2008-12-25 / Happenings

'Our Town' try-outs to be held at KCC

The Kirtland Community Theatre group will hold open auditions from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 29-30 and from 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Kirtland Center for the Performing Arts for those interested in being cast in the April 2009 production of Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize winning play, "Our Town."

Don Wray, KCPA director, said rehearsals will begin in February and continue through early April. The play will be performed April 16-18 at the center for the performing arts, located on the Kirtland Community College's main campus near Roscommon.

"This will be one of the largest productions the Kirtland Community Theatre has performed," said the play's director, Jerry Werle. "The three-act play requires a cast of 25 actors and actresses, ranging in age from 11 to 65, some to play more than one role, and a small choir of at least six singers."

According to Werle, there are key roles for 11 middle-age men, four young men, five middle-age women, one young woman, three younger boys (11 to 12) and one younger girl (11-12).

"We're also going to need several people as extras for a number of the scenes, so we want as many people as possible to join us for the auditions," he added. "It is a beautiful and evocative play, a wonderful theatre experience for the actors and the audience."

The auditions will consist of having candidates read from selected scenes. A list of the play's characters is available at the KCT office at the college's Roscommon campus and online at www.kirtland.edu/theatre.

For information about the play or the auditions, call Werle at (989) 275- 4031 or the KCT office at (989) 275- 5000, extension 375.

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