The tiny, fictitious town of Almost, Maine, will come to life on the Nicolet Theatre stage later this year, and the Nicolet Players have put out the call for actors to perform in this production.
Open auditions will take place Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 17 and 18, at 7 p.m. in the Nicolet College Theatre.
The play tells the tale of the rather eccentric residents as they share the joys, perils and unpredictable twists of romantic love in a small town, combining the offbeat whimsy of Northern Exposure with the serendipitously surreal of the Twilight Zone.
The comedy is written as a series of nine two-character sketches, each lasting about 10 minutes. Playwright John Cariani, a New York actor who grew up in rural Maine, penned the tale with a bucolic sweetness that’s guaranteed to warm the heart.
There are roles for up to 10 men and nine women, sometimes paired up as couples, so couples are encouraged to audition. Ages range from 16 to the 60s.
Auditions are open to everyone and no preparation is necessary. Performances will be on the Nicolet stage Nov. 2 to 4 and 8 to 11.
Scripts are available for a three day checkout from the Nicolet Library, located in the Learning Resources Center on the Nicolet Campus in Rhinelander.
For more information about the play or the audition process, call Nicolet Theatre Director Jim Nuttall at (715) 365 4476 or (800) 544-3039, ext. 4476, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.