Friday, May 29, 2009

"Eddie Jester" rehearsal photos

Some images from last night's rehearsals of A Year in the Death of Eddie Jester. Josh Kroll as Eddie Jester, Adrielle Perkins as Susan, Jill-Marie Schierbaum as Jennifer, Sidney Hymson as Max, Todd Zeigler as Doctor Jimmy, Carolyn Purcell as Nurse Jayne, and director George Bailey.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

A Year in the Death of Eddie Jester

Catclaw's newest production, T. Gregory Argall's A Year In The Death Of Eddie Jester, opens Thursday, June 18th! It's at FUZION on 1335 Story Avenue in Beautiful downtown Butchertown, and starts at 7:30pm.

It'll cost you a mere ten-spot to get in (25% student discount with ID) and see Toulouse-inations actors Sidney Hymson, Jill-Marie Schierbaum, and Carolyn Purcell; and Patrick Amsterdam's Todd Ziegler.

And in the director's chair this time we have the great George Robert Bailey, star of Patrick Amsterdam and Clown #1 in Toulouse-inations.

The play concerns Eddie Jester, a stand-up comedian who addresses an audience of the mind from inside his own head. In actual fact, Eddie is laying in a coma in the hospital surrounded by former friends and lovers, who think that Eddie can't hear the things they're saying.... but he can.

Questions? Call 502.649.3378 or e-mail us.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

After the Auditions...

I'm exhausted after a loooooooooooong day of auditions for Cheeseburger & Fries. We had more than twice as many people turn out for these TAL-sponsored auditions than last year when we were hiring for Toulouse-inations. We now have mountains of headshots and bios to sift through.

I'd like to personally thank each and every actor who came out and endured the long lines, hours of waiting, confusion in the hallways. Not to mention the often-bewildering exercises I put the actors through that probably felt more like psychotherapy than direction.

All of us at Catclaw also want to thank the tireless efforts of the TAL individually as well as collectively for providing everything. Special shout outs to Brian Walker and Kathi E.B. Ellis.

- - JSH

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

"Cheeseburger & Fries" auditions

Just a reminder that Catclaw Theatre Company will be conducting auditions for Cheeseburger & Fries: The Musical at the Theatre Alliance of Louisville's yearly cattle call on May 9, 2009.

Auditions begin at 8:30am and run until 5:00pm, at the VTI Building, Jefferson Community College Campus. That's at the Southeast corner of 2nd and Chestnut in downtown Louisville.

Cheeseburger & Fries: The Musical will open on Thursday, September 3, 2009 at The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Victoria Lee

Today we salute Victoria Lee, Catclaw's propmonger and all-purpose interloper. Victoria's been a key presence behind the scenes in our doings, but she's also a talented performer and writer. Look upon her works, ye mighty, and despair!

Victoria performed excerpts from her musical in progress, Justice Served, at the chaotic not-quite-Voraxium show for Theatre Hop last year. You can also see her on the Carl Brown's Reality TV show by clicking here.