Open auditions for fall theater production

Metropolitan State’s Theater Underground is holding auditions for the fall 2015 production of Sylvia on Wednesday, June 24 from 5–8 p.m. Auditions are at the Stagedoor Theater in the Whitney Fine Arts building, 1424 Yale Place, Minneapolis.

The auditions flyer is available here.

Sylvia, by A.R. Gurney, is an offbeat, unconventional comedy centered around a middle-class New York couple–Greg and Kate–their failing marriage and the introduction of a new member—Sylvia. Sylvia just happens to be a dog that speaks and understands just as well as humans do. The play explores different concepts of love and how they affect our relationships, be they romantic, familial or friendly. It asks us what “love” is outside of the heat of youth and passion, and what devotion truly means to oneself, one’s partner and one’s friend.

Students interested in auditioning should arrive on time and be prepared to read from a provided script. There are four available roles:

Greg: A man who, while having a job, a wife and an empty nest, is lost in his own world.

Tom: The man who tells Greg all about the difference between the relationships of husband and wife, wife and dog and husband and dog.

Leslie: An androgynous marriage counselor the couple turns to as a last ditch effort. Serious and unflappable.

Phyllis: Kate’s upper class socialite friend.

Evening rehearsals for Sylvia begin on July 27. The show will perform Sept. 10–11 at 7 p.m. and Sept. 12 at 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. For more information, contact Charlie Coleman at