Thursday, August 16, 2012
Auditions for Quills by Doug Wright, Different Stages, September 10 - 11
Different Stages is auditioning for Quills by Doug Wright, Monday September 10 and Tuesday, September 11, 7 - 9 p.m. at the Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd (click for map).
Norman Blumensaadt directs. To be presented January 4 - 26, 2013 at the City Theatre, 3823 Airport Rd.
Perversion. Violence. These are the themes of the tales that drip from the ink-laden quills of the notoriously irreverent Marquis de Sade in this Obie Award winning play.
Confined to the Charenton Asylum for the Insane for the outlandish escapades he’d committed during the Napoleonic Era, the Marquis continues to pen his stories to the delight of the young seamstress, Madeleine, and to the scorn of Charenton’s devout Abbot DuCoulmeir. When the Abbot attempts to silence the Marquis by taking his quills, his ink, and his paper, something intriguing occurs: the Marquis still finds a way to voice his scandalous yarns. As the Abbot’s religious devotion clashes with the Marquis’s dedication to freedom of expression, the audience is treated to a tale of wit, irony, blasphemy, philosophy, and the struggle for power told partly as a blend of comedy of manners and Grand Guignol with a dash of grotesque exaggeration and a soupcon of gore.
Roles: 2 women, ages 25-45, 4 men, ages 25-65. To make an appointment, call Carol Ginn at 444-3303.
THE SCRIPT CAN BE CHECKED OUT AT THE GREATER AUSTIN CREATIVE ALLIANCE OFFICE. ACTORS ARE STRONGLY URGED TO READ THE SCRIPT BEFORE THE AUDITIONS