A Fugue For Eight Actors

by Jean-Claude van Itallie

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At a New York employment agency, four faceless interviewers interview four applicants seeking jobs ranging from Bank President to Floor-washer, but they seem to be just going through the motions. A psychiatrist, priest, gym instructor and politician seem equally unable or unwilling to provide help. Elsewhere in the city, tragedies unfold unremarked. The interviews go on. . . Eight actors create a surreal and dreamlike snapshot of modern America using words, movement, music and dance, in this seminal work from the 1960s.

Interview was first performed as part of a trilogy of short plays under the title America Hurrah at LaMama Experimental Theatre Club in New York in 1964-65. It transferred to the Pocket Theatre Off-Broadway, where it ran for 640 performances before touring to the Royal Court in London, and to Australia.

at the Welsh Church Hall
879 Leytonstone High Road
E11 1HR

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Fri 6th March 2015, 8pm
Sat 7th March 2015, 8pm

Wed 11th March 2015, 8pm

Fri 13th March 2015, 8pm
Sat 14th March 2015, 8pm

Please note that the Saturday 7th March performance will be BSL signed.

at the Waltham Forest Festival of Theatre

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Tue 17th March - 7.30pm
Five Kinds of Silence

Fri 20th March - 7.30pm

*Buy nine tickets, get a tenth full price ticket free. Only available with online bookings. Pay for the full number of tickets online: we will reimburse you the cost of your free ticket(s) at the door

First Interviewer Helen Thomas
First Applicant Tom Cannon
Second Applicant Michelle Hanks
Third Applicant James McKendrick
Fourth Applicant Elizabeth Braithwaite
Second Interviewer Chris Jefferies
Third Interviewer Jeannette Tucker
Fourth Interviewer Ian Powell
Director Gill Taylor
Producer Lesley Winterflood
Stage Manager Anna Treadway
Assistant Stage Manager Stephen Wess
Lighting Kimber Wright
Sound Michael Brooks
Music Abbie Knowles
Choreography Olive Stubbs
Technical assistance/follow-spot Steve Wright
Front of House Manager Jenny Moorby
Poster/banner design Connor Cahill-Hayes
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Congratulations to the cast and crew of Interview for winning the Arts Council Shield for Best Team at the Waltham Forest Festival of Theatre