Chicago Theater Auditions
Auditions for “Off the Map” at Village Theatre Guild Glen Ellyn, IL
The Village Theatre Guild, Ltd. will hold open auditions on August 14 and 15 for “Off the Map” by Joan Ackermann. This offbeat, evocative comedy will run weekends from October 15 through November 6 at VTG, located near the northwest corner of Butterfield Rd. and Park Blvd. in Glen Ellyn, IL.
The following 6 roles will be cast:
Bo (as a woman in her early to mid-30s),
Bo (as a girl of about 11), Arlene (late 30s to mid-40s),
William (late 20s to early 30s).
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script and will be held on Saturday, August 14, from 10 a.m. to noon for Bo as a girl, and on Sunday, August 15, from 1 until 4 p.m. for the adult roles.
Adults with questions about the auditions may call producer Charles Bernstein at 630-200-1076. Children should call director Sue Keenan at 630-469-5414 to review the rehearsal and performance schedule before auditioning.
Looking back on the summer when she was 11 years old, Bo Groden sifts through the memories of her unusual childhood in the desert of New Mexico. It is the summer where her father spirals into depression, while her mother and family friend, George, try to hold the family together. Bo longs for a miracle to change her life, and the miracle happens with the appearance of a displaced IRS agent who arrives in a fever and never leaves. The play has been praised for its compelling characters and the lyrical quality of its dialogue.