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ACT announces auditions for ‘Irena’s Vow’

Albert Lea Community Theatre announces auditions for the drama “Irena’s Vow” will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 9 and 10 at Marion Ross Performing Arts Center, 147 N. Broadway in Albert Lea.

Based on a true story, the play takes the audience through the eyes of a strong-willed woman and exemplifies the triumphs of the human spirit over devastating tragedy.

According to a press release, Irena Gut Opdyke was a 19-year-old housekeeper in the home of a Nazi officer when she finds out that the Jewish ghetto is about to be liquidated. Determined to help 12 Jewish workers, she decides to shelter them in the safest place she can think of — the basement of the German commandant’s house. Over the next two years, Irena uses her wit and courage to hide her friends until the end of the German occupation — concealing them in the midst of countless Nazi parties, a blackmail scheme and even the birth of a child.

Directed by Glen Parsons, eight performances of this play are scheduled for Feb. 13 through Feb. 22. This drama contains some scenes that are not suitable for young children.

At least four women and six men of various ages will be cast for this play. There are no roles for children. Those auditioning should be prepared to read from the script. Rehearsals will be scheduled weeknights, with some weekend involvement closer to the performance dates.

Tickets and more information regarding auditions are at actonbroadway.com.