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Auditions set for ‘The Good Doctor’

Mid Michigan Community College is holding open auditions for its upcoming Fall Semester comedy, “The Good Doctor,” by Neil Simon.

The Good Doctor_ Poster 7-13-15Auditions are set for 2-4 p.m. Aug. 18, 19 and 20 in the Harrison campus auditorium, with registration between 1:30 and 2 p.m. Special demands for the character roles include Russian accents, comic timing and physical dexterity.

Auditions will consist of improvisational games, cold readings and monologues. There are 15 characters that can be played by five or 15 actors. Scripts are available for specific parts. Email play director, Brent Donahue, to request materials at bdonahue@midmich.edu.

“The Good Doctor” is a Broadway hit by author Neil Simon that portrays a number of Anton Chekhov’s stories. The vignettes range in scope and theme: a feisty old woman storms a bank and upbraids the manager; a father takes his son to a house where he will be initiated into the mysteries of sex but changes his mind at the last moment; a crafty seducer goes to work on a wedded woman, only to realize that the woman has been in command from the beginning; a man offers to drown himself for three rubles.

The stories are droll, the portraits affectionate, the humor infectious, and the fun unending. MMCC’s Theatre will perform “The Good Doctor” at its Harrison campus on Nov. 3, 6, 10 and 12 at 2 pm, and on Nov. 13 and 14 at 7 pm.

The MMCC Community Theatre is a community/educational environment to explore and create Theatre Arts. For more information, visit midmich.edu/theatre or email ykeast@midmich.edu.


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