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Open auditions for SCC Center Stage Theatre’s “Harvey”

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Center Stage Theatre is holding open auditions for the upcoming production of “Harvey,” written by Mary Chase.

Director Pam Cilek will hold acting auditions at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, in Room 108 of the Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building theater on the SCC campus in Cottleville.

Center Stage Theatre invites SCC students and community residents to audition. There are parts for six men and six women. There are no children roles. The auditions will consist of cold readings from the script, which is on reserve in the SCC library. One-minute comedic monologues are strongly encouraged, but not required.

“Harvey” is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American classic about mild mannered Elwood P. Dowd and his mysterious friend, a six-foot-tall rabbit named Harvey. Unfortunately, no one else can see Harvey, and most of Elwood’s friends and family are convinced that he is crazy. This is especially embarrassing to his sister, Veta, and niece, Myrtle May, who attempt to have him committed. The sanitarium, however, tries to admit Veta instead and a series of comical mishaps occur. This play has delighted audiences for decades as it poses the question and possibility of "believing" in what seems to be the impossible.

Rehearsals for “Harvey” will begin Friday, Jan. 20, and will continue through February. Rehearsals are normally held from 6:30-10 p.m. Monday-Friday, with some Sunday afternoon rehearsals. The final performances will be held in the theater of the Fine Arts Building Wednesday-Sunday, Feb. 29-March 4.

For more information about auditions or the play, contact the Humanities Department at 636-922-8255 or Pam Cilek at pcilek@stchas.edu.

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