CU theatre to hold open auditions for “Almost, Maine”

The Cameron University Department of Theatre Arts will hold open auditions for "Almost, Maine," the next production in its 2009-10 theatre season, Celebrating the Streets Where We Live!, on Monday, Jan. 11 and Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. in the CU Studio Theatre. Director Scott Richard Klein will be casting four females and four males for the romantic comedy, which is composed of eight short vignettes.

"This is going to be a fun production, and I invite members of the Lawton/Fort Sill community to audition," says Klein. "There are 19 different characters in the play, so cast members will have the opportunity to play more than one role."

On a clear, moonless Friday night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the sky above, residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected hilarious ways. Knees are bruised; hearts are broken. But the bruises heal and the hearts mend-almost-in what has been described as "a comic, romantic roundelay" by The Wall Street Journal and "a sweet-natured valentine to fools and idiots" by The Los Angeles Times. John Cariani's "Almost, Maine" is a delightful midwinter night's dream that inventively explores the mysteries of the human heart, touching audiences with laughter, heartbreak and hope.

Performances of "Almost, Maine" will be held from Feb.18-21.

For more information, contact the CU Theatre Arts Department at 581-2346.

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December 28, 2009
PR#09-272