LCT to hold auditions for “First Baptist of Ivy Gap”
La Crosse Community Theatre is holding auditions for the dramedy First Baptist of Ivy Gap on Tuesday, February 3, 2015, at 7 p.m. at Weber Center for the Performing Arts, 428 Front Street South, La Crosse, WI. Director, Janet McLean will be making her La Crosse Community Theatre debut.
Actors ages 18 and up are invited to audition for the 6 female roles. All are welcome regardless of experience. Scripts are available to check out for a refundable deposit. Scheduled auditions are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. Click here for more information or call 784-9292 to sign up to audition!
Rehearsals for the show will begin Monday, February 9, 2015. The rehearsal schedule is tentatively Mondays through Fridays but final schedule will be based on casting. Performances will be in Weber Center’s Lyche Theatre March 20-29, 2015, Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Anyone not cast (or who is otherwise interested) is invited to help in some other way.
First Baptist of Ivy Gap begins during WWII, as six women gather at the local church to roll bandages for the Red Cross. Together they share their hopes and fears for the future. Reuniting 25 years later, they confront truths that shake friendships formed over a quarter of a century. With humor and pathos, these very different women find comfort, forgiveness, and redemption in each other.
Janet McLean is a committed theatre educator who leads the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and the Bachelor of Science in Theatre Education programs at Viterbo University. An Associate Professor of Theatre & Music Theatre, her expertise is in dramatic literature and theatre history, with a particular focus on multicultural and women’s issues as portrayed through American drama. Originally from Rochester, MN, McLean joined the Viterbo faculty in 1989 after teaching, directing, and designing theatre for 3 years at Berry College in Rome, Georgia. Her appreciation of the American South and interest in American history makes First Baptist of Ivy Gap particularly appealing to her.