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Auditions tonight for play

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Interested area residents are invited to enroll in SPTH 205 D01, Community College Little Theater, a two-credit course course being offered at Western Nevada Community College, Douglas Mondays from 7 to 9:40 p.m. this spring semester.

Class members will perform “Inherit the Wind,” a play based on the Scopes Monkey Trial of the early 20th century. This is the first theater production course ever offered at the Douglas campus.

Director Karen Chandler brings a wealth of theatrical experience to the production. She holds a master’s degree in theater arts from Roosevelt University in Chicago, Ill., and has directed and performed for the Western Nevada Theatre Company in Carson City.

Chandler’s concept is to update the production to include women in significant lead roles so that the trial will more closely follow the debate that is currently in play in Kansas over the same issue. She is also thinking of making the drama interactive by selecting audience members as jurors during the second act of the play.

There are approximately 25 roles in the drama, which will be performed in the old Douglas County court chambers in Minden May 10-18. Chandler is very excited about performing the courtroom drama in an actual period courtroom.

The first auditions for the play will be held tonight at 7 p.m., in room 107 at the WNCC Douglas campus. Students are not required to have previous theatrical experience to audition or enroll for the course. For alternate audition times or more information, call Dr. Mike Hardie, WNCC Douglas assistant dean, at 782-2413, ext. 5230.

Registration continues for spring classes at WNCC. Students may register by Touch-Tone Telephone at 887-3130 or (800) 748-5690 or visit the Internet at http://www.wncc.nevada.edu through the start of classes on Jan. 24, with late registration ending Feb. 4.

For more information, call WNCC Douglas at 782-2413 or the WNCC Admissions Office at 445-3277.