This March, Shasta College is producing Peter Nichols dark comedy A Day in the Death of Joe Egg. The play centers on a British couple, Bri and Sheila, who are struggling to save their marriage while trying to raise their only child, a small girl named Josephine, who suffers with cerebral palsy. Caring for her has occupied nearly every moment of her parents’ lives since her birth, taking a heavy toll on their marriage. Bri and Sheila use humor and comedy to process the journey of being parents of a disabled child. A Day in the Death of Joe Egg is a hilarious and a moving look at love and marriage. Written by Peter Nichols in 1967 the play comes from the playwright’s own experiences of caring for his own son. The play is frequently revived and won the Tony Award for Best Revival in 1985.
Auditions for A Day in the Death of Joe Egg will be on 1/16/18 and 1/17/18 in room 522 at Shasta College at 6pm. Please meet in the Theatre Lobby for this event. Prepare a one minute monologue. Characters in the show range from ages ten to seventy—everyone in the community is encouraged to audition!
Performance dates are: March 9th-10th and 15th-17th at 7pm with two matinee performances on March 11th and 18th at 2pm. All performances are at the Shasta College Theatre. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $10 for seniors and $5 for students. The production is directed by Dr. Gregory Thorson with David Fraser as the set designer, lighting by Eddie Sadler, costumes by Hilary Fahey, and hair and makeup by Matthew McDonald. For more information, call 530-242-2369.