ROCK SPRINGS — Actors’ Mission will host open auditions this week for “Floyd Collins and the White Angels of Sand Cave,” which is the first play of its 20th season.
Auditions will begin on Thursday, September 8 from 4-7 p.m. in Room 1302 on the Western Wyoming Community College Rock Springs campus; they will continue on Friday, September 9 from 5-8 p.m. and finish on Saturday, September 10 from noon to 4 p.m. The Friday and Saturday auditions will take place at the Broadway Theater. Five male and two female roles are available; all ages are welcome. No experience or advance preparation is necessary.
In early 1925, Floyd Collins became trapped while exploring Sand Cave. He had been in search of fame and fortune. The fortune never arrived…but the story of the attempts to rescue him swept the nation and have kept his name alive until the present day. “Floyd Collins and the White Angels of Sand Cave” is the story of his ordeal, but it’s also a story of media sensationalism, the effects of crisis on a town, and the role of truth in storytelling.
These elements come together to provide an “almost operatic” theatrical event, to be directed by Nina Tyler for the Actors’ Mission.
Founded in 2002 by Geoff Petersen and Sharon Dolan, Actors’ Mission is dedicated to open auditions and provides opportunities for the community to participate in theatrical experiences and to enjoy a diverse range of stage genres. Actors’ Mission has never charged admission for any performance and provides a free meal before each show.
All performances are funded by grants from the Sweetwater Board of Cooperative Educational Services and The Wyoming Arts Council and by patron donations. Actors’ Mission invites you to celebrate our 20-year anniversary.