Troilus & Cressida

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Ely Phan

Troilus & Cressida is Shakespeare's dark, bitter and sarcastic commentary on war and honor, sex and love.

While set during the Trojan War, it raises very contemporary questions about why societies go to war and what is worth fighting and dying for.

In the early printing history, two quarto editions listed it as a comedy, one quarto described it as a history and the First Folio listed it as a tragedy.
- it is all of these and more and a terrific and thought provoking work of art. Join us!

Produced by Fermat's Last Theater Company at Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, Univ Av & Orchard St on UW Campus

Performances: August 6-9, 2014

Performance Times:
7:30 on Wed/Thurs/Fri
12 noon matinee on Sat

Ticket Prices: $10 cash at the door

Call TBA for reservations or more information.

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Fermat's Last Theater Co. is thrilled to announce a second round of open auditions for its production of Troilus and Cressida, by William Shakespeare, running August 6-9 at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery on the UW campus.

Many people were out of town for spring break and asked for a session in early April - so here it is --Auditions will be held from 7:30 PM to 9:30 on April 4 & 5 at First Baptist Church of Madison, 518 N. Franklin Avenue (parking lot and entrance on the west side of the building).

Please come ready to rock and roll (among other things) with a brief memorized passage from Shakespeare and your availability for all of June through mid August. Actors of all shapes, sizes, colors and persuasions are welcome, nay, encouraged to audition. Play an instrument? Even better! See you in spring.

*Please let us know if you'd like to audition but can't make the designated dates. We still want to see what you've got! We're considering the possibility of holding a second round in April, which will determine the date of callbacks. Thank you for your flexibility.

Email all questions, comments and concerns to David or Ely at

You can find more about the company (including last summer's successful run of The Merchant of Venice) on our website: