Seneca Community Players will hold auditions for “The Complete History of America (Abridged)” on Sunday and Monday, Sept. 7 and 8. Auditions will begin at 7 p.m. at the organization’s headquarters, below Fall Street along the canal in Seneca Falls.
The play is a comic mutilation of 500 years of American history—from Columbus to Clinton. From the beginning, the play takes the stereotype of the historically ignorant American and runs with it, contending that the Revolutionary War got started by a game of telephone, that Thomas Jefferson's homegrown “wacky tabacky” influenced the Declaration of Independence, and that Ronald Reagan was a robot controlled by Nancy. It's all done in good fun, and some sketches are truly inspired, with Lewis and Clark as a vaudeville duo a la Martin and Lewis, a muffed Civil War slide show and a film noir-style conspiracy that wraps up the last 50 years.
The production is being directed by Patrick Fegley. Roles are available for three adult males. The production is scheduled for November 6-9 at the Delavan Theatre, New York Chiropractic College. For additional information, call Patrick Fegley at (315) 568-6559.