Racine Theatre Guild Auditions
Open auditions will be held at the Racine Theatre Guild on June 10 and 11 for “Suite Surrender,” by Michael McKeever, a play reminiscent of Hollywood’s wonderful farces of the 1930’s and 1940’s. “Suite Surrender” is the fall opener for the 2013-14 (76th) season at the RTG, 2519 Northwestern Avenue (Highway 38) in Racine, with performances on three weekends, September 13-29. Rehearsals begin in August.
“Suite Surrender” takes place in 1942 in the luxurious Palm Beach Royale Hotel. Two of Hollywood’s biggest divas, Claudia McFadden and Athena Sinclair, have arrived, entourages in tow, to perform at a USO benefit. The problem is they can’t stand each other; their feuding is legendary. To further complicate matters, they have inadvertently been booked into the same deluxe suite. Mistaken identities, overblown egos, double entendres, a pampered pooch, and high-energy action all add to the hilarity.
There are roles for nine adults, ages 16 to 60’s. The men’s roles are the hotel manager, Claudia’s personal secretary, and two bellhops. The women’s roles are the two divas, Athena’s personal secretary, a gossip columnist, and a society matron. All roles are open.
To audition, simply report at 7 p.m. on either Monday, June 10, or Tuesday, June 11, to the lobby of the Racine Theatre Guild, a nonprofit community (amateur) theatre located at 2519 Northwestern Avenue. Appointments are not being taken. Auditions consist of cold readings from the script. Scripts are available in advance and may be checked out of the box office with payment of a refundable deposit. In addition to actors, production crew volunteers are always needed.
For further information, call the box office at 262-633-4218, go to the website (www.racinetheatre.org), or visit the RTG any weekday between noon and 6 p.m.