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The Square Players are currently casting 1m 3f for our January production “John.”

The week after Thanksgiving. A Bed & Breakfast in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. A cheerful innkeeper. A young couple struggling to stay together. Thousands of inanimate objects, watching.

A simple enough description, but Annie Baker’s fascinating play takes a look at what theatre can be and builds a world all its own. Baker's hyper-realism bleeds into the eerily super-natural in this quiet tale, where actors and audiences alike delve into ideas of self, mortality, and the solitude of human experience.

REVIEWS 

"Annie Baker’s John is so good on so many levels that it casts a unique and brilliant light." - The New YorkerRead More 

"Ms. Baker...stretches her talents in intriguing if sometimes baffling new directions." The New York TimesRead More 

"Baker is trying to extend to characters in extremis the intense realism — not stage realism but real realism — usually denied them in plays." - VultureRead More 

"When it comes to playwriting, [Baker] is astonishingly clear-eyed. In John, her new play at the Signature Theatre, one character is blind and another wears glasses with a very strong prescription, but they both benefit from Baker’s excellent vision." The GuardianRead More 

"Baker knows exactly what she’s doing — she gives us just enough to open up possibilities. What a thrill!" - New York PostRead More 

"Baker does not merely tell a scary story. She shows them, piling up like ghosts of amputated limbs from the war wounded, and makes them riveting, unpredictable, altogether human theater." - NewsdayRead More


The Square Players are also casting 5m, 2f for April-May “Eurydice”

Sarah Ruhl is the 2003 recipient of the Whiting Award for Drama
In Eurydice, Sarah Ruhl reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love. With contemporary characters, ingenious plot twists, and breathtaking visual effects, the play is a fresh look at a timeless love story.

REVIEWS
"Rhapsodically beautiful. A weird and wonderful new play - an inexpressibly moving theatrical fable about love, loss and the pleasures and pains of memory." - The New York Times

"Exhilarating! A luminous retelling of the Orpheus myth, lush and limpid as a dream where both author and audience swim in the magical, sometimes menacing, and always thrilling flow of the unconscious." - The New Yorker

"Exquisitely staged by Les Waters and an inventive design team [...] Ruhl's wild flights of imagination, some deeply affecting passages and beautiful imagery provide transporting pleasures. They conspire to create original, at times breathtaking, stage pictures." - Variety

"Touching, inventive, invigoratingly compact and luminously liquid in its rhythms and design, Eurydicereframes the ancient myth of ill-fated love to focus not on the bereaved musician but on his dead bride - and on her struggle with love beyond the grave as both wife and daughter." - San Francisco Chronicle

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An Ode to Sarah Ruhl's EURYDICE 
by Andrew Rejan
October 18, 2016


To schedule an audition contact:

Keern Haslem
Artistic Director
The Square Players
Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art
www.the-square.org
(406)727-8255
keern@the-square.org