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Hi-Desert Cultural Center announces Casting Call for “The Dining Room”

JOSHUA TREE, CA – Continuing its almost fifty-year tradition of staging the Desert’s best in live theatre, the Hi-Desert Cultural Center announces a superb opportunity for area actors and actresses this Sunday, January 6th, 2013.  The popular local director, Wendy Cohen, will hold a casting call and auditions for the Center’s upcoming theatrical production, The Dining Room.  This acclaimed “comedy of manners” will play at the Center’s state-of-the-art Blak Box Theater running three weekends from February 15 through March 2, 2013.  Cohen, whose acting and directing has garnered her many awards and honors from the Desert Theatre League, encourages all actors and actresses sixteen years of age and older to audition.
The play is set in a single dining room where 18 scenes from different households overlap and intertwine—with each story focused on a different family during different time periods who have in their possession the same dining room furniture set. The action is a mosaic of interrelated scenes—some funny, some touching, and some rueful.  The actors may play a wide range of roles, personalities, and ages as they portray a variety of characters, from younger boys to stern grandfathers, and from giggling teenage girls to Irish housemaids. Dovetailing swiftly and smoothly, the varied scenes mesh into a theatrical experience of exceptional range, compassionate humor, and abundant humanity.
Interested individuals who would like to audition should send an email to info@hidesertculturalcenter.com to receive a scheduled audition time between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Sunday, January 6, 2013.  Those who wish to audition are encouraged to bring a photo of themselves and a sheet detailing their acting experience.  Scripts will be available for cold readings, but all those auditioning are also welcome to bring a prepared short monologue.


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2 Responses to Local Entertainment News

  1. Jean Truelove says:

    What are the prices for the showtimes
    And can you send emails on further shows

    • Jean Truelove:

      Thanks for the comment/inquiry.
      Sorry, but I get the “press releases” just a day or perhaps a few days prior to the event. I don’t always get the press news published here on JoshuaTreeStar.com as soon as I get it but perhaps the next day.

      Often as not, the PRESS RELEASE will contain links AND ticket prices. If I get the notice early enough I try to install a universal link to the HiDesert’s ticket vendor. There you would find exacting details of the event, (date/day/time/price – etc).

      Other than that Jean, I have no more information to report and do not have any advance schedules except for the official PRESS RELEASE. You could contact the group and request you be notified via email with the press releases.

      Bill Ford, founder

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