Arts Notes

Auditions for 'Cat' set on Sunday, Monday

Auditions for Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" will be at 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday at Lawrence Community Theatre, 1501 N.H.

The play is set in a southern plantation house on the eve of Big Daddy's 65th birthday. The play, which is about greed, fear, love and hate, will be directed by Piet Knetsch.

Roles to be cast include Margaret (Maggie the Cat), a sensuous woman in her 20s who is desperate for Brick's love; Big Mama, a woman in her early 60s who is loud, intrusive and tries to please Big Daddy, her husband; Mae (Sister Woman), a woman in her 30s who is pregnant with her sixth child and is jealous of Maggie and Brick; Big Daddy, age 65, powerful, dominant and ruthless; Brick, Big Daddy's son in his late 20s, a former football player and a heavy drinker; Gooper (Brother Man), Big Daddy's son in his mid-30s, a lawyer who wants part of his father's plantation; the Rev. Tooker, a middle-aged preacher; Dr. Baugh, a middle-aged physician; one or two servants; and three children between the ages of 6 and 10.

Scripts are available in the theater office and can be checked out with a $10 deposit. All scripts must be returned prior to the first night of auditions.

For more information, call 843-7469.

Clown theater coming to arts center

"Kapoot," a two-person clown theater piece, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Lawrence Arts Center, 200 W. Ninth.

"Kapoot" is written and performed by Dan Griffiths and Stephen Eric Chipps. The characters are inspired by sacred clowns, specifically the Koshari of the Hopi and Zuni nations. The show has elements of European and post-modern clowning traditions, mime and expressionist theater.

Chipps, a student of Marcel Marceau and Stefan Niedzialkowski, is a member of the Ohio Arts Council Arts-in-Education and Performing Arts on Tour Programs. He is a faculty member of the New School for Mimes held each year at Kenyon College and is the artistic director of Ground Zero Productions in Cleveland, Ohio.

Griffiths is a theater alumnus of St. Mary College in Leavenworth. He joined Ground Zero in 1993 as an associate director. He toured for several years with Die Hanswurste.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for seniors and students.

The group also will offer a workshop from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. today. Students who attend the workshop can get into the show for $3.

To sign up for the workshop or to purchase advance tickets, call 843-2787.

Marble makers construct appearance

Bonner Springs  A marble-making demos and book signing will take place 5 p.m.-9 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday at Moon Marble Company, 600 E. Front St., Bonner Springs.

Area marble artists also will be on hand to render demos, answer questions and sign their page in Mark Block's new book "Contemporary Marbles and Related Art Glass."

For more information, contact (913) 441-1432.

Romanian gymnasts to perform at JCCC

Overland Park  Aeros, a form of athletic dance performed by 18 Olympic Gold Medal-winning Romanian gymnasts, will be presented at 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday in the Carlsen Center at Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd.

Choreographers Daniel Ezralow, David Parsons and Moses Pendleton have joined with Luke Creswell and Steve McNicholas of the "Stomp" troupe to create the show. Sets and costumes are by Michael Curry, who created the animal costumes for "The Lion King."

Tickets range from $29 to $35 and are available by calling (913) 469-4445.


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