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Auditions set for 'The Night of the Iguana'


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Auditions for "The Night of the Iguana" by Tennessee Williams will be conducted by the Tennessee Williams Tribute and Tour of Victorian Homes Volunteer Committee, in co-operation with the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau, on Wednesday, May 18, at 7 p.m. in Rent Auditorium on the Mississippi University for Women campus. 


The play, to be performed Sept. 6, 7, 9 and 10, will be a featured theatrical production of the 2011 Tennessee Williams Tribute Sept. 6-12. Set in 1940''s Mexico, "The Night of the Iguana" originally premiered on Broadway in 1961 and starred Patrick O''Neal and Bette Davis. A 1964 film version, directed by John Huston, starred Richard Burton, Ava Gardner and Deborah Kerr. 


Auditioning actors are asked to provide a bio and headshot, and may prepare an audition selection of not more than five minutes, or may read from scripts of the play, which will be provided. 


The production will be directed by Paula Mabry, who directed "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" for the committee in 2006 at the historic Princess Theater in Columbus.  


For additional information, contact Tribute Chair Brenda Caradine at 662-328-5413.



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