ABET holding auditions for ‘The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds’


ABET (Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre) is holding auditions for “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds” by Paul Zindel Aug. 26 at 11 a.m. The play chronicles the lives of a widow and her two young daughters.

The available roles for the drama include Beatrice Hunsdorfer (female age 40-45), a single mother left by her husband years ago; Ruth (female age 16-18), Beatrice's epileptic older daughter whose seizures are brought on by anxiety or stress; Tillie Hunsdorfer (female age 14-16), Beatrice's younger daughter who is an outcast at school and teased by other students; Nanny (female age 60-80), who is nearly blind, deaf and can barely walk with the aid of a walker; and Janice Vickery (female age 14-16), Tillie's main competitor at the science fair.

The characters of Beatrice, Tillie and Ruth will be required to read monologues from scripts as well as cold readings of selected scenes together. Additionally, the character of Janice will be required to read her monologue. Those interested in auditioning can get a copy of the script to get familiar with the content by calling or texting (904) 386-5085.

ABET is located at 716 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach.