Monday, April 8, 2013

Gamut Auditions for 'Eleemosynary' Up Next

The Gamut Girls are at it again, this time with a play that they say even an old man like me will enjoy. They tend to take a lot of risks, mostly with classics that push the limits, and sometimes the work hits, sometimes it misses, always it is interesting.

They are among the primary reasons Roanoke has become such a strong theater hub. Here's their call for auditions for "Eleemosynary" by Lee Blessing. Auditions will be held on Thursday, April 25 from 6 - 9 p.m. and Saturday, April 27 from 1 – 4 p.m. in the June M. McBroom Theatre at Community High School, 302 E. Campbell Avenue.

 "Eleemosynary" will be directed by Michael Mansfield and performances will be Thursday – Saturday June 20-22 and 27-29 at Community High School. "Eleemosynary"is a beautifully written play that explores the relationships, through time, of three generations of women – daughter, mother and grandmother. Echo is the daughter, in her teens and a competitor in the National Spelling Bee Championships.

The mother, Artie, is in her 30s to 40s and is an internationally known researcher who is comfortable with her intellect but not with her family. Dorothea, in her 60s, is the grandmother and is a self described eccentric whose interests include such things as teaching Artie to fly with just a pair of homemade wings.

 For more information call Mansfield at 540-293-5502, Gamut Theatre at 540-676-1415 or

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