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SSC Pac Rat Theatre Company Holding Open Auditions for Rick Abbot Comedy

Deborah Bayliss | 6/26/2015, noon
Local thespians who’d like to try their hand at comedy are urged to audition for a local production.

Local thespians who’d like to try their hand at comedy are urged to audition for a local production.

SSC’s PAC Rats Theatre Company announced open auditions for the Rick Abbot comedy, Play On!, a comedy about the perils of community theatre as the troupe mounts a local playwright's original murder mystery.

Auditions are scheduled to take place on July 8th and 9th beginning at 7 p.m. Readings will be held in the Kindig Performing Arts Center on the College’s Main Campus at 15800 S. State Street in South Holland, Ill..

The Kindig Performing Arts Center at South Suburban College is the home of three unique theatre companies; the PAC Rats Theatre Company, the Children's Theatre Company and the SSCPlayhouse. All companies are open to students as well as community members and we hope you'll join us on stage and backstage to learn the tricks of the trade.

Director Catherine Hundt will cast 10 ensemble actors of all colors and sizes, ranging in age from 18 to 70 plus. Hundt is planning evening rehearsals. Performances are scheduled for Sept. 18, 19, 25, 26, 27, 2015.

Auditions are open to all community members as well as well as SSC students.

Appointments and prepared audition materials are not necessary. Auditioners will read from scenes, which will be available at the time of auditions. Copies of the script are on reserve in the SSC Library. Everyone is welcome to attend both auditions. Auditioners must also be prepared to list all conflicts with the rehearsal schedule.

In addition to acting talent, the PAC Rats are also looking for volunteers who want to try their hands backstage.

"Putting on a play takes a lot of hands," said Hundt. "We hope that those who aren't ready to step on stage will enjoy painting and building scenery, sewing costumes or making props."

For character descriptions, rehearsal schedule and more information, visit the Kindig Performing Arts Center's website at SSC.edu/theatre or email ssctheatre@ssc.edu.