OUR TOWN 2015 Play-reading & Auditions
ACT will stage Our Town next April - in celebration of our 20th anniversary. Join a preview reading, and get ready for auditions!
Our Town is coming back to our town, and auditions are happening on November 15 and 16.
This production of the Thornton Wilder classic will celebrate the 20th anniversary of ACT (a community theatre), which began with the staging of Our Town in 1995. Since then, ACT has put on approximately 60 plays.
Half-a-dozen evening performances are scheduled for Spring 2015 at the Carrefour—between April 9th and 18th.
Rehearsals will start in January, and will be held using a combination of Tuesday evenings (to be confirmed), Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
Plenty of parts are to be cast: there are approximately two dozen citizens of Our Town, in a roughly balanced mix of men and women. Two of the major roles are for teenagers, and children of several ages are also needed.
Our Town is Thornton Wilder’s most famous work; it won him the Pulitzer Prize. The play has been around for 76 years but it’s still performed at least once a day somewhere in the world. It has been translated into 30 languages. Why? ... the play’s essential humanity: with gentle good humour it explores the universal through the presentation of the commonplace in everyday small-town life. And it’s this community flavour that makes Our Town such a good fit with our Prince Edward Island society.
To audition, a person may bring a prepared piece or simply be asked to read from the script. To arrange an audition, contact Kim Johnston at 902-621-0645 or johnstonk @hotmail.com. Appointments are available throughout the day on Saturday November 15th and in the afternoon on Sunday the 16th. The location is Charlottetown Rural High School.
For a taste of the play, join the reading which will be held at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, October 28 at the Haviland Club (Rochford & Water St.) Contact Keir Malone for information about the play-reading - email@example.com or 902-316-1400.