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Casting Call: Community Theater Play Readings at BIG ARTS Sanibel

Sunday, January 22, BIG ARTS will host auditions for play readings. Auditions will be cold readings, at Schein Performance Hall, 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. Sign-in will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m., and auditions will be held until 4 p.m.

PRLog - Jan. 6, 2012 - SANIBEL ISLAND, Fla. -- BIG ARTS invites local talent to come out for an open casting call for roles for its upcoming Community Theater play reading series. Last year, members of BIG ARTS Live Theater Committee selected plays written by local playwrights, to be presented as readings in March and April at Herb Strauss Theater, 2200 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.

Sunday, January 22, BIG ARTS will host auditions for the play readings. The auditions will be cold readings, at Schein Performance Hall, 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel. Sign-in will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m., and auditions will be held until 4 p.m. Participants must sign-in by 2:30 p.m.

The plays were created by Sanibel playwrights Claudia Burns, Wally Kain, and Marcia Rudin. The scripts selected to be read are: Never Too Late by Claudia Burns, to be read Sunday, March 11; Carmin Garmen and Lady Godiva of Flamingo Landing, by Marci Rudin, and Homecoming for Sergeant Porter, by Wally Kain, to be read Sunday, April 1. All readings begin at 7:30 p.m.

Another play reading, Scenes from Shakespeare, will be performed by Robert Runck and Annette Trossbach, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, January 29, at Herb Strauss Theater. The two actors will perform scenes from Macbeth, the Oberon-Titania scenes from Midsummer Night’s Dream, and the Lady Anne seduction scene from Richard III. In addition, they will perform the Ages of Man from As You Like It, Clarence's Dream from Richard III, a prologue from Midsummer Night's Dream and an epilogue from The Tempest. These scenes and selections, which were written by Shakespeare, and adapted by Runck, will be performed as readings. Tickets are General $12, Child 17 and Under $5.

The Sunday, January 22 auditions are for the following:

Carmen Garmin by Marcia Rudin

Takes place in an automobile in the present time

Roles: Robert Bernstein, male, late 30s

Carmen Garmin. female, 20s

Lady Godiva of Flamingo Landing by Marcia Rudin

Takes place in the Amtrak auto-train en route to Florida, in the present time

Roles: Carl Smith, male, mid 60s, from the Midwest

Mary Ellen Smith, female, Carl’s wife, mid 60s

Jake Gwertzman, male, late 60s, from Long Island

Elaine Gwertzman, female, Jake’s wife, late 60s

Beth Steinman, female, late 70s, from California

Larry Cohen, male, late 70s, Beth’s partner

Homecoming for Sergeant Porter by Wally Kain

Takes place in a basement play room, in the present time

Roles: Jody Gooding, female, mid 30s, Iraq war widow

Bruce Porter, male, mid 30s, returning wounded veteran from Iraq

Never Too Late by Claudia Burns

Takes place in a villa in Fort Myers, present time

Roles: Ellie, female, retired CPA

Ted, male, retired, Ellie’s brother

Fran, female, retired, Ellie’s neighbor

Jimmy, male, retired, Ted’s best friend

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Whether your interest is in classical, jazz, or popular music; dance; the visual arts; lectures; film or live theater; or in attending a class or workshop – BIG ARTS has something for everyone! BIG ARTS serves Sanibel, Captiva and Southwest Florida.

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