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Arts Collective @HCC Announces Auditions for “Prelude to a Kiss” February 18 & 19, 2013 by Susan G. Kramer

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Howard Community College’s (HCC) Arts Collective (AC) proudly announces auditions for its Spring production of Prelude to a Kiss, a romantic comedy by Craig Lucas, directed by Darius McKeiver.

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Auditions are scheduled by appointment only and will take place on Monday, February 18, and Tuesday, February 19 – 7:00 pm-10:00 pm in Howard Community College’s Smith Theatre

(Directions/Parking info – see audition details.

About the Show:

At Peter and Rita’s wedding, a mysterious old man insists on kissing the bride. While honeymooning, Peter gradually realizes that the woman by his side is not his wife. The wedding kiss caused Rita’s soul and the old man’s to change places. Peter must track down the old man and free his young love’s spirit trapped in an aging and diseased body before it is too late. This is by no means your typical love story-fairy tale. Lucas’ story reaches the depth of our humanity through a series of absurdly funny but semi-tragic events in this exploration of love and marriage.

Audition Appointment Info:

Schedule your audition in advance online via AC’s website:

Auditions will be held every 1.5 hours per audition date. You are encouraged to sign up early as time slots are limited. Please submit online appointment requests 48 hours prior to audition dates. Alternatively, you may drop in on the audition date, but you may have to wait to be seen (as time allows).

The Cast:

The cast includes a diverse cast of 14 men and women ages 18 and up. All roles are non-paid; however, each actor will receive two complimentary tickets. 

Character Breakdown
Peter Hoskins, Male 20-30
Rita Boyle, Female 20-30
Old Man, Male 60-80 (this role has been filled)
Taylor, Male 20-30
Mrs. Boyle, Female 45-60
Dr. Boyle, Male 50-60
Aunt Dorothy, Female 50-60
Tom, Male 20-40
Minister – any age or sex
Uncle Fred, Male 40-60
Jamaican Waiter – any age or sex
Ensemble

Audition Site Directions

Audition Criteria:

– Actors will read sides from the script.
– Recommended: Find out how to obtain sides in advance, script perusal, view the character breakdown, what to wear, bring, etc.! All info available on AC’s website:

The Cast:

The cast includes a diverse cast of 14 men and women ages 18 and up. All roles are non-paid; however, each actor will receive two complimentary tickets. (See character breakdown below.)

Rehearsal Info:  To begin early March, 2013.

Performances: May 3 to 19, 2013. (3 weekends, 10 Shows): performance dates include May 3 – 19, 2013 in HCC’s Studio Theatre, in Columbia, Maryland – Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m.; Sundays at 3 p.m.

The Studio Theatre is located inside the Peter and Elizabeth Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center (HVPA) on the campus of HCC, located at 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia, MD, 21044.

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