Contributed by AACT
Auburn Area Community Theatre announced open auditions for “End Days,” a play by Deborah Zoe Laufer. Two women, one of whom will play a teenager, and three men, one of whom will play a teenager, are needed for this poignant and sometimes hilarious family drama. No previous experience is necessary. Auditions for this production are open to actors 15 and up and will be held June 7 and 8 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center, 222 E Drake Ave., Auburn. Anyone wanting to audition should plan to attend either or both audition days and read from the scripts provided. Monologues are optional.
Sixteen-year-old Rachel Stein is having a bad year. Her father hasn’t changed out of his pajamas since 9/11. Her mother hands out pamphlets about the end of the world. Her new neighbor, a 16-year-old Elvis impersonator, has fallen for her hard. Not to mention, the Apocalypse is coming on Wednesday. Rachel’s only hope is that Stephen Hawking will save them all. Both poignantly redemptive and often hilariously funny, “End Days” shows a quirky dysfunctional family coming together under unexpected circumstances.
Character descriptions – RACHEL STEIN: 16-year-old girl. Feels angry and orphaned since 9/11, as both of her parents withdrew into their own worlds. SYLVIA STEIN: Rachel’s mother (40-60.) Newly Evangelical. ARTHUR STEIN: Rachel’s father (40-60.) Depressed. Some singing involved, as Arthur helps Nelson rehearse for his Bar Mitzvah. NELSON STEINBERG: Also 16. Their new neighbor. Passionate about science. Dresses as Elvis. Loves Rachel. JESUS and STEPHEN HAWKING: played by the same actor.
Call back auditions, by invitation only, will be June 10.
AACT is also seeking set construction, props, tech and other volunteers for this production. Those interested in those positions are also welcome to come to auditions, or contact AACT Artistic Director, Andrea Holliday by e-mail at AuburnAreaComTheatre@gmail.com.
Rehearsals for this show will be held on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings beginning June 14 and performances will be Aug. 13-15 and 19-21.Some actors may not be required at all rehearsals. There will be no rehearsal on July 5.
For additional information, please contact AACT Artistic Director, Andrea Holliday at 334-559-0807 or by e-mail at AuburnAreaComTheatre@gmail.com.
Auburn Area Community Theatre is a non-profit organization that exists to serve the Auburn/Opelika Community. Its purpose is to provide an opportunity for education and participation in the world of theatre and present a quality, entertaining, and thought-provoking theatre experience. AACT is actively soliciting new members who have an interest in helping the growth of community theatre. AACT members and the community-at-large are encouraged to participate. For more information, please visit www.auburnact.org.