The L’ arc en Ciel Theatre Group will be holding auditions for thecomedy “Prisoner of Second Avenue” on Sunday, August 29, from 7 to 9pm and on Monday, August 30, from 7-9 pm. The auditions will be held at the Great Oaks Banquets of Cedar Lake, which is located at 13109 Wicker Avenue, Cedar Lake. Serious actors should attend both auditions if possible. Directors Angie and Paul will be casting 2 male, and three female parts for actors in their older 30’s, 40’s and older.
The story revolves around the escalating problems of a middle-aged couple living on Second Avenue on the Upper East Side of New York City. Mel Edison, the main character, has just lost his job after many years and now has to cope with being unemployed at middle age. The action occurs during an intense summer heat wave and a prolonged garbage strike, which just exacerbates Edison's plight to no end as he and his wife Edna deal with noisy neighbors, loud sounds emanating from Manhattan streets up to their apartment and even a robbery of their apartment during broad daylight. The couple suffers indignity after indignity (some self-inflicted) and when they seem on the verge of surrender, they thumb their noses defiantly and dig the trenches for battle.Mel eventually suffers a nervous breakdown from the whole affair, and it is up to the loving care of his brother Harry, his sisters and Edna to bring Mel back to a firm reality. Neil Simon walks a tightrope between comedy and drama.
For additional information phone Angie Lowe at 365-3197.