A stage adaptation of the best-selling novel “Lord of the Flies,” with alternating male and female casts running in repertory, is coming to a local stage.
Performances by the Bridgeport Theatre Company (BTC) will be March 19 to 29 at the Downtown Cabaret Theatre, 263 Golden Hill St., Bridgeport.
The BTC troupe operates in-residence and presents the Community Theatre Series for the Downtown Cabaret Theatre.
Classic novel published in 1954
“Lord of the Flies” is a 1954 dystopian novel by Nobel Prize-winning English author William Golding about a group of boys stuck on an uninhabited island who try to govern themselves with disastrous results.
The story’s insight on the controversial subjects of human nature and individual welfare vs. the common good earned it a spot on Time magazine’s list of the 100 best English-language novels.
Male cast members
The boys cast of local performers are:
Female cast members
The girls cast of local performers are:
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Time and tickets
Performance times from March 19 to 29 are:
— Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.: March 19 (boys), 20 (girls), 21 (boys), 26 (girls), 27 (boys), and 28 (girls).
— Sundays at 5:30 p.m.: March 22 (girls) and 29 (boys).
Tickets are $23 for adults and $18 for seniors and students. Order tickets at www.BridgeportTheatre.org or 203-576-1636 (option 0).
Concessions will be available for purchase throughout each performance and patrons are encouraged to pack picnics (BYO everything format) for the full Cabaret experience.
Seating begins 30 to 45 minutes before show time, and an attended parking lot is available across from the theater on Golden Hill Street.
The production staff includes:
— direction by John Stegmaier (boys cast) and Julie Bell Petrak (girls cast)
— set design by Kevin Pelkey
— costume design by Jessica Camarero (girls) and Jason Parry (boys)
— lighting design by Phill Hill
— sound design by Chris Gensur
Chris Cavaliere has composed and will perform live an original score for the piece.
Eli Newsom, BTC artistic director, serves as the play’s producer alongside associate producers Regina Butler and Brian Bish.
Sarah Iannarone serves as resident production stage manager for BTC, assisted by Becca Cardozo (girls) and Joe Cardozo (boys).
Next: ‘Modern Millie’ and Beatles show
Following Lord of the flies, BTC’s 2014-15 season will conclude with “Thoroughly Modern Millie” in April, and “A Few Good Men” in May. Open call auditions are held throughout the season.
Upcoming concerts and special events at BTC include “BTC Rocks: The Beatles White Album” on April 3, and the “2015 Playathon” on June 6.
Bridgeport Theatre Company was founded in May 2010 by a group of Connecticut-based performing artists. Learn more at www.BridgeportTheatre.org.