Casting call set for upcoming BART comedy production

Bethany Area Repertory Theater (BART) is inviting local drama buffs to try out for some of the group’s fall offerings. BART, which perform at the Dickens Theater at 3575 Atlantic Avenue in Millville, will begin the season’s first production, “Hate Mail,” in September, with performances on Sept. 17-19 and 24-26.

The October show, “A Tiny Little Secret,” was written by award-winning playwright Bob Davis, who lives in the Bay Forest community. The director, Oksana Farber, is currently casting for the comedy, looking for young men and women to be the leads for the show.

Women ages 25-35 (or actresses who can play that age) are being invited to audition for the female lead and a very dramatic secondary character. Men will be asked to read for the male lead, who is in the 30-40 age bracket.

Even those who have never been in a play can try out in a nonthreatening environment, organizers said. Contact the director at to request an audition. She will arrange a reading that fits the actor’s schedule.

Newcomer Cay Cutright, who lives in the Bear Trap community in Ocean View, tried out last year and got a part in the holiday trilogy “Good King Succotash.”

“I loved it,” said Cutright. “I met great friends and got to know some very talented individuals.”

“I hadn’t performed in nearly 50 years,” Cutright stated, but she read about the play in the newspaper and took a chance. “I wanted a challenging adventure. It turned out to be a labor of love.”

Young men and women are especially needed for the October production. There will be 14 rehearsals and eight nights of shows, Oct. 16-19 and 21-24.

Other BART shows scheduled for the Dickens Theater this season include “Miracle on 34th Street” in December, “Private Lives” in February, “An Affair to Forget” (part three of the holiday trilogy) in April and “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” in June.