The Canal Winchester Times

Gallery Players to cast 'Elijah's Angel'

Tuesday October 1, 2013 1:30 PM

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 jccgalleryplayers.org.

For more information, contact Gallery Players Managing and Artistic Director Jared Saltman at 614-559-6248 or jsaltman@columbusjcc.org.

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