"A Nice Family Gathering"

By Phil Olson

Directed by Doug Instenes

A quirky Minnesota family is gathering for the first Thanksgiving without Dad--sort of. He died with unfinished business and comes back to tell his wife he loved her, something he failed to do during their 35 years of marriage. Dad encounters a couple of obstacles, only his younger son can see or hear him, and Mom has invited a man to dinner.

Produced by Racine Theatre Guild at Racine Theatre Guild Auditorium, 2519 Northwestern Ave., Racine

Performances: October 26 - November 11, 2012

Performance Times: Fri & Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 2 pm. Also 2 pm on 11/3, 7 pm on 11/4 & 11/8, 4 pm on 11/10.

Ticket Prices: $11-17

Call 262-633-4218 for reservations or more information.

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


There are roles for seven adults. Two of the male roles, the sons, should be 30 to 40s in age. Two older men, the deceased father and momís dinner companion, should be 50s to 70s in age. The Momís role calls for a woman also in the age range of 50s to 70s. Two of the women, the youngest sibling and brother Michaelís wife, are 20s to 30s in age. All roles are open. To audition, simply report at 7 p.m. on either Monday, September 10, or Tuesday, September 11, to the lobby of the Racine Theatre Guild. Auditions consist of cold readings from the script. Scripts are available in advance and may be checked out of the box office with payment of a refundable deposit. For further information, call the box office at 262-633-4218, go to the website (www.racinetheatre.org), like the Racine Theatre Guild on Facebook, or stop by any weekday between noon and 6 p.m.