La Crosse, WI – 01/14/19 – La Crosse Community Theatre will hold auditions for the drama, A Streetcar Named Desire, on February 4 and 5, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. at Weber Center for the Performing Arts, 428 Front Street South, La Crosse, WI.
Blanche du Bois is a desperate woman whose life has been undermined by romantic illusions. When she goes to New Orleans to live with her sister, Stella, and her brutish brother-in-law, Stanley, she is forced to face the past that she has tried so hard to ignore. As tensions rise between Blanche and Stanley, she is led to a revelation of her tragic self-delusion, and, in the end, to madness.
A Streetcar Named Desire will be directed by guest artist, Bruce Rogers. Rogers is the Artistic Director of the Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre (FST). His credits include forty-five years of acting, directing, and producing theatre. He has acted some fifty roles in Shakespeare and directed ten of that writer’s plays. Rogers played Claudius when Toland Theatre opened with Hamlet. Twenty years later he directed and played Claudius in a week-long reunion celebration in Toland. He also has taken Shakespeare on tour, traveling to Edinburg, Scotland, Washington Square Park in NY City, and even to Brisbane, Australia. Additionally, Rogers was a charter member (actor) in the Heart of La Crosse and has also played with LCT.
Auditions are open for ages 18 and up. There are roles available for men and women. A complete breakdown of roles available can be found online at www.lacrossecommunitytheatre.org/volunteer/audition. First-time auditionees are welcome—no experience necessary. Signing up for auditions is preferred, but walk-ins are welcome.
Performances are Thursdays through Sundays, March 21-31, 2019. The cast list will be announced during the morning show of WXOW on Friday, February 8, 2019, as well as online and on the stage door. Rehearsals are tentatively scheduled Mondays through Fridays, with the possibility of some Saturdays, beginning February 11, 2019. For more information, or to sign up for an audition, call 608-784-9292.