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Open public auditions for Theatre Northwest’s fall production of ‘Eurydice’ on Sept. 5, 6

No experience necessary to audition; production seeks actors of all skill levels

Wednesday Aug 29, 2012

Theater Northwest, the performance company of the Indiana University Northwest Department of Performing Arts, has announced open auditions for the fall production, “Eurydice.”

IU Northwest students, faculty, staff, and the greater Northwest Indiana community are encouraged to audition from 6 to 9 p.m., Wednesday Sept. 5 and Thursday, Sept. 6. Those auditioning are invited to come for one or both nights and are advised to come dressed comfortably as all actors will play games as well as read from the script.

The auditions will take place at Theatre Northwest at Arts on Grant, located just west of the IU Northwest campus in the Village Shopping Center at 37th Avenue and Grant Street.

The casting call is open to actors and actresses of all levels, including those with no experience. All roles can be played by any actor regardless of age or race. The cast will consist of:

Eurydice (female, lead): A young and passionate woman who is very smart.  She is in love with Orpheus, but has her own notions about life.

Orpheus (male, lead): A brilliant musician who is as in love with music as he is with Eurydice.

Eurydice’s father (male, lead): He died too young and now lives in the underworld, yearning to see his daughter again.

The Lord of the Underworld (male): This role has intense physical challenges.

A Chorus of Stones: Three actors of any age or type who speak separately and in unison.

The fall production, “Eurydice” by Sarah Ruhl, is a modern adaptation of the myth of Orpheus. “Eurydice” tells the story of a young woman, killed on her wedding day, who reconnects with her father in the cool dark of the afterlife. When her heartbroken husband sings his way to the gates of Hades to rescue her from death, Eurydice is forced to choose between her husband and her father.  First produced in 2003 by a Chicago playwright, this is a beautiful and bizarre play about love, death, and the eternal unknown.

Rehearsals are scheduled for Monday through Friday from 6 to 9 p.m., September 10 through October 31. Rehearsal times may be flexible depending on your casting.

Watch for details about the performances, which will take place between November 1 - 11.

For information, contact the Department of Performing Arts at (219) 980-6810.

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