INA, Ill. (Aug. 26, 2013) – With the fall play “Treasure Island” right around the corner, a casting call for actors has been set for 6 p.m. Sept. 3 in the Rend Lake College Theatre.
Those attending the casting call will be asked to cold-read from a script, as well as do some improvisation.
Theatre Professor Tracey Webb said the play is going to have opportunities for the actors to ad lib some lines to provide more comedy to the piece.
“I’ll still give them lines, but there will be places where they can do a little something of their own,” said Webb.
Now on her 40th show, Webb said that this play will be unique to others she has done because the actors will need to speak with one of two British dialects throughout the whole play. Some will speak proper-British, like those born in higher-class London, and others will speak with a Cockney dialect, like those in working-class London. The dialects will help keep the play close to its roots, as it was written in 1883 by Scottish Author Robert Louis Stevenson.
“That’s going to be the hardest part,” said Webb. “I’ll have to find actors who can do good British and Cockney dialects, and maintain them throughout the entire play.”
Rehearsals for the play will begin after the casting call, lasting from 6-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Some Sunday afternoon work will also be required for work on the sets. Webb asks that anyone interested in helping with building the sets, creating period costumes, and working lights or sound to contact her at 618-437-5321, Ext. 1295.
Tickets for the play will go on sale Oct. 7 for $12 a ticket. Show times are 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7 through Saturday, Nov. 9; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10.
To purchase tickets, contact Cathy Cross at 618-437-5321, Ext. 1263. Tickets will be available at the Theatre on show night if they are not sold out.
To see the audition flyer, click here.