Flowers for Algernon
Tuesday & Wednesday
January 7 & 8
The Performing Arts Guild invites the public to join the cast of their spring performance of “Flowers for Algernon.” Performances will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 20-22 at the Pinecrest Grove Theatre.
This is the compelling story of Charlie, a mentally retarded man, and the strange interweaving of his life with that of Algernon, a mouse. Experimental surgery has been performed on Algernon increasing his intelligence fourfold. The operation is tried on Charlie, who rapidly changes from a moron to a genius, far more intelligent that his teacher, Alice Kinnian, or the doctors who created the operating technique. As Charles approaches the peak of his brilliance, Algernon shows frightening symptoms of regression. The play becomes a race against time in which Charlie tries to keep his new intelligence long enough to save himself and thus continue what he and Alice have found. This is a different kind of play: poignant, romantic, funny and tragic, but with the hope of man’s indomitable spirit.
A second round of auditions will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, January 7 & 8 from 6-8 PM at the Pinecrest Grove library, 500 Evergreen Lane, Mt. Morris. The cast consists of nine male and ten female roles.
Materials will be provided at the audition, so come early to review the readings. For more information about auditions, please contact Director Dave Sowinski at 815.718.0933.