Stage Coach to hold audition for ‘Virginia Woolf’

DeKALB – Stage Coach Players will hold an open audition for the role of Martha, in Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” on Saturday, Oct. 30.

The show is directed by Bernie Schuneman and assistant Jan Booth.

The audition will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at Stage Coach Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St. in DeKalb. Those auditioning should be prepared to perform a cold reading from the script.

“Who’s Afraid ofVirginia Woolf?” examines the complexities of the marriage of a middle-aged couple, Martha and George. The action of the play takes place at their home, late one evening, after a university faculty party. The couple receive an unwitting younger couple, Nick and Honey, as guests, and draw them into their bitter and frustrated relationship.

The director is looking for a woman between the ages of 40 and 60 and advises that the show tackles challenging adult themes. Martha is a difficult woman who curses freely and there is physical contact with which some auditioners may not feel comfortable.

The production, which was originally scheduled last summer, is being brought back and will run Jan. 20-30.

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