Open auditions for Oedipus Rex and The Littlest Angel Sept. 7 & 8

Northeast State Theatre announces open auditions on Sept. 7 and 8 from 4:30 – 7 p.m. for Sophocles’ classic Greek tragedy Oedipus Rex and a wonderful adaptation of The Littlest Angel (rights pending) that is perfect for the whole family.

Auditions will be held at the Wellmont Regional Center for the Performing Arts on Northeast State’s main campus at Blountville, 2425 Highway 75, adjacent to Tri-Cities Regional Airport.  Directors plan to make call backs on Sept. 9.

A standard in most English and Theatre classes, Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex is one of the first family tragedies with unspeakable drama. Set in classical Greece with the actors using masks, this highly stylized production brings the story to life in a visually striking style.

The Littlest Angel, a one-act play by Catherine Gray adapted from the book by Charles Tazewell, is a heartwarming story perfect for the whole family.  Watch the littlest angel in heaven struggle to fit in as the angel figures out the perfect gift for the Son of God’s birth.

Performers are asked to prepare a one-minute monologue. If you are interested in Oedipus Rex, a monologue from a classic Greek play is encouraged.  Performers may be asked to do cold readings at the auditions.

Oedipus Rex requires both male and female roles ages 18+ and also requires two young girls ages 12 or under. The Littlest Angel requires both male and female roles ages 16 and up and one boy or girl between the ages of 8 and 12.   Theatre majors and non-Northeast State students and community members are encouraged to audition.

Play performance dates are Oct. 14 – 16 for Oedipus Rex and Dec. 8 – 11 for The Littlest Angel.   For more information, contact 423.354.2479.

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