Park Forest, Schools

Voice Actors Needed for Next South Suburban College Play

SSC Hitchcock auditions
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By: Rosemary Piser

South Suburban College’s PAC Rats Theatre Company will hold open auditions for ‘Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play’ on July 11 and 12. Readings will be held beginning at 7 p.m. in the Kindig Performing Arts Center on the main campus at 15800 S. State Street in South Holland, IL.

Playwright Joe Landry has adapted three of Alfred Hitchcock’s earlier films into suspenseful dramas in the style of a 1940s radio broadcast. The Lodger, Sabotage and The 39 Steps form a triple feature that recreates a daring train chase, a serial killer’s ominous presence and a devastating explosion complete with live sound effects performed on stage.

Director Sandra Wagner of Lansing said, “We’re looking for good speaking voices for the many characters in the three stories. Some characters have one or two lines each, some are main characters. Actors could play more than one role, so the ability to do multiple voices or dialects is a plus, but not a must.”

Wagner is planning evening rehearsals. Performances are scheduled for September 21 and 28, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. and September 22, 29 and 30, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

In addition to acting talent, the PAC Rats are also seeking volunteers to create the many live sound effects or who want to try their hands backstage, building and painting scenery. If you want to get your feet wet with something small or large, this is your opportunity.

Auditions are open to all community members as well as SSC students, aged 18 or older. Appointments and prepared audition materials are not necessary. Auditioners will read from scenes, which will be available at the time of auditions. Copies of the script are on reserve in the SSC library. Everyone is welcome to attend both auditions. Be prepared to list all conflicts with the rehearsal schedule.

For character descriptions, rehearsal schedule and more information, visit the Kindig Performing Arts Center’s website at or email [email protected].

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