Auditions Sept. 5 for Titanic play presented by Rogue River Community Theater Company of Rockford

It’s been 100 years since the unsinkable HMS Titanic went down in the north Atlantic, but the lives of its passengers will be revisited in the upcoming theater production “A Ship of Dreams.”

Rogue River Community Theater Company of Rockford is holding auditions September 5 for the two-act play that traces the lives of passengers aboard the ill-fated luxury liner that sank April 15, 1912.

“Being this is the 100th anniversary of one of the most famous shipwrecks in history, we thought it fitting to honor all the souls lost on that fateful day,” said playwright Patricia Rose, who wrote and will direct the play.

Due to the diversity of characters involved, actors of all ages and levels of experience are encouraged to audition. Auditions are 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at Rockford Community Center, 8450 Shaner Ave. NE, located at the northeast corner of Ten Mile Road in the Rockford Ambulance building. Performances are scheduled November 15-18 at the historic Kent Theatre in Cedar Springs.

“The play follows the lives of passengers ranging from aristocracy to poor immigrants hoping to build a better life for themselves and their families in America,” Rose said. “Destiny draws them together in an epic struggle for survival that also brings out the best and the worst in people. It truly is an unraveling of human drama.”

“A Ship of Dreams” is the first presentation by the newly formed theater company, formerly known as Rogue River Community Theater. For information on auditions, call (616) 874-5264.

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