RSVP Community Theatre, in association with the City of Asheboro, announces auditions for Joseph Kesselring’s beloved hit play, Arsenic and Old Lace. Tryouts will take place upstairs at the Randolph Arts Guild / Moring Art Center, 123 Sunset Avenue, Asheboro – on Saturday, January 6, from 10 am to 12 pm and on Tuesday, January 9, from 7-9 pm. Please enter at the rear of the building Performances will take place at the Sunset Theatre February 23-25 and March 2-4, 2018.
Arsenic and Old Lace ran for more than 1500 performances on Broadway, and countless movie watchers have seen the Cary Grant version in movie theatres and on television. The story is that of good deeds derailed and deranged. Two gentle old ladies, in their effort to alleviate the troubles of elderly men with no families, offer a tot of elderberry wine they made themselves. What they put in the wine is potent enough to carry their guests off to a better place. To remove the bodies, they have convinced their brother Teddy that the men are yellow fever victims lost in the digging of the Panama Canal – and that’s just the start of it. Surprises and revelations fly around like a tornado. There are 11 male and 3 female roles. The two Brewster sisters are quite old. The role of Elaine is a marriageable young woman. The men’s ages range from twenty to sixty with some variability. With flexible casting more women may be needed. All interested should try out. No advance preparation is required. Materials will be provided at the auditions.
RSVP has been serving the Asheboro/Randolph community since 1985 offering comedy, drama, and musicals of rare quality. For updates, visit RSVP Community Theatre on Facebook. If you have questions about the auditions, please call 336-625-8373.
Joseph Kesselring’s Arsenic and Old Lace – February 23-25 and March 2-4, 2018
[Auditions: Saturday January 6th, 10am-12noon; and Tuesday January 9th, 7-9pm]
Ted Swindley’s Always…Patsy Cline – April 27-29 and May 4-6, 2018
Disney’s The Little Mermaid – July 27-29 and August 3-5, 2018
[Auditions: Saturday May 19th, 10am-12noon; and Monday 21st 7-9pm]