ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Theater Department of Ohio University Eastern announces open community auditions for its upcoming production of John Patrick Shanley’s drama "Prodigal Son." Auditions will take place Tuesday, Sept. 4 and Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Shannon Hall Theater.

"Prodigal Son" premiered in New York in January 2016. The story: "A 17 year-old boy from the Bronx suddenly finds himself in a private school in New Hampshire. He is violent, gifted, alienated, and on fire with a ferocious loneliness. Two faculty members wrestle with the dilemma: Is the kid a star or a disaster? A passionate, explosive portrait of a young man on the verge of salvation or destruction."

The Wall Street Journal called "Prodigal Son," "a heart-sore portrait of adolescent turmoil that bears the stamp of hard-earned truth on every scene… [it’s] the best thing that Mr. Shanley has given us since "Doubt." You can’t get much better than that." 

Roles are available for four men, ages 18-55 and for one woman aged 40-55. Anyone interested is encouraged to audition and no previous acting experience is necessary. Scripts will be available one hour before auditions begin.

For information, contact Dennis Fox at 740-699-2340.