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Open auditions will be held 6-8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday for nine female parts in the student-directed production of Wendy Wasserstein’s Uncommon Women and Others.

A double major in psychology and English with a concentration in theater, Toni Ahrens ’05 (Hamilton, N.Y.) is directing the play as part of her yearlong honors thesis in English. It will be performed Nov. 19-21 in the Williams Center for the Arts Black Box theater.

The auditions will take place in the Marlo Room of Farinon College Center. Callbacks will be held as necessary 7-9 p.m. Thursday in the Marlo Room.

The roles:

  • Kate Quin: always walking with direction, composed
  • Samantha Stewart: quiet, tasteful yet always noticeable
  • Holly Kaplan: unsure of herself, trying to find her place
  • Muffet Di Nicola: stylish, charming, cheerful and complex
  • Rita Altabel: outgoing, outrageous; the rebel
  • Susie Friend: chipper, always smiling; Miss Organizer
  • Carter: inner-directed, quiet yet insightful
  • Leilah: strong intellect, serious, distant and yet kind
  • Mrs. Plumm: the housemother; straight-backed but cozy; 50-60 years old

Auditions will consist of cold readings and character work. Actresses should bring their semester schedule. Scripts are available for perusal in Williams Center for the Arts room 132.

The play description: “Wendy Wasserstein’s acclaimed debut, Uncommon Women and Others, rings with uncommon truth and insight into common human foibles. That’s what makes it so universally appealing, even if its characters aren’t always easy to like. Framed by a present-day luncheon among old friends, the autobiographical play flashes back to 1971, their senior year at Mount Holyoke College, where young women are groomed for ‘Gracious Living’ and high expectations.”

Questions should be directed to Ahrens at ahrenstt or (610) 438-4452.

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