Company searches for lead

RESORTING to male actors cross-dressing in female roles is something Wesley House Players Theatre Company director Rhonda Kerr would rather not do as she searches for young women to fill parts for the latest production.

The last auditions for the company’s latest theatre piece will take place next week for Wanted: One Body.

It will be the second time the Wesley House Players Theatre Company have produced the farcical thriller after first performing it in 1980, in which Ms Kerr played a role.

“I have had a couple of gentlemen volunteer to cross-dress - it didn’t sound like the best idea but it was good of them to offer,” she laughed. “Some people will do anything to keep a show going but I’m not sure if I will (take) them up on the offer.”

Ms Kerr added a certain show that involved cross-dressing was being considered for later production by the Wesley House Players Theatre Company.

With the main roles cast, Ms Kerr is looking for an actress to fill the supporting role of Anne Beale.

“The character of Anne Beale really is the one I am desperate for and I would say it is good for someone new to theatre,” she said.

“Normally we are looking for men so it is a reversal that we are looking for women.”

Ms Kerr encouraged more people to take part in Wesley House Players Theatre Company, as it was a great way to meet fun people over free tea and biscuits.

“I think the variety of roles you can do keeps your mind going, you meet a lot of interesting people and it is a bit of a challenge that is always different,” she said.

“When you do a show you get very close to the people doing that show.”

Auditions for Wanted: One Body will be held on Tuesday July 17 and Thursday July 19 at 7.30pm in Wesley Community Hall on Church Street.

For further information contact 6884 7261 during business hours or 6882 4838 after hours.

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