Announcing the Spring 2014 Play
The Saint Paul College Speech and Theatre Department is proud to announce the selection of the Spring 2014 play, Table 12: A Play at a Wedding, by local playwright Ruth Virkus.
Spring Play: Table 12: A Play at a Wedding, by local playwright Ruth Virkus
Performance Dates: Friday, March 28, 2014 and Saturday, March 29, 2014. More information to follow
No Experience Necessary! Everyone is encouraged and welcome to audition no matter your level of experience – but you must be enrolled for Spring 2014 classes:
- Great roles
- Lots of opportunities
- Hilarious script
- Work with a local playwright
Auditions will consist of readings from the script. There are two reading copies of the script available on reserve in the Saint Paul College Library.
Audition Dates and Times
October 29, 2013
6:00pm - 9:00pm
October 30, 2013
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Callbacks as needed on October 31, 2013 from 6:00pm - 9:00pm.
If you are unable to make these times but are still interested in auditioning, please email the director, Jimmy LeDuc at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome to Table 12. If you're seated here, the Bride and Groom would prefer to avoid you- and for good reason.
There's Amy, drunkenly awaiting her blind date. She's next to Christophe and Leroylyn, a pair of "professional crafters" obsessed with gourds and afraid of the Internet. They are avoiding Charlie, the groom's cousin who happens to be pining away for the bride. Next, there's Saul, the ex-brother-in-law of the Bride - he's the one they kept.
And meet poor Mave, whose only violation forcing her to this ceremonial purgatory is the fact that she's the Groom's boss...and where do you seat your boss anyway?
Your waiter will be by with drinks, food, and restraining orders.
MAVE: A hapless guest; Attending the wedding because she’s the boss of the groom and doesn’t know how to get out of it.
CHARLIE: Inappropriately pining for The Bride, Cousin of The Groom.
CHRISTOPHE (LEROYLYN’s husband): A gourd enthusiast. Deeply concerned about the relative price of everything.
LEROYLYN (CHRISTOPHE’s wife): A Gourd painter. Suspicious of the Internet's motives.
SAUL: The bride’s ex brother-in-law
AMY: Awaiting her plus one; very high stakes.
THE OTHER GUY: The other guy at the table.
The WAITER: Babysitting CHARLIE for an extra $50.
About Playwright Ruth Virkus
Ruth Virkus is a National Merit Scholarship recipient who graduated with honors from the University of Minnesota, Morris, with degrees in History and Theatre. She is co-artistic director of Freshwater Theatre, and a member of 20% Theatre, Twin Cities. Her plays include Preferred by Discreet Women Everywhere, which begat a companion piece entitled 10:10 Bistro Caprice that was produced by 20% Theatre in 2010. Table 12: A Play at a Wedding received great praise in the 2010 Fringe Festival and was remounted by Freshwater in November of that year. Desperation Panties was produced by Freshwater in 2011, and a piece she wrote was included in The 612, presented by Rogues Gallery in the 2011 Fringe. Ruth also curates, produces and edits the anthologies for all of Freshwater's playwriting festivals, the most recent of which, "Freshwater Goes Back to High School" won an Ivey in 2013. She co-created a series of children's novels with Megan Morrison. The first of which, Grounded, will be published by Scholastic Books in 2015.