Imagination Theater announces auditions for “You Can’t Take It With You” on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Organ Room, next door to the theater, located on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville.
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Brenda Lindley is directing this classic comedy, one of the most popular and successful plays of modern times. Winner of the 1937 Pulitzer Prize, the play is an ensemble of nine men and seven women ages 20 and older.
The audition will consist of cold readings from the script and improvisation. Résumés and headshots will be accepted but are not required.
The show is scheduled March 28-April 20, 2014.
At first the Sycamores seem mad, but it is not long before the audience realizes that if they are mad, the rest of the world is madder.
In contrast to these delightful people are the unhappy Kirbys. The plot shows how Tony, attractive young son of the Kirbys, falls in love with Alice Sycamore and brings his parents to dine at the Sycamore home on the wrong evening. The shock sustained by the Kirbys, who are invited to eat cheap food, shows Alice that marriage with Tony is out of the question.
The Sycamores, however, though sympathetic to Alice, find it hard to realize her point of view.
Meantime, Tony, who knows the Sycamores are right and his own family wrong, will not give her up, and in the end Mr. Kirby is converted to the happy madness of the Sycamores, particularly since he happens in during a visit by an ex-grand duchess, earning her living as a waitress.
No mention has been made yet of the strange activities of certain members of the household engaged in the manufacture of fireworks; nor of the printing press set up in the parlor; nor of Rheba the maid and her friend Donald; nor of Grandpa’s interview with the tax collector when he tells him he doesn’t believe in the income tax.
For additional information contact Lindley at [email protected]
Imagination Theater brings quality, live community theater to Placerville and El Dorado County.