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Masquers auditions for next production announced

Staff Writer | February 24, 2022 1:00 AM

SOAP LAKE — Auditions are scheduled for 6 to 7 p.m. March 4 and 5 at the Masquers Theater, 322 E. Main Ave. in Soap Lake, for the company’s next production. “These Shining Lives” opens April 22.

The play chronicles the fortunes of women working in a factory near Chicago in the 1920s and 1930s. It’s a pretty simple job, painting clock faces and hands so they glow in the dark – but in 1922 nobody knows the paint they’re using, infused with radium, can kill them. Based on real events, the women eventually take their employers to court when they start getting sick.

Cynthia Beyer is the director of the Masquers production.

The cast includes four women and one man in their 20s and 30s for the leading roles, and at least three other people of any age for supporting roles, according to a Masquers press release. Actors will be asked to open the audition by reading a monologue. People who want to be part of the stage crew are asked to come to the theater during auditions.

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