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Actors sought for drama


Auditions for “Dinner with Friends,” a Pulitzer-prize winning drama about middle-age friendship and divorce, will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, in the public library reading room.

There are parts for two adult men and two adult women. The characters are “forty-ish,” said director Tod Sebens.

Sebens said he is hoping to stage the play in the first week of April.

“It’s a challenging play that has seven sets. It’s about relationships and love and divorce. There’s more complex dialogue than we’ve had in the past couple plays,” Sebens said, comparing the play to “Wit,” a drama he directed several years ago.

Sebens said his choice of the play was influenced by the number of awards it had won. Besides the 2000 Pulitzer for drama, “Dinner with Friends” won the 2000 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Play, the 2000 Dramatists Guild Hull Warriner Award and the American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award.

“This is really more a drama,” and requires actors to convey a range of feelings, he said.

Sebens has paperwork on the show, including descriptions of characters. For more information, call him at 907-321-2302.

Sebens also directed “Dixie Swim Club,” the most recent production by Lynn Canal Community Players.