First up will be the "Don't Dress" tryouts, scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. The cast calls for three men and three women in the 21 to 35 age range, along with male and female understudies.
"Don't Dress" actually is a sequel to Camoletti's other play, "Boeing-Boeing," which was presented at the Huntington Beach Playhouse about 30 years ago. The comedy focuses on a man juggling a wife and a mistress as he plans a dinner party.
Rehearsals will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Those cast in the show must enroll in a one- or two-unit college course. More information is available from the director at (714) 895-8223.
As for "Othello," these auditions will be held the following week, Sept. 14 and 15, also at 7 p.m. The cast is composed of approximately 12 to 15 men and three women.
Shakespeare's tragedy centers on interracial romance and intense jealousy as a black general, the title character, assumes command of a regiment to the displeasure of his erstwhile loyal lieutenant, Iago. The latter devises an elaborate scheme in which Othello's deep-seated envy will prove his undoing.
Director Amen encourages interested actors to read and study the play thoroughly prior to auditions. The tryouts will focus on the intimate two- or three-character scenes.
Rehearsals also are scheduled for 7 to 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Further details may be obtained by calling (714) 892-7711, ext. 55237 or contacting Amen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TOM TITUS reviews local theater for the Independent.