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Auditions – The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov

The Marion Art Center has announced open auditions for all roles in the upcoming production of The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov, a drama (dramedy) that examines and illustrates the prevailing class structure of Chekhov’s Russia.  Ranevskaya struggles to deal with the realities of losing her family estate, her daughters Anya and Varya choose their own ways to deal with the big changes ahead of them. Meanwhile their neighbor, Lopakhin, tries to solve everyone’s problems with new money and new ideas.

Auditions will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 10:00 am, and on Monday, January 7, 2019 at 7:00 pm at the Marion Art Center, 80 Pleasant St. (the corner of Main and Pleasant Streets), in Marion, MA. Performances will be Friday, March 15, 2019 through Sunday, March 17th and Thursday, March 21 through Saturday, March 23.  The Sunday performance will start at 2:00 p.m. and all other performances will start at 7:30 PM.

Director Kate Fishman will be casting five females and ten males with several roles as guests and servants for anyone wanting to start in theater without a heavy responsibility.  Actors should read ages near real age, between seventeen through fifties, with one male role that will read in his eighties.

Auditions will consist of a cold reading from the script, which can be accessed here.

No prior acting experience is necessary; both accomplished and aspiring actors are encouraged to audition.  Participants can expect 2-3 rehearsals a week during January, February and early March. Rehearsal scheduling will be flexible and take actors needs into consideration.

For more information, email mactheater1957@gmail.com.  You will also find information by visiting our website www.marionartcenter.org.


On Stage Now

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

by Barbara Robinson

“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

The Marion Art Center is pleased to present The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson, a family comedy in one act about a church Christmas Pageant that threatens to go horribly awry when a family of juvenile delinquents show up to take part!

Featuring Michelle Garell, Matthew Lynds, Suzie Kokkins, Pam Ellis, Jenny Costa, Sue Massey, Eva Muldoon, Zoe Pateakos, Molly Dupre, Marilyn Pepin, Calvin Pepin, Keira Canto, Genevieve Arone, Evelyn Parsons, Leon Hawsey, Edie Dupre, Manny Sepúlveda, Gavin Garell, Lisa Feeney, Henry Richins, Angela Pedulli, Christian Pedulli, and Holden Campbell.

Those behind the production include Director Kate Fishman, Margaret Laine and Amanda Moore as Stage Managers, Sound & Lighting Manager Steven McManus, Set & Tech Assistant Bernie Klim. Props & Costumes by Kristin Canto and Lee Dupre.

Friday, December 7 at 7:30pm | Saturday, December 8 at 7:30pm

Friday, December 14 at 7:30pm | Saturday, December 15 at 7:30pm

Sunday, December 16 at 2pm


All remaining performances have sold out.  Thank you for your support!