Open auditions will be held for the Historic Fayette Theater’s Christmas play, “You Better Watch Out,” on Sunday, Sept. 28, at 4 p.m., and Monday, Sept. 29, at 6 p.m., according to Christy Ingram, administrator.
Available roles are for two women in their 20s to early 40s; two men in their 20s to 40s; two older gentlemen roles; and one role which can be a man or a woman.
Performance dates are Nov. 28, 29, Dec. 4, 5, 6, at 8 p.m. with matinee shows on Nov. 30 and Dec. 7 at 2 p.m.
The story is set on Christmas Eve at the Willow Inn. The hosts, Jenny and Tom, are having Art, Jenny’s father who is still mourning the passing of his wife, see their bed and breakfast for the very first time.
Three more travelers are forced to lodge at the inn as a snowstorm is raging outside. Those waiting it out are Rudy and Marsha, who run a costume business together, and a mysterious but cheerful man who claims to be in the delivery business, named Mr. Smith. Only the inn’s caretaker, Andy, sees Mr. Smith’s real identity, the spirit of Christmas.
Andy must help Art, who has been in a dark place for a very long time, see the joy of Christmas and discover who Mr. Smith really is.
“This play is perfect for the holidays because it reminds us what the holidays should be about: Love, happiness and hope,” Ingram said in a press release.