The Dying Gaul

By Craig Lucas

Directed by Greg Harris

The Dying Gaul by Craig Lucas, directed by Greg Harris, is a modern American tragedy about a grieving screenwriter who compromises his ideals to make a small fortune that enables him to climb from invisible poverty into the rarefied seductions and surreal beauty of the Hollywood Hills. Robert's gay lover endured horrific and protracted suffering before Robert helped him to die. Robert's subsequent struggle to come to grips with his own incomprehensible survival and his deep need to find a place in the world that doesn't burn push him into a lush and intoxicating world of sexual ecstasy and intrigue, even as he privately delves into the techniques and teachings of Buddhism for some footing, no matter how tenuous. With breathtaking speed, Robert is caught in a love triangle with a powerful, ruthless and rapacious film producer and his fascinating but woefully under stimulated wife. The lies that Robert perpetrates become inextricably interwoven with theirs each person lying to themselves as much as to their partners and the ones they are betraying. Killingly funny and heart-stoppingly elegiac, this play is a thrilling dramatic experience.

Tickets are $10 on Thursday and Sunday, and $15 on Friday and Saturday. Performance dates and times are:

Thursday, December 2, 7:30 pm
Friday, December 3, 8:00 pm
Saturday, December 4, 8:00 pm
Thursday, December 9, 7:30 pm
Friday, December 10, 8:00 pm
Saturday, December 11, 8:00 pm
Sunday, December 12, 2:00 pm
Thursday, December 16, 7:30 pm
Friday, December 17, 8:00 pm
Saturday, December 18, 8:00 pm

Produced by StageQ at Bartell Theatre, 113 E. Mifflin Street, Madison

Performances: December 2-18, 2010

Performance Times: Thursday, December 2, 7:30 pm Friday, December 3, 8:00 pm Saturday, December 4, 8:00 pm Thursday, December 9, 7:30 pm Friday, De

Ticket Prices: $10 on Thursday and Sunday, $15 on Friday and Saturday

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

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Auditions will be held on the following days:

Sunday, October 17, 7:00 pm
Monday, October 18, 7:00 pm
148 E Wilson Street, first floor, Madison, WI 53703

Description of auditions:

StageQ is holding auditions for its production of the noir dram, THE DYING GAUL, by Craig Lucas. The play will be directed by Greg Harris. Auditions will be held on Sunday and Monday, October 17 and 18, 2010, with callbacks on Tuesday, October 19.

Auditions are at 7:00 pm. They will take place at 148 E Wilson Street, first floor. Appointments may be arranged for a different date.

Actors will read from the script, and may be asked to work together in groups, so wear clothes to move in.

Roles are available for two men.

Performance dates for THE DYING GAUL are December 2 - 18, 2010. Rehearsals will begin October 24 or 25..

Contact or call 608.661.9696, ext 3  with questions.