm & 8pm
  • Sun, April 28 at 2pm

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BABES IN TOYLAND Runs Nov. 1-3

UD_logoBABES IN TOYLAND
University of Dayton
Nov. 1-3
Boll Theatre

This beautiful operetta by Victor Herbert and Glenn MacDonough is the latest collaboration between the Theatre, Dance, and Performance Technology program and the Department of Music.

BABES IN TOYLAND is a coming of age story where the peaks of comedy and valleys of tragedy meet in an in-between land: A dark forest where the highest stakes hinge on life and death. The story includes heroines, heroes, villains, an evil mastermind, spiders, and familiar characters from the Mother Goose nursery rhymes of your past. In collaboration with Tristan Cupp, Dayton’s premier puppeteer, this story celebrates the innocence of childhood while engaging deeper themes of adulthood.

  • Thu-Sat, Nov. 1-3 at 8pm

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Auditions Announced for EUNICE: STAR AND CLAY at University of Dayton

UOD_logoEUNICE: STAR AND CLAY, an original work co-produced by the Theatre, Dance, and Performance Technology Program and OFP Theatre & Productions, recipient of the Ohio Governor’s Award for the Arts 2018.

Seeking professional actors for this Non-Union Paid Poetic Drama/Musical production at the University of Dayton Boll Theatre.

Mon, Sept. 24 from 7-10pm

University of Dayton Theatre, Dance, and Performance Technology Program
300 College Park, Dayton, Ohio 45469

  • Please prepare a song and bring sheet music for accompanist if planning to audition for the role of Eunice/Nina or another part that indicates singing (see below).
  • Readings from the script will be used for the audition, no prepared monologue is necessary.
  • Resume and headshot welcomed but not required.
  • If you are unable to arrive at 7pm, please email the stage manager, Alexa Denney, to indicate your arrival time: denneya2@udayton.edu

Rehearsal Dates:
Oct 22-Nov 18 Evening rehearsals TBD
Nov 19, 20 Tech part 1
Nov 26-29 Tech part 2

Show Dates:
Nov 30. and Dec 1 @ 8pm

Synopsis:
A riveting poetic musical about the Black activist, classically trained pianist and High Priestess of Soul being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Born Eunice Waymon, Nina Simone captures the spirit of her heritage, womanhood, racial oppression and the Black Arts Movement through her global musical platform. This original production honors Nina Simone’s legacy while imagining her artistic and activist responses to the current movement.

Character Descriptions:

  • Eunice/ Nina Simone: African American woman, 30’s, Singer, & Musician
  • Sam Waymon: African American man, mid-20’s, Eunice’s brother/road manager/musician
  • James Baldwin: African American man, late 30’s-early 40’s, writer, activist, friend to Eunice
  • Andrew Stroud: Mixed race/multiracial, early 40’s, Eunice’s husband, manager, singer
  • Flight Passenger: African American woman, 50+
  • Visual Artist: African American woman, 50+
  • 2 Singers, open gender, 18+
  • 2 Poets/Spoken Word Artists, open gender, 18+

For Questions, please contact: Sierra Leone of pproductionusa@gmail.com 937-241-4957 & Michelle Hayford mhayford1@udayton.edu 937-229-3950

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