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September 27 06:05 PM

BAC to hold auditions for ‘Parallel Lives’


The Bossier Arts Council has announced auditions for their winter production of Parallel Lives.

The performance dates are slated for Dec. 20-22 and will be held at the East Bank Theatre. Auditions will be held at the Bossier Arts Council, 630 Barksdale Blvd. in Bossier City on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 2-4 p.m.

Those auditioning should prepare a 60- second contemporary comedic monologue.

“Parallel Lives” features an all-female cast. “Parallel Lives” was written by Mo Gaffney and Kathy Najimy. In the opening scene, two Supreme Beings plan the beginning of the world with the relish of two slightly sadistic suburban wives decorating a living room. Once they've decided on the color scheme of the races, a little concerned that white people will feel slighted being such a boring color, they create sex and the sexes.

Afraid women will have too many advantages, the Beings decide to make childbirth painful and to give men enormous egos as compensation.

From this moment, the audience is whisked through the outrageous universe of Kathy and Mo, where two actresses play men and women struggling through the common rituals of modern life: teenagers on a date, sisters at their grandmother's funeral, a man and a woman together in a country-western bar.

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