Saturday, July 9, 2011

Announcing auditions: Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean

Director Shannon Sabel has set audition dates for Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, the first show of the 2011-2012 MainStage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette.

Auditions will be held Sunday, July 17 from 3-6 p.m. and Monday, July 18 from 7-10 p.m. at the historic Monon Depot Theatre at 320 N. 5th Street in downtown Lafayette.

Those auditioning are asked to arrive at the theatre at the top of the audition time period and stay as long as possible. They will be asked to read from the script, which can be checked out from the Civic Theatre office at 313 N. 5th Street. Please bring all conflicts to the auditions.

The director is seeking a total of eight women, between the ages of 18 and mid-40s and one man, between his late teens and early 20s.

In a small town dime store in West Texas, the "Disciples of James Dean" gather for their twentieth reunion. Now middle-aged women, they were teenagers when Dean filmed Giant two decades ago in nearby Marfa. One of them, an extra in the film, has a child whom she says was conceived with Dean during the shoot. The ladies' congenial reminiscences mingle with flashbacks to their youth; then the arrival of a stunning but familiar stranger sets off a series of confrontations that smash their delusions and expose bitter disappointments.

For more information about the show, call Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette at 765-423-7529 or visit its website.

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