Olympic Theater Arts in Sequim is announcing Open Auditions for the play “LEAVING IOWA”, a comedy about family vacations.
The play explores the all-too-familiar family road trips taken by Dad, Mom, Sister and Don, the main protagonist, throughout childhood, and re-lives these delightfully disastrous family vacations through flashbacks from the past and vignettes in the present.
Auditions will be held Thursday, April 5th at 6 p.m. and Saturday April 7th at 2 p.m.
Auditions are open to everyone, with no appointments necessary. If you can’t make it, you’re welcome to call 360-683-7326 to make alternate arrangements for an audition.
“Leaving Iowa” has a core cast of 6 characters with an even split between men and women, and an expandable assortment of smaller roles. Characters include:
DON, A busy Boston reporter as an adult, but also a whiny, complaining, and antagonistic back seat passenger as a kid during flashbacks.
DAD, a quiet ghost who, in his urn, is Don’s passenger on his journey.
MOM, the ever-calming influence on Dad and the kids.
SIS, a controlling, somewhat critical, but loving adult, and an overbearing, teasing, sneaky big sister during flashbacks in the back of the car.
Plus an assortment of comedic roles such as a farmer in his silo, Don’s grandfather, a grocery store clerk, an Amish flea-market peddler, and a Civil War performer.
The show runs from June 15th to July 1st. Performance times are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 2 pm.
Contact Olympic Theatre Arts at 360-683-7326 for more information.