The Canal Winchester Times

Gallery Players to cast 'Elijah's Angel'

Gallery Players will hold auditions for the world premiere of Elijah's Angel, adapted by Michael J. Rosen from his National Jewish Book Award-winning book of the same name, at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, and Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus, 1125 College Ave.

Those auditioning need attend only one of these dates. Callbacks will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9.

The play was inspired by Rosen's real-life friendship with Columbus folk artist, Elijah Pierce. One year, on the first night of Hanukkah that was also Christmas Eve, two very different people -- young and old, white and black, Jewish and Christian, schoolboy and woodcarver -- reconciled art, faith, and the universal need to create.

Auditions will consist of readings from the play. Prepared monologues are preferred but not necessary. If possible, participants should bring a theatrical resume and headshot or another picture.

Rehearsals will be held Sunday afternoons and Monday through Thursday evenings.

Five performances are scheduled to run Dec. 7-15. For detailed dates and times, visit

For more information, contact Gallery Players Managing and Artistic Director Jared Saltman at 614-559-6248 or