Auditions for an adaptation of the Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Gallery 7 Theatre will be holding open auditions for its first production of the 2013/2014 “Spice of Life!” season

Gallery 7 Theatre will be holding open auditions for its first production of the 2013/2014 “Spice of Life!” season.

The play is a new adaptation of Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Laura Eason and auditions are set for Sept. 4 at 6:30 p.m.

The audition is open to all male and female performers ages 16 to 65. Those interested in working behind the scenes in such areas as assistant stage management, sound operation, running crew and others are also invited to attend.

Audiences will be invited to rediscover this classic American tale about the loveable scallywag, Tom Sawyer, as he sets out for adventure and manages to break the rules along the way.

All the classic moments from the Twain story are here: the discovery of how to get rid of warts using a dead cat, the murder of Doc Robinson, Tom and Huck’s pirating adventure to Jackson Island, and the infamous white-washing incident. Through his exploits, Tom discovers the value of purpose, and the importance of family, love, and telling the truth.

Gallery 7’s production will feature up to six male and two female performers, with most playing multiple roles.

“What better way to launch a new season than with a fun-filled adventure the entire family can enjoy,” said Gallery 7 Theatre’s artistic director, Ken Hildebrandt.

“Though Mark Twain’s comic tale is familiar to many, this new adaptation uses some fun story-telling techniques to create a refreshing and exciting theatre experience.”

Directing the show will be John Trottier, who last directed Our Town for Gallery 7.

The show will run Nov. 8-9, 14-16 and 21-23 at 7:30 p.m. with matinees on Nov. 9, 16 and 23 at 2 p.m. All show are at the MEI Auditorium, 4081 Clearbrook Rd.

Rehearsals commence Sept. 9 and take place Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6-10 p.m.

To sign up for the audition or for more information, call 604-504-5940 or email info@gallery7theatre.com.

For more visit www.gallery7theatre.com.