Audition dates set for “The Play That Goes Wrong”

Special content by MaryBelle Tuten

If you want to be a part of a “gut busting” production that requires acting skill and talent then you want to audition for the “The Play That Goes Wrong”. Ruston Community Theatre is excited to be producing this Broadway Play on stage at the Dixie Center for the Arts March 23-26, 2023.

“The Play That Goes Wrongs” is written by Henry Lewis Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields and will be sponsored by Century Next Bank. Mary Watkins will serve as director. This smash hit farce is set for opening night of the Cornely University Drama Society’s newest production. Things quickly go from bad to utterly disastrous. The accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call.

Audition dates are January 7, 2023, at 10:00 am and January 9, 2023, at 6:00 pm, at the Dixie Center for the Arts in Ruston. No preparation is necessary. Athletic ability and being quick on your feet will be an asset because of the unique characteristics of this play and set.

Auditioners will be expected to perform a cold read from the script. The nine available roles are as follows: Annie Twilloil, the company’s stage manager with a Lancashire accent. She has the biggest journey of any character; Chris Bean/Inspector Carter, director of the play within a play; Robert Grove/Thomas Colleymore, wants to be Richard Burton as evidenced by his presentational style; Dennis Tyde/Perkins, has no desire to be in the theater, he just wants friends; Trevor Watson, the plays curmudgeonly lighting and sound operator; Johnathan Harris/Charles Haversham, a bit bland personality-wise but sees himself as a James Bond type; Max Bennett/Cecil Haversham, never been onstage before but learns his lines and does exactly what he is told to do; Sandra Wilkinson/Florence Colleymore, vain with a huge ego. She wants to be loved and has ambitions of going to Hollywood and is a very physical role; Arthur/ The Manor Gardner. In addition, extras will be cast who may also serve as the stage crew. This play will be fun and exciting to both perform and see as an audience member. Make your plans now to be a part of this production by auditioning.