CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State University Theatre will hold open auditions for the spring comedy "The Misanthrope ," on Feb. 18 and 19 at 6:30 p.m., and callbacks on Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m., on the Withycombe Hall main stage, 30th and Campus Way.

Auditions are open to all OSU students, faculty, staff, and Corvallis community members. Scripts will be available for check out in the OSU Theatre Main Office.

"The Misanthrope" is one of the best of Molière's comedies -- focusing on the absurdities of social and literary pretension, and on a man who is quick to criticize the faults of others, yet remains blind to his own. This comedy of manners, which satirizes the customs, attitudes, and activities of the fashionable upper classes, utilizes witty dialogue and comic situations which reveal hypocrisy, deceit, excessive pride, and other moral shortcomings.

There are roles for seven men and four women in the play. For more information, contact the director, Tinamarie Ivey at

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