Auditions for LTCC performance are set
Special to the Tribune
The Theatre Arts Department at Lake Tahoe Community College is seeking men and women of various ages, types and ethnicities for its upcoming production of the dark comedy The Last Days of Judas Iscariot by Stephen Adly Guirgis. Auditions take place Jan.6 at 7 p.m. in LTCC’s Duke Theatre. Performances will take place March 13 through 22.
Set in a time-bending, darkly comic world between heaven and hell, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot re-examines the plight and fate of the New Testament’s most infamous and unexplained sinner. The action takes place in Hope, in a corner of Purgatory, and the cosmic court is in session when a defense attorney, outraged that Judas remains condemned for eternity, obtains a writ from God to force a retrial. Both the defense and prosecuting attorney (who, comically, has arrived from hell for the trial) bring in a number of colorful witnesses, including Judas’ mother, some street-talking saints, Sigmund Freud, Mother Teresa, and even a jaded Satan.
Auditions will consist of readings from the play. Actors are encouraged to read the script before auditioning. Scripts are available now on reserve in the LTCC Library. Audition information and character breakdowns can be found on the Theatre Department’s Auditions website (www.ltcc.edu/web/community/auditions1) and on the Facebook page (LTCCTheatreArts).
Opportunities for Light and Sound Board Operators, Stage Manager, Backstage Crew, and Construction Crew are also available for this production. For more information, please call the Theatre Department at LTCC at (530) 541-4660, ext. 240.
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