Calling all actors and stage crew

March 28, 2024 at 11:09 a.m.
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Attention all actors and stage crew! The Rushville Regional Theatre (RRT) invites you to participate in their upcoming play, Jerome Bixby’s “The Man from Earth.” Auditions for RRT’s first straight play (non-musical) will occur at Mocha Moose from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on April 2 and April 3.

“This is a great way to get involved and try something new, or for the experienced actors, to hone their skills and get back on the stage,” said Kelly Harley, RRT Board Director. “We have focused on musical performances in the last year and want to make sure that we are providing opportunities for straight actors (meaning no singing) as well. And it’s really fun.”

The play director, Aaron Scholle, invites anyone aged 18 to retirement age to audition. Those auditioning can enter anytime during the two-hour period from the main street or back parking lot entrance of Mocha Moose. Familiarity with the play is recommended, as those auditioning will be reading a provided excerpt from the play. Callbacks, if needed, will be held on April 5.

“We are working very hard to create high-quality productions,” Harley said. “We want to make sure that we are growing at a steady and sustainable pace and showing the community that we are only going to get bigger and better with their support and input. We want everyone to get involved; if that means on stage, behind the scenes, participating as tech or set crew, even volunteering in the ticket booth or creating posters.” 

Jerome Bixby’s “The Man from Earth” is a thought-provoking play that explores the concept of immortality and its implications. The play revolves around John Oldman, a college professor who reveals to his colleagues that he is actually a prehistoric man who has lived for over 14,000 years. As his colleagues try to make sense of his extraordinary claim, they engage in a philosophical debate about the nature of existence, consciousness, and morality. The play is a captivating journey of self-discovery and intellectual exploration that challenges the audience to question their beliefs and assumptions about life and death. Bixby is an acclaimed science fiction writer who wrote the original Star Trek and The Twilight Zone. Bixby originally conceived the story “The Man from Earth” in the early 1960s. It would come to be his last great work.

Performance dates will be June 7-9. For more information, email rrtinfo21@gmailcom. 

“We have been getting incredible support from the Rush County Community, and we are so thankful,” Harley said. “We love that we are able to provide different opportunities for all ages throughout the year and partner with different groups as we grow. Please follow our Facebook page and Instagram, or check out our website to see what is coming up or how to get involved.”

Attention all actors and stage crew! The Rushville Regional Theatre (RRT) invites you to participate in their upcoming play, Jerome Bixby’s “The Man from Earth.” Auditions for RRT’s first straight play (non-musical) will occur at Mocha Moose from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on April 2 and April 3.

“This is a great way to get involved and try something new, or for the experienced actors, to hone their skills and get back on the stage,” said Kelly Harley, RRT Board Director. “We have focused on musical performances in the last year and want to make sure that we are providing opportunities for straight actors (meaning no singing) as well. And it’s really fun.”

The play director, Aaron Scholle, invites anyone aged 18 to retirement age to audition. Those auditioning can enter anytime during the two-hour period from the main street or back parking lot entrance of Mocha Moose. Familiarity with the play is recommended, as those auditioning will be reading a provided excerpt from the play. Callbacks, if needed, will be held on April 5.

“We are working very hard to create high-quality productions,” Harley said. “We want to make sure that we are growing at a steady and sustainable pace and showing the community that we are only going to get bigger and better with their support and input. We want everyone to get involved; if that means on stage, behind the scenes, participating as tech or set crew, even volunteering in the ticket booth or creating posters.” 

Jerome Bixby’s “The Man from Earth” is a thought-provoking play that explores the concept of immortality and its implications. The play revolves around John Oldman, a college professor who reveals to his colleagues that he is actually a prehistoric man who has lived for over 14,000 years. As his colleagues try to make sense of his extraordinary claim, they engage in a philosophical debate about the nature of existence, consciousness, and morality. The play is a captivating journey of self-discovery and intellectual exploration that challenges the audience to question their beliefs and assumptions about life and death. Bixby is an acclaimed science fiction writer who wrote the original Star Trek and The Twilight Zone. Bixby originally conceived the story “The Man from Earth” in the early 1960s. It would come to be his last great work.

Performance dates will be June 7-9. For more information, email rrtinfo21@gmailcom. 

“We have been getting incredible support from the Rush County Community, and we are so thankful,” Harley said. “We love that we are able to provide different opportunities for all ages throughout the year and partner with different groups as we grow. Please follow our Facebook page and Instagram, or check out our website to see what is coming up or how to get involved.”

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