Special Presentation - Etty - Four Performances Only, June 5-8June 3rd, 2014
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The Deep Dish Theater Company will present Etty,
adapted and performed by Susan Stein, June 5-8 in the company's theater in University Mall. Directed by Austin Pendleton, the play is based on the diaries of writer and concentration camp victim Esther "Etty" Hillesum.
A young Dutch Jew living in Amsterdam during WWII, Etty Hillesum began a diary to help her with her depression. In Susan Stein's adaptation, using only Etty's words, the diaries take on their own literary life, presenting both Etty's growth as a writer and her spiritual transformation. The diaries and letters from 1941-1943 describe life in Nazi-occupied Holland and Westerbork Transit Camp, where she was interned. She was 29 years old when she was murdered at Auschwitz/Birkenau.
Audience discussions will follow the performances. On Thursday and Friday, Susan Stein will be joined by Holocaust survivor Peter Stein, a member of NC Holocaust Speakers Bureau and former Co-Director of the Holocaust & Genocide Studies Center at Wm. Paterson University in Wayne, NJ. Dr. Harold Kudler, Vice Chair of Psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center and Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Duke University specializing in PTSD, will join Ms. Stein following the Saturday and Sunday performances.
Susan Stein has been performing Etty
in theaters, prisons and universities throughout the United States and in Europe for the past two years. Previously, she appeared in Arthur Miller's The American Clock
, directed by Austin Pendleton at HB Playwrights Foundation, and in Bathsheeba Doran's A Parent's Evening
at Luna Stage. Ms. Stein studied acting at NYU Graduate School and SUNY Purchase. From 2000-2012 she was on the faculty of Princeton Day School where she taught Shakespeare, Dramatic Literature, playwriting and acting.
Austin Pendleton is an acclaimed film and stage actor, writer, director and teacher. His play, Orson's Shadow,
opened Deep Dish's 2006-2007 season, and he is a member of the Deep Dish Advisory Board.
Performances will be at 7:30 pm on Thursday, June 5; 8 pm on Friday and Saturday, June 6-7; and 2 pm on Sunday, June 8. All tickets are $20. For ticket reservations and more information, call 919-968-1515 or visit www.deepdishtheater.org.
More information about the play, Susan Stein, and the production is available at http://www.ettyplay.org/
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]Deep Dish Theater announces annual AuditionsJune 3rd, 2014
The Deep Dish Theater Company of Chapel Hill will hold its annual general auditions June 14 and 16. Auditions are by appointment only, which can be made by emailing the theater at firstname.lastname@example.org and specifying when you are available. Appointments will be scheduled Saturday, June 14, from 10 AM-4 PM and Monday, June 16, from 6-8 PM. You will receive an email confirmation.
Auditioners should bring a picture/resume and prepare a 2-3 minute monologue. If you have questions, you can call 919.968.1515. Auditions will be held in the theater at University Mall, at 15-501 and Estes Drive.
The theater is also looking for technical, design and management personnel. Interested individuals should send resumes to the email address above..
The upcoming Deep Dish season will include A Kid Like Jake
by Daniel Pearle, the new John Kander/Greg Pierce musical The Landing
, our annual developmental New Play Workshop, Journeys End
by R.C. Sherriff, and David Ives' The Liar
adapted from the play by Pierre Corneille. For more information about the Deep Dish Theater Company, visit our website at www.deepdishtheater.org.
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]Deep Dish Theater announces 14th SeasonMay 23rd, 2014
Deep Dish Theater proudly announces its 14th Season, opening August 29, 2014.
The 2014-15 Season opens with the Off-Broadway sensation, A Kid Like Jake
, followed by the regional premiere of the new musical The Landing
. This years New Play Workshop will take place in January, with a brand new script evolving through a series of staged readings. February will bring the World War I classic, Journey's End
, and the season will conclude with The Liar,
David Ives' version of Pierre Corneille's classic farce.
The 2014-15 Deep Dish Theater Season Up-Close:
A Kid Like Jake
by Daniel Pearle
(August 29-September 20)
A young couple hoping to get their toddler into an exclusive kindergarten are advised to play up their sons fondness for princesses and dress-up in this recent off-Broadway sensation.
by John Kander (music) and Greg Pierce (book and lyrics)
(October 31-November 22)
The regional premiere of the new musical from the composer of Chicago
, which tells three strangely captivating tales.
New Play Workshop
Be a part of the process as playwright, director and actors develop a brand new play through a series of staged readings. Title To Be Announced!
by R.C. Sherriff
(February 27-March 21)
Set in the trenches of France during the first World War, a group of soldiers prepares for battle in this landmark drama that helped redefine the popular notion of warfare.
by David Ives, adapted from the play by Pierre Corneille
The author of Polish Joke
and adapter of Is He Dead?
works his mirthful magic on this classic French comedy about a young gentleman who can't stop lying and his hopelessly honest servant.
Performance times are Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday (matinee) at 2 p.m. Deep Dish is located in Chapel Hill's University Mall, on Estes Drive and US 15-501.
Subscriptions are now on salesubscribers enjoy a number of benefits including reserved seats. For more information, visit the Deep Dish website at www.deepdishtheater.org or call the Deep Dish box office at (919) 968-1515.
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