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"Marilyn's Kennedy" play set for world premier in May, auditions this weekend

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A drama based on the historical affair between JFK and Marilyn Monroe will have its world premiere in Grand Rapids this May. With auditions being held this weekend. Announced by The University Wits, a local theater company bringing the show to life.

/Chuck Fortenbacher & Convergence Media

/Chuck Fortenbacher & Convergence Media

/Chuck Fortenbacher & Convergence Media

The story shows audiences some of our nation's most iconic figures in some of their darkest moments. Love, lust, power, and beauty collide in this intense account of the secrets in our American Camelot.

Performances for this production will be May 15-24 at Dog Story Theater. With over a year of research and development by the playwright, combined with a proven on-the-rise theater company, this is sure to be a production not to miss.

Open public auditions will be held March 23-24 from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Cold reads only -- no preparation needed. To schedule an appointment time, go to The University Wits auditions page to send an email. Walk-ins will also be welcome. Auditions will take place at Dog Story Theater (7 Jefferson Ave SE). Callbacks will be March 25 as needed. Age appropriate is preferred, but wider age ranges will be considered. All ages 20 and up welcome.



MARILYN: a movie-star.
JACK: the president.
BOBBY: the attorney general.
JACKIE: the first lady.
PATRICIA: a socialite.
PETER: an actor.
ANDERS: secret service.
JOHNSON: secret service.
**Also casting some nonspeaking extra roles.

Showtime & ticket info / UniWits Website Facebook Page

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