RUTLAND—Vermont Actors’ Repertory Theatre will hold auditions for its 2018- 2019 season on Friday, Aug. 3 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 4 from 10 a.m. to noon at the College of St. Joseph’s Tuttle Hall Theatre, 71 Clement Road in Rutland. The 14th season will be filled with comedy, drama and mystery.
People of all ages and gender are welcome to audition. Sides from each of the plays will be available at auditions. ART is also looking for people to fill crew positions. A stipend will be provided.
The season includes “Marjorie Prime” by Jordan Harrison and directed by Joanne Greenberg. It will be presented at Tuttle Hall Theatre on Nov. 1-4 and Nov. 8-10. Set in a near future where artificial intelligence has progressed, aging Marjorie has a faded memory but also a handsome replica of her dead husband in his younger days, who is programmed to feed the story of her life back to her. Marjorie, her daughter and her son-in-law grapple with shadowy memories and the shared stories that defined them.
The second show of the ART season is “And Then There Were None” by Agatha Christie and directed by Susan Gladding-Heitzman. It will be presented at Tuttle Hall Theatre on Feb. 7-10 and Feb. 14-16. Ten guilty strangers are trapped on an island. One by one they are accused of murder, one by one they start to die. In this superlative mystery comedy statuettes of little soldier boys drop off the mantel in this house and crash to the floor as those in the house succumb.
Auditions for “And Then There Were None” and the third show of the season, “The Last Night of Ballyhoo” by Alfred Uhry and directed by Alex Nicosia will also be held on Thursday, September 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, September 8 from 10 to noon at CSJ. “The Last Night of Ballyhoo” will be presented at Tuttle Hall Theatre on April 4-7 and April 11-13. The play takes place in Atlanta, Georgia, in December of 1939. “Gone With The Wind” is having its world premiere, and Hitler is invading Poland, but Atlanta’s elitist German Jews are much more concerned with who is going to Ballyhoo.