Over Our Head Players to Hold Open Auditions

Over Our Head Players will hold open auditions for Chapatti, a beautifully poignant new comedy by Christian O’Reilly. Auditions are on Monday, June 17, at 7 p.m. at the Sixth Street Theatre, 318 Sixth Street, Racine. Roles are available for one woman and one man. Both female and male actors ages 60+ are needed. Shows run three weekends, September 6-22; all performances will be at Sixth Street Theatre.

Auditions involve cold readings from the script; prepared pieces are not necessary. However, actors are encouraged to be familiar with the script. No previous theatrical experience is necessary to audition or volunteer. For more information, to request a script, or to arrange an alternate audition date, please leave a message for director Rich Smith at the theatre box office, (262)632-6802, or at boxoffice@overourheadplayers.org.

Performances will be at Sixth Street Theatre, 318 Sixth Street, Racine. Shows run weekends September 6 – 22. Fridays are at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 5 p.m and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Rehearsals will begin in July with a summer schedule based on cast availability. A traditional rehearsal schedule begins in August, with rehearsals most weeknights.

Volunteers are also needed in all technical capacities, including stage management, props, costumes, set building, lights, running crew, and ushers.

Romance is a distant memory for two lonely animal-lovers living in Dublin. When forlorn Dan and his dog, Chapatti, cross paths with the amiable Betty and her 19 cats, however, subtle sparks fly. They begin to rediscover the importance of human connection. Gracefully alternating between humorous Irish storytelling and soul-bearing dialogue, playwright O’Reilly crafts a wonderfully charming, yet funny and surprising tale.

Over Our Head Players is a non-profit organization of volunteer theatrical talent opening their 28th Season. Their season also includes KRINGLE…..The Musical?, Part II: West of the I Side Story!, the “2020 Snowdance® 10 Minute Comedy Festival,” Outside Mullingar, and The Roommate. Founded in 1992, the mainstay of OOHP has been contemporary comedy; they also have a commitment to original productions.