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APAC’s Original Play Fest Holds Auditions

June 20, 2014, 8:52 AM HST
* Updated September 8, 6:44 PM
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Aloha Performing Arts Company will be holding open auditions for volunteer actor/readers for its 21st annual Original Play Festival at the Aloha Theatre in Kainaliu.

More than 40 roles are available in the seven plays which will be presented as staged readings at the Theatre Aug. 13-16.

Auditions will take place 6 p.m Sunday and Monday, July 6 and 7, for the new, unproduced and unpublished plays selected this year.

The festival kicks off Wednesday, Aug. 13, with a double bill: “Home Again,” an incestuous backwoods mystery by Edward Pickard with seven characters, and “The Magic Uke,” a 10-character morality tale with music by Dennis McKenna of Hawi.

On Thursday, “By the Rivers of Babylon,” by David Greenberg will be presented. It’s a 12-character historical drama about three generations of one Kentucky family being displaced by the Tennessee Valley Authority.

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Friday features a triple bill: “Missiles of Truth,” a two-character vignette about a grandmother and grandson by John Holliday; “What to do About the Kids,” another two-character playlet, by J. Jackson, concerning kids of a surprising kind; and “Next Wife,” a ghostly romantic comedy by Kona playwright Kitty Powell featuring six characters.

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On Saturday, Aug. 16, Robert O. Davis’ “A Tiny Little Secret,” a comedy of errors with a dead body as one of the nine characters takes the stage. On Sunday at 2:30 p.m., a free public potluck celebration will be held onstage.

The festival features these plays in staged reading format with simple technical presentation and actors holding scripts, which are accessible online at AlohaTheatre.com. Call 322-9924.

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