The Prince George’s Summer Teen Theatre is looking for teens from across the area to join “Our Town.”
The program, which has been hosting productions since 1967, is looking for teens between the ages of 13 and 19 to audition. The company is looking for between 17 to 25 actors and five stage hands in order to put on Thornton Wilder’s play that discusses the life and manners of an early 20th century town resident.
“It allows any kid who would like to get a taste for what it’s like to be in a show to be in a show,” said Rick Bergmann, a member of the program’s board of directors and a production manager for the play. “We’ve had kids with Cerebral Palsy [and] kids with Down Syndrome in our plays.”
Those planning to audition do not have to be county residents, Bergmann said. Auditions will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Bowie’s Charis Center for the Arts at 13010 8th St. Callbacks will occur Sunday at the center, according to a statement from the program. All rehearsals for the play will occur at the Charis Center as will the show’s performances scheduled for April 12 to April 14.
The show will be directed by Suzi Kilbourne and Jake Rayburn both of Beltsville, according to a statement from the organization. This will be the PGSTT’s first time producing the play, which this year will mark its 75th anniversary, Bergmann said.
“We wanted something that would have some name recognition for audience members and something that would challenge students,” he said. “Generally, ‘Our Town’ isn’t read until college.”
For more information, call PGSTT at 301-785-7516.