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CCT Holds Open Auditions For "The Curious Savage"

CCT Holds Open Auditions For "The Curious Savage"

Chambersburg Community Theatre, Inc. (CCT) will hold open auditions for its March production of "The Curious Savage" on January 14 from 2-4pm, and January 15 from 7-9pm at the Capitol Theatre. No previous stage experience or preparation is required. Those auditioning will be asked to read from the script.
Written by John Patrick and directed by Tom Amick, the comedy is the story of Mrs. Savage, a wealthy widow, wants to make the best use of her money by establishing a fund to help others realize their hopes and dreams. Knowing that the widow's wealth is now in negotiable securities, and seeing they cannot get hold of it, her adult stepchildren commit her to a "sanatorium" hoping to "bring her to her senses". In the sanatorium, she meets various social misfits, men and women who just cannot adjust themselves to life, people who need the help Mrs. Savage can provide. In getting to know them, she realizes that she will find happiness with them, and plans to spend the rest of her life as one of them.
But when the doctor tells her there is no reason why she should remain, she hesitates to go out into a hard world where people seem ready to do anything for money. The self-seeking stepchildren are driven to distraction by their vain efforts to browbeat Mrs. Savage, but she preserves her equanimity and leads them on a merry chase. At last her friends conspire to get rid of her stepchildren, and through their simple belief in the justice of her cause, they enable Mrs. Savage to carry out her plans.
The last scene, a farewell party, is a delightful fantasy where each "guest" in the sanatorium realizes at last some hopeless dream for something he was never able to realize. The dominant mood is high comedy, and the audience is left with a feeling that the neglected virtues of kindness and affection have not been entirely lost in a world that seems motivated at times only by greed and dishonesty.
Roles are available for 6 women and 5 men, aged 20-60. Descriptions of the characters are listed on CCT's website at www.innernet.net/cctinc. Perusal copies of the script are available at the CCT Office in the Capitol Theatre Center, 159 S Main St or by calling 717-263-3900.
The show runs March 8-10 at 8pm and March 11 at 2pm at the Capitol Theatre. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for senior citizens and $9 for children & students. On opening night, Thursday, March 11 only, all tickets are just $9. Ticket reservations can be made through the Capitol Theatre Box Office, 717-263-0202, Monday through Friday 11am to 5:30pm.
For more information, contact CCT at 717-263-3900 or cctinc@innernet.net.

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