THEATREOpening This Week
COMMUNITY THEATRE. Tucson Parks and Recreation. Randolph Recreation Center Auditorium. 200 S. Alvernon Way. Opening October 22 and continuing through October 31: An Inspector Calls, by J.B. Priestly, directed by Mary Glenn. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Admission is free. Call 791-4663 for information.
LOST RIVER STAGEWORKS. Tucson Center for the Performing Arts. 408 S. Sixth Ave. Opening October 16 and continuing through November 1: Polonius Waits..., by Hal Melfi. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. Call 881-7197 for tickets.
RIALTO THEATRE. 318 E. Congress St. 740-0126. October 15 only: Boomerang!, a comic musical spoofing the justice system, and the first theatre production at the Rialto in 50 years. Performance is at 8 p.m. Thursday, October 15. Tickets are $5 at the door. Call Tim or Barbara at 792-9324 for information.
WEIRD SCIENCE THEATER WORKS. Red Barn Theater. 948 N. Main Ave. Opening October 16 and continuing through November 7: Dr. Von Chimera's Lemon-Fresh Laboratory of Horrors, a creepy, educational comedy about children escaping an insane scientist, a monster suffering an identity crisis, and ravenous zombies. Performances are free and are at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. The Halloween night performance will be followed by a Halloween Party; and the November 6 and 7 performances are multi-camera video tapings. Call 622-6973 to reserve a seat.
ARIZONA REPERTORY THEATRE. UA Laboratory Theatre, southeast corner of Park Avenue and Speedway. Continuing through October 25: Ghosts, by Henrik Ibsen. Show time is 7:30 p.m. October 15 through 17, and October 20 through 24. Matinees are 1:30 p.m. October 18, 24 and 25. There's a pre-performance discussion at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, October 21, in the Theatre Arts Conference Room, Drama 239. (Patrons may attend the free discussion even if they are not seeing the performance that day.) Tickets are $16, $14 for seniors or UA employees, and $10 for students. Call the UA Fine Arts box office at 621-1162 for reservations and information.
INVISIBLE THEATRE. 1400 N. First Ave. Extended through October 17: Sylvia, A.R. Gurney's modern romantic comedy. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. October 15, and 8 p.m. October 16 and 17. Tickets are $14 for the Thursday show, $17.50 for Friday and Saturday's shows. Call 882-9721 for reservations and ticket information, or stop by the theater Tuesday through Friday. Call Phyllis Goodman at 882-9721 for group ticket sales.
AUDITION NOTICE. The Invisible Theatre, 1400 N. First Ave., announces auditions for Broadway Bound, by Neil Simon, at noon Saturday, October 17. Broadway Bound will be directed by Gail Fitzhugh. The following roles are available: Ben, Kate's father (70s), Eugene (23), Stanley (28), and Blanche, Kate's sister (40-50). Actors are asked to provide a photo and résumé, and will be asked to read from the script. All cast members will be paid an honorarium. Call 882-9721 for information, or to sign up for an audition.
AUDITION NOTICE. Pima Community College's Advanced Cinematography class needs two females and four males, ages 20 to 35, to act in a 16mm film. The film, Moo Shu Pork, will be rehearsed in October, and filmed November 5 through 8. Call 206-6776 for information or to schedule an audition.
AUDITION NOTICE. Producers of the hit Broadway musical Rent continue their national search for actors for the Broadway production and all its touring companies. Open auditions are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, October 15, at the Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress St. Line starts at 8:30 a.m. Equity and non-Equity men and women of all ethnicities in their early to mid-20s will be considered. Casting directors are looking for hip, authentic rock and roll, R&B and gospel singers. Those auditioning should bring a photo and résumé, two pop/rock songs, 16 bars each--absolutely no musical theatre songs! Piano accompanist is available. Bring a portable tape-player with headphones to learn music on the spot. Dress is casual, and please, no plastic pants! No calls to the hotel, either. Call the Rent audition hotline at 1-212-479-0833 for more information.
AUDITION NOTICE. The Third St. Ensemble Company, an off-shoot of Third St. Kids, is looking for performers between the ages of 10 and 21. Call 622-4100 for information and appointment times.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS. Damesrocket Theater Company seeks full-length or one-act plays for its Monday night new play-reading series. Six dates are available January through June, 1999. Original works by local playwrights are especially desired. Original screenplays will also be considered. Readings are assigned a director and cast, and are given one or two rehearsals before public presentation. Each reading will be followed by an informal, catered reception. Submit all scripts by November 15 to: Damesrocket Theater Company, P.O. Box 86115, Tucson, AZ 85754. Address all inquiries to the same.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS. Desert Players Theater of Tucson is holding a national, one-act play writing festival. Submissions should be original one-acts dealing with the change of the millennium. The top three submissions will be performed by Desert Players Theater during the 1999 season. Include a cover letter about the playwright, address and phone number. A self-addressed, stamped envelope is required for the script's return. The first 100 scripts received will be considered. Deadline for submissions is December 31, 1998. Send to: Desert Players Theatre, Attn: Artistic Director, P.O. Box 43264, Tucson, AZ 85737-3264. Details are available on-line at http://www.drmemory.w1.com/html. Call (520) 579-3201 for more information.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS. Arizona Theatre Company, in association with the Centro Cultural Mexicano de Phoenix, announces the fifth-annual National Hispanic Play Writing Award. Competition is open to all Hispanic playwrights currently residing in the United States, its territories and Mexico. Unpublished, unproduced (at time of submission), full-length or one-act plays not currently under option are eligible. Scripts that have received workshops and/or readings are also eligible. Scripts may be in English, Spanish, or both. (Spanish language scripts should be accompanied by an English translation.) Each script is read and evaluated by a culturally diverse panel of experienced theatre artists. Award consists of $1,000 and consideration for ATC's GENESIS: New Play Development Program. Submit one securely bound script, including the play's title and the author's name on the front page; a one-page cover letter describing the play's developmental history and any other relevant information about the play; and SASE for the script's return. ATC is not responsible for the safe return of scripts. Submissions must be postmarked by October 31. Mail to: Arizona Theatre Company, National Hispanic Playwriting Award, Attn: Elaine Romero, P.O. Box 1631, Tucson, AZ 85702-1631. Winner will be notified by May 15, 1999. Call (520) 884-8210 for details.
DIRECTORS WANTED. Desert Players is preparing its 1999-2000 season, and is accepting proposals from prospective directors. Interested parties should send a personal résumé with a project script and estimated budget to Desert Players Theatre, P.O. Box 43264, Tucson, AZ 85733. Call Robert Ulsrud at 733-0733 for information.
HELP WANTED. Quintessential Productions, 118 S. Fifth Ave., seeks directors, designers, technicians and instructors for its 1998-'99 season. Productions include Sartre's No Exit, Priestly's An Inspector Calls, Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew, Strindberg's Miss Julie, and Odet's The Country Girl. Call 798-0708 for more information.
PERFORMANCE EXPLORATION WORKSHOP. International Art Center. 516 N. Fifth Ave. Theater Z2 announces the formation of an ongoing collaborative inquiry workshop, The Performance Exploration Group, with an informational meeting at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 17. See the "Lectures" for details.
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