Thursday, March 8, 2012 – Sunday, March 11, 2012
By Charles Ludlam Directed by Michael Barakiva
March 8 at 7 pm March 9 at 7 pm March 10 at 7 pm March 11 at 2 pm and 7 pm
$10 general admission; $5 senior citizens, Bard alumni/ae and non-Bard students; free for the Bard community. Reservations required. Box office 845-758-7900
The Bard Theater Program presents Charles Ludlam’s legendary comedy, Stage Blood, from the Ridiculous Theatrical Company. In this comedy, when a dysfunctional family tours the provinces performing Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the consequences are unexpected.
Charles Ludlam, playwright, founded the Ridiculous Theatrical Company in New York City in 1967. He wrote 29 plays and taught Comedia Della Arte at several colleges including NYU. He usually appeared in his plays, and was a great comedic actor. When he died tragically young of AIDS, the street in front of his former theater in Sheridan Square was renamed “Charles Ludlam Lane” in his honor.
Ludlam wrote a manifesto entitled Ridiculous Theater, Scourge of Human Folly in which the first axiom of seven was “You are a living mockery of your own ideals. If not, you have set your ideals too low.”
The Story of Life Before Life Ends by Andrew Levy ’12
directed by Gavin Price
Auditions March 15. Call-backs will be on Friday, March 16. First rehearsal: March 27. Rehearsals will continue during spring break.
A sign-up sheet for the auditions will be posted on the Theater Program board, in the lobby of the Richard B. Fisher Center of the Performing Arts.
A copy of the sides will be at the front desk at the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts.
To be performed April 19-22 in Resnick Theater Studio of the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts
Sonnets of the Dark Lady by Don Nigro Directed by Meg Gilbert
Saturday, March 10th in Olin 102 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Sides will be provided, no need to come with anything
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