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@ The Greensboro Room of Bama Theatre

Pre-show music at 7:10pm

Staged reading at 7:30pm

Free Admission ($1 donations to the Bama Theatre Restoration Fund appreciated)

Come see IF’s staged reading of Shakespeare’s unfinished work *Timon of Athens*, a parable of generosity, greed, and the ancient Greek economy. More importantly, it also has some of the greatest insults found in Shakespeare, and performances by:

Timon (Russ Frost)

Apemantus (Steve Burch)

Alcibiades (Mark Hughes Cobb)

Flavius (Chris Malone)

Flaminius/Phrynia (Meredith Wiggins)

Servilius/Timandra (Hannah Bigham)

First Senator (David Ainsworth)

Caphis (Bryce Fry)

Lucullus (Susie Johnson)

Lucilius/Isidore’s Servant/Soldier (Joey Gamble)

Sempronius/Varro’s Servant (Benjamin Smith)

Special Thanks to:

UA’s College of Arts and Sciences, Dept. of English, Dept. of Theatre, and the Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies
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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