If you have acting experience or just want to find out if stage life is something you'd enjoy, try auditioning for Rend Lake College's Fall Play, "Father of the Bride."
Auditions will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, at the RLC Theatre on the Ina campus. The auditions are open to anyone age 16 and up, and auditioners should come prepared to cold-read from the script. Those who join the cast will rehearse regularly until the play's performances in early November.
The play is based on the novel by Edward Streeter, which also inspired the 1991 movie of the same name starring Steve Martin and Diane Keaton. The eventual "father of the bride," Mr. Banks, learns that one of the young men he has seen occasionally about the house is about to become his son-in-law. Banks' daughter Kay surprises everyone with the engagement, and plans for their small wedding with a few friends quickly snowball out of control and start rolling downhill.
As the guest list grows, so does the number of people Banks has to employ - caterers, movers, florists, dressmakers and more - in order to pull off his little girl's dream wedding. Tensions rise, plans are cancelled, Banks' debt mounts and the comedy rolls as everyone tries to keep their nerves unsnapped until the wedding is over.