Open Auditions to be Held Aug. 22 for ‘Noises Off’

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Aug. 16, 2006 — Community actors, faculty members and students of all majors are encouraged to audition for Southeast Missouri State University’s production of Michael Frayn’s “Noises Off.”

Actors interested in auditioning should prepare a one- to two-minute contemporary comic monologue, and be prepared for cold readings.  There are parts available for five males and four females.  Auditions will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 22.  If necessary, callbacks will take place on Aug. 23.  Show dates are at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29-30, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5-7, and at 2 p.m. Oct. 8.

“Noises Off,” referred to by some as the funniest play ever written, is one of the most popular modern comedies running today.  Set as a play within a play, “Noises Off” details the hilarious and rowdy mishaps of an ill-prepared (and indeed ill-equipped) theatre company struggling to put on a show called “Nothing On.”  “Noises Off” is sure to have audiences rolling with laughter as the often chaotic and sometimes ridiculous backstage workings of theatre are exposed.

For additional information, please call (573) 651-2149.