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Sauk is looking for two actors for the premiere of “Desert Song”

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The Sauk, the Hillsdale County Community Theater, is looking for two actors for its upcoming world premiere of “Desert Song.” Auditions will take place this weekend.

“Desert Song” is about a struggling young musician who seeks the reclusive muse for one of the most famous love songs ever written, an early ’70s track called “The Ballad of Eliza.” It’s a song he’s loved all his life. This muse, a woman now in her sixties, has long retired from public view, and lives as a simple maid. Set in the sparse lodgings of Ghost Ranch, a secluded northern New Mexico retreat, the play explores the elusive and magical nature of inspiration. This piece was the subject of a workshop during The Sauk’s 2021 in-development pieces. This piece contains strong language and a moment of self-harm including blood.

Those wishing to audition should prepare a dramatic 1-2 minute monologue from a play. This monologue must be memorized. This production will have a non-traditional rehearsal period which will include Fridays and Saturdays. Please bring a complete and detailed list of conflicts with you. There are roles for 1 male (20 years old) and 1 female (60 years old). Trinity Bird will direct this production. Michele Harmon is a stage manager.

Auditions will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 8 and at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 9. Auditions will be held at the Sauk Theater, 240 E. Chicago in Jonesville. More information can be found at www.thesauk.org. Performance dates are September 8-11. Tickets are now available at www.thesauk.org.

“Desert Song” is sponsored by Playford Real Estate. The 2022 season is sponsored by Joyous Journey Photography. The media sponsor for 2022 is WCSR Radio Hillsdale 92.1 FM and The Dale 99.5.