Get an eye patch and practice your best ‘Arrrrrrrrrrrr, matie!’ for one of two open auditions for the Northeast State Theater‘s spring production of Treasure Island.
Northeast State Theater hosts open auditions on Jan. 29 and 30 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Auditions will be held in the Wellmont Regional Center for the Performing Arts (WRCPA) at the main campus at Blountville, adjacent to Tri-Cities Regional Airport.
Call backs will be made on Jan. 31 between 5:00 and 8:00 p.m. The first day of rehearsal will be Feb. 1.
Performers are asked to gather in the lobby of the WRCPA Theater. A performer will be asked to read a one-minute prepared monologue in his or her best British accent. If you do not have a prepared monologue, prepared script pages will be available to read. Performers are only required to attend one night of audition. Auditions are open to performers aged 16 years old to adults. The production will need at least 20 actors and no more than 30. There are roles for both males and females.
Adapted by Ara Watson from the novel of Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island is the coming-of-age story of Jim Hawkins’ thrilling adventure – as reflected upon by his adult self – in search of buried treasure on a distant and mysterious island. The play features swashbuckling pirates surrounded by elements of wind and water, swords and sea chanteys, and old ropes and rowboats on the South Seas. The play follows young Jim’s adventures with the pirates, ship battles, betrayal, and the infamous Long John Silver, who just may be the “devil hisself.”
The show will run for two successive weekends: April 4-7 and April 12-14. Please note that the production includes student matinees during the afternoons. The play is being presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.