A favorite phrase used most frequently in current movie publicity is "with a cast of thousands."
Fullerton Junior College's forthcoming fall production "Inherit the Wind" will not have "thousands" in the cast, but it will have perhaps one of the largest casts in t h e history of FJC treater. The new drama dynamo, this year at FJC, George Archambeault, today announced tryouts for "Inherit the Wind" theatrical offering which has a grand total cast of 63.
The tryouts for the production are slated for Monday September 19, and Tuesday Sept. 20 from 3-5 p. m. and again from 7-9 p. m. in the south college lounge at the far end of the counseling offices.
When asked why a play with such a large cast was chosen, Archambeault said, "I feel that large casts give the student a chance to satisfy his urge for more experience in drama; and by taking a minor role (in this show there are many) he can still kept up his regular scholastic duties.""Even the student who is not a theater arts major can afford to take part in this show since minor roles will require only a very light rehearsal schedule."
Many leading and heavier parts are available for the student who is more vitally interested in drama and who can arrange his program to allow him more time for rehearsals.
Vital backstage jobs are available for the student who is interested in the technical aspects of theater. Among these include lighting, costumes, publicity, and make-up.
The performance dates for the production are set for Nov. 18, 19, 21, 22 and 23 in the auditorium.
Archambeault urges all students to attend the tryouts next week regardless of their affiliation with the drama dept., their past experience in theater or their major interest area. "There is a wide range of opportunity for both on and off-stage situations. I repeat, that previous experience in theater and whether or not the student is enrolled in a drama class is of secondary importance. Of primary importance is the student's interest in putting on a good show."
During the tryouts, Director Archambeault will keep a watchful eye open for talent to be used in another forthcoming production in the form of a Concert Readers Theater. The first performance for this group, to be known as the Collegiate Concert Readers, will be "The Brick and the Rose" by Louis Carlino, a young Italian author, whose first play opens on Broadway later this year.