(Bowling Green)—The Black Swamp Players will hold auditions for the first production of its fifty-second season, Lisa Rowe’s Psych, during the week of September 22.
Open auditions for the production will be held on the following dates: Sunday, September 22 and Monday, September 23. Auditions will begin each evening at 7:00 and run to 8:30 PM. All auditions will be held at the First United Methodist Church on East Wooster Street in Bowling Green.
The script for Psych calls for a cast of four males, two females, and one either male or female. Auditions are open to adults of all ages, races/ethnicities, orientations, sexes, and abilities. Those who want to audition should be prepared to cold read from the script and can see the Black Swamp Players website for additional audition information.
A contemporary farce, Psych focuses on Edward Baxter, a once successful psychiatrist who, at the opening of the show, is on the run with an assumed identity and a suspicious new wife, after being framed for murder. Edward seeks help from Dr. Robert Smith, a fellow psychiatrist and a man with demons of his own. When Edward’s meeting with Dr. Smith goes wildly awry and leaves Edward clinging precariously to his last shred of sanity, Dr. Smith’s psychic patient, Lydia, gains Edward’s trust and helps him find justice. The play includes slapstick, wordplay, and some dark humor.
The production will be directed by Inge Klopping.
Psych will open on Friday, November 15 at 7:30 PM. Additional performance dates include: Friday, November 22 and Saturday, November 16 and 23, all at 7:30 PM; and Sunday, November 17 and 24 at 2:00 PM. All performances will take place at the First United Methodist Church on East Wooster Street in Bowling Green.
Tickets for the production are $15/adults, $13/seniors and students, and can be purchased on the organization’s website or at the door.
Black Swamp Players is nonprofit corporation that exists to provide opportunities for area residents to experience quality, amateur, live theatre in all its many aspects. Founded in 1968, Black Swamp Players has been providing community theatre to the Bowling Green and surrounding areas for the past fifty-one years. Those interested in volunteering for the organization should send an e-mail query to [email protected].