Directed by Tegan Whited
Auditions: Monday and Tuesday, February 4-5,
7:00pm at Joplin Little Theatre.
Needed: 21 males, ages 18 and up
No advance preparation required; cold readings from the script
Knowledge of German a plus as several characters speak German and
several characters speak with a German accent.
One character does impressions of famous movie actors of the time:
Jimmy Stewart, Humphrey Bogart, Cary Grant,
Gary Cooper, Clark Gable.
Synopsis: This turbulent and gutsy play by Donald Bevan and Edmund Trzcinski tells the story of a group of American prisoners who embarrass and irritate their captors as they try to escape from a German prison camp. The plot revolves around the escape of an American who will face serious punishment for sabotaging a train, as will his fellow prisoners who hide him. The prisoners at last learn which of them has been all the while a stooge for the Germans, for which he pays the ultimate price. The dominant tone of the play is lusty comedy, but it is ingeniously combined at all times with excitement and tension of the most holding sort of suspense.
Performance dates: March 27-31, 2019
For full information call the JLT office, 417 623-3638, during regular office hours.
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