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Sept. 23, 2002 – The Reichhold Center for the Arts will hold open auditions for its holiday season production of "Folk Nativity: A Caribbean Christmas Musical" on Oct. 2 and 3 at the theater.
"Actors who have a talent for song and dance are encouraged to apply," said David Edgecombe, director of Reichhold Center, who also will direct the production. "We are especially looking for individuals who will commit to the hard work necessary to make the musical an excellent production."
"Folk Nativity" will be presented on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. as part of the Reichhold Center's 2002-2003 season.
Written by Alwin Bully and Einstar LeBlanc, "Folk Nativity" is musical depiction of an eccentric hermit who is on trial for the theft of a stem of bananas and other crimes. In his defense, he tells the Christmas story. Written in 1976, the play has toured the Caribbean and remains a traditional holiday favorite.
This will be the Reichhold's second mounting of the play, which made its local debut as the theater's 2000 Christmas season offering. For background on the work and an interview with Bully, see "Reichhold keeping a Caribbean Christmas".
Edgecombe also directed the production two years ago. Josephine Thomas-Lewis will be back as musical director while also serving as producer.
The tryouts will begin at 6 p.m. Those interested in auditioning are asked to call the Reichhold office at 693-1550 or Thomas-Lewis at 779-2339 for more information.

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