Auditions scheduled for one-act plays at Marion Art Center

Mar 20, 2022

MARION — The Marion Art Center Theater announces open auditions for the upcoming production of select one-act plays from the humorous collection “All in the Timing’’ by playwright David Ives. 

Auditions will be held at the Marion Art Center, 80 Pleasant St., Marion from 10 a.m. to noon  Saturday, April 2 and from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 3.

Only fully vaccinated actors will be considered for roles. Masks must be worn while inside the Marion Art Center.

Selected one acts include “Words, Words, Words,’’ directed by Shelia McManus, which recalls the philosophical adage that three monkeys typing into infinity will sooner or later produce “Hamlet ‘’and asks: What would monkeys talk about at their typewriters?

Another one-act is “The Philadelphia,’’ directed by Linda Costa, which presents two friends in a restaurant who have fallen into “a Philadelphia,” a Twilight Zone-like state in which they cannot get anything they ask for. 

“Sure Thing,’’ directed by Donn Tyler, involves two people who meet in a café and find their way through a conversational minefield as an offstage bell interrupts their false starts, gaffes, and faux pas on the way to falling in love.

“Variations on the Death of Trotsky,’’ directed by Kate Fishman, shows the Russian revolutionary on the day of his demise, desperately trying to cope with the mountain-climber’s ax he’s discovered in his head. 

Directors will cast up to 11 actors of any age or gender, and some doubling of parts may occur across one-act plays.

Rehearsal times and dates will be determined by directors (in collaboration with actors) after the cast is selected.

Performances are scheduled outdoors in Bicentennial Park, across the street from the Marion Art Center, on June 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, and 18. 

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