Sunday, November 7, 2010

Announcing auditions: All My Sons

Audition dates have been set for All My Sons, the third production in Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette's 2010-2011 MainStage Season. Auditions will be held 6:30-9:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 14 and Monday, November 15 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette.

Director Rachel Lambert seeks 5 men, 4 women and 1 child:
  • * Joe - 50s-60s
  • * Chris - 20s-30s
  • * George - 20s-30s
  • * Frank - 20s-30s
  • * Jim - 30s-40s
  • * Kate - 50s-60s
  • * Ann - 20s-30s
  • * Lydia - 20s-30s
  • * Sue - 30s-40s
  • * Male child - 8-12 years old

Those auditioning will be asked to read from the script. Copies are available in the Civic Theatre office. Please arrive early; you may stay as long as you can for more chances to read.

During the war Joe Keller and Herbert Deever ran a machine shop that made airplane parts. When several servicemen die as a result of defective parts, Deever is sent to prison. Keller goes free and makes a lot of money. The twin shadows of this catastrophe and the fact that the one of the young Keller sons was reported missing during the war dominate the action. The love affair of Chris Keller and Ann Deever, the bitterness of George Deever returned from the war to find his father in prison and his father's partner free, are all set in a structure of almost unbearable power. The tensions lead to a dramatic conclusion that changed the face of American Theatre forever.

All My Sons will opens Friday, January 28 and run three consecutive weekends through Sunday, February 13.

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