Heartbreak House

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We’re just three weeks away from our spring show, George Bernard Shaw’s Heartbreak House (directed by Dan Clark)!

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The show stars:

Mandi Ellis as Ellie Dunn
Alex Chappelle as Nurse Guinness
Gabriel Komisar as Captain Shotover
Betsy Ryan as Lady Utterword
Mary Burnett as Hesione Hushabye
Bob Rosenberg  as Mazzini Dunn
RC Castaneda as Hector Hushabye
Geoffrey Baskir as Boss Mangan
Marta Soto  as Randall Utterword
Lorenzo Soto as the Burglar

Show dates are April 22-24, with all performances at Green Hedges School in Vienna VA. Visit the Facebook event for more information!

Henry IV Opening Night!

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Tonight is opening night for our rescheduled Henry IV, Part 1! Take THAT, blizzard!

Performances tonight and tomorrow (1/29-1/31) will take place at 8:00 PM at Green Acres Center (4401 Sideburn Rd, Fairfax, VA).

Sunday’s matinee will take place at 4:00 PM at Green Hedges School (415 Windover Ave, Vienna, VA).

Tickets are $10 at the door, and remember: cash or check only.

CANCELLATION NOTICE

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This weekend’s performances of Henry IV, Part 1 have been CANCELLED due to Winter Storm Jonas.
 
Performances have been rescheduled to NEXT WEEKEND: Jan. 29-31.
 
Jan. 29 and Jan. 30th will take place at 8:00 PM at Green Acres Hall in Fairfax, VA.
 
Jan. 31 will take place at 4:00 PM at our originally scheduled venue, Green Hedges School in Vienna.
 
We hope you will be able to join us, and stay safe in the meantime!

Henry IV cast list

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We’re about a month into rehearsals for Henry IV, Part 1!

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Our wonderful cast, in order of appearance:

King Henry IV: Stephanie Ramsey
Poins/Lord John of Lancaster: Betsy Ryan
Earl of Westmoreland: Joseph Statkus
Sir Walter Blunt: Tom Barylski
Henry, Prince of Wales: Dave Joria
Sir John Falstaff: Jay Tilley
Thomas Percy, Earl of Worcester: Brianna Goode
Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland: Connie Ramsey
Henry Percy the younger, called Hotspur: Sarah Pfanz
Gadshill: Madeline Goshorn
Sir Michael/Chamberlain/Others: Leslie Barnett
Richard Scroop, Archbishop of York/Peto: Allie Vignoli
Bardolph: Marta Soto
Owen Glendower/Traveler: Gabriel Komisar
Lady Kate Percy: Elizabeth Weiss
Mistress Quickly, tavern hostess: Sallie Willows
Edmund Mortimer, Earl of March: Trey Gibson
Lady Mortimer: Leandra Lynn
Archibald, Earl of Douglas: Lorenzo Soto

And don’t forget about auditions for Henry IV!

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Open auditions for Henry IV, Pt. 1 (directed by Relle Seidman with asst. director Leandra Lynn) will be held 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM on Saturday, October 3rd at Burke Centre Library in Burke, VA.

Callbacks will take place as needed on 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM on Sunday, October 4th at Sunrise Senior Living of Fairfax.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. You are NOT required to prepare a monologue, but you’re welcome to present one if you prefer.

For more information, check out the Facebook event!

Audition Reminder!

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Auditions for B&H’s fall production of Edward II are THIS SATURDAY!

Open auditions will be held 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM Saturday, June 20th at George Mason Regional Library in Annandale, VA.
640px-Marlowe-Portrait-1585Edward II is by Elizabethan playwright and poet Christopher Marlowe. Like his contemporary and competitor Shakespeare, Marlowe writes in iambic pentameter and draws inspiration for his works from legend, preexisting stories, and history.

Marlowe’s fictionalized account of real-life English king Edward II’s reign centers on the political intrigue surrounding Edward and his lover, Gaveston. Do you like complex relationships? Nefarious plots?  Tragic downfalls? Edward II has it all!

For more information about the play and a preview of the sides that will be used during auditions, hie thee to the Facebook event!

Auditions for “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

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Having successfully slain Caesar (but failed to save the Roman Republic, alas!), B&H now ventures even farther back in time to ancient Athens with A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Leandra Lynn!

Open auditions will be held Saturday, April 11th from 1:30-4:00 PM at Woodrow Wilson Library in Falls Church, VA. Performances will take place June 26-28.

We’re looking for a good number of sprites, lovers, and mechanicals to join our merry band, so come join us! Check out our Facebook event for more info, and send us a Facebook message or email britchesandhose.managing@gmail.com if you have any questions!

Caesar Interview #7: Julius Caesar

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Assistant Director Stephanie Ramsey sat down with each member of the cast to ask them about their characters and their experiences working on the show.

Today we close out our interview series with the spectacular Bob Rosenberg, who plays the man himself: Julius Caesar.

bob's headshotSR: Tell me about your role in Julius Caesar.

BR: Well, I play a character – I never can remember the name – but I think he’s called Julius Caesar! Which is very strange, if you think about this play, because Julius Caesar doesn’t even make it halfway through Julius Caesar before he’s knocked off. But it’s still a fun role to play – and then you can hear what people say about you after you’re dead

SR: How did you get involved in Britches and Hose?

BR: Well I knew Leandra [Lynn, managing director] and some other people. The first thing I did with them was I played Polonius in Hamlet. And I think I had seen a couple things they’d done before hand, so I knew the group.

SR: How has it been working on this production?

BR: Oh, it’s always fun. It’s a blast. The gender-neutral thing is different –never had experienced that before I did the play with them. It seems – you would think it would seem really strange – but once you’re into it, you don’t really notice that I’m being attacked by all women.

SR: Why should everyone come see Julius Caesar?

BR: Well for one thing they’ve probably never seen a gender-neutral production before this. And for as popular a play as this is – practically everybody I think has read it in high school – You don’t see that many productions of it around, surprisingly. I haven’t noticed that, anyway. So I think it’s a really good chance to see one of his better plays, and people should come and see it.

SR: If you had to describe Julius Caesar in a word…?

BR: This production… I don’t know – like I said: unusual. It’s going to be very bare bones, which might come as a surprise to a lot of people, but it is kind of like the way Shakespeare would do it. He didn’t use much in the way of props or sets. So I think it’s authentic in that sense.

SR: And how would you describe Julius Caesar the man?

Julius Caesar himself is the kind of much-different-than-me character I like to play. He’s very pompous, and arrogant, and confidant. So, I’m not all of those things all the time. And he’s superstitious, but he’s a realist too because he knows that he’s at the point where somebody’s going to want to knock him off – and it happens. So, yeah – good role!