By George Bernard Shaw

Directed by Sam White

An airplane crashes through the conservatory bringing two unexpected guests. One is a handsome young man who immediately arouses Hypatia's hunting instinct. The other is a female dare-devil of a circus acrobat whose vitality and directness inflame all the other men at the house-party. It turns out that it is customary for her to rouse men wherever she goes, and in the second act she makes a note of having received her fifty-eighth proposal.

All told there are eight marriage proposals offered for consideration in the course of one summer afternoon. The question of whether any one of these combinations of marriage might be an auspicious alliance, or a misalliance, prompts one of the prospective husbands to make the famous Shavian speculation that has shocked many theatre-goers: "If marriages were made by putting all the men's names into one sack and the women's names into another, and having them taken out by a blind-folded child like lottery numbers, there would be just as high a percentage of happy marriages as we have now."

Produced by Strollers Theatre at Bartell Theater's Drury Stage, 113 E. Mifflin St. , Madison

Performances: March 4-26, 2016

Performance Times:
Friday, March 4, 2016 - 7:30pm
Saturday, March 5, 2016 - 7:30pm
Sunday, March 6, 2016 - 2:00pm

Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 7:30pm
Friday, March 11, 2016 - 7:30pm
Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 7:30pm

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 7:30pm
Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 7:30pm
Friday, March 18, 2016 - 7:30pm
Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 7:30pm

Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 7:30pm
Friday, March 25, 2016 - 7:30pm
Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 2:00pm

Ticket Prices: 20.00

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Auditions will be held at the Bartell Theatre on Sunday December 13th and Monday December 14th from 7:00-9:00 PM. Please Arrive at least 10 Minutes early and plan to stay for the full 2 hours. Individuals may be released early, but this does not mean you are not being considered for a part.
Please bring your schedule so you can let us know of any conflicts you may have during the months of January, February and March.
Please bring a resume and headshot if you have one, but this is not required to audition.
Individuals of all race, gender, types and experience are encouraged to audition. No parts have been pre-cast, and we are open to non-traditional casting.
Below is a list of the characters:
Hypatia - Female - Lead
John Tarleton - Male -Lead
Johnny Tarleton - Male - Supporting
Bentley Summerhays - Male - Supporting
Lord Summerhays - Male - Supporting
Mrs. Tarleton - Female - Supporting
Joey Percval - Male - Supporting
Lina Szczepanowska - Female - Supporting
Gunner aka John Brown aka Julian Baker - Male - Supporting