“Life with Father” will be the first production for the Ashe County Little Theatre. The production dates are March 22-24. The play is based on the writings of Clarence Day and is a fun romp with a 19th century family.
The auditions are Monday, February 4 at 6:30 pm at the Ashe Arts Center. The script calls for four adult males, one teenage boy, three younger boys, seven adult females and one teenage girl. The auditions will consist of reading excerpts from the script. Everyone is welcome.
As with many families, Father believes that he is the king of his castle, but with four rambunctious boys and a flighty mother who actually knows her family very well, things are not always what he thinks. Young romance, visiting relatives, a series of maids, and secrets revealed keep life interesting.
The play, Life With Father, written by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse opened on Broadway and ran for seven years and was made into a movie in 1947 and eventually made into a television series.
The Ashe County Little Theatre is an all-volunteer community based theatre group who make their home in the Ashe Civic Center in West Jefferson. Since 1972, ACLT has produced three to four plays a year.
In 2013 the group will present four productions starting with Life With Father in March, the summer June musical will be Annie, Bye Bye Birdie will be in August and the October show will be Elvis Has Left the Building.
Go to www.ashecivic.com for all the auditions and production dates.
With four productions this year, the Little Theatre is always in need of backstage volunteers. There are many ways to become involved including producing, lighting, sets, costumes, publicity and more! For more information about auditions, the productions or backstage volunteering please call 336-846-2787.