DON QUIXOTE – Kehry Anson Lane
SANCHO PANZA – Larry Newman
ALDONZA – Heather Lawler
INNKEEPER/GOVERNOR – Josh Sazon
DR. CARRASCO/DUKE/KNIGHT OF MIRRORS – Colin Nies
PADRE – Doug Beardsley
BARBER – Scott Strode
ANTONIA – Celene Kim
HOUSEKEEPER – Sarah Falcon
PEDRO – Daniel Kunce
ANSELMO/CAPTAIN OF THE INQUISITION – Adam Burnham
MARIA – Jill Beardsley
FERMINA – Emily Basili
CAPTIVE MOORISH GIRL – Taylor Watt
CHORUS/MULETEERS/GYPSIES – Audrey Thompson Wallace, Katie Boothroyd, Heidi Biebler, and Glen Schmitz
DIRECTED BY: BRETT BORDEN and JARET MORLAN
MUSICAL DIRECTION BY: JESSICA PALMER
PERFORMANCES: APRIL 25-27 & MAY 2-4
Jailed during the Spanish Inquisition for offending the church, author Miguel de Cervantes is forced to act out one of his manuscripts for the entertainment of fellow inmates. Cervantes delivers a rapturous performance as the legendary Don Quixote, the chivalrous knight whose choice to see life as it should be, not as it is, takes him into battles with an imaginary foe and into romance with the beautiful Dulcinea.
CHARACTERS (This is a guide line, but not definitive. Please audition, even if you don’t feel you fit one of these parts.):
If you’d like, you may download an audition form and bring it with you.
***AUDITIONS WILL BE A COLD-READ (SIDES WILL BE PROVIDED) AND PLEASE PREPARE A SHORT PIECE TO SING (30-60 SEC); AN ACCOMPANIST WILL ALSO BE PROVIDED.***
Sunday February 16th 1-3 pm Iowa City Pub Lib Room B
Monday February 17th 6-9pm Glorius Dei Lutheran Church (123 E. Market St.)
Tuesday February 18th 7-9 pm Iowa City Pub Lib Room A
LIGHTING DESIGNER NEEDED!
This prodcution is in need of a lighting designer. If interested, please e-mail Office@iowacitycommunitytheatre.com
ABOUT THE PLAY
When accepting the Nobel Prize for Literature, Steinbeck remarked that “the writer is delegated to declare and celebrate man’s proven capacity for greatness of heart and spirit — for gallantry in defeat — for courage, capacity, and love.” Tough economic times during the Depression of the 1930s forced many migrant workers into a daily struggle for basic survival. But George and Lennie’s dream of independence and respect sets them apart from other drifters. They plan for a small farm of their own where they will be self-employed doing work that they love — a place to call home. They work hard and support each other. As Lennie says to George, “I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you.”
But will this be enough? In the words of poet Robert Burns: “The best-laid schemes of mice and men often go awry.” George and Lennie strive for a better future, but jealousy, fear, intimidation, and cruelty threaten to shatter their dream. These obstacles confronting their ambitions reveal something to us of the nature of dreams, dignity, loneliness, and sacrifice.
Come see Of Mice and Men — John Steinbeck’s parable about what it means to be human.
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WHEN & WHERE
Jan. 24, 25, 31 and Feb. 1 at 7:30pm
Jan. 26 and Feb. 2 at 2:00pm
Johnson County Fairgrounds
For tickets call (319)-338-0443 or purchase them online!
Students-$5 <— Yes, that is correct. Student tickets are only 5$
Of Mice and Men includes use of strong language (profanity, vulgarities and racial slurs), onstage violence and gunshots. It is appropriate for teenagers and even children aged 10-12 years old, but because of the pervasive strong language in the play children should attend at their parents’ discretion. The film was given a “PG-13″ rating.