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August 28, 2014 : Community Auditions set for ‘The Rise and Rise of Daniel Rocket’ at OUE

The Theater Department of Ohio University Eastern announces open community auditions for its upcoming production of Peter Parnell’s bittersweet drama “The Rise and Rise of Daniel Rocket” on Monday, September 8 and Tuesday, September 9 at 7pm in the Shannon Hall Theater.


First performed in 1982, “The Rise and Rise of Daniel Rocket” is the story of a group of twelve-year-old sixth graders.   Act one chronicles their behavior in the classroom and on the playground; act two reveals how those childhood events have shaped their lives as adults.  At the center of the story is Daniel, a gifted boy who is also a misfit.  His painful inability to relate to his peers forces him to escape his childhood and his hometown as soon as he can.  Daniel’s return to his hometown as an adult, amid a great celebration, is anything but celebratory.


There are roles available for five men and five women.  Previous acting experience is not required and everyone interested is encouraged to audition.  Scripts are available on closed reserve in the Eastern Campus Library and will be available one hour before auditions begin. 


Rehearsals begin September 22 and the performance dates are November 13, 14, 15 and 20, 21 and 22.  Please contact OUE Theater Director Dennis Fox at 740.699.2340 or if you are unable to attend the listed audition times or would like more information.