La Crosse Community Theatre welcomes back former artistic-managing director Allen Ebert to direct the taut courtroom drama Twelve Angry Men. Auditions will be held on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, at 7 p.m.
Actors ages 18 and up are invited to audition for the 13 male roles. All are welcome regardless of experience. Scripts are available to check out for a refundable deposit.
Auditions will take place at the Weber Center for the Performing Arts, 428 Front Street South, La Crosse, WI. Scheduled auditions are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. Visit www.lacrossecommunitytheatre.org for more information or call 784-9292 to sign up to audition!
The cast list will be announced at noon on Wednesday, December 17. Rehearsals will begin Thursday, December 18. The rehearsal schedule will be Thursdays through Saturdays. Anyone not cast (or who is otherwise interested) is invited to help in some other way. Performances will be in Weber Center’s Veterans Studio Theatre February 12-March 1, 2015, Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sundays at 2 p.m.
Twelve strangers are sequestered away on a hot, steamy afternoon to deliver a verdict in a trial that appears open and shut. But one juror fights to convince the others that the case may not be as black and white as it seems. The twelve confront one another and their own prejudices in a struggle to deliver justice in an often unjust system.
Allen Ebert has produced, directed and performed numerous productions, including The Women of Lockerbie, a participant in the 2007 national AACTFest in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is currently working for the University of Wisconsin Arts Institute, where he manages, directs and produces projects for the Institute. Allen spent three years in Vicenza, Italy, where he served as the entertainment director of Soldiers’ Theatre, an Army community theatre. In July 2006 he produced The Tolstoy Story Play, which represented the United States at the AACT International Theatre Festival in Midland, Texas. In the past few years, he has adjudicated and conducted workshops at state and regional festivals across the nation. He is very excited for the opportunity to come back to La Crosse and work with the wonderful community.
Allen received his undergraduate theatre degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has enjoyed being a director and an acting instructor with the following companies: Forward Theatre Company, the National High School Theatre Institute at Northwestern University, Sun Prairie Civic Theatre, Menomonee Falls Patio Players, US Army Kaiserslautern Community Theatre – Germany, Verona Theatre, CTM Madison – Family Theatre Company, Madison Repertory Theatre and Center Stage, New York.