Springs Theatre Company holds auditions for summer series

The Springs Theatre Company will hold auditions for its second Summer Starlight Series on Friday, Saturday and Thursday, April 3, 4 and 9. The auditions will be held at the Community United Methodist Church on Friday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; and the following Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

With a different show each month, performance dates for the dinner theatre productions will be June 12, 13, 19 and 20; July 17, 18, 24 and 25; and Aug. 7, 8, 14 and 15. All show will be performed at the Harman Park Pavilion.

 June’s play, “The Plot Thickens or It’s All in the Script,” which was commissioned for this series, is a melodrama within a melodrama. The story line revolves around a young woman who brings a world of troubles into the rehearsal hall where she is the heroine of a melodrama. The other cast members play within her personal melodrama with little recognition of the parallels between her world and the plot of the play they are rehearsing. This play features a cast of four women and three men.

 In Celebration with the Pagosa Springs Renaissance/Pirate Fair, July’s show will be “The Compleat Works of Wllm Shkspr (abridged).” This farcical play features every play every written by the Bard, in about an hour and a half. Originally performed by the play’s three male authors, the STC cast features three (non-gender specific) characters in every role ever written (at least every role written by Shakespeare).

 August brings another new work, “Left in the Breeze,” a delightful farce set in the antebellum south during the Civil War. As a parody of the 1939 Best Picture Oscar Winner, this play features a variety of nearly recognizable characters within the four woman, three man cast.

 If they like, those auditioning can prepare a reading of their choice and should be prepared to read from the script. For additional information visit the STC Web site at springstheatrecompany.org or call Michael DeWinter, 731-5262, or Rick Artis, 731-8914.