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Sept. 21-22 virtual auditions for fall theatre production "Twisted Tales of Poe"

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Sep 01, 2020

Diverse actors ages 17 and above are invited to audition for the College of Lake County’s fall production of “Twisted Tales of Poe,” directed by CLC theatre department chair Craig Rich. Auditions start at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21 and Tuesday, Sept. 22 online via Zoom.

Graphic of Edgar Allan Poe's with a raven, and black candlesticks in the background with text Twisted Tales of PoeThose auditioning should prepare a 60-90-second memorized dramatic monologue of their choice. Please email a resume or list of roles/shows you’ve performed in to After receiving your information, you will be emailed the audition Zoom link.

Actors need only attend Monday or Tuesday auditions, not both. Callbacks take place Thursday, Sept. 24 at 6:30 p.m. 

Rehearsals begin Monday, Oct. 5 and are held Monday through Thursday evenings, with possible weekend rehearsals based on cast availability. Performances are Friday, Nov. 13 through Saturday, Nov. 21. Actors should ensure they are available for performance dates before auditioning. 

“Twisted Tales of Poe,” is a radio play by Philip Grecian, from the stories and poems of Edgar Allan Poe. Four stories from the master of the mysterious and the macabre come together in this live radio-style drama, complete with spine-tingling sound-effects and music. “Twisted Tales” will recreate “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Cask of Amontillado,” “The Raven” and “The Black Cat.”  

This production will be live streamed on Zoom. Performance dates are Friday and Saturday, Nov. 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 15 at 2 p.m.; and Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 19, 20, 21 at 7:30 p.m. Individual access for this production is $5. Each performance requires a separate access. To purchase your virtual “ticket” and receive your performance access link, contact the JLC Box Office at (847) 543-2300. 

About College of Lake County:

The College of Lake County is a comprehensive community college committed to equitable high-quality education, cultural enrichment and partnerships to advance the diverse communities it serves in northeastern Illinois. Offered at three campuses in Grayslake, Vernon Hills and Waukegan or online, college classes are affordable and accessible to help each student achieve academic, career and personal goals. More than 70,000 students graduated with degrees and certificates since the college opened in 1969. The College of Lake County is the only higher-education institution ranked among the top 15 best places to work in Illinois by Forbes and is a national leader in many areas, including sustainability and conservation.