Friday, November 28, 2014

Announcing auditions: "Retreat!"

Director Aaron Newton has announced auditions for Retreat!, the third show of the 2014-2015 Civic Youth Theatre season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. Civic Theatre veteran Neil Radtke wrote the script.

Julia has unexpectedly been put in charge of her first company retreat and is desperate for things to go perfectly. Unfortunately, her hopes for a smooth week are dashed almost as soon as the first guests arrive. An angry boss, a conceited employee, and a strictly prohibited office romance are just the beginning of Julia's problems. Throw in the mysterious death of one of the guests and Julia finds herself facing a nightmare. The police are called, questions are answered and revelations are made that lead to a shocking conclusion that nobody could see coming.

Auditions will be Sunday, December 14 and Monday, December 15 from 7-9 p.m. at Civic Theatre's office, 313 N. 5th Street in downtown Lafayette. Actors will be asked to read from the script, which is available to check out from the office.

Aaron seeks to cast 13 roles: 8 female, 4 male and 1 flexible:

* Julia (f) - Eager young girl new to her job

* Ms. Clifton (f) - Peppy, enthusiastic and confident

* Mr. Jenkins (m) - Company boss, rule enforcer

* Wade (m) - Quick thinking and confident

* Emily (f) - Timid and easily worried

* Ms. Clackinack (f) - Bitter employee who is not a team player

* Alex (m) - Sarcastic and fun loving

* Nicole (f) - Compassionate

* Jillian (f) - Extremely gullible and a bit slow on the uptake.

* Josie (f) - Overly flirtatious and romantic

* Detective Schwartz (m or f) - A "by the book" detective who has years of experience

* Rosco (f) - Serious and easily annoyed

* Malbert (m) - Goofy, simple free spirit

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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