Community Auditions Set for ‘Prodigal Son’ at Ohio University Eastern

The Theater Department of Ohio University Eastern will hold open community auditions for its upcoming production of John Patrick Shanley’s drama, “Prodigal Son,”  at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, and Wednesday, Sept. 5, at the Shannon Hall Theater.

“Prodigal Son” premiered in New York in January 2016. The story is about a 17-year-old boy from the Bronx who suddenly finds himself in a private school in New Hampshire. He is violent, gifted, alienated and on fire with a ferocious loneliness. Two faculty members wrestle with the dilemma: Is the kid a star or a disaster?

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The Wall Street Journal called “Prodigal Son,” “a heart-sore portrait of adolescent turmoil that bears the stamp of hard-earned truth on every scene… [it’s] the best thing that Mr. Shanley has given us since “Doubt.”  You can’t get much better than that.”

Roles are available for four men, ages 18-55 and for one woman aged 40-55.  Anyone interested is encouraged to audition, and no previous acting experience is necessary.  Scripts will be available one hour before auditions begin.

For more information contact Dennis Fox at 740-699-2340 or at