‘Frankenstein’ first show for revived Greensburg theater group

September 8, 2018

Greensburg Civic Theatre will hold auditions for an October production of “Frankenstein” on Aug. 27 in the Greensburg Garden and Civic Center. Here, actors rehearse for a 2014 GCT production of “The 39 Steps.”

After nearly dissolving earlier this year, Greensburg Civic Theatre is returning to the Greensburg Garden and Civic Center for its 67th season.

First on the 2018-19 production schedule will be “Frankenstein,” the Austin Tichenor adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic novel, running Oct. 18-20.

Founded in 1951, Greensburg Civic Theatre -- one of Westmoreland County’s few long-established, volunteer-based community theater organizations -- was facing dissolution due to a lack of volunteers.

According to a release, renewed community support led to the addition of 12 new members to the board of directors, with members now totaling 19.

“I’ve been a part of the Greensburg Civic Theatre family for years. I’m looking forward to the incredible new direction that the GCT will be going in and the creative energy that will sustain us for many more years,” said newly elected board president Barbara Rolla in the release.

Auditions scheduled

Actors interested in performing in “Frankenstein” are invited to a casting call from 6-8:30 p.m. Aug. 27 in the Greensburg garden and Civic Center, 951 Old Salem Road.

The cast includes six men, two women and extras. Certain roles will be double cast; one part is for a 10-year-old boy. The actor portraying the creature must be agile, as the role is physically demanding, according to the release.

Auditions will include cold reading from the script.

Walk-ins are welcome. Prospects should bring a headshot along with an acting resume, if one is available.

Directed by Vince D’Angelo, “Frankenstein” will be performed at 8 p.m. Oct. 18 and 19 and 2 p.m. Oct. 20 in the Greensburg Garden and Civic Center, 951 Old Salem Road.

The remainder of the GCT theatrical season will be announced later.

Tickets for “Frankenstein” go on sale at 10 a.m. Sept. 14 at 724-836-8000.

Details: gctheatre.org

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