Springfield Contemporary Theatre Holding “Oppenheimer” Auditions Tonight

Would you like a role in a play about a man who changed the face of the world forever with the creation of the atomic bomb?

Springfield Contemporary Theatre might be looking for you.

The production will need 15 male and 5 female actors. The production will need actors of all ethnicities and some will need to speak in different dialects.

The show itself is described by SCT:

As fascism spreads across Europe, two German chemists discover the processes of atomic fission and in Berkeley, California, theoretical physicists recognize the horrendous potential of this new science: a weapon that draws its power from the very building blocks of the universe. J. Robert Oppenheimer races to win the ‘battle of the laboratories’ and create a weapon so devastating that, with the detonation of a single device, it would bring about an end not just to the Second World War but to all war. As the political situation darkens, Oppenheimer takes us into the heart of the Manhattan Project and explores the tension between the scientific advances that will shape our understanding of the fabric of the universe, and the justification of their use during wartime, revealing the personal cost of making history.

Auditions for the production will consist of cold readings from the play.

The play will begin rehearsals January 5, with performances on February 14-16, 20-23, and February 27 through March 1.

Auditions will take place at the SCT’s Center Stage, 302 East Pershing Street in the Wilhoit Plaza, starting at 6:30 p.m.

If you need more information, contact SCT at 417-831-8001.

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