Calling all Yoopers, deer hunters and people who’d like to play them on stage. Redbud Players will hold auditions for the northwoods comedy “Escanaba in da Moonlight” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 27 and 28 in the Columbus Public Library Annex.
The play, which was written by Michigan native Jeff Daniels and made into a movie in 2001, tells the story of the Soady clan as it gathers at the family’s cabin for the opening day of deer season.
The script calls for a cast of five men and one woman. Characters include 35-year-old Reuban Soady (who bears the dubious distinction of being the oldest Soady in the history of the Soadys never to have bagged a buck), his father Albert, his brother Remnar, and his wife Wolf Moon Dance, as well as a family friend and a ranger.
The play will be staged the first two weekends in November.
For more information, contact director JT Cestkowski at email@example.com.