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                                                                        Theater RED brings Angela Iannone’s This Prison Where I Live to Milwaukee

A play in the Edwin Booth cycle, and companion piece to acclaimed The Seeds of Banquo

 

MILWAUKEE, August 1, 2018 – Continuing their 2018 season, Theater RED revisits the 19th century’s most cherished Shakespearean actor, Edwin Booth, for another Milwaukee premiere. Written and directed by Angela Iannone, and featuring Theater RED alumni and Chicago-based actor and playwright Jared McDaris, “This Prison Where I Live” marks the second collaboration between Theater RED and Iannone as a playwright and director, after 2015’s critically acclaimed The Seeds of Banquo.

 

This Prison Where I Live recalls Edwin Booth, the first superstar celebrity in the world of theater, as he rehearses his production of Shakespeare’s Richard the Second. As he readies himself to play, the ghosts of his past, including that of his notorious brother, interrupt his rehearsals with their own requests and mock the crown of America’s “Prince of Players.”

 

The run of This Prison Where I Live will last three weeks, with performances at 7:30pm on August 24th, 25th, 29th, 30th, and 31st and September 6th, 7th and 8th and matinee performances at 2:00pm on August 26th and September 9th. All performances will take place at the Tenth Street Theatre (home to In Tandem Theatre), located at 628 N 10th St, Milwaukee, WI 53233. The lobby offers refreshments during intermission, and before and after the show. Running time is around two hours, including a fifteen minute intermission. Tickets cost $18 and will be available starting August 3rd at www.theaterred.com

 

About Theater RED: Founded in 2013 by local actors Christopher Elst and Marcee Doherty-Elst, Theater RED is a registered LLC that produces theatre in southeastern Wisconsin. Each production addresses three founding tenets: substantial roles for women, growth in craft for artists, and new works by promising playwrights. www.theaterred.com

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Audition Information

Theater RED has commissioned Milwaukee playwright Liz Shipe to write an adventure play for our summer production and she has gladly obliged. Now, A LADY IN WAITING, a tale of Robin Hood, is set to premiere in Milwaukee in August.

PERFORMANCE DATES

August 7-9, 14-16, 21-23

AUDITION DATES

The Alchemist Theatre

Tuesday, May 13

Wednesday, May 14

7-10p.m.

Open auditions. All actors will be paid a stipend. Co-founder Christopher Elst will direct.

Auditioning actors are asked to sign up for a slot at the following web address. Walk-ups will be accepted, but will be let in on a first-come, first-served basis and those who have confirmed slots will be given priority. Auditions will consist of cold reads from the script against other auditioners.

https://www.theaterred.com/auditions/

Plot Synopsis

A LADY IN WAITING is an unconventional retelling of the Robin Hood legend. Liz Shipe’s new work focuses less on the hero and more on the man. This is a retelling that puts the well-worn characters of Sherwood Forest though conspiracy, death, and adventure.  Told through the eyes of a servant to Maid Marian, the story shows us a more complex world in Nottingham; good men lie, bad men are noble, and women try to find their place as more than bargaining chips outside castle walls.

ROLES AVAILABLE:

Robin Hood

John Little

The Sheriff of Nottingham

Guy of Gisborne

Alan of Dale

Will Scarlett

Prince John

King Richard

Much, the Miller’s Son

ROLES CAST:

Liz Shipe as Maid Marian

Kelly Doherty as Aria