CLC holds virtual auditions for fall theater production

  • The College of Lake County will hold virtual auditions for "Twisted Tales of Poe" Sept. 21-22.

    The College of Lake County will hold virtual auditions for "Twisted Tales of Poe" Sept. 21-22. Courtesy of the College of Lake County

Submitted by the College of Lake County
Updated 9/3/2020 2:34 PM

Diverse actors ages 17 and older are invited to audition for the College of Lake County's fall production of "Twisted Tales of Poe," directed by CLC theater department chair Craig Rich. Auditions start at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, and Tuesday, Sept. 22, online via Zoom.

Those auditioning should prepare a 60- to 90-second, memorized dramatic monologue of their choice. Email a resume or list of roles and shows you've performed in to After receiving your information, you will be emailed the audition Zoom link.


Actors need only attend Monday or Tuesday auditions, not both. Callbacks take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24.

Rehearsals begin Monday, Oct. 5, and will be held Monday through Thursday evenings, with possible weekend rehearsals based on cast availability. Performances are Friday, Nov. 13, through Saturday, Nov. 21. Actors should ensure they are available for performance dates before auditioning.

"Twisted Tales of Poe," is a radio play by Philip Grecian, from the stories and poems of Edgar Allan Poe. Four stories from the master of the mysterious and the macabre come together in this live radio-style drama, complete with spine-tingling sound-effects and music. "Twisted Tales" will recreate "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Cask of Amontillado," "The Raven" and "The Black Cat."

This production will be livestreamed on Zoom. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 13 and 14; 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15; and 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 19-21. Individual access for this production is $5. Each performance requires a separate access.

To purchase a virtual ticket and receive a performance access link, contact the JLC Box Office at (847) 543-2300.

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