LSC-North Harris fine arts hosts open auditions for “The Odyssey”

Published on: November 21, 2013

The Lone Star College-North Harris Division of Fine Arts is hosting open auditions for “The Odyssey,” by Homer. Auditions are scheduled for December 11 and December 12 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the LSC-North Harris Performing Arts Theater, located in the Fine Arts Building at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, Houston, Texas.

“Auditions are open for everyone,” said Cash Carpenter, professor of Drama at LSC-North Harris. “Students, faculty, staff and the general public are encouraged to come out and audition for this theater classic.”

Participants can come one or both days. A one-two minute monologue is encouraged but not required.  Cold readings will be available. Rehearsals for the production will begin January 13.

This dramatic adaptation of Homer's myth begins with a modern young woman who is struggling to understand Robert Fitzgerald's translation of The Odyssey. A classical muse appears, and the young woman becomes the goddess Athena--a tireless advocate for Odysseus in his struggle to get home. With her trademark irreverent and witty twist on classic works, Zimmerman brings to life the story of Odysseus's ten-year journey, depicting his encounters with characters such as Circe, the Cyclops, Poseidon, Calypso, the Sirens, and others.

Public performances will take place Wednesday, February 26 through Saturday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. On Sunday, March 2, the play will conclude with a 2 p.m. matinee show.

For more information and a complete listing of the college’s upcoming fine arts events, visit LoneStar.edu/arts-nharris. The LSC-North Harris Division of Fine Arts offers a variety of concerts, theatrical productions, art exhibitions and lectures, workshops and more throughout the year.

Lone Star College-North Harris is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, one-half mile south of FM 1960 East, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information about the college, call 281.618.5400 or visit LoneStar.edu/NorthHarris.

Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.

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