Auditions for Play It Again, Sam set for Dec. 1 and 3

Auditions for the spring production of Play It Again, Sam — a romantic comedy by Woody Allen — will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday, Dec. 1 and 3, at Tennessee Tech University’s Backdoor Playhouse.

Roles are available for three men and eight women.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script, copies of which are available for 24-hour checkout from Playhouse Director Mark Creter’s office, located in South Hall, Room 225.

First performed at the Broadhurst Theatre in New York City, Play It Again, Sam has a lively plot revolving around the dating dilemmas of the play’s unlikely hero Allan, who has eyes only for his best friend’s wife in spite of her efforts to fix him up with a bevy of other women.

A New York Times review of the play described it as a “hilarious and cheerful romp.” The review concluded, “Not only are Allen’s jokes — with their follow-ups, asides and twists — audaciously brilliant, but he has a great sense of character.”

Play It Again, Sam is the sixth annual production in the Backdoor Playhouse’s New Directors Series, and Sean Dietz will direct. The show will be produced in arrangement with Samuel French Inc.

For more information about auditions, call Creter at 931/372-3478.