Actors and people who think they would like to be actors, auditions are scheduled from 2-4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 9 and 10 for Saarens Production, â€œShortly Thereafterâ€¦an Evening of One-Act and Short Plays.â€ Just show up at the Mask and Rose Theater and be prepared to cold read a selection from one of the plays. There are some Bemidji authors (Roy Booth, Justin Holley, N. Peter Johnson) and authors from Ohio and Georgia and the plays range from drama, comedy, dark comedy and finally mystery.
- â€œStorms, Sheets and Snow Tunesâ€ by Stacy Lane is the story of spirited theatre ghosts who are conducting late night auditions to replace the current ghost who wishes to retire from haunting. Cast 3 men, 3 women.
- â€œSherlock Holmes and the Case of the Diabolical Necromancerâ€ by Roy C. Booth and Justin Holley. is a mystery. 5 men, 3 women, extras.
- â€œAvenues of Attackâ€ by N. Peter Johnson is a story of a chance encounter between a young man and an elderly woman at a bus stop. This dark comedy needs one older female and one young man.
- â€œThe Homestead Playersâ€ by Marie Elliott is a comedy about a theatrical family, their son and his new girlfriend, and family entertainment on the night of the â€œbig question.â€ The cast includes three men and two women.
- â€œVeronicaâ€™s Test of Worthinessâ€ by Eddie Zipperer is a comedy about a young man who brings his â€œunstableâ€ girlfriend home to meet his pretend family. The play calls for one woman and four men.
- â€œWhere Have All the Lightning Bugs Gone?â€ is a drama by Louis E. Catron. A nostalgic play that captures the wonder of love as boy and girl meet and discover how to relate to each other. The play calls for one man and one woman.
- â€œRainbow Sprinklesâ€ by Stacey Lane is a comedy about a kind-hearted clown and the politically-correct lawyer who is interviewing him for her sonâ€™s birthday party. The cast calls for one man in his 60â€™s and one woman in her late 30â€™s.
Auditions are open to people ages 16 through seniors. Each actor will be asked to do a cold reading from one or more of the plays. Stop by the Wild Rose Theater at 501 Bemidji Ave. and go to the main auditorium, one flight up and straight ahead to the big hall.
â€œFinding your rootsâ€”journals, journey and generationsâ€ workshop sponsored by the Beltrami County Historical Society from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 16 at Beltrami Electric in Bemidji. The workshop includes six speakers, a silent auction and catered lunch. Tickets are $35 for the general public and $30 for BCHS members and will be $40 at the door the day of the event. Advance tickets may be purchased that the History Center, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
The presenters for the â€œFinding your rootsâ€”journals, journey and generationsâ€ workshop will be:
- 9â€“9:50 a.m.,Â Â Â Â Art Lee, University in the Pine: The History of BSU.
- 10-10:50 a.m., Anton Treuer, â€œThe Assassination of Hole in the Day.â€
- 11-12 noon,Â Â Â Â Cecelia McKeig, â€œUncle Ole at the Beltrami County Poor Farm.â€
- Lunch break
- 12:30-1:20p.m. Carol Cunningham, Files and Genealogy.
- 1:30-2:30 p.m.Â Janet Rith-Najarian, Family History Detectives: Hot on the trail of your immigrant ancestors.
- 2:30-3:20 p.m.Â Â Randy McGuire, Bemidji Pioneers: The Founding Generation.
Be sure to attend the opening concert of the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra this Sunday. The program promises to be exciting because of the new work by Adams, Carlsonâ€™s virtuosity and the guest conductor. Norman Gamboa. The doors at Bemidji High School Auditorium at 2:30 with a 3 p.m. start time. Ticket prices are $20 for general admission, $15 for seniors and college students. Children and students through grade 12 are admitted free. Advance ticket purchase is available now at Luekenâ€™s Village Food North and also at the door the day of performance.