Pedro and the War Cantata- A Theatre for Youth Production
By María Inés Falconi
Directed by Manon van de Water
“No quiero perder la oportunidad de crecer ¡No quiero, no!” This season’s poignant Theatre for Youth production, an English-language premiere of Argentinean playwright María Inés Falconi’s award-winning drama, transports young audiences to a world in which young people negotiate the influence of war as they play soccer, attend school, and experience their childhoods. After a bombing raid, Pedro, a young boy, finds himself trapped in the rubble of his school with an elderly neighbor, don José. Through a tender exchange of stories with Mr. Joseph, Pedro learns about the resiliency of the human spirit and the power of imagination to restore and sustain humanity even in times of crisis.
Produced by UW-Madison at Hemsley Theatre, 821 University Avenue, UW Vilas Hall,Madison
Performances: March 23 - April 13, 2012
March 23, 24, 31 at 7:30 pm
area school performances on March 26, 28, 30 and April 9, 11, 13 at 9:30 am
(recommended for ages 10 and up) Contact box office for school bookings.
Ticket Prices: 10-22
Call 608-265-ARTS for reservations or more information.
GROUP AUDITIONS ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 10 AM UNTIL NOON.
(you should be available the entire time)
SIGN UP AT WWW.UTPRODUCTION.BLOGSPOT.COM
Reading from selected available at the auditions. Be prepared to tell a short story and sing a folk song.
Needed: 3 M, 1 F, Guitarist.
The production will play first in the Hemsley and then move to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hillside Theatre at Taliesin in Spring Green, WI.
THIS IS AN ENSEMBLE PRODUCTION AND CAST AND CREW ARE EXPECTED TO BE INVOLVED IN ALL ASPECTS OF MOUNTING THE PRODUCTION, INCLUDING LOADING/UNLOADING SET, SET-UP, PREPARATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF WORKSHOPS, AND THE PERFORMANCE.
Rehearsals begin in the spring, 2012 semester and will be MWF 9-1 (SAT 1-4 pm TBA). Tech week (March 17-22) includes night and weekend rehearsals. Public performances in Hemsley Theatre: March 23, 24, 31 @ 7:30 pm; School performances March 26, 28, 30 @ 9:30 am and April 9,11, 13 @ 9:30 am
Hillside Theatre Tech: April 22-29; Hillside public performance, May 4 @ 7:30; school performances April 30, May 2, 4, 7, 9, 11.