Auditions for KCC’s fall comedy “All in the Timing” are Sept. 27 and 28

A view of an empty Binda Performing Arts Center looking toward the stage over audience seating

Auditions for Kellogg Community College’s fall comedy “All in the Timing” will be held late this month on campus in Battle Creek.

Auditions will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Sept. 27 and 28, onstage at the Binda Performing Arts Center, on campus at 450 North Ave. Auditions are open to anyone age 16 and up, including students and the general public.

“All in the Timing” is a collection of five one-act plays by David Ives, and auditions will consist of cold readings from sections of each of the short plays. No advanced preparation is required, but physical copies of selections from the plays will be available to check out from the Arts & Communication Department office in the Davidson Visual and Performing Arts Center beginning Thursday, Sept. 20.

Individuals interested in auditioning are only required to attend one of the two nights for auditions, but can attend both nights if they choose.

THE PLAY

KCC’s production of “All in the Timing” will run for six showings the two weekends before Thanksgiving, including at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 9, 10, 16 and 17, and at 3 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 11 and 18. Specific one-acts and roles to be cast in each include:

  • “Words, Words, Words” (two males, one female to be cast): Three chimpanzees (humans actors in children’s clothing) wreak havoc and ponder their existence while trapped in a laboratory room with three typewriters to see how long it takes at least one of them to write “Hamlet.”
  • “The Philadelphia” (two males, one female to be cast): Two best friends meet for lunch; one is having the worst day ever while the other is experiencing the opposite. A snarky server is less than helpful.
  • “Sure Thing” (one male, one female to be cast): Two strangers meet in a coffee shop by chance; fate does everything it can to ensure they wind up together.
  • “Variations on the Death of Trotsky” (two males, one female to be cast): Leo Trotsky, the famous Russian political figure, dies repeatedly in the presence of his wife at the pickaxe wielding hands of their Mexican gardener.
  • “The Universal Language” (one male, one female to be cast): A conman attempting to make money by teaching a language mostly comprised of gibberish is thrown off by a new student who picks it up much too quickly.

Individuals cast must attend three or four rehearsals prior to a five-day string of technical rehearsals the week before the show opens. Most rehearsals will take place on weekday evenings.

For more information, contact director and theatre professor Brad Poer at poerb@kellogg.edu.

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