JAMESTOWN — Guilford Technical Community College’s Theatre Program will hold auditions on Monday, February 23 for its spring production of “Greater Tuna” by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard. Auditions are open to the community.
Auditions will be held 3-4:30 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. February 23 at GTCC’s Fine Arts Theatre, Room 111, in the Joseph S. Koury Hospitality Careers Center on the Jamestown Campus, 601 E. Main St., Jamestown. The Koury building is located across the street from the Ragsdale athletic field.
GTCC’s Theatre Program practices color-blind casting. Auditionees should bring a written statement (or resume) of prior theater experience and a one-minute monologue. In addition, auditionees will be asked to read from “Greater Tuna.” A script will be provided. The age range of roles is 18 to 80 and covers a wide variety from radio disc jockeys to homemakers.
“Greater Tuna” is a laugh-out-loud comedy set in the fictional small town of Tuna, Texas. The bevy of eccentric characters, including two clueless radio disc jockeys, a zany animal rights advocate and a crooked judge, have made this fast-paced show popular with audiences throughout the world.
The play debuted in Austin, Texas in 1981 and moved to off-Broadway in 1982. Subsequently, the show has toured nationally, and has been performed by theater companies throughout the world. A “Greater Tuna” special aired on HBO in 1984.
For more information, contact June Guralnick at email@example.com or call (336) 334-4822 ext. 50299.
Guilford Technical Community College is the third largest of 58 institutions in the NC Community College System. GTCC serves more than 40,000 students annually from four major campuses and three specialized centers. Learn more at www.gtcc.edu.
— Carla Kucinski
Published February 5, 2015