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ILION, NY – The Ilion Little Theatre will hold auditions for the comedy Last Chance Romance – Monday, December 11 at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, December 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the theatre.

Written by Sam Bobrick and directed by Suzanne Rodio, Last Chance Romance tells the story of Myra Witzer, a strong willed woman in her late thirties, determined to get married at any cost. Leonard Shank, an unassuming man in his early forties is the guy she goes after and gets, much against his will. After several months of married life, Myra realizes that the chase excited her more than the capture and wants out. On the other hand, Leonard, who at the beginning wanted no part of the marriage to Myra, now wants to stay married to her more than anything.

Three males, four females and one gender non-specific role, ranging in ages from 30s to 80s, are sought for a variety of roles:

  • MYRA WITZER – a strong-willed woman
  • LEONARD SHANK – an unassuming man
  • FLORENCE WITZER – Myra’s mother
  • UNCLE FRED – Myra’s older uncle
  • GLORIA FOSSBERG – Myra’s therapist
  • NURSE SYLVIA – Leonard’s nurse
  • WAITER – a man or woman
  • HOWARD – a man

Some roles may be doubled, meaning performers may play more than one character in final performances.  Actors will be asked to read scenes from the play during auditions. Crew members to work backstage and run tech such as lights and sound are also sought and can email their interest to ilionlittletheatre@gmail.com

The performance dates for Last Chance Romance will be February 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, and 11.  Last Chance Romance continues the Little Theatre’s 2017-2018 production season.

The Ilion Little Theatre is located at 13 Remington Ave in the Village of Ilion, directly behind Remington Arms.

Ilion Little Theatre. Ilion Little Theatre has entertained residents of the Mohawk Valley every year since 1924. The founders first met as a private club, rehearsing and performing in the attic of Lucille Worden’s home, and then for a time at the Klippel house on Barringer Road. In 1927 the group purchased the building that had served as the carriage house and stables on the Philo Remington estate. In this historic building, which has come to be referred to simply as “The Stables,” they constructed a stage and auditorium which are still in use today, although both have undergone considerable renovation. The building was placed on the national and state historical registries in 1976. The club became incorporated in 1930 as The Little Theatre Club of Ilion, NY, Inc. In 1968 the club’s performances were opened to the public through the sale of subscriptions. Today Ilion Little Theatre welcomes all adults who are interested in participating in community theater in any capacity, as either Active Members or Subscribers. The Active Members gather at a dinner meeting each month from September through May, to plan productions and to socialize. For information visit www.ilionlittletheatre.org

 

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