The Blue Comet

Madison Shakespeare Company

Bartell Theatre

113 E. Mifflin St

Madison, WI

Auditions are now open for the US national premiere performance of The Blue Comet, opening November 1 at the Bartell Theatre in Madison. The production takes place in the London village of Hampstead in the year 1926, in the home of bibliophile Christopher Bedale, his sister Jane, and Christopher's three children. The Bedales face three simultaneous crises:

- Their expenses exceed their income

- A giant comet is on a collision course with Earth

- Their long-lost Australian relative is coming to visit.

All participants are expected to audition, rehearse, and perform with dialect suitable to their character. Character breakdowns and further information are available on the audition site.