Author Archives: Conrad

ECC: War Brides (13, 15, 18 Jan 2015)

ECC Brussels will be presenting War Brides by Marion Craig Wentworth at FEATS 2015 in Hamburg (22-25 May 2015). The show will also be performed earlier in May in Brussels.

There are seven characters (four women, three men) in the show:

  • Hedwig (Joan)“tall, well built, and carries herself proudly. Strong, intelligent features, but pale”
  • Amelia (Amy): “a slight, flaxen-haired girl of nineteen”
  • Mother: “sturdy and stoical”
  • Minna“young, pretty”
  • Hoffman (Joseph Kerman): “familiar, inclined to stoutness, but good-looking”
  • Arno:“in his early twenties, and looks even younger than he really is”
  • Hertz (Captain Bragg)“well along in years, rheumatic, but tremendously self-important”

The script (copyright-free) is available from http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/14602. If you are interested in auditioning, please contact the director, Conrad Toft, to arrange an audition time. Auditions will take place on 13 & 15 January 2015 at 20:00 and 18 January 2015 at 11:00. If you are unable to make those audition times, we may be able to find alternatives.

ATC: 44 Plays for 44 Presidents (22-31 Jan 2015)

The American Theatre Company is pleased to announce its January production:

44 Plays for 44 Presidents  
by Andy Bayiates, Sean Benjamin, Genevra Gallo, Chloe Johnston and Karen Weinberg 
Directed by Steve Challens 

Think you know American history?  Think again!
44 very true and different tales: A short play for each US prez from George Washington right down to Barack Obama

Of course we all have our favorites and the ones we love to hate. But we’re willing to bet there’s at least one you know nothing about! (We sure learned some things!!) Join us for this fast-paced romp of comedy and drama throughout North American history.William Shakespeare wrote 37 plays but this play offers you 44! Surely the January bargain of 2015!

Details
22 – 24 & 28-31 January 2015 at 8:00pm
Warehouse Studio Theatre
Rue Waelhem 69A, Schaerbeek
Doors will open at approximately 7.30pm.
Tickets are 15 euros.

Book today by clicking here!

BATS: My Boy Jack (17-25 April 2015)

By David Haig
Directed by Jill Franks
BATS Little Theatre, Paardenmarkt 111, 2000 Antwerp

The year is 1913 and war with Germany is imminent. Rudyard Kipling’s determination to send his myopic son Jack to war triggers a bitter family conflict which leaves Britain’s renowned patriot devastated by the warrings of his own greatest passions: his love for children – above all his own – and his devotion to Kind and Country.

‘My Boy Jack’ was first staged at Hampstead Theatre, London, in 1997, with David Haig himself playing Rudyard Kipling. Ten years later it was filmed for television with Daniel Radcliffe as Jack and Haig as Kipling.

To commemorate WWI, BATS is bringing this moving play to the Antwerp stage.

Dates
17, 18, 22, 23, 24 & 25 April 2015 – 8 pm
19 April 2015 – 3 pm

Tickets
€12 (adults), €10 (students, >65)

Bookings
bats_tickets@yahoo.com
0495 31 76 87

ITG: Dolly West’s Kithen (4, 16 June 2014)

Auditions for
Dolly West’s Kitchen
Directed by Isabel Walsh

 

Wednesday, June 4th and Monday, June 16th @ 19.30
The Warehouse Theatre

 

Dolly West’s Kitchen is set in Buncrana, Co. Donegal during the Second World War. Dolly has returned from Italy and is living in the family home with her unconventional mother Rima. Also in the household is her sister Esther, unhappily married to devoted husband Ned and her younger brother Justin, a soldier in the Irish army.The family is visited by three men, Alec Redding, a former lover of Dolly’s, now in the British army and stationed in Derry, Northern Ireland, the flamboyant Marco and his cousin Jamie, both American soldiers on their way to France. These men cause havoc in the West family and change their lives forever. The play is darkly comic, touching on issues of Irish neutrality, sexual identity and jealousy.

Auditions will take place on Wednesday, June 4th and Monday, June 16th in the Warehouse Theatre (rue Waelhem, 1030)

List of Characters
Dolly West – in her thirties
Rima West – her mother, sixties
Esther Horgan – her older sister, late thirties
Justin West – her brother, twenties
Ned Horgan – Esther’s husband, forties
Anna Owens – maid to the West family, late teens
Alec Redding – British, late thirties
Marco Delavicario – American soldier, twenties
Jamie O’Brien – American soldier, twenties, Marco’s cousin

If you would like more information about the auditions and the play, please drop us a line at itg.asbl@gmail.com or visit our website for more information.

ATC: Melancholy Play (17, 21 June)

Auditions for Melancholy Play: A Contemporary Farce will be held on Wednesday, June 17 at 8pm; Thursday, June 18 at 8pm; and Sunday, June 21 at 4pm.

The play will be performed in the Studio in February 2016; rehearsals will start in late fall.

Melancholy Play is a poetic and funny play about romantic longing, transfiguration, and Doritos.

The roles are:

FRANK, a tailor
TILLY, a bank teller
LORENZO THE UNFEELING, a European
FRANCES, a hairdresser
JOAN, a British nurse
JULIA/N, a cellist (must genuinely be able to play the cello!)

Please contact the director, Carrie Ellwanger, at cortothecat@yahoo.com to confirm your attendance at the audition. Thank you!