SSCC Theatre announces auditions for AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY

newsauditions2013bSSCC Theatre is pleased to announce their upcoming auditions for the spring production of Tracy Letts’ August: Osage County.

A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. Mix in Violet, the drugged-up, scathingly acidic matriarch, and you’ve got a major new play that unflinchingly—and uproariously—exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family. August: Osage County was the winner of the 2008 Tony Award for Best Play, and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Auditions, open to community members and students, will be held on Friday, December 5 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 203 at the Central Campus of Southern State Community College, in Hillsboro, OH. Those interested in auditioning should prepare and memorize a dramatic, one to two-minute monologue. Those interested on working in available crew positions will be asked to complete an interview the night of auditions. If you’re interested in auditioning, but unavailable to attend the audition date, please contact Rainee Angles to schedule an alternate audition date prior to December 5.

August: Osage County, directed by Rainee Angles, will be performed March 27 – 29. For more information about August: Osage County, available roles, and a rehearsal schedule, please visit our audition page here.

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST opens tonight!

news2014earnestSSCC Theatre proudly presents Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, playing in The Edward K. Daniels Auditorium at Southern State Community College, Hillsboro, Ohio, November 7 & 8 at 7:30 p.m. and on November 9 at 3:30 p.m.

Tickets for The Importance of Being Earnest and can be purchased for only $8, here. At the door, tickets are $12. Credit cards are accepted for online purchases and at the door.

Jack Worthing (played by Owen Stanton) is a pillar of the community in Hertfordshire, where he is guardian to Cecily Cardew (Madison Hatfield), the pretty, eighteen-year-old granddaughter of the late Thomas Cardew, who found and adopted Jack when he was a baby. For years, Jack has pretended to have a troublesome brother named Ernest. In fact, Ernest is Jack’s pseudonym, an alibi that lets him go off and do as he pleases. No one knows that Jack himself is Ernest. Algernon Moncrieff (Adomas Fabin), cousin to the lovely Gwendolen Fairfax (Hannah Hengler), has begun to suspect the man he knows as Ernest may be living a double life, which he approves of, regarding it as normal behavior. Jack plans to propose to Gwendolen, despite her mother, Lady Bracknell’s (Leslie Holmes), protestations. And once Algernon learns of Jack’s sister Cecily, he runs off to the country to propose to her, as Jack’s “brother” Ernest. The problems are resolved in an extremely charming and quite unexpected way as Jack and Algernon discover the importance of being earnest while answering to the name of Ernest. Continue reading

Tickets on sale now for THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

newstickets2013bTickets for the upcoming fall production, The Importance of Being Earnest, are on sale now. They are available for only $8 during our online presale. At the door tickets are $12 for all admissions. We recommend buying your tickets ASAP, as this show will have reserved seating. So get the best seats by buying now.

Jack Worthing is a pillar of the community in Hertfordshire, where he is guardian to Cecily Cardew, the pretty, eighteen-year-old granddaughter of the late Thomas Cardew, who found and adopted Jack when he was a baby. For years, Jack has pretended to have a troublesome brother named Ernest. In fact, Ernest is Jack’s pseudonym, an alibi that lets him go off and do as he pleases. No one knows that Jack himself is Ernest. Algernon Moncrieff, cousin to the lovely Gwendolen Fairfax, has begun to suspect the man he knows as Ernest may be living a double life, which he approves of, regarding it as normal behavior. Jack plans to propose to Gwendolen, despite her mother, Lady Bracknell’s, protestations. And once Algernon learns of Jack’s sister Cecily, he runs off to the country to propose to her, as Jack’s “brother” Ernest. The problems are resolved in an extremely charming and quite unexpected way as Jack and Algernon discover the importance of being earnest while answering to the name of Ernest.

The Importance of Being Earnest plays Friday, November 7 and Saturday, November 8 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, November 9, at 3:30 p.m.

Season tickets for SSCC Theatre’s Eleventh Season are also on sale now. Tickets for the set of three shows are $20, a savings of up to $16. The season includes The Importance of Being Earnest, August: Osage County, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.