Shiny Things

By Heather Renken

Directed by Heather Renken

For the Tenth Anniversary season of Krass, a ten-year-old serio-comedic masterpiece about ADD. The play compares living with Attention Deficit Disorder with enduring endless vaudeville performances. While the audience is delighted by Dr. Backwards, Mae West, and a few surprises Flo Ziegfeld would envy (if only he'd lived to see this show), Eliza's ADD has complicated her life since childhood. She's a sculptor who rarely completes a project, can't hold down an office job, and fears her scattered attention will embarrass her husband and hurt his career. Pharmaceuticals can alter her behavior, but at what cost?

Produced by Kathie Rasmussen Women's Theatre at Bartell Theatre's Evjue Stage, 113 E. Mifflin St., Madison

Performances: May 3-18, 2019

Performance Times:
Friday, May 3, 8pm
Saturday, May 4, 8pm
Matinee Sunday, May 5, 2pm
Brush-up on Wednesday May 8, 8pm -- tickets "donate what you can"
Thrifty Thursday, May 9, 8pm $15 tickets
Friday, May 10, 8pm
Saturday, May 11, 8pm
Matinee Sunday, May 12, 2pm
Thrifty Thursday, May 16, 8pm $15 tickets
Friday, May 17, 8pm
Saturday, May 18, 8pm

Ticket Prices: $20 except Thrifty Thursdays ($15) and Wednesday (donate what you can)

Call 608-661-9696 for reservations or more information.

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Auditions: Monday, Feb 25 and Tuseday, Feb 26, 7pm at the Bartell

Request a pdf of the script from Jan Levine Thal after January 2, 2019.

Auditioners please arrive at 7pm either night. Come dressed to move. You will read from the script. Headshots and resumes welcome but not required.

The director will cast an ensemble and most actors will play more than one role. Actors of all ages, races, sizes, ethnicities, and gender identities are welcome. If you have a special "vaudevillian" talent (magic, music, juggling, tap dance, etc.) please come prepared to present a sample of your work. You'll be asked to sing -- you can prepare a few bars of piece or we'll ask you to sing something familiar (such as a children's song).