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Casting Call for Stage 212's 'God's Favorite'

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 3:30 p.m. CDT

LASALLE — Director Dixie Schroeder has announced auditions for Stage 212’s 2014 spring production, “God’s Favorite,” Neil Simon’s hilarious comedy, will be at 6:30 p.m Jan. 17 and 18 at the theater, 700 First Street in LaSalle.

A modern retelling of the story of Job, “God’s Favorite” centers on Joe Benjamin, a successful businessman who has it all, including a demanding wife, ungrateful children and wisecracking household employees. As if that weren’t enough, his problems are compounded when he is visited by angel on a mission to test Joe's faith and report back to the Boss.

Schroeder will be casting five men: two able to play 45-65, one able to play 25-30, one able to play 18-24 and one who can be any age; and three women: one able to play 45-65, one able to play 18-24 and one who can be any age. Those auditioning will be asked to read selected passages from the script. Familiarity with the script is not required to audition.

Perusal scripts will be available at the Stage 212 box office during regular office hours from 4 to 6 p.m. Mondays, from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays. For more information, contact Schroeder at 815-876-0486.

"God’s Favorite" will be presented April 4-13. Stage 212 auditions are open to all regardless of prior theatrical experience.

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