Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Announcing auditions: Roman Cokes

Auditions have been announced for Roman Cokes, an original script by Jeff Spanke. It is the fourth script in Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette's 2010-2011 staged reading season.

Auditions will take place Sunday, February 13 from 4-6 p.m. and Monday, February 14 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Civic Theatre office at 313 N. 5th Street in downtown Lafayette.

Director Steve Martin is asking auditioners to read from the script. All auditioners are asked to stay for the entire audition time. He is looking for the following:
  • 1 man, age 40-50
  • 1 man, age 30-40
  • 1 man, age 25-35
  • 1 woman, age 50-60
  • 1 woman, age 25-35
  • 1 woman, age 20-25

A patient of Tallis Manor, while under the care of Dr. Sydney Fuller, has reportedly killed himself. An Amnesty House parolee and recovering cognition addict, Dr. Theo Elpeas, has been summoned as a special investigator into the mysterious suicide and discovers that before his death, the patient used his LENZ to record a message to the public. Though the complete message cannot be accessed due to technical problems with the LENZ, Dr. Elpeas concludes his investigation is futile without a working knowledge of the psychological state of the deceased. Through his attempts to uncover the truth behind the suicide and the behind-the-scenes workings of Tallis Manor, Dr. Elpeas falls upon a startling new reality which forces him to reexamine his career, his life, and the state of the very society in which he lives. In the end, his task becomes less of shedding light on a dark situation, but rather giving a voice to the silenced majority.

The reading will take place Tuesday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. There will be a question-and-answer session immediately following between the audience, the playwright, the director and the actors. Audiences are encouraged to pay what they can.

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