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Open to all USU Students: Auditions for Utah State Theatre Start Sept. 5

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

theatre production icon for The Game of Love and Chance
Theatre icon for 'Ah, Wilderness!'

The Department of Theatre Arts at Utah State University will hold auditions Sept. 5 for two plays to be presented fall semester, The Game of Love and Chance and Ah, Wilderness! The auditions begin at 5 p.m. in the Morgan Theatre of the Chase Fine Arts Center. Callbacks are scheduled for Sept. 6 at 10 a.m.

Sign-up sheets for the auditions are posted on the callboard outside of the Morgan Theatre stage door (FAC 153, ground level, southeast corner), and need to be filled out by Sept. 4. Students need to arrive 15 minutes early to their scheduled audition time. Audition forms are available online or at the audition table when you arrive.

“Casting is open to all USU students,” said Ken Risch, head of the Department of Theatre Arts in the Caine College of the Arts. “Students currently cast in Bus Stop cannot be considered for The Game of Love and Chance but can be considered for Ah, Wilderness! and Sondheim on Sondheim.

When auditioning, students are asked to avoid monologues with profane language and strong sexual content. Original monologues or material taken from film and television are not acceptable for the audition. Avoid using monologues from monologue collections or pieces previously worked for forensics or theater competitions.

About the plays:

The Game of Love and Chance is an eighteenth century romantic comedy. It is known for a hilarious plot and witty lines and is based on the lives of two destined lovers who, through a twist of fate, fall in love despite disguise, distrust and deceit. Originally performed in 1730, the timeless classic by Marivaux echoes the inevitability and powerlessness of love.

Ah Wilderness! was revived in 1998 to acclaim at New York’s Lincoln center. The play is a sharp departure from playwright Eugene O’Neill’s renowned dramas. It takes place over the July Fourth weekend in 1906 in an idyllic Connecticut town. They play offers a tender retrospective portrait of small town family values, teenage growing pains and young love.

Additional information, including character lists, is on online.

Related links:

USU Theatre Arts Department

USU Caine College of the Arts

Writer: Whitney Schulte, 435-797-9203,

Contact: Denise Albiston, 435-797-1500,

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