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AUDITIONS FOR UA THEATRE PROGRAM’S SPRING MAIN STAGE PRODUCTION OF THE LOWER DEPTHS

Seeking students and community members to audition
 
The University of Akron School of Dance, Theatre, and Arts Administration is looking for students and community members to audition for the Spring Main Stage production, Maxim Gorky’s The Lower Depths. Directed by guest artist Jimmie Woody, Northeast Ohio actor/director who was recently featured in Cleveland Playhouse’s production of Sweat. The play first premiered in 1902. The Lower Depths depicts a group of impoverished Russians living in a homeless shelter and is considered a staple of Russian social realism. The Lower Depths explores the dichotomy between the harsh truths of the characters’ reality and the comforting lies that pervade their lives. Most of the characters choose to delude themselves over the bleak reality of their condition.
 
Rehearsals will begin in January at the start of the spring semester. Specific times and dates are yet to be determined.
 
WHAT TO PREPARE
Prepare to perform either a monologue of your choice or a cold reading from the script of The Lower Depths. Please also come prepared to write down all of your schedule conflicts.
 
WHERE TO GO
Guzzetta Hall, Studio 28, The University of Akron, Buchtel Ave.
(Across the street from E.J. Thomas Hall)
 
AUDITION TIMES
Monday, December 3, 5-7pm
or
Wednesday, December 5, 5-7pm
 
There will be no reserved time slots, so be prepared to stay for the entire block of time. For more information, call (330) 972-7895 or email administration.arts@gmail.com

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