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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