June 29, 2018 - 7:00 pm
he Midnight Company will premiere AUDITION, a new script by Joe Hanrahan, at the 2018 Theatre Crawl, June 29 and 30. (The Hanrahan script presented at the 2017 Theatre Crawl, TONIGHT’S SPECIAL, has been selected for Theatre Lawrence’s Short Play Festival in November in Lawrence, Kansas.)
The Theatre Crawl begins each evening at 7pm. Every 30 minutes, audiences rotate through venues in Grand Center to see more than 30 local theatre groups in performance. (The Theatre Crawl will also take place on Saturdayafternoon, June 30 with family-friendly fare.) The Crawl is FREE to all, and audiences are encouraged to register in advance at
Midnight will be performing at the Grand Center Arts Academy Cafeteria, 711 North Grand, directly across the street from Powell Symphony Hall.
In AUDITION, a postmodern theatre company, despite its gender free/diversity encouraged mission, debates whether or not to read a certain actress with a very unusual resume. Colleen Backer and Joe Hanrahan will portray members of the theatre company, and Jennelle Gilreath will be the actress hoping to audition.
Ms. Backer, who acted with Midnight in their 2017 Fringe production, THE EVEREST GAME, has since appeared in West End Players SILENT SKY, and upcoming will be seen in Solid Lines’ staged reading of FIN AND EUBA, in The Actors Studio LaBute Festival, and in December in R-S Theatrics A PERFECT ARRANGEMENT.
Ms. Gilreath, who was in the cast of the Joe Hanrahan-directed THE FLICK from R-S last December, has since been seen in Mustard Seed’s AS IT IS IN HEAVEN, is currently in the cast of New Lines’ YEAST NATION, and will be in the upcoming THE EVIL DEAD from Stray Dog.
Hanrahan was recently in Midnight’s JUDGMENT AT NUREMBERG, and upcoming are appearances in a TBA Midnight Fringe production, and in September in two revivals of Mickle Maher plays, AN APOLOGY For The Course And Outcome Of Certain Events Delivered By DOCTOR JOHN FAUSTUS and THE HUNCHBACK VARIATIONS, which are part of FAUSTIVAL 2018 where five different local companies – including ERA, SATE, Theatre Nuevo and Young Liars – will present their take on the Faust myth. He will also appear in the SATE offering, DOCTOR FAUSTUS, or The Modern Prometheus by John Wolbers…and Kit Marlowe, in November.
For more information on The Midnight Company, visit MidnightCompany.Com.