Auditions set for ‘Spoon River Project’ at UHH


Auditions have been announced for “The Spoon River Project,” a haunting play that features the former residents of a fictional town in the late 1800s, as they examine their lives and long for what might have been. They paint a gritty and honest portrait of the town as they speak from their graves.

Actors are invited to the University of Hawaii at Hilo Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 2-3, for the auditions. No previous experience is required and copies of the script can be viewed at the center’s call board in the back hallway. Auditions will include readings from this adaptation by Tom Andolora and learning one of the hymns sung by Spoon River residents.

Performances are scheduled in early November. The production, gleaned from Edgar Lee Master’s poetic monologues, will honor the 75th anniversary of the Hilo Community Players, serving as an homage to “community.” UHH Professor Jackie Pualani Johnson has welcomed Jake McPherson, past president of the Players and a well-respected community actor, to serve as co-director.

Performing Arts senior Christopher Tomich will join the creative team as the music director. This production will mark the first for UHH graduate Ariana Bassett as the resident designer for the UHH Performing Arts Department. For further information, contact: jpjohnso@hawaii.edu.

 

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