Gallery 7 Theatre hosts auditions for May production

Auditions take place Feb. 17 in Abbotsford for the play 110 Stories

Ken Hildebrandt is the executive/artistic director of Gallery 7 Theatre.

Ken Hildebrandt is the executive/artistic director of Gallery 7 Theatre.

Gallery 7 Theatre holds open auditions on Tuesday, Feb. 17 for its May production of 110 Stories by Sarah Tuft.

Auditions begin at 6:30 p.m. at Huntington Station, #100 – 34595 Third Ave. in Abbotsford and are open to all men and women ages 20 to 70.

Call-back auditions will be held Feb. 21, and rehearsals begin the week of March 9.

The production will be directed by Carissa Boynton, who last directed productions of Tuesdays with Morrie and The Foreigner for the theatre.

Gallery 7 executive/artistic director Ken Hildebrandt said 110 Stories is a “powerful and gripping story of how ordinary humans did extraordinary things” during the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York.

“We’re doing something very different with this production in that we’re taking away all the trappings of a normal theatre production to bring sharper focus on the characters and their incredible accounts of 9/11,” Hildebrandt said.

The production will take place in the Great Hall of The Reach Gallery Museum (32388 Veterans Way) and will be done with minimal costuming and sets, and under work lights rather than elaborate stage lighting.

It runs May 1 and 2 and 7-9 at 7:30 p.m. and May 2 and 9 at 2 p.m.

To register for the audition or for more information, call Gallery 7 Theatre at 604-504-5940 or visit gallery7theatre.com.

Those interested in working behind the scenes are also invited to attend the auditions.