Auditions for “James Franco Presents,” an original musical produced by Franco GRD ’16 himself, start this Sunday. So now’s a good time as any to try and meet the doctoral candidate/actor/writer/soap opera thespian/Golden Globe nominee.
According to the show’s Yale Drama Coalition page, the comedic drama will follow the story of a cast in the process of putting together a musical. Or is it the story of a girl dealing with love, life and fiction? Do you actually care? You’re still going. The summary:
“James Franco Presents” is the story of a girl dealing with the realities of love and life once she realizes she can’t hide behind the wonderful fantasies of fiction. A comedic drama, this musical incorporates film and live musical theater to tell the story of a cast struggling to write and produce a musical that is grounded in high school realities but with a sci-fi twist. Sex, blood, and surrealism to be expected.
Tryouts for a spot on the surely coveted production, directed by Ari Berkowitz ’12, will take place at a location to be determined Jan. 16 and 17. Franco will not attend auditions, according to the Facebook event page.