LMC’s Department of Visual and Performing Arts will hold auditions for the fall production of Antigonick

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. — Lake Michigan College’s Department of Visual and Performing Arts will hold open auditions for the fall production of Antigonickled by LMC Instructor of Theater Dr. Patrick King.

Students and members of the community are invited to attend auditions scheduled for 5-9 p.m. on Tuesday, September 13 and Wednesday, September 14 at the Hanson Theater located in the Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College, 2755 E. Napier Avenue, Port of Benton, MI.

Callbacks are tentatively scheduled for Thursday, September 15.

Those considering auditioning should prepare a monologue, poem or piece of prose up to one minute in length, or choose from a selection of monologues from the play which are available online and through the Visual Arts Department and show.

Songs do not need to be memorized.

Advance registration at https://tinyurl.com/antigonickLMC is encouraged, but walk-in visits are permitted.

An audition file is available at https://bit.ly/3RmYV3g.

Cast members are encouraged to enroll in the three-credit Theater Practicum (DRAM 202) course to receive academic credit for their work on the play.

Alternatively, they can register as participants in community education.

More than 11 roles are available: three for women, four for men and more than four unspecified.

A silent role is available for a child.

The role of “chorus” can be filled by one or more actors.

The role of “Nick” is also non-speaking, but will be on stage for the entire performance.

Performance dates are Thursday, November 17 through Sunday, November 20.

Rehearsals begin Sept. 19 and will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday.

Day technical rehearsals will be added on Saturday November 12 and Sunday November 13.

Rehearsals from November 7 to 16 can run until 10 p.m. Some scheduling conflicts can be resolved if notified in advance, but all cast members are asked to be available November 7-20 for all rehearsals.

Students and community volunteers interested in building the set or helping with costumes, lights, props or the race team should contact Dr. King.

These individuals can enroll in Theater Practicum or Stagecraft, depending on their area of ​​interest and availability.

Read the synopsis

Antigonick adapts one of the theater’s earliest tragedies in Anne Carson’s playful, bittersweet and deeply poetic translation.

When King Kreon forbids the burial of Antigone’s brother, announcing a death sentence for anyone touching his body, his decision to defy his decision upsets families and the ruling order.

This adaptation opens up the room, breaks the fourth wall, and revels in its messiness and complications.

The roles

  • Antigone: A deeply sentimental poker player, impatient and stubborn but deeply committed to those she loves.
  • Ismene: A peacemaker. Sister of Antigone, she can be empathetic and supportive, but also cautious and methodical.
  • Kreon: A king, he speaks in lists, lives for arrogance, but finds himself forced to haggle and argue more than he wants.
  • Haimon: son of Creon, betrothed to Antigone. Seemingly a nonchalant brother, he is more cautious, strategic, and deeply sensitive than he lets on.
  • Eurydike: Kreon’s wife, Haimon’s mother. She’s smart enough to talk about her feelings, but can’t get past them.
  • Tiresias: Blind prophet of Thebes, he is never wrong (boring). A bit playful, a bit quick-witted, he is one of the few people allowed to speak truth to power. Led by a silent child.
  • Guard: I’m just trying to do his job. I wish he was sick today.
  • Messenger: The voice of authority calms; bearer of all the worst news. Wants to help you through this.
  • Chorus: Trying to make sense of it all, to find a reason for what’s happening, to make everything go well, or to find out who’s to blame.
  • Nick: A silent role, always on stage. He measures things.

For more information, visit lakemichigancollege.edu/arts, email [email protected], [email protected], or call 269-927-8876.