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F.A.C.T. auditions planned

Nov 29, 2012

Auditions for Fairfield Area Community Theatre’s winter production “Belles” will be at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday in the Fairfield High School Auditorium.

Told in “two acts and 45 phone calls,” “Belles” visits six southern sisters, who, over a weekend, seek to bridge the physical and emotional distance between them via telephone, and in the process, come to terms with their shattered family history.

This play is golden among playwright Mark Dunn’s many plays about southern women according to many in the theatre world. It offers very strong roles for an ensemble of six actresses, and “Belles” packs an emotional punch.

“F.A.C.T. has had great success with its many all-female cast productions,” said president Judith Ward. These include “Nunsense I and II,” “Steel Magnolias,” “The Crazy Quilt Club,” and “Waiting for Oprah” to name a few.

Director Scott Slechta wants any interested adult females to audition for this play.

“The staging for this play is unique in that all dialogue takes places with each individual character remaining on the phone while on her own stage area. ... There is never any direct contact between characters.”

He also explained that one special character is needed for this show. One character in the play is a ventriloquist and F.A.C.T. needs to borrow a ventriloquist dummy from anyone in the community. Contact Slechta at scott.slechta@fairfieldsfuture.org or 472-9366.

John Grunwald and Tim Lantz will assist Slechta as part of the production staff.

The dessert and dinner show will be Feb. 7-8, 10 and 15-17 at the Walton Club.

 

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