Penny-a-Line Players holding Ad-Hoc auditions

Penny-a-Line Players is holding a casting call next weekend for its new play Ad-Hoc.

The original production by Morley Schulman is a Neil Simon type of comedy that centres around Malcolm, a playwright who works in a dead-end advertising job. Oblivious to his surroundings, his egocentric dream suddenly crashes as he finishes the script and loses his job at the same time. After quickly gaining employment at another ad agency, he starts to realize that his new co-workers are, in fact, his characters come to life.

“It’s really about dealing with your alter ego and reality,” said co-director Gwynne Hunt, who founded Penny-a-Line Players 12 years ago. “There’s going to be good, meaty roles for any actor.”

The large cast needed includes seven men and five women between the ages of 20 to 60. Some actors will end up playing two roles – a character and their alter ego.

Auditions run 3-5 p.m. on Feb. 5 at Trinity Memorial United Church, 33737 Hazel St. Rehearsals will take place in Abbotsford from March to June. The 90-minute play debuts on June 25 as part of the fifth annual Festival of Artistic and Creative Expression sponsored by Art Matter’s Society.

Contact Hunt for an audition time at 604-859-2407 or ragmag@telus.net.