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TFAC auditions for high school actors

Published 10:50am Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Adaptation of ‘Twelfth Night’
Tryon Fine Arts Center (TFAC) announces auditions Sept. 4-6 for high school students to cast the fourth annual fall educational tour. The 2012 production, directed by Marianne Carruth, is an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s popular comedy “Twelfth Night,” adapted for an audience of families and grades 3-12.
This one-act version with music tells the story of mistaken identities, unrequited love tricks and goodhearted fun. Viola, shipwrecked and believing her identical twin brother to have been killed, disguises herself as a man and works for Count Orsino, who sends her to profess his love to the Countess Olivia.
A classic love triangle ensues as Olivia falls in love with Viola’s male persona and Viola secretly falls in love with Orsino. Adding to the confusion are a self-centered servant, Olivia’s drunken uncle, a silly suitor, a clever handmaid and a wise fool – all of whom Viola carefully manages until her brother miraculously appears and further complicates the situation.
Roles available: Five actors will play all parts. Casting three women and two men. Depending on the turnout for auditions, there will be two casts, one to tour S.C. schools and one to tour N.C. schools.
All high school students are encouraged to audition. Previous experience is not necessary. Actors will read from the script and may be asked to improvise.
Auditions will be held at the local high schools. All high school students are invited and encouraged to audition. If you do not attend one of the schools listed below, please call Tryon Fine Arts Center to arrange an audition.
Auditions are scheduled for:
• Tuesday, Sept. 4, 3 p.m., Polk County High School
• Wednesday, Sept. 5, 8:15 a.m., Chapman High School
• Wednesday, Sept. 5, 11:30 a.m., Landrum High School
• Callbacks will be Thursday, Sept. 6, 7:30 p.m. at the Tryon Fine Arts Center
Rehearsals begin Sept. 9 and will take place regularly Sunday through Thursday at Tryon Fine Arts Center. The tour to elementary, middle and high schools will begin on Oct. 29 and close on Nov. 4. Presentations in Polk County and Spartanburg District One schools will be during the school day, with a public performance on Sunday, Nov. 4 at Tryon Fine Arts Center. Specific dates and venues are to be confirmed.
For partial scripts and more information, call Tryon Fine Arts Center at 828-859-8322, ext. 213, or visit www.tryonarts.org.
- article submitted by Marianne Carruth

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