Aug. 26, 2014

JAMESTOWN - Guilford Technical Community College's Theatre Program will hold auditions on September 8 and 9 for its fall production of Neil Simon's hit comedy, "Barefoot in the Park." Auditions are open to the community.

Auditions will be held 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Monday, September 8 and 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday, September 9 at GTCC's Fine Arts Theatre, room 111, in the Joseph S. Koury Hospitality Careers Center on the Jamestown Campus, 601 E. Main St., Jamestown. The Koury building is located across the street from the Ragsdale athletic field.

GTCC's Theatre Program practices color-blind casting. Auditionees should bring a written statement (or resume) of prior theater experience and a one-minute monologue.  In addition, auditionees will be also asked to read from "Barefoot in the Park." Script will be provided.

The age range of roles is 18 to 70. Roles to be cast include:

•    CORIE BRATTER - a free spirit, newlywed to Paul
•    PAUL BRATTER - a lawyer, newlywed to Corie
•    MRS. BANKS - Corie's mother
•    VICTOR VELASCO - the neighbor in the attic

"We are excited to be presenting this comedic gem," said June Guralnick, director of GTCC's Theatre Program. "There's a reason why 'Barefoot in the Park' is one of the most successful plays ever produced on Broadway. It's Neil Simon at the top of his game - relatable characters, comic situations and funny, laugh-out-loud dialogue."

"Barefoot in the Park" is directed by GTCC guest artist Rosina Whitfield. Performance dates are 8 p.m. Nov. 6-8 and Nov. 13-15 at GTCC's Fine Arts Theatre (Koury Center).

For more information, contact June Guralnick at or call (336) 334-4822 ext. 50299.

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- Carla Kucinski/GTCC