The Actor's Nightmare

By Christopher Durang

Directed by Tom Zuehlke

Having casually wandered onstage, George is informed that one of the actors, Eddie, has been in an auto accident and he must replace him immediately. Apparently no one is sure of what play is being performed but George (costumed as Hamlet) seems to find himself in the middle of a scene from Private Lives, surrounded by such luminaries as Sarah Siddons, Dame Ellen Terry and Henry Irving. As he fumbles through one missed cue after another the other actors shift to Hamlet, then a play by Samuel Beckett, and then a climactic scene from what might well be A Man for All Seasonsóby which time the disconcerted George has lost all sense of contact with his fellow performers. Yet, in the closing moments of the play, he rises to the occasion and finally says the right lines

Produced by Village Playhouse of Wauwatosa at Walker's Point Center for the Arts, 839 South 5th Street Milwaukee, WI 53204

Performances: February 15-17, 2013

Performance Times: February 15, 2013 - 7:00 PM
February 16, 2013 - 7:00 PM
February 17, 2013 - 2:00 PM

This show will be the VPW's 2013 AACTFest entry.

Ticket Prices: $15.00

Call 414-207-4879 for reservations or more information.

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


7:00 PM

Divine Word Lutheran Church
5505 West Lloyd Street
Milwaukee, WI 53208-1002

Parts available for 2 men and 3 women