Open auditions begin next week
WILLIAMSVILLE- Rock River Players host open auditions for a May production of “The Front Page,” by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur, at the Williamsville Hall on Tuesday, November 5, and Wednesday, November 6, from 5 to 8 pm. Anyone interested should attend at least half of either session.
Set in 1928 Chicago, “The Front Page” is a locomotive of a period-yet-timely comedy that whirls in a world of yellow journalism, corrupt politicians, and assorted silliness, with rapid-fire, streetwise dialogue.
Originally written for the stage by two former Chicago reporters, there have been many film adaptations of the play, notably “The Front Page” (1931 and 1974) and “His Girl Friday” (1940). The play was revived on Broadway with a star-studded cast led by Nathan Lane in 2016.
The original script is available at http://webwerk.com/pdf/FP.pdf. The Rock River Players will be doing this version with the 2016 modifications. For more information contact Bahman Mahdavi at email@example.com or (802) 365-7635.