Black Stripe Theater proudly announces their third production of 2015, following their productions of Yasmine Reza’s ‘God of Carnage’ in January and David Mamet’s ‘A Life in the Theatre’ in March.

Our next play is ‘Confusions’ by British playwright Alan Ayckbourn. ‘Confusions’ is a collection of five short interlinked one-act plays exploring the themes of loneliness and infidelity. Overtressed and estranged mother, Lucy, copes with three young children and nosey neighbours, while her travelling salesman husband chats up single girls in a hotel bar. Pillar of the community Mrs Pearce discovers what her husband has really been up to on his business trip, and then tries to maintain some respectability at a fete organised by hapless and drunken scout leaders. This hilarious collection has something in it for everyone, and it’s suitable for chidren too!

And what’s more, each play will be directed by a different director! One show, 5 directors!

AUDITION NOTICE: BST is seeking actors and actresses of all ages and nationalities to fill as many as 22 parts in this production!  While it is possible for ‘available’ actors to play more than one role, this production will also suit those who can’t commit too much of their time for rehearsals. We welcome all!  Especially those who want to help with the production side of things.

(The scenes – three/four/five-hander scenes – are between fifteen and  twenty-five minutes long).

VENUE: Theatre Rapport in Higashi Nagasaki (This black box venue on the Seibu Ikebukuro line, two stops from Ikebukuro Station, is where Tokyo International Players staged their Second-Stage production of ‘Intimate Apparel’ four years ago).

Friday November 13th at 7:30pm
Saturday Novembr 14th at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Sunday November 15th at 2.30pm and 6.30pm

Auditions: Tuesday 14th July from 6pm to 8pm at Temple University in Room 310. (A second audition time TBC)

Please contact me at parham78c@hotmail.com for more details and/or to book an audition slot.

Thank You,

Chris Parham
Black Stripe Theater