“Laughing Wild,” by Tony award-winning playwright Christopher Durang, will open on Friday, September 24, and run for three weekends at the Black Box Theater (BBT), 430 N. Main St. downtown.
The performances will take place at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday September 24-25, October 1 and 2 and October 8-9; 2:30 p.m. on Sundays October 3 and 10; and 7 p.m. Thursday, October 7.
Tickets are $ 15 for regular admission, $ 12 for students and those over 65, and $ 10 for the Thursday October 7 show only. Call 575-523-1223 to reserve tickets or purchase tickets online at www.tktassistant.com/Tix/?u=NSTC.
All participants must wear masks during all performances.
The play is directed by BBT co-owner Ceil Herman.
“We’ve already produced ‘Beyond Therapy’ by Durang, directed by Bradd Howard and ‘Baby with the Bathwater’, which I directed, the two audience favorites,” Herman said. “Durang has such a weird and wacky way of looking at the world. Even though this play was written in 1988 and we’re staging it in 1987, the subject matter is very topical.
In the play, a man (Brad Martinez) is looking at cans of tuna in a grocery store when a woman (Jamie Bronstein) appears behind him and ends up hitting him on the head because he doesn’t want to talk to her.
The first act of the play consists of two long monologues, one by the woman and the other by the man, recounting their experiences in the store. In the second act, the man and woman enter a series of dream sequences imagining what might have happened when they met and under other circumstances, such as appearing on a talk show or taking part in the Convergence. Harmonic.
Set in 1987, “Laughing Wild” covers topics such as nuclear proliferation, gender identity, AIDS and mental health.
Bronstein’s first acting role was that of Anne in “The Diary of Anne Frank” in eighth grade at the Pax Amicus Castle Theater in Budd Lake, New Jersey. Years later, she played Ms. Van Daan in Las Cruces Community Theater’s production of the same play. Bronstein has also been seen in the LCCT productions of “Belles”, “The Foreigner”, “Shadowlands” and “The Odd Couple”. At BBT, Bronstein has been seen in “Dead Man’s Cell Phone”, “The Birthday Party”, “Alice in Wonderland”, “Boy Gets Girl”, “Rocket Man”, “The Real Thing”, “Seagulls in a Cherry Tree “” And “Breasts and neglect”.
Martinez graduated from Oñate High School, where his drama teacher was Sherry Aland. He then studied at the University of Art and Design of Santa Fe and the University of Bath Spa and received a BA in Drama from Columbia College in Chicago. Martinez has appeared in LCCT’s productions of “Recreational Living”, “Subpoena” and “The Shape of Things”. His most recent credit is “You, Me and the Cat” with Perceptions Theater Company in Chicago.
“Daddy Long Legs” auditions
The Black Box Theater will be hosting auditions for “Daddy Long Legs” at 7:00 pm on Sunday September 26 and Monday September 27 at BBT, 430 N. Main St. Downtown.
The musical, with a book by John Caird and music and lyrics by Paul Gordon, is based on “Daddy-Long-Legs”, a 1912 novel by Jean Webster. The book was adapted into a 1955 film starring Fred Astaire and Leslie Caron.
The BBT production will be directed by Nikka Ziemer.
Those who audition should be fully immunized and wear face masks.
Auditions will consist of cold readings of the script as well as a prepared vocal piece. Listeners are asked to bring a backup recording or be prepared to sing a cappella selections.
Two parts will be performed: Jerusha, a woman aged 18 to 25, with a vocal range G3 to Bb5; and Jervis, a 30 to 40 year old male with a G3 to G # 4 vocal range.
The performances will take place from November 19 to December 5. The show can be extended until December 12.
For more information, contact Ziemer at [email protected]