Los Alamos Little Theatre announces auditions for its May production, Calendar Girls, written by Tim Firth and directed for LALT by Bev Brunson.
Auditions will be held 6 – 8 pm Feb. 20 and 21 at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar Street in Los Alamos.
In addition, LALT will hold a reading of the play at the PAC 6 pm Tuesday, Feb. 18. Anyone interested in reading or listening is invited to attend.
The play, based on a true story, follows the friendship of Annie and Chris. When Annie’s husband John dies of leukemia, she and Chris resolve to raise money for the local hospital and persuade four fellow Women’s Institute members to pose nude with them for an “alternative” calendar, with a little help from hospital porter and amateur photographer Lawrence. The news of the this charitable venture spreads, and hordes of press descend on their small village. The calendar is a success, but Chris and Annie’s friendship is put to the test under the strain of their new-found fame.
There are parts for nine women and four men, ages ranging from 20s to 70s (see below).
Scripts are available for perusal in the Mesa and White Rock public libraries.
Persons interested in auditioning who cannot meet the two scheduled sessions are encouraged to contact director Bev Brunson to arrange another opportunity. (bevbrunson[at]email.com)