Open Auditions at SSC

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SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – The PAC Rats Theatre Company of South Suburban College will hold open auditions for Michael Parker’s American farce, The Amorous Ambassador. The auditions will take place on July 13 and 14, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Readings will be held in the Kindig Performing Arts Center on the main campus at 15800 S. State Street in South Holland, IL.

When “Hormone” Harry Douglas, the new American Ambassador to Great Britain, tells his family he is going to Scotland to play golf, his wife and daughter announce weekend plans of their own. Their newly hired butler, Perkins, watches stoically as each leaves the Embassy and secretly returns for a romantic rendezvous in the empty house. Harry’s secretary and Marine Corps Embassy Security then arrive in the wake of a bomb threat and the embassy is sealed off, with hilarious results. Even the imperturbable Perkins is drawn into the shenanigans.

Director Angela Martin of Midlothian, will cast 8 ensemble actors of all colors and sizes, ranging in age from 18 to 70 plus. Martin is planning evening rehearsals. Performances are scheduled for September 16, 17, 23, 24 and 25, 2016.

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. 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 Martin. “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