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Theatre arts invites public to try out for fall plays

by John Chamberlain, communications and marketing last modified Aug 15, 2013 01:45 PM

The University of Louisville’s Department of Theatre Arts is inviting the public to try out for two fall plays.

Auditions for the plays are scheduled Aug. 27 and 28 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. both days at Thrust Theatre, 2314 S. Floyd St. The department is seeking 21 actors of all ages, genders and ethnic backgrounds.

Six male and three female roles are open for William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.” Tryouts are Aug. 27 only; rehearsals are five nights a week and Saturday afternoons starting Aug. 28. The play is scheduled for Sept. 25 ‒ 29 at Thrust.  Department chair Rinda Frye is directing.

Six male and six female roles are open for “Monsieur Baptiste,” an adaptation of Moliere’s comedy “Tartuffe.” Tryouts are Aug. 27 and 28 and callbacks are Aug. 29. Rehearsals start Oct. 1 with a schedule to be determined after casting. The play is scheduled for Nov. 20 ‒ 24 at The Playhouse.

Actors in “Monsieur Baptiste” must sing, dance and speak in a Caribbean dialect, said the play’s director, Lundeana Thomas, who heads UofL’s African American Theatre Program.

For more details, call Melanie Henry at 502-852-7682.

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