Open auditions for the Russell Community Theater production of A Second Evening of One Acts will be held from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 25 and 27, at the RCT Playhouse, 5th and Kansas in Russell. Auditions will include an evening of theater games and cold readings. Prepared audition materials are not required.
“Offering a selection of one acts allows folks the chance to get involved on a smaller scale,” said Sheryl Krug, director. “The traditional rehearsal schedule of four nights a week for six weeks is modified to two nights a week for most weeks.”
During production, audiences will meet a cast of characters that will be sure to keep them on their toes. In “Not My Cup of Tea” by A.F. Groff, a domineering old maid and her spinster sister create elaborate plans to off their mother for her inheritance. In “WANTED: One Groom” by Claudene Rease, audiences will witness a comical variation on the “mistaken identity” theme – this one with an artful twist. And in “Murder at the Banquet” by Robert LaVohn, the International Association of Mystery Solvers hosts an awards banquet with several of the “world’s greatest detectives”.
Roles are available for 6-13 adult women and 7-9 adult men. Doubling will be possible between acts. Rehearsals will begin Sept. 13 and production dates are Tuesday through Saturday, Nov. 3-7. A Second Evening of One Acts is presented by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc. of Englewood, Colorado. For more information contact RCT at 785-483-4057.
Russell Community Theater is a non-profit theater company in Russell. The sole purpose of RCT is to produce theater for the community and the surrounding area. Completely volunteer-driven, RCT is supported financially solely through ticket admissions and gifts from those supportive of community theater. Since its inception in 1986, RCT has presented 83 full-scale theatrical productions.