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June 26, 2008

For Immediate Release

CAMPBELLSVILLE UNIVERSITY TO HOLD

AUDITIONS FOR FALL PLAY AUG. 25-26

 

By Joan C. McKinney, director of university communications

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Auditions will be Aug. 25 and 26 for the Campbellsville University fall play titled "43 Plays For 43 Presidents."

The auditions will be from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. in the University Theater in the Alumni Building.

Five parts are available for males or females. Those auditioning should come with a monologue prepared.

Part of the play can be read on www.playscripts.com. The Web site describes the play as follows: "43 Plays For 43 Presidents"  is a chronological, biographical survey of the lives and presidencies of each of the 43 men who have held the office so far. Their mistakes and successes are celebrated by a company of actors who take turns donning a star-spangled coat that symbolizes the presidency.

"Beginning with George Washington's almost Eden-like perfection, the scenes shift frequently between the comic and the tragic, from Ben Franklin giving Thomas Jefferson a Borscht Belt-style roast, to the frank portrayal of William Henry Harrison's life as an 'Indian slayer,' and later the grim onset of the Civil War.

"Act II starts off the twentieth century with the assassination of William McKinley, moves through a Nixon-praising dance number and arrives at a WWF-style wrestling match over the 2000 election, when George W. Bush dons the coat and begins the 43rd play.

"Audience members consider their role in shaping the history they just witnessed, and are left to ponder where the presidency has gone since its fall from paradise, and where it will go next."

Callbacks, if needed, will be Aug. 27 at the same time.

For more information, contact the theater department at (270) 789-5266 or e-mail Erica Moon at elmoon@campbellsville.edu.

Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 2,405 students who represent 98 Kentucky counties, 25 states and 29 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News & World Report's 2008 "America's Best Colleges," CU is ranked 22nd in "Best Baccalaureate Colleges" in the South and eighth in the South for "Great Schools, Great Prices." CU has been ranked 15 consecutive years with U.S.News & World Report.  The university has also been named to America's Best Christian Colleges®. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his ninth year as president.