FIU Theatre Announces Fall Auditions – April 15



Fall Auditions for the first two productions of the 2013-2014 Season – Cardenio and Sleeping Beauty will take place Monday, April 15 at 7PM in the WPAC Black Box.

Sign up for an audition spot in the Theatre Main Office with Marianna Murray – WPAC 131. For more information about audition requirements visit WPAC 131 or call: 305-348-2895.

Callbacks will take place Tuesday, April 16 and Wednesday, April 17.


Cardenio – By Stephen Greenblatt and Charles Mee; Directed by Michael Yawey.

Cardenio is the greatest Shakespearean comedy that Shakespeare never wrote. This comic antipasto of a play, updates Shakespearean motifs of mismatched lovers, sexual intrigue, sudden reversals, traveling actors, and a play-within-a-play into a contemporary high-spirited, gawky romantic comedy. Set in modern times (with free-range chickens and baby monitors at hand) but placed in the Old World (a villa in Italy), the play centers on a jealous bridegroom who asks his best man to test the fidelity of his new wife (not knowing that the best man is in love with the wife). The groom’s parents show up with the script of Shakespeare’s lost play Cardenio and the woman he loved in college. While staging the lost play, characters fall in and out of love, dance, and cook the largest Italian dinner ever seen onstage in South Florida. The play echoes a number of famous Shakespearean themes and lines.

Sleeping Beauty – By Rufus Norris; Guest Director TBA

This adaptation of the classic fairy tale is a wildly irreverent treat that will delight both children and adults. Yes, there is the Princess who pricks her finger and falls into a magical sleep but there is also a vicious ogre mother-in-law, an ungrateful queen and at the center of it all a fairy whose magic comes with stinky gas. This is not Disney, Princess. This version of the fairy tale focuses on Goody, the fairy who places the curse on Beauty, and then helps reverse it. The production centers around the untold second part of the story in which the awakened Beauty has to save her baby from her ogre mother-in-law.

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