Open Auditions for “Play On!” at South Suburban College

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SOUTH HOLLAND, IL–The PAC Rats Theatre Company of South Suburban College will hold open auditions for the hilarious Rick Abbot comedy, Play On! The auditions will take place on July 8th and 9th beginning at 7:00 p.m. Readings will be held in the Kindig Performing Arts Center on the college’s Main Campus at 15800 S. State Street in South Holland, IL.

Amateur dramatics takes a good-natured ribbing in this behind-the-scenes comedy about the perils of community theatre. A theatre troupe is mounting of a local playwright’s original murder mystery. With no royalty fees to pay, the company thinks it got a great deal until the playwright continues to interrupt the rehearsal process with constant rewrites and changes. To add to the problems, the cast and crew are starting to get on each other’s nerves. Act I is a rehearsal of the dreadful show with bickering actors, bumbling crew and backstage romances in full swing; Act II is the near disastrous dress rehearsal, and the final act is opening night where anything that can go wrong does.

Director Catherine Hundt of Thornton, will cast 10 ensemble actors of all colors and sizes, ranging in age from 18 to 70 plus. Hundt is planning evening rehearsals. Performances are scheduled for September 18, 19, 25, 26, 27, 2015.

Auditions are open to all community members as well as SSC students. Appointments and prepared audition materials are not necessary. Auditioners will read from scenes, which will be available at the time of auditions. Copies of the script are on reserve in the SSC Library. Everyone is welcome to attend both auditions. Auditioners must also be prepared to list all conflicts with the rehearsal schedule.

In addition to acting talent, the PAC Rats are also looking for volunteers who want to try their hands backstage. “Putting on a play takes a lot of hands,” said Hundt. “We hope that those who aren’t ready to step on stage will enjoy painting and building scenery, sewing costumes or making props.”

For character descriptions, rehearsal schedule and more information, visit the Kindig Performing Arts Center’s website at http://learn.ssc.edu/theatre/ or email ssctheatre@ssc.edu.