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URI announces theatre auditions in September

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KINGSTON, R.I. -- August 16, 2005 -- The University of Rhode Island Theatre Department announces upcoming audition dates for two plays, Blithe Spirit and Romeo and Juliet.The auditions are open to the public. Here are the scenarios and requirements:

BLITHE SPIRIT
AN IMPROBABLE FARCE IN THREE ACTS
BY: Noel Coward
Director: Alan Hawkridge

Charles, a British novelist happily married to his wife Ruth, is writing a novel which involves the supernatural. He has the happy inspiration of asking Madame Arcati, the local medium, to demonstrate a séance. However, the séance is pretty much a failure while the lights are out. Finally, everyone goes home, leaving Charles and Ruth alone. A strong breeze blows in, parting the window curtains, and Charles’ first wife, Elvira, dead for seven years, sweeps into the room. The situation is complicated by the fact that only Charles can see her. From this initial encounter, Noel Coward has fashioned a play which is hilarious as only a Coward farce can be. There are five roles for women and two for men.

Audition date: Wednesday, Sept. 7, 6 to 10 p.m., G Studio

Callback: Thursday, Sept. 8, 7 to 10 p.m., G Studio

Requirements: Read the play prior to audition. Prepare a one-minute comedic monologue.

Audition appointments: Sign up on the callboard outside URI/Theatre
office or phone, 401-874-5921


ROMEO AND JULIET
By: William Shakespear
Director: Peter Sampieri

Audition dates: Saturday, Sept. 17, 11 am to 6 p.m.,G Studio
Sunday, Sept. 18, 1 to 6 p.m., G Studio

Callback: Monday, Sept. 19, 7 to 11 p.m., G Studio

Requirements: Read the play prior to audition. Prepare a Shakespearean monologue, comedic or dramatic, NOT from Romeo and Juliet, no more than 3 minutes. If you play an instrument, please bring it with you and be prepared to play and sing along, live. No recorded pieces, please.

Audition appointments: Sign up on the callboard outside URI/ Theatre office or phone 401-874-5921