Fine and Performing Arts Current Season: 2016-2017

< Back to Theatre Department Page

Our Town  by Thornton Wilder

Directed by Dr. Rick Abel

Auditions: August 22 & 23 Fine Arts Auditorium 4-8 p.m. - No preparation necessary
Males: 17 ( 5 principals), Females: 7 (4 principals)
Many of the speaking roles are very short

Performances: September 29 and 30 at 7:30 p.m., October 1 at 2 p.m.

Cast Descriptions 
Plot Overview

All students - Free
Non-students - $6.00 Advance; $7.00 at the door
Barton Theatre Box Office: (620) 786-1150 

Student Production

Performance dates: November 14 & 15 (7:30 pm)
Free to the public/Donations accepted

A Servant for Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni

Directed by Dr. Rick Abel
Performance dates: March 3,4 (7:30 pm), March 5 (2 pm)
Audition dates: January 23 & 24 (4 - 8 p.m.) Fine Arts Auditorium

All students - Free
Non-students - $6.00 Advance; $7.00 at the door
Barton Theatre Box Office: (620) 786-1150 

Plot:

The story concerns the impending marriage Clarice, daughter of the merchant Pantalone and Silvio, son of Dr. Lombardi. Clarice had previously been engaged to Federigo Rasponi who died in a duel over the honor of his sister Beatrice at the hand of Beatrice’s lover Florindo Aretusi. When Beatrice appears disguised as her brother, the wedding plans are thrown into disarray. Complicating matters is the arrival of Florindo in search of his lost love. The catalyst for all of the action is Truffaldino who acts as servant to both Beatrice (disguised as Federigo) and Florindo (who keeps missing Beatrice). Naturally, in an era when loyalty is prized, serving two masters simply is not done, but Truffaldino is quick-witted and wily. Complications with several of the other characters add to the confusion—and the fun.

(Credit: Utah Shakespeare Festival)

Characters:

Pantalone A Venetian merchant. Gruff, dogmatic, easily fooled.
Clarice Pantalone’s daughter; the ingénue. Sweet, impatient, determined.
Dr. Lombardi A lawyer. An educated fool, filled with self-importance, spouts bad Latin.
Silvio Lombardi’s son. As foolish as his father, but without the education. A bit of a nerd or nebbish.
Beatrice Rasponi Florindo’s lover; disguised as her dead brother Clever, daring, bright.
Florindo Aretusi Beatrice’s lover Fancies himself a swaggering hero, braggart soldier model
Brighella An innkeeper. Looking for respect, frequently finding it as a confidante to others
Smeraldina Maidservant to Clarice Ironic, confident, sexy
Truffaldino Servant to both Beatrice and Florindo Not educated, but quick-witted; a wily dreamer and schemer; Always looking to get more for less
Nicki & Vittorio A waiter / A waiter and porter

(Credit: Utah Shakespeare Festival)

Original Play Series

Performance date: April 27 (7:30 pm)
Audition dates: March 27 & 28 (4:00 pm to 8:00 pm) - Set Design
Free to the public/Donations accepted