Monday, August 11, 2014

Announcing auditions: A Wrinkle in Time

Director Lori Portner has announced auditions for "A Wrinkle in Time," based on Madeleine L'Engle's Newbery Medal-winning novel. It is the first show in the 2014-2015 Civic Youth Theatre season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette.

Auditions will be Sunday, August 17 and Monday, August 18, by appointment only at Oakland High School – 611 S. 21st Street in Lafayette. Those auditioning will be asked to sign up for one of the hour-long appointment blocks. There will be 10 people auditioning per hour block and everyone will be required to remain the entire hour. Those auditioning will be asked to read from the script and should wear comfortable clothing to allow for the movement part of the audition.

Block times are:

* Sunday, August 17, 5-6 p.m.
* Sunday, August 17, 6-7 p.m.
* Sunday, August 17, 7-8 p.m.
* Monday, August 18, 6-7 p.m.
* Monday, August 18, 7-8 p.m.

Lori seeks to cast youth between the ages of 10-18 - 5 boys, 6 girls and 5 either boy or girl. Characters are:

* Meg Murry, 12 years old. Stubborn and strong-willed.
* Charles Wallace Murry, 5 years old. Extraordinarily intelligent.
* Calvin O'Keefe, 14 years old. Bright, athletic, friendly and open-minded.
* Mrs. Murry, adult. A scientist and a loving mother.
* Mrs. Whatsit, a celestial being who explains things to the children.
* Mrs. Who, a celestial being who uses quotations from famous writers and thinkers.
* Mrs. Which, the leader of the celestial beings.
* Aunt Beast, a loving creature with an inner goodness.
* Man with the Red Eyes, a man who has been taken over by IT.
* IT, a disembodied living brain that controls thought and action.
* Mr. Murry, adult. A physicist and a loving father.
* Actors 1-5. Narrators of the action.

The show will run Sept. 26-28 in the historic Monon Depot Theatre at 320 N. 5th Street in downtown Lafayette – the corner of 5th Street and North Street. The Friday and Saturday shows will be at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday show will be at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for youth. For more information, call 765-423-7529.

The mission of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is to enhance the artistic and cultural environment of Greater Lafayette through theatrical productions and educational opportunities.

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