Ac­tors sought for

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Lo­cal theatre group Let Us En­ter­tain You is on the hunt for seven keen ac­tors to be part of its up­com­ing per­for­mance.

LUEY will be per­form­ing David Wil­liamson’s Soul Mates in Oc­to­ber un­der the di­rec­tion of de­but di­rec­tor Matthew Jenk­ins.

A theatre en­thu­si­ast for decades, Mr Jenk­ins said he was look­ing for­ward to the chal­lenge of di­rect­ing.

‘‘I had reached the point where I wasn’t go­ing to be cast as the leading male any more ... I wanted to stay in­volved,’’ he said.

Mr Jenk­ins said Mr Willi- am­son was ar­guably one of Aus­tralia’s great­est play­wrights, and was look­ing for­ward to the chal­lenge of recre­at­ing his story on the stage.

‘‘It’s quite a meaty play so it’s go­ing to be chal­leng­ing to cast be­cause all seven char­ac­ters are large, meaty char­ac­ters,’’ Mr Jenk­ins said.

‘‘Even the small­est part is not a cameo.’’

Soul Mates is a story of about sev­eral dif­fer­ent re­la­tion­ships be­tween books, au­thors and the read­ers who love them both.

Set in Mel­bourne and New York, it is a tale of re­venge as

It’s quite a meaty play so it’s go­ing to

be chal­leng­ing to cast

for­mer Aus­tralian best­selling au­thor Katie Best en­gi­neers a scheme to bring her most craven critic Danny O’Lough­lin un­done.

The per­for­mance will take place in Be­nalla on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 24, how­ever Mr Jenk­ins said they were in dis­cus­sions with other towns.

‘‘It is a big in­vest­ment for just one night,’’ he said.

‘‘The parts will call on a lot of en­ergy from people.’’

Au­di­tions will be held on June 3 and 4 from 6 pmat FCJ Col­lege, Be­nalla.

Those in­ter­ested need to book in by phon­ing Mr Jenk­ins on 0428 210 960.

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