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Auditions will be held at the Williams Center for the Arts this week and next for two plays that will be performed on the center’s main stage.

Bread and Puppet Theater will hold auditions 7 p.m. Thursday for The National Circus of the Correct Moment, which will be performed 8 p.m. Sept. 22 and 23. Thirty to 60 Lafayette students, staff, and faculty members are needed for the production. Family members are welcome; children younger than 10 must be accompanied by an adult. All participants must be available for a workshop/rehearsal 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21.

The play is a dazzling pageant of puppets large and small in a ringless circus “that leaves no social issue outside the tent and no political animal untamed, a spectacle of music, imagination, and biodegradable effects!” The world-famous Bread and Puppet theater company is directed by Peter Schumann.

Auditions will be held 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday next week for The Man Who by Peter Brook and Marie-Helene Estienne, based on Oliver Sacks’ best-seller, The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat. It will be performed Nov. 2-6.

The Man Who has an ensemble cast of a flexible number; however, the minimum will be 14 with equal distribution of parts for men and women. Auditioners should wear comfortable clothing and soft-sole footwear (no flipflips or clunky platform shoes) and read the script beforehand; copies are available for 24-hour perusal at the Williams Center main office, room 132. Questions should be addressed to director Michael O’Neill at oneillm or x5326.

The “theatrical research” of The Man Who probes the connections between neurological dysfunction and theater’s subversion of language. Brook, whose productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Marat/Sade, and TheMahabharata are among the great landmarks of modern theater, has created a highly intelligent, sometimes humorous, always exciting voyage to what he calls “the great new subject of universal interest — the human brain.”

Tickets for The National Circus of the Correct Moment and The Man Who each cost $6.

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