‘Swashbuckling’ auditions at MCC Feb. 26-27

Mark Hardiman
Monday, February 14, 2022

MCC Theater Announces Auditions for a swashbuckling comedy Friday, Feb. 26 from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 27 from 2-4 p.m. in the Weeth Theater in Tipton Hall at McCook Community College.

“If the idea of snappy dialogue (PG-13) and sword play appeals to you this is your show,” said Mark Hardiman, MCC Theater Director since 2019.

The MCC Theater Department will perform a series of short scenes all of which feature stage combat. If you are a college student, community member or a pirate, this show is for you, according to Hardiman.

Auditions will include movement exercises and reading from selected texts.

“We are planning on having the performances in an outdoor location where masks won’t be used. Sword fights naturally incorporate social distancing as you can imagine,” Hardiman said.

With two decades of teaching theater and stage combat and 15 years running a professional theater in Chicagoland, Hardiman has extensive experience bringing stage combat to life on the stage in numerous productions from Shakespeare to his adaptations of Treasure Island and more.

Those interested in backstage duties, stage management, or assistant to the director should drop by auditions for a brief conference with me. Masks will be used in auditions and rehearsals.

If you have questions or need to schedule an alternate time to audition, please contact Hardiman at hardimanm@mpcc.edu or call 308-345-8173.