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PNC Auditions for Fall Performances of “Rough Magic”

By: Purdue University Northwest Last Updated: August 28, 2014

PNCThe Purdue University North Central PNC Players announce open auditions for their fall show, “Rough Magic” by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, on Thursday, Sept. 11 from 5 to 8 p.m. and Friday, Sep. 12 from 1 to 5 p.m. in the PNC Technology Building, Room 301.

Actors may drop in at any point during those hours and may come in on one or both days. Appointments are not required, but actors should expect to stay for 30 minutes to an hour.

Auditions are open to members of the community along with PNC students, faculty and staff and will involve reading from the script. No special preparation is required. There are five roles available for women and five for men, plus two with gender-flexible casting possibilities. Most roles are flexible in terms of age, though one male must look approximately 17 to 18 years old.

“Rough Magic” takes characters from “The Tempest” and drops them into modern-day New York, with bizarre and dangerous consequences. “Dramatists Play Service” describes the show as “a Shakespearean action-adventure-fantasy in the tradition of Harry Potter and The X-Men that conjures a mythical, magical meta-universe.” Aguirre-Sacasa, who also writes for Marvel Comics, has created an experience that is by turns humorous, dark, and enchanting for both the actors and the audience.

Rehearsals for the show will begin Sept. 17 and run through Nov 6, and will be scheduled in the afternoons and evenings based on the actors’ availabilities. Rehearsals will be on the PNC campus and at Main Street Theatre in Michigan City. Performances will run at Main Street Theatre on Nov. 8, 9, 14 and 15.

For further information contact the director, Dr. Bethany Lee, PNC continuing lecturer of English at btlee@pnc.edu or 219-785-5229.