Circle Players To Hold Auditions For “How I Learned To Drive”

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Comedy_and_tragedy_masksPISCATAWAY – Circle Players will hold auditions for “How I Learned to Drive,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Paula Vogel.

“How I Learned to Drive” is a darkly funny and devastating tale of survival; a view into a troubling relationship between a young girl and an older man. The 1950s pop music accompanying Li’l Bit’s excursion down memory lane cannot drown out the ghosts of her past. Sweet recollections of driving with her beloved uncle intermingle with lessons about the darker sides of life. Balmy evenings are fraught with danger; seductions happen anywhere. Li’l Bit navigates a narrow path between the demands of family and her own sense of right and wrong.

John Dowgin of Spotswood is the director, and Loren Manheimer of Aberdeen is the producer.

Auditions will be held 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, and 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at Circle Players, 416 Victoria Ave., Piscataway. Callbacks, by invitation only, will be 8:30 p.m. on that same Monday. Readings and sides will be provided.

Characters needed are: L’il Bit – female, late 30s-early 40s (must pass for 40); Peck – male, 40s; Male Greek Chorus – male, 30s-40s; Female Greek Chorus – female, 30s-40s; and Teenage Greek Chorus – female, extremely young-looking, 18-25 years old.

Performances will be 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Jan. 24-Feb. 8, with a 3 p.m. Sunday matinee on Feb. 9.

For more information, email director John Dowgin at

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