‘Our Town’ auditions set in Athens
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Athens Community Theater and Tennessee Wesleyan College Theatre Department will hold auditions for the September “Town and Gown” production of “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder.

Community auditions will be at Townsend Auditorium on the Tennessee Wesleyan College Campus on Aug. 18, from 6 to 9 p.m., and Aug. 19, from 6 to 6:30 p.m.

TWC student auditions will take place on Aug. 19, from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

“Our Town” will be directed by Dr. C. Austin Hill, assistant professor of theater at TWC.

Auditioners are expected to have read the play. Those who need a copy may email Dr. Hill atcahill@twcnet.edu to check out a copy.

Auditioners should also prepare a two-minute monologue. The monologue must be from an existing play, but may be either classic or contemporary, and should best show who you are as an actor. The monologue should be memorized.

Those who wish to discuss the audition selection should contact Dr. Hill atcahill@twcnet.edu.

Those who plan to audition should sign up for an audition time at: www.SignUpGenius. com/go/10C0548A4A929A3FD0-fall or follow the link on www.twctheatre.com.

Show dates are Sept. 25-27 and Oct. 2-4 at 7:30 p.m., as well as Sept. 28 at 2 p.m.

The play will be presented in the Sue E. Trotter Black Box Theater at The Arts Center in Athens.

Rehearsals will begin with a read-through on Thursday, Aug. 21, and start in earnest on Aug. 25, continuing Monday through Thursday from 6 to 10 p.m. until the show opens.

Standing conflicts can be worked around for community cast members, as long as the director is notified in advance of casting.

Winner of the 1938 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” has been hailed as the greatest American play ever written.

The story follows the small town of Grover’s Corners through three acts: “Daily Life,” “Love and Marriage,” and “Death and Eternity.” Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, audiences follow the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry and eventually — in one of the most famous scenes in American theater — die.

To learn more about the audition, ACT, or The Arts Center’s other programs, visit www.athensartscouncil.org, call 745-8781, or drop by The Arts Center at 320 North White St. in Athens.