NPC schedules ‘Holiday’ spring play auditions

Auditions for Northland Pioneer College’s spring theatrical presentation of “Holiday” by Philip Barry will be Tuesday and Thursday, Jan. 14 and 16, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Performing Arts Building on the

Snowflake/Taylor - Silver Creek Campus. There are roles for seven men and five women in this engrossing, bittersweet 1928 comedy by the author of The Philadelphia Story. Set in the swanky Fifth Avenue home of the Setons, where money is EVERYTHING, the play attacks the rich, while reserving its sharpest blows for the rich who feel obligated to work. Drawing a lighter blow are the hedonistic set that sees no profit in simply letting income earn income instead of fun. The story focuses on the whirlwind romance of Johnny Case, a self-made man who knows how to work for his money, and the lovely Julia Seton, who comes from Money, where the Setons’ small house is the one without the ballroom. Their affection is put to the test by father Edward’s materialism and Julia’s sister Linda falling in love with Johnny. Add in an alcoholic younger brother Ned and Linda’s fun-loving friends, the Potters, and you have a tale filled with Gatsbyesque abandon and decay. The NPC performances will be Wednesday through Saturday, April. 23 - 26 and 30 - May 3, starting at 7: 30 p.m. in the Silver Creek Campus Performing Arts Building. Questions about auditions or the play should be directed to Dr. Solomonson at the Snowflake/Taylor - Silver Creek Campus, 536-6217, or toll-free 1-800-266-7845, ext. 6217.

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