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Open auditions and callbacks for the College Theater production of Rebecca Gilman’s Boy Gets Girl will be held today at the Williams Center for the Arts.

Directed by Jessica Damrow, the play will be performed at the Williams Center Wednesday-Saturday, Oct. 27-30. Scripts are available for 24-hour perusal in Williams Center room 132.

Preliminary auditions will be held 4-7 p.m. Students will read with a reader already in the room. They must sign up ahead of time for an audition appointment; the signup sheet is posted on the call board next to the green room in the Williams Center. Scenes for preliminary auditions are given with the perusal scripts.

Callback auditions will be held 8-11 p.m.After the preliminary audition, students must return at 7 p.m. to find out whether they have been called back, what parts they are reading, what sides they will be reading, and with whom they are reading. This information will be posted near the audition site at 7 p.m. Student will then have from 7-8 p.m. to meet with scene partner/s and review material with them.

The roles to be cast:
Theresa Bedell: 35 to 40, a magazine writer
Tony: 30 to 35, her blind date
Howard Siegel: 50s, Theresa’s boss
Mercer Stevens: 35, Theresa’s colleague
Harriet, 21, Theresa’s research assistant
Madeleine Beck, 40, a police detective
Les Kennkat, 72, “adult” filmmaker

College Theater’s play description: “The urban dating game in contemporary America quickly turns into a nightmare when a successful career woman agrees to meet a friend-of-a-friend for drinks. The young man cannot take no for an answer, developing a fatal attraction that goes from flattering to menacing to downright scary. Gilman, who railed at racism in academia in her controversial Spinning Into Butter, transforms a would-be suitor into a stalker whose terrifying behavior raises questions about the fragility of women’s freedom, security, and social identity in an evening of thought-provoking theater that, at the very least, will make you reconsider that Internet personal ad.”

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