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IF presents Euripides’ Hecuba

Posted: September 13, 2011 by nrhelms in Staged Reading
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Improbable Fictions presents a staged reading of Hecuba, Euripides’ other great tragedy about Hecuba and the women of Troy, written before Trojan Women, and taking place about three days after the events of the second play. A timeless and terrifying tale of loss, betrayal, and revenge by a group of powerless, voiceless prisoners after the cataclysmic destruction of their city and way of life.

Thursday, September 22, 2011
The Greensboro Room at the Bama Theatre (directions)
7:30 pm
(pre-show music at 7:10)

Free Admission!  A $1 donation to the Bama Theatre Restoration Fund is recommended.

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Improbable Fictions is sponsored by the Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies, the University of Alabama English Department, and the University of Alabama College of Arts and Sciences.

I’m excited to announce that this semester Improbable Fictions is sponsored by the Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies, the UA Dept. of English, and the UA College of Arts and Sciences.  That means that we’ll be able to hold all our readings this fall in the Greensboro Room of the Bama Theatre.  We’re also expanding our season to include the ancient Greeks as well as Shakespeare.  Our readings will be the following:

Euripides’ Hecuba
directed by Steve Burch (sburch@as.ua.edu)
Thursday, September 22, 7:30pm

Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream
directed by Mark Hughes Cobb (markhughescobb@gmail.com)
Thursday, October 20, 7:30pm

Shakespeare’s Timon of Athens
directed by Nic Helms (nrhelms@crimson.ua.edu)
Thursday, December 1, 7:30pm

If you’re interested in picking up a script and reading for one of our events, please email the director of the show you’re interested in with your contact info, a brief theatrical bio, and any preferences as to part.  If we’re not familiar with your previous theatre work (or if you haven’t done any!), fret not: Improbable Fictions is always open to newcomers, and one of our directors can easily schedule an informal audition.  Rehearsals for each staged reading will be the Monday-Wednesday of the week of the performance.

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~nrhelms