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URI/Theatre to hold auditions for Angels in America

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KINGSTON, R.I. --January 4, 2006 -- URI/Theatre will hold auditions for its spring production of Angels in America Part I: Millennium Approaches on Monday, Jan. 23, 4 to 10 p.m. and Tuesday, Jan. 24, 5:30 to 10: 30 p.m. in G Studio, Fine Arts Center, URI Kingston Campus. Callbacks will be on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 6 to 11 p.m.

The Tony Kushner play was awarded the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for drama. The play explores the political, sexual, religious, racial, and social issues confronting the U.S. during the Reagan years as the AIDS epidemic spreads.

People auditioning must prepare and memorize a 1-to-2 minute contemporary monologue that conveys feelings, ideas and/or tells a story and uses heightened language. It is requested that you please read the play prior to auditions.

Angels in America, Part I will be performed in the Robert E. Will Theatre, April 20 through 22 and 26 through 29 at 7:30 p.m. and April 23 at 3 p.m.

The April 21 performance at 7:30 p.m. will benefit the Rhode Island Project AIDS and the annual URI GLBT Conference. A panel discussion entitled “Approaching The Millennium” will be held on April 23 following the 3 p.m. performance.

Auditions are open to the public. Contact the URI Theatre Department at 874-5921 to reserve an audition time.