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Off Stage sets auditions for coming play

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Off Stage Productions, a community theatre company providing quality and affordable dinner theatre, announces open auditions for its spring production Buying the Moose, written by Michael G. Wilmot. The comedy will be co-directed by Matt MtCastle and Dustin Manson.

Open auditions are set for Sunday, February 14, and Tuesday, February 16, at 7 p.m. at the Van Wert Senior Center, 220 Fox Road in Van Wert.

Off Stage Productions logo 2-2016Off Stage Productions will cast four adults (two male, two female). No prior acting experience is necessary to audition, and scripts are available for review before auditions at Premier Financial, 211 S. Walnut St. in Van Wert. Call 419.605.6708 for more information.

Performance dates will be April 23, 24, 29, and 30, and May 1 and 6.

Characters for Buying the Moose include Rob, Greg (Rob’s brother), Betty (Rob’s wife), and Cheryl (Greg’s wife).

After his wife discovers him with a blow-up doll that is wearing one of her dresses, Rob is out in the cold when she, for some reason, assumes the worst!  Rob connects with his brother, Greg, while his wife connects with Greg’s wife. The result is a comedy with heart and personal discoveries.

Michael G. Wilmot, a resident of London, Ontario, is a former free-lance writer for Jay Leno’s “Tonight Show” monologue and Kevin Nealon on “Saturday Night Live’s” Weekend Update before turning to playwriting in 2007. His works have been presented in England, Canada, and the United States.

Characters can be any adult age, providing ages make sense relative to the other characters

Come audition for Off Stage Productions’ spring show and stay tuned for forthcoming announcements indicating show times and reservation information of the six shows held at the Senior Center.

Off Stage Productions can be found online at and on Facebook at

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