Opening Night Sold Out! And THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT is in the news!

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Opening Night Sold Out! And THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT is in the news!

Salem News Feature

"The Case Against Judas: 
Salem Theatre Company’s production reconsiders the guilt of infamous biblical character"

OPENING NIGHT IS SOLD OUT! Get your tickets in advance!

Opening Night is sold out and tickets are moving fast for remaining performances. Don't miss out! The Last Days of Judas Iscariot is the darkly comic and poignant work by Pulitzer-prize winning playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis. Boasting a large, colorful cast of characters mostly familiar to us, the play asks one of the most plaguing questions in history: What happened to Judas Iscariot? Was he the deceitful master of his own fate or just a man who made a mistake? Set in a courtroom in Purgatory, this masterful tale puts Judas’ case to a piercing trial, with often hilarious and riotous results. In the end one can't help but reconsider what one thought they knew about forgiveness, faith, and the human inside one of the history’s most infamous figures.

 

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Mercury's Ashes! Three Nights Only! July 14-16

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Mercury's Ashes! Three Nights Only! July 14-16

Before Queen's frontman, Freddie Mercury, passed away of AIDS in 1991, he asked that the location of his ashes be kept a secret from the world. Guided by the gravity of fandom, one man believes he has found the remains of the fallen Star that have eluded fans for over twenty years. Inspired by real events, Mercury’s Ashes shares how the weight of his discovery alters the orbit of a man's life and irreversibly binds him to the greatest performer of the 20th Century.

Under the direction of Lián Amaris, actor Renzo Ampuero combines monologue, music, Brechtian storytelling, and visual language to create a fragmented portrait of an ordinary guy’s extraordinary encounter with a music idol. Mercury’s Ashes explores the presentation memory, confessions, and non-linear storytelling, in the spirit of Amaris’ previous works.

STC is honored to have the opportunity to bring this powerful and timely piece to the stage this summer for three nights only. Vector Art Ensemble and Salem Theatre Company present Mercury's Ashes: A Rock Monologue by Lián Amaris with performances Thursday, July 14, Friday, July 15, and Saturday, July 16. All performances begin at 7:30pm at Salem Theatre Company located at Shetland Park, 35 Congress Street, 3rd Floor, Salem MA. Click here for information about STC's new location. Tickets are $20 online and $22 at the door. $15 student tickets at door only. 

For more about Vector Art Ensemble check out the website: http://vectorartensemble.com/

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Angels in America in the News!

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Angels in America in the News!

Read more about Angels in America by clicking the links below!

Salem Evening News
"Salem Theatre Company performs Tony Kushner's 'Angels in America' in honor of Pride Month"

Salem Gazette:
"Salem Theatre Co. celebrates Pride Month"

Boston Globe, Globe North:
‘Angels in America’ sends timeless message in Salem

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STC Summer Camp Registration Now Open!

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STC Summer Camp Registration Now Open!

STC SUMMER CAMP
JULY 18 - 29
MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, 9AM - 3PM


The STC Summer Camp offers high caliber training for growing musical theatre artists in grades 7 through 12. The program provides a comfortable and welcoming environment for students to develop their talents as they learn the art of theatre. Over the course of the two weeks, students will learn acting skills from improv to Shakespeare as well as try their hand at dialects and learn how to prepare for an audition. Students will also build their vocal repertoire. and learn a variety of vocal techniques from warmups to how-to’s for maintaing a healthy voice. Not only will they have one on one coaching, they will also build the skills for singing with an ensemble. Additionally, students will develop their experience in musical theater dance from tap to jazz, Fosse to lyrical, they will build their skills through musical theater show-stoppers. The program will be led by STC Executive Director Catherine Bertrand, and local theatre educators Katie Donovan and Jake O'Hara. Click here for bios. 

TUITION/REGISTRATION:
Tuition includes snacks and beverages but students should pack a lunch each day. Deadline for registration is July 11. However, we are offering early registration discounts and financial aid is also available. Spots are limited so sign up soon! 
By June 1: $375
By July 1: $425
By July 11: $450
Financial aid is available! 

Click below to register. Within five business days you will receive an email with a detailed calendar of the two week program as well as emergency contact and medical forms to complete. 

Please email Catherine at catherine@salemtheatre.com for more details. 

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AUDITIONS: The Last Days of Judas Iscariot

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AUDITIONS: The Last Days of Judas Iscariot

AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT

THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT

BY STEPHEN ADLY GUIRGIS

Directed by Alicia Greenwood

AUDITIONS DATES AND TIMES:
SUNDAY, MAY 22 & MONDAY, MAY 23 FROM 6PM-9PM
CALLBACKS: 
THURSDAY, MAY 26

To sign up to audition please click above and complete the form and choose your first and second preferred time slots. Auditions will take place at Salem Theatre on Sunday, May 22 and Monday, May 23 from 6pm-9pm. Callbacks will be Thursday, May 26.

Please prepare a one minute, contemporary monologue in the style of the play. Please do not prepare a piece from JUDAS, however, pieces from other Stephen Adly Guirgis plays are welcome. Please arrive ten minutes early to complete an audition form and remember to bring a resume and headshot with you. Be prepared to list ALL conflicts between May 29 and August 5. Tech week begins August 6. The show will run August 11 - 27, Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm.

THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT is a darkly comic and contemporary retelling of Judas's last days on earth. Playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis reconstructs the historical tale of in the form of Judas's trial for his betrayal of Jesus.  A funny and often touching look at forgiveness and relationships JUDAS offers a vibrantly modern view of  most infamous trial in history.

Salem Theatre Company is now located at 35 Congress Street (Shetland Park). We are a 15 minute walk from the commuter rail and located on the MBTA line. When arriving we are in the first white building at Shetland Park directly on Congress Street. Parking is readily available. Go up the stairs and in the front door and take the elevator to the third floor. STC is located just outside the elevator on the third floor.

***Please take note of your preferred time slot. You will be put in your first preferred slot but we will not be sending confirmation emails. If we are unable to accommodate that you will receive an email regarding your second preferred slot. Thank you!

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Angels in America Cast Announced!

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Angels in America Cast Announced!

Salem Theatre Company is thrilled to announce the cast for its upcoming production of ANGELS IN AMERICA, PART ONE: MILLENNIUM APPROACHES. 

Roy Cohn:  Dave Rich
Joe Pitt: Cameron Scott
Harper Pitt: Brittany Christopher
Louis Ironson: Isaiah Plovnik
Prior Walter: Alex Deroo
Belize: Adrian Peguero
Rabbi Isidor Chemelwitz: Jimmy Flaherty
Henry/Ethel Rosenberg/Hannah Pitt: Hannah Wagner
Mr. Lies/Man in the Park/Prior II: Ted Silva
Sister Ella Chapter/Prior I/Eskimo: Chelsea Borden
The Angel/A Voice/Emily: Maxie Mettler
Homeless Woman/Martin Heller: Catherine Benjamin

Directed by STC Artistic & Managing Director Catherine M. Bertrand and Stage Managed by STC Production Manager Ravenne Rose. 

ANGELS IN AMERICA is the award winning epic play by Tony Kushner examining an era of life and death and politics in 1980s America. Often metaphorical and using humor Kushner depicts a facet of the AIDS crisis and its impact on the nation. Salem Theatre Company is proud to present this piece in conjunction with Pride Month here in Salem. 

ANGELS IN AMERICA will run June 9 - 27. Stay tuned for more details!

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