CORVALLIS, Ore. – Auditions for Oregon State University Theatre’s fall production, “The Passion of Dracula,” will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 in the Withycombe Hall Main Stage Theatre, 2901 SW Campus Way, Corvallis.

The production, an adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic novel, is set in the English countryside in the early 20th century. A mysterious count by the name of Dracula has just taken up residence; in Dr. Seward’s parlor, a group of concerned individuals race against time to save Wilhelmina Murray from a strange disease that will eventually take her life.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script and a few improvisations. The cast includes seven male and two female roles; all roles are open to actors of any race or gender. All are encouraged to read for multiple roles.

The show will feature a few specific dialects and accents, including Cockney and eastern Europe. Native German speakers are encouraged to audition. The show also includes movement and physicality so auditioners should be prepared to move for the audition.

Scripts can be checked out for 24 hours from the Theatre Arts office in Withycombe 145.

Rehearsals begin the first week of October and will be held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday. Technical and dress rehearsals will run Nov. 3-7; performances are Nov. 8-10 and Nov. 16-18. Performers must be available for all shows and technical rehearsals.

For additional information, contact Director Nathan Bush at [email protected].

College of Liberal Arts

About the OSU College of Liberal Arts: The College of Liberal Arts encompasses seven distinct schools, as well as several interdisciplinary initiatives, that focus on humanities, social sciences, and fine and performing arts. Curriculum developed by the college’s nationally and internationally-renowned faculty prepares students to approach the complex problems of the world ethically and thoughtfully, contributing to a student's academic foundation and helping to build real-world skills for a 21st century career and a purposeful life.

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Michelle Klampe, 541-737-0784, [email protected]


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