Black Box Theatre’s 18th season kicks of with Outside Mullingar

There will be auditions for Agamemnon by Aeschylus (translated by Robert Fagles) directed by Algernon D’Ammassa on Saturday, August 6, from 12 to 3 p.m. at the Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Main Street.

No appointment is required; simply report to the theatre between 1 and 2:30 to be seen.

Sides will be assigned at the audition and the actor will be given time to prepare.

Seeking a diverse ensemble in age, appearance, and ethnic background and actors with rhythmic ability and who are comfortable with expressive movement or dance. If you are a dancer or musician with less acting experience, you are encouraged to audition.

The play is a Greek tragedy and consists of a chorus of four to five actors plus several principal roles. Memorization of text is a must and will require work outside of rehearsals.

Chorus (four to five male and female): Seeking actors of diverse ages, skin color, and ethnic background. Memorization of text is a must. Actively seeking actors with rhythmic ability and comfortable with expressive movement or dance.

Watchman (male, 20 – 50)

Herald (male or female, 20 – 50): Scenework includes long monologue narrating events from the Trojan War.

Agamemnon (male, 30 – 50): King of Argos.

Cassandra (20 – 30): Priestess from Troy with a gift for prophecy, carried off by Agamemnon

Aegisthus (30 – 50): Clytaemnestra’s lover and rival to Agamemnon

The role of Clytemnestra will be played by Michelle Tomlinson of Los Angeles, California.

Actors of all ethnic backgrounds are strongly encouraged to attend.

Performances are October 7 – 23 (potential extension thru October 30).

Rehearsals begin in August. If you have any questions, email the director at

Outside Mullingar
No Strings Theatre Company opens its’ 18th season with the Irish romantic comedy Outside Mullingar by John Patrick Shanley at the Black Box Theatre. The play opens on Friday, August 26, and runs through Sunday, September 11.

Outside Mullingar follows the romantic journey of Anthony and Rosemary, two misfits living on neighboring farms. Anthony’s father is threatening to disinherit him and there is a land feud between the two families. This unlikely pair fights through these difficulties towards solid ground and some kind of happiness.

Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sunday matinees on September 4 and 11 at 2:30 p.m. and a Thursday evening performance on September 8 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for regular admission, $12 for students and seniors over 65, and $10 for Thursday performances. Reservations: 523-1223.

Season tickets are available for all seven productions in the 2016 – 2017 season for $85 (regular) and $70 (students and seniors over 65) and may be purchased at the theatre.