The Game of Love and Chance
By Pierre Carlet de Marivaux, adapted and translated by Stephen Wadsworth
Directed by Hannah Nies
Silvia, well born and high spirited, is concerned about an arranged marriage so she spends the day of her finace's first visit disguised as her maid Lisette, while Lisette pretends to be Silvia. The intended husband, Dorante, takes the same precaution, arriving in the guise of his servant. And his servant, who duly comes dressed as Dorante, is the irrepressible and outrageous Harlequin, which means pandemonium ensues. The "servants" are drawn to each other but must overcome the pride and prejudice of their social class, while Lisette and Harlequin savor a delicious taste of freedom and respectability. All are deeply perplexed as Marivaux uncompromisingly turns the screw. Silvia's father and brother, who know all but say nothing, preside over the sentimental education of these comedic desperadoes.
Produced by Upstart Crows Productions, Inc. at Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ, 1501 Gilbert Road, Madison, WI
Performances: July 12-14, 2018
July 12, July 13, July 14, 7:00pm
Ticket Prices: Donations taken at the door. Suggested donation $15 per person
Call 608-827-9482 for reservations or more information.
Auditions will be held on the following days:
UPSTART CROWS PRODUCTIONS ANNOUNCES
AUDITIONS FOR THE GAME OF LOVE AND CHANCE!
Auditions take place:
Friday, March 23 and Thursday, March 29, 5 – 7 pm at Sequoyah Public Library, Madison
All genders and ethnicities welcome. Casting is gender-blind. Bring resume and headshot if possible. Please prepare a short, 1-2 minute monologue for the audition, either classical or contemporary.
Dress Rehearsal: July 25, 5:00 -10:00pm
Performances: July 26, 27, 28
Performances take place at Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ, 1501 Gilbert Road, Madison
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