Auditions for COD College Theater Aug. 23 and 24

A Christmas Carol

By Angela Mennecke

General auditions for College of DuPage College Theater’s fall productions of “Curse of the Starving Class” and “A Christmas Carol” will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, and from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, in the Studio Theater at the McAninch Arts Center on the Glen Ellyn campus, 425 Fawell Blvd. Auditions for “A Christmas Carol” are for adult actors only. Young actor auditions will be held at 10 a.m. on Oct. 13. in MAC 188.

If necessary, callbacks will be held at noon on Aug. 25.  

Sam Shepard’s "Curse of the Starving Class" will be staged Oct. 4 to 21. Directed by Michael Ryczek, Shepard’s play is a satiric, darkly funny and ultimately thought-provoking classic. The Tate family has reached a juncture, and each member is fighting for control of their rundown farm, looking for freedom, security and meaning in their lives.  

"A Christmas Carol" will be staged Nov. 23 to 25 with multiple performances during the holiday weekend, as well as SchoolStage matinees the following week. Directed by College Theater Professor Amelia Barrett, this is the 15th time College Theater has presented this classic tale to usher in the holiday in what has become a MAC tradition. Adapted by William J. Norris, “A Christmas Carol” is the beloved tale of Ebenezer Scrooge who learns that change is always possible.

Auditions for both productions include cold readings with optional monologues. No experience is necessary. For more information, call (630) 942-4000. Each production is offered as part of the Theater 1120 class. Cast members are required to register in order to participate.

Support for College Theater is made possible by a generous gift from the College of DuPage Foundation's Dr. Donald and Helen (Gum) Westlake Fund for Student Productions.

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