“We’re doing the production in an art style called steampunk,” director Kaylee Smith of Back Alley Productions Inc. said. “It’s a genre of storytelling that blends elements from the industrial revolution, when steam-powered machines were prominent, and places that industry in different time periods.”
The dialogue will be true to the original writing in the play.
Auditions are set for Monday and Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the The Colonnade Center, 264 Catoosa Circle.
“We’re hoping to recruit a cast who will love the world we’re creating as much as the production team does,” Smith said.
The steampunk theme works well for “Romeo and Juliet,” she said, because Shakespeare’s dramas ring true in any setting.
“Because the story is timeless, Shakespeare allows theater companies to have a lot of fun with his plays,” she noted. “The steampunk art form is also never set in a specific time period and blends old style with new.”
Smith said the audience can expect to see a large analog clock, guns and swords and steampunk costumes as part of the production.
For more information about the audition or a list of roles, call or text 706-621-2870 or visit backalleyproductions.org.
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