Little Theatre of Owatonna (LTO) has announced auditions for its spring production of “Farce of Habit.”
The auditions will take place from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. on Sunday, February 17, and Monday, February 18, at LTO, 560 Dunnell Drive in the West Hills Complex in Owatonna.
‘Farce of Habit’ is by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Home & Jamie Wooten. The Artistic Director is Sandee Hardy-Hagen and the Technical Director is Kimberly Keck.
Comic fireworks explode in “FARCE OF HABIT”, an absurdly funny Southern-fried romp that takes us to the quaint Reel ’Em Inn, a fishing lodge in the Ozarks. Proprietor, D. Gene Wilburn looks forward to a peaceful weekend on the lake. But only two chances of that happening: slim and none. Why, for example, has his wife, Wanelle, picked these three days to white-knuckle her way through caffeine withdrawal? Is his son Ty’s marriage to Jenna falling apart due to the French can-can costume Ty is wearing? Why would D. Gene’s feisty sister, Maxie, allow herself to get caught up in such a bizarre undercover police assignment? And that’s just his family. Thwarting D. Gene’s weekend plans is a gaggle of nuns converging on the Inn to experience a nature retreat revealing D. Gene’s chronic fear of anything in a habit? Add the colossal ego of Jock McNair, nationally known relationship guru who threatens everyone’s sanity; a shy retiree anxious to cut loose and embrace his “inner caveman;” throw in the storm of the century quickly bearing down on Mayhew, Arkansas, and D. Gene has no prayer of baiting a hook any time soon. Oh, and did we mention there’s an axe murderer on the loose? If you enjoy gloriously preposterous hilarity, then laughing your way through the take-no-prisoner’s lunacy of a Jones Hope Wooten comedy is one habit you’ll never want to break!
The cast of 9 adults aged 30 to 60 has roles for 5 women and 4 men.
Audition packets will be available at the Owatonna Public Library, Old Town Bagels, Instry Prints of Owatonna, and online.
Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on April 26, 27 & May 3, 4 with matinee performances at 2 p.m. on April 28 and May 5.
‘Farce of Habit’ is presented with special arrangements through Dramatists Play Service and is sponsored by Old Town Bagels.