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Audience (2011)

Come see the RPI Players’ fall sideshow project!

AUDIENCE
by Michael Frayn
FREE ADMISSION!

Friday October 21 at 8 PM and
Saturday October 22 at 8 PM
Academy Hall Auditorium, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Corner of 15th and College Ave, Troy NY)
These are the only two show nights! (Did I mention that this show is free?)

Synopsis:
Michael Frayn’s AUDIENCE is a hilarious satire about the annoying habits of audience members during theatrical performances. Just as Frayn’s NOISES OFF shifted the audience’s viewpoint from the events onstage to the events backstage, AUDIENCE turns the focus back onto the audience itself. Keith, a frustrated playwright willing to go to great lengths to get his audience’s attention, sits among a horribly inattentive and rude audience. Members of the quirky audience include Lee, a hormonally imbalanced drama student and his professor Quentin; Merrill, a senile old man on a honeymoon with his young lover Bobbie; Helena, a fretting married woman taking her mother Joan, who is more concerned with drapes than drama, to the theatre; Amanda, a cheating wife attending with her frisky lover Charles; and the family trio of overbearing parents Reginald and Eileen, with their embarrassed daughter Wendy.

Cast:
Keith……………..Rob Stewart
Charles………..Evan Thomas
Amanda……..Madeline Heller
Quentin……………Joe Valerio
Lee……………Austin Tussing
Bobbie………………..Liz Pepe
Merrill………….Ethan Henkler
Helena……..Maggie O’Connor
Joan……………..Maggie Shay
Reginald……Brandon McLear
Wendy…………Jess Johnson
Eileen………..Mary DeVarney
Usherette………Liz McKernan

Crew:
Producer …………………………Will Johnson
Asst. Producer …………………….Jed Kundl
Stage Manager …………….Maggie Prentice
Director…………………………….Matt Scorza
Director…………………………Nate Fullerton
Lighting Designer……………….Eric Yanulis
Asst. Lighting Designer……Jacqui Brunelli
Master Electrician…..Austin Seleck-Bottos
Sound Designer………………Conor Sjogren
Costumes/Make-up Designer…Pat Holmes
Asst Costumes/Make-up….Gabi Tukeman
Asst Costumes/Make-up……..Il Hwan Shin
Properties Master……………Linda Quartner
Asst. Props Master…………Danny Goldstein
Publicity Artist/Manager……..Tom Kinstrey