Theatre Oxford hosts auditions

Posted on Jan 22 2013 - 8:47am by Lacey Russell
Anna Brigance/The Daily Mississippian

Anna Brigance/The Daily Mississippian

Auditions for “Fuddy Meers” by David Lindsay-Abaire will be in full swing with Theatre Oxford at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center on the corner of Jackson Avenue and South 14th Street.

Greg Earnest, a math instructor at Northwest Mississippi Community College, is directing the production, which traces the chaotic journey of Claire, an amnesiac who is kidnapped. Earnest said he believes the play can teach viewers perspective.

“This chaos uncovers many unknown things about each and every character, proving that not everything is exactly how it seems,” Earnest said.

Earnest said he is looking for a diverse cast.

“I am looking to cast four men and three women, ages 18 and up,” he said. “I will consider casting a younger actor as an older character.”

Theatre Oxford has put on productions such as “Steel Magnolias” and “A Streetcar Named Desire” in the past and looks to expand and strive to do more.

In addition to hosting community-led productions, Theatre Oxford is holding workshops for youth to introduce them to opportunities in dramatic arts. Pamela Massey, former president of Theatre Oxford, encouraged members of the Oxford-University community to get involved.

“You are invited to contribute in any way that is comfortable for you, whether it is to be an audience member, working behind the stage, acting on the stage, directing, writing, publicity or contributing dollars,” Massey said. “We want you”

“Fuddy Meers” will open March 21 at 7:30 p.m., followed by 7:30 p.m. performances on March 22 and 23 and a 2 p.m. performance on March 24.