Darien Arts Center Holds Spring-Show Auditions In January

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The Darien Arts Center is set to hold auditions for the spring production of "Sirens" opening in March. Photo Credit: Contributed

DARIEN, Conn. -- The Darien Arts Center (DAC) is set to hold auditions for the spring production of "Sirens" opening in March. 

Auditions for “Sirens” by Deborah Zoe Laufer run from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 7 and 8, at the DAC's Visual Arts Studio, 2 Renshaw Road. The production, directed by Carin Zakes, will take place in the Weatherstone Studio. Callbacks, if required, will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 9.

"This delightful new play was a hit at the 2010 Humana Festival of New American Plays, as it explores the poignancy of a once passionate relationship that has lost its sizzle," DAC representatives said. "When main character Sam fell in love with his wife Rose, he wrote her a song that has been covered by every recording artist and translated to every language. For 25 years, Sam has been looking for the creative spark that this first flush of love had inspired in him – but to no avail. While on a cruise to celebrate the anniversary of their marriage, Sam hears the most sublime music ever heard, jumps overboard, and winds up [on an island] with a Siren.

"There on her island he must struggle with the terrors of middle age, the tortures of creative failure, and the desire to live in his past rather than face his uncertain future. He must find a way to get home and win his wife back."

Roles to be cast consist of Rose, in her 40s or 50s and married to Sam for 25 years; Sam, in his 40s or 50s (married to Rose for 25 years); the “Siren,” in her 20s; and Richard, a man in his 20s who will play a man in his 40s to 50s. 

“Sirens” is set to run at 8 p.m. March 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29,  and at 2 p.m. March 16 and 23. Candidates are asked to report to the DAC’s Visual Arts Studio behind the Darien Town Hall at designated audition times. For further questions, residents can call 203-655-8683.

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