AUDITIONS FOR VISIT TO A SMALL PLANET AT CHURCH HILL THEATRE

small-planetAUDITIONS FOR VISIT TO A SMALL PLANET AT CHURCH HILL THEATRE

Church Hill Theatre will hold auditions for Gore Vidal’s Visit to a Small Planet on Saturday, January 16 at 11 am, Sunday, January 17 at 5 pm and Tuesday, January 19 at 6 pm. Auditions will be held on the CHT main stage. The production, directed by Liz Clarke, will run three weekends, from April 1 through 17, 2016.

Vidal’s quirky science-fiction comedy follows Kreton, a charming alien tourist who lands on Earth intending to witness the American Civil War. He miscalculates, arriving about 100 years too late in the Spelding family’s back yard! Delighted with modern weaponry Kreton decides to use his powers to initiate a nuclear conflict. Hilarity ensues, as an unlikely group of mid-20th century Americans must stop the war.

Liz Clarke, who directed Five Women Wearing the Same Dress at CHT and several Gunston School productions, will ask actors to do cold readings from the script. Both experienced and first-time actors are encouraged to read for the following roles.

Kreton – an ageless ET, able to assume human form

General Tom Powers – 40s to 60s

Roger Spelding – 40s to 60s

Ellen Spelding – late teens to mid-20s

Conrad Mayberry – late teens to late 20s

Reba Spelding – 40s to 60s

Military aide – 20s to 30s

Delton 4 – another ageless alien

Two TV technicians – no specific age or gender

 Clarke welcomes any questions about the play or the production, directed to office@churchhilltheatre .org or 410-556-6003.

Contact: Nina Sharp at execmanager@churchhilltheatre.org

Phone: Church Hill Theatre Office 410-556-6003

Website: http://www.churchhilltheatre.org

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