Aberdeen Community Theatre is having auditions Aug. 28-29 for its next production, Tuesdays with Morrie.
The auditions will take place at 7 p.m. each day on the stage of the Capitol Theatre, 415 S. Main St.
Mitch Albom, who co-authored the play with Jeffrey Hatcher, based the show on his book of the same name. It's an autobiographical story of an accomplished journalist, Mitch, who is driven solely by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. Sixteen years after college, Mitch sees Morrie's appearance on a TV program and learns his former professor is battling Lou Gehrig's disease. Mitch makes contact with Morrie, and what is to be a simple visit turns into a weekly pilgrimage and Mitch's continuing education in the meaning of life.
The show is based on a great book which most everyone is familiar with, and the play is true to the book, said Jim Walker, the show's director. I know the actors will appreciate both the humor and the drama of the show. We also hope to see a lot of men audition - even though the cast is only two men. As always, we also need a large number of behind-the-scene volunteers.
Anyone interested in a role or working behind the scenes needs to attend one day of auditions. No experience is necessary.
Everyone auditioning should be familiar with the show. Scripts are available to read at the Alexander Mitchell Library, 519 S. Kline St.
Tentative production dates are early October.
Those interested in auditioning but who cannot make auditions should contact ACT's office at 605-225-2228 or email@example.com before the audition dates to arrange an alternate time.