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King University News :: King Theatre Announces Open Auditions for Fall Productions

King College Theatre announces open auditions on September 3, 4, and 5 for their two fall semester productions and for the Twin City Radio Theatre.  Auditions will take place at 5 p.m. in the King College Fine Arts Theatre.

The Twin City Radio Theatre is a touring ensemble that performs in the unique style of classic radio drama.  Actors with scripts in hand and live sound effects artists perform and array of stories from classic radio dramas to popular science fiction tales.  This year's performances include Edgar Allan Poe's “Tales of Madness,” a science fiction duo of H.G. Wells classics, seasonal performances, and The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen.  Twin City Radio Theatre performs year round on campus, local venues, and is available for local schools, churches, and other organizations.  The opening performances of Tales of Madness are September 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. at King's Fine Arts Theatre. 

The Twin City Radio Theatre is under the direction of Christopher Slaughter, associate professor of theatre at King College.   

King Theatre is seeking 15-20 actors for its production of Arthur Miller's The Crucible.  Miller's dramatization of the Salem witch trials focuses on the story of John Proctor, his wife Elizabeth, and Abigail Williams, the niece of Rev. Parris and Proctor's former servant.  When Abigail and other young girls are caught dancing in the woods at night, the Puritan village of Salem is set on a course of deceit, hatred, and destruction as the authorities work to root out witchcraft.  The villagers turn against each other as the girls cry out against their neighbors.  Proctor's wife is accused by Abigail.  Proctor is faced with losing his wife or condemning himself.  The play serves as a powerful parable for contemporary audiences.  The Crucible, a Tony Award winner, is Miller's most produced play and has been produced all over the world. 

The Crucible will be directed by Elizabeth Lee Dollar, associate professor of theatre, and will run Nov. 1, 2, and 3 at 7:30 p.m., with a school performance at 10:00 a.m. on Nov. 2, and a 1:30 p.m. matinee on Nov. 3 at the Paramount Center for the Arts in Bristol, Tenn. 

Finally, King Theatre will cast a small ensemble of actors for two student directed productions that will run in repertory Nov. 12 – 15 at the King Fine Arts Theatre.  The titles of the one act productions will be announced at auditions.  

All auditions will consist of readings from the scripts.  Rehearsals will begin Sept. 5.  For more information, please visit http://arts.king.edu or call Elizabeth Dollar at 423.652.4839.