The Night of the Iguana

By Tennessee Williams

Directed by Betty Diamond

In Tennessee Williams' powerful, tender drama, a defrocked Episcopal minister leads a busload of Baptist women on a tour of Mexico. At the end of his emotional rope, the Reverend T. Lawrence Shannon seeks refuge in a ramshackle resort, but instead encounters an explosive confrontation between his sexual passions and his spiritual calling.

Produced by Madison Theatre Guild at Bartell Theatre's Evjue Stage, 113 E. Mifflin St., Madison

Performances: September 20 - October 5, 2013

Performance Times:
9/20 - 7:30
9/21 - 7:30
9/26 - 7:30
9/27 - 7:30
9/28 - 7:30
9/29 - 2:00
10/3 - 7:30
10/4 - 7:30
10/5 - 7:30

Ticket Prices: $20

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Madison Theatre Guild is looking for actors for its Sept. 20-Oct. 5 production of Tennessee Williamsf The Night of the Iguana. Betty Diamond will direct. Performances will take place on the Evjue Stage at the Bartell Theatre (113 E. Mifflin Street, Madison).

Auditions: Auditions will be held on Sunday, June 2 and Monday, June 3 at 7:00 p.m. at the MTG Firehouse, 2410 Monroe St.

What to prepare: Auditioners will read from the script -- no need to prepare a monologue. Please complete an Audition Form and bring it with you to the auditions.

Schedule: In general, rehearsals will be Monday through Thursday evenings from 7 pm to 10 pm. Rehearsals will begin August 12. Performances are Sept. 20-Oct. 5, with shows Thursday through Saturday nights at 7:30 pm and a Sunday matinee on Sept. 29.

Special Notes:

¡If you plan to audition for the role of Shannon, come looking as seedy and falling apart as you can.

¡There is one role that has been pre-cast: although he is five years too young for the part, Tom Haig will play the role of the 97-year-young poet, Jonathan Coffin.

Bring your calendar to the auditions so you can note any conflicts on the rehearsal schedule at that time.

Character Breakdown:

¡The Reverend T. Lawrence Shannon: a cracking up, defrocked Episcopalian minister, now a tour guide for Blake Tours; 30-50.
¡Maxine Faulk: a highly sexual, recently widowed, owner of a seedy resort in Mexico; 35-50.
¡Hannah Jelkes: a genteel painter who travels with her aged grandfather; 30s-50s.
¡Charlotte Goodall: a music student on the tour from Texas who thinks she is in love with Shannon; 17.
¡Miss Judith Fellowes: repressed vocal director for the Baptist Female College in Blowing Rock, Texas, 40s-50s
¡Jake Latta: tour guide sent by Blake Tours to replace Shannon; 20s-30s.
¡Hank: bus driver for Blake Tours; 20s-30s.
¡Pancho and Pedro: Former Acapulco cliff-divers who now work for Maxine; physically fit; must be able to speak Spanish; 20s.

Casting Decisions: Casting decisions will be made as soon as possible. Please be patient. We will contact everyone by phone or e-mail. In addition, the cast list will be posted on Madison Theatre Guild website shortly after people are notified.