Season 47

Men on Boats
by Jaclyn Backhaus
directed by Latrelle Bright

Performance dates

Thursday, October 4–Sunday, October 7
Wednesday, October 10–Sunday, October 14
Wednesday, October 17–Saturday, October 20

Story

Ten Explorers. Four boats. One Grand Canyon. Men on Boats is the true(ish) history of an 1869 expedition, when a one-armed captain and a crew of insane yet loyal volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River.

Ticket prices

$15 regular admission
All shows $10 for students & seniors
$10 for everyone on the first Friday performance


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Hir
by Taylor Mac
directed by Dustin Yocum

After returning from the wars, Isaac arrives at his childhood home to discover that the house and family he knew have been upended. His once-timid mother is on a whirlwind crusade to subvert the patriarchy, his sister is now his gender-queer brother who refers to hirself in gender-neutral pronouns. Meanwhile his stroke-ridden father sits on the couch in a muumuu and clown makeup. As Isaac attempts to reclaim structure in a household that refuses to be tamed, the family is forced to confront what it is to live in a new world when one is stuck in the past.

Performance dates

Thursday, November 1–Sunday, November 4
Wednesday, November 7–Sunday, November 11
Wednesday, November 14–Saturday, November 17

Ticket prices

$15 regular admission
All shows $10 for students & seniors
$10 for everyone on the first Friday performance


Mamma Mia!
music & lyrics by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
book by Catherine Johnson
directed by Katie Burke

Performance dates

Thursday, November 29–Sunday, December 2
Wednesday, December 5–Sunday, December 9
Wednesday, December 12–Saturday, December 15

Story

On a small Greek island, Sophie dreams of a perfect wedding — one which includes her father giving her away. The problem? Sophie doesn’t know who he is! Her mother Donna, the former lead singer of the 1970s pop group Donna and the Dynamos, refuses to talk about the past, so Sophie decides to take matters into her own hands. Sneaking a peek in her mother’s old diaries, she discovers three possible fathers: Sam, Bill, and Harry. She secretly invites all three to the wedding, convinced that she’ll know her father when she sees him. But when all three turn up, it may not be as clear as she thought!

Told through the legendary music of ABBA, Mamma Mia! has become a worldwide sensation that has audiences everywhere dancing.

Ticket prices

$15 regular admission
All shows $10 for students & seniors
$10 for everyone on the first Friday performance


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The Women of Lockerbie
by Deborah Brevoort
directed by Mathew Green

Performance dates

Thursday, January 17–Sunday, January 20
Wednesday, January 23–Sunday, January 27
Wednesday, January 30–Saturday, February 2

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Story

On Wed. Dec. 21, 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 exploded in midair as it traveled from London to New York City. The explosion scattered pieces of the plane over 850 square miles of Lockerbie, Scotland, as well as the remains of the 243 passengers and 16 crew members. Twenty-one houses on the ground were destroyed, and 11 people there also lost their lives. 

Deborah Brevoort based her 2003 poetic drama The Women of Lockerbie on the aftermath of the terrorist attack. In the play, which was written with the structure of a Greek tragedy, an American woman whose son died in the bombing discovers a group of Scottish women who are trying to collect the victims' clothing, which had been scattered across Lockerbie. Their plan is to wash and return 11,000 items of clothing to the victims' families as a symbolic gesture, but they find resistance from a U.S. official.

Ticket prices

$15 regular admission
All shows $10 for students & seniors
$10 for everyone on the first Friday performance


A Doll's House, Part 2
by Lucas Hnath
directed by Rick Orr

Performance dates

Thursday, February 21–Sunday, February 24
Wednesday, February 27–Sunday, March 3
Wednesday, March 6–Saturday, March 9

Story

In the final scene of Ibsen's groundbreaking masterwork, Nora Helmer makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and children, and begin a life on her own. The climactic event–when Nora slams the door on everything in her life–instantly propelled the world drama into the modern age. In A Doll's House, Part 2, many years have passed since Nora's exit. Now, there's a knock on that same door. Nora has returned. But why? And what will it mean for those she left behind?

Ticket prices

$15 regular admission
All shows $10 for students & seniors
$10 for everyone on the first Friday performance


Marisol
by José  Rivera
directed by Jace Jamison

Performance dates

Thursday, March 21–Sunday, March 24
Wednesday, March 27–Sunday, March 31
Wednesday, April 3–Saturday, April 6

Story

New York City, Winter, 1992. Homeless people are being burned in Van Cortland Park, the moon has disappeared from the sky, and natural food has turned to salt. Marisol Perez was just told that her guardian angel has been called to serve the war in Heaven, and can no longer protect her from the universe that's being broken apart by a senile God. Marisol must now face an angry, dying Earth on her own. Through a nightmare journey in the wasted city at the end of the world, Marisol must fight to protect her friend June, while avoiding June’s violently aggressive brother, Lenny. 

Auditions

Sunday, January 27
7:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.

Located at Station Theatre
223 N. Broadway 
Urbana, IL 


Sides for cold readings will be available at time of audition. No need to prepare a monologue. If this audition date/time does not work for your schedule, please email director Jace Jamison at LordGanondorf90@gmail.com to set up a time to audition, or you may request a side and send a video audition.

Production Notes
- Marisol WILL NOT be using strobe lights. However, there will be moments of bright lights, thunderous sounds and rumblings, and un-simulated live gun fire. At times, sound levels may exceed that of a rock concert. 
- Be aware that almost all of the characters are involved in some sort of stage combat and will be handling weapons.
- Men are also asked to grow out facial hair if your social life allows.
- Due to the nature of this show, actors under 18 would need a parent or legal guardian present in rehearsal.

Character List
*SC= Stage Combat Required  { } = Weapons Handled

MARISOL PEREZ- Copy editor for a Manhattan publisher, a Puerto Rican woman, 21-30. 
*SC {golf club, knife}
ANGEL- Marisol’s guardian angel, a young Black woman, 18-45 
*SC {machine gun, sword}
JUNE- Marisol’s devoted friend, Irish-American, 25-40 
*SC {knife, gas can, matches}
LENNY- June’s brother. Prone to violent outbursts, and severe mood swings, 25-40 
*SC {golf club, knife}
MAN WITH SCAR TISSUE- A defeated, though hopeful survivor of the broken world, prefer non-white actor, 30-70

The following roles are supporting characters. (5 pages or less)
WOMAN IN FURS- Victim of the world, 18-45
*SC {golf club, machine gun}
MAN WITH GOLF CLUB- Prophetic junkie, 21-30 
*SC {golf club}
MAN WITH ICE CREAM- An unhappy, unpaid actor, 35-65
HOMELESS PEOPLE/SKIN HEADS- No spoken lines. Possible backstage crew members.


Crew Needs
STAGE MANAGER
SCENIC DESIGNER/PAINTER


Time Commitments
Please look at the dates below carefully and note any conflicts at the time of audition.

Rehearsals will begin on February 7th with a read through. Starting February 11th, general rehearsals will be between 7-10pm, Monday-Friday. Note that we will not rehearse each night of the week. The plan is 3-4 nights, which will be adjusted, based on conflicts and cast schedules. Additionally, the listed start/end times may need to be adjusted slightly based on cast schedules. Rehearsal location to be announced.

Tech Week (no conflicts allowed)
Sunday, March 17-20 (Times TBA)

Show Dates (no conflicts allowed)
March 21 - April 6
Wednesday-Saturday Shows – Call time 6:30pm
Sunday, March 31 Matinee – Call time 2:00pm

Strike (mandatory)
Saturday, April 6, following the performance

An official cast list will be posted to the Station Theatre Facebook page and website by Satuday, January 29.

Ticket prices

$15 regular admission
All shows $10 for students & seniors
$10 for everyone on the first Friday performance


Stupid F*cking Bird
by Aaron Posner
directed by Kay Bohannon Holley

Performance dates

Thursday, April 18–Sunday, April 21
Wednesday, April 24–Sunday, April 28
Wednesday, May 1–Saturday, May 4

Story

Dev suffers from an unrequited love for Mash, who composes cleverly despairing songs on the ukulele. Mash is desperately in love with Con, a passionate playwright who is deeply in love with Nina, his beautiful, vibrant muse, and childhood friend. Nina returns his love until she becomes entranced by Trig, a literary star who happens to be dating Con’s mother Emma, a successful actress. With a dead bird, a gun, and a little help from the audience, Con might be able to win Nina’s heart again...

In this edgy, funny, and compassionate reboot of Anton Chekhov’s famous The Seagull, Aaron Posner has created a hilarious and moving meditation on love, art, life, and the world we live in.

Ticket prices

$15 regular admission
All shows $10 for students & seniors
$10 for everyone on the first Friday performance


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