Come Play a Role by auditioning for a part this production. We look forward to meeting you (or seeing you again)!


Upcoming Production


by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur
Adapted by Ken Ludwig

Directed by Ryan Thompson

Longstreet Playhouse

Auditions: April 9 & 10, 7-9 PM

Callbacks: April 13, if necessary

Audition Form

Audition Details

Hendricks Civic Theatre is proud to present auditions for TWENTIETH CENTURY, a full-length comedy adapted by Ken Ludwig.

WHO: This show will be open to audition for all adult performers. No roles are pre-cast.

HOW: Click the AUDITION FORM button at left to download an audition form. If possible, please print the form and bring it with you to auditions. Be ready to provide any conflicts you may have leading up to the show. You may come as early as 6:30 PM to peruse a copy of the full script prior to auditions.

PREPARATION: After an introduction about the play and rehearsal process, those auditioning will be asked to cold-read various sections of the script, either alone or in groups. You only need to attend one night of auditions. Call backs, if necessary, will be later that week, April 13.


Rehearsals & Performances

The show will be presented at HCT’s Longstreet Playhouse on June 16-18 and June 23-25, 2017. An additional performance at an off-site venue is scheduled for Saturday, July 29.

Rehearsals are tentatively scheduled to begin the week of April 30 and generally will be 3-4 nights per week at Longstreet Playhouse north of Danville. Rehearsals may be scheduled more frequently the last two weeks before opening and will include a long Saturday or long Sunday for tech preparations. No conflicts will be allowed during tech week.


CONTACT : If you have any questions, please contact Ryan Thompson at















Bankrupt, with his career on a downslide, egomaniacal Broadway director Oscar Jaffe boards the Twentieth Century Limited and encounters his former discovery and ex-chorus girl Lily Garland, now a tempermental Hollywood star on the train between NY and Chicago. He pulls out all the stops in persuading her to return to Broadway in his upcoming show.

Ken Ludwig has had multiple shows on Broadway and London’s West End. His first play on Broadway, LEND ME A TENOR, part of HCT’s 2014-15 season, won two Tony Awards. He has written 22 plays and musicals, including Crazy For You, Moon Over Buffalo, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Treasure Island, Twentieth Century, Leading Ladies, Shakespeare in Hollywood, The Game’s Afoot, The Fox on the Fairway, The Three Musketeers, and The Beaux’ Stratagem. His most recent plays include Baskerville, A Comedy of Tenors, and Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol. His plays have starred Alec Baldwin, Carol Burnett, Lynn Redgrave, Mickey Rooney, Hal Holbrook, Dixie Carter, Tony Shalhoub, Anne Heche, Joan Collins, and Kristin Bell.


ANITA HIGHLAND: Female, 20-30, attractive, down-to-earth office manager for Dr. Lockwood
DR GROVER LOCKWOOD: Male, 40-50, passenger on the train, aspiring playwright
PORTER: Male, 20s, young, efficient fellow who knows his job
MATTHEW CLARK: Male, 60-70, odd little man, pale and upright, old-fashioned
OWEN O’MALLEY: Male, 40-50, associate of Oscar’s, harassed and bellicose, disposed to fight about anything
CONDUCTOR: Male, 40-50, dignified
IDA WEBB: Female, 30-40, tough, efficient, smart-mouthed dame who plays poker with the boys and wins, Oscar’s general manager
OSCAR JAFFE: Male, 45-55, Broadway producer, lives, breathes, eats and dreams about the theatre and nothing else
LILY GARLAND: Female, 30-40, stunning, glamorous, and totally magnetic – a Star!
GEORGE SMITH: Male, 20-25, Lily’s agent and boyfriend, tenacious
BEARD: Male, strange gentleman with a luxuriant beard, heavy German accent
MAX JACOBS: Male, 30-40, a rival producer
ages are approximate and represent stage age and may be flexible