The Actor's Nightmare
Written by Christopher Durang
Performances will be in
the Black Hole Studio,
Basement of University College
Director: Tyler Nguyen & Emily Stark
Stage Manager: Sheycee Edel
Light Design: Cole Reuther
Faculty Advisor: Bob Smith
George Spelvin...Edwin Booth
Meg The Stage Manager...Tayah Vanstone
Sarah Siddons...Elena Rempel
Dame Ellen Terry… Bailey Peterson
Henry Irving/Executioner...Josh Dredger
Mary Anderson...Alison Holliday
The Theatre Program is proud to present The Actor’s Nightmare, a comedy by Christopher Durang.
As an actor, one juggles so much while on stage: it is a constant worry that you’ll mess up your blocking or you’ll skip a line or you’ll say the other actor’s lines. Some worry so much that it starts to invade their dreams. This play is an hilarious take on the actor’s perspective, or should we say an accountant’s perspective, as he takes the stage for what seems to be the first time. With limited knowledge, he stumbles through his performance with well timed assistance from the seasoned cast and crew.
The concept we played around with was the idea of the dream; is our titular character sleeping or is he really an accountant who never showed up to rehearsal and is just in the wrong place at the wrong time.
The show runs this week Tuesday and Thursday at 12:00 pm and Wednesday at 12:30 pm and 7:30 pm. All performances take place in the Black Hole Studio, basement University College and are about 45 minutes.