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John Patrick Rice Ph.D. Director of Theatre Great Basin College Phone: 775-753-2240

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The Great Basin College Theatre Program will hold Auditions for Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes at 7 p.m. Aug. 27-28.

Auditions will be held on stage in the Great Basin College Theatre.

Bradbury's stage adaptation of his own dark fantasy novel centers around two 13-year-old boys, Jim Nightshade and William Holloway. Together they face their fears when a traveling carnival comes to town one October.

A cast of characters is led by Mr. Dark, a malignant figure who gains his power from the minds and bodies he enslaves. His antagonism is offset by William's father, Charles, who faces his own fears as he guides his young son from boyhood to adulthood.

It is a classic tale of good and evil, capturing the spirit of youth, its dreams and its opportunities.

Roles are available for men and women. Auditions are open to GBC students, adults, and high school juniors and seniors. College elective credits can be earned for participating in the production.

Rehearsals will begin Sept. 3. Performances are Oct. 15-19. The production is directed by John Patrick Rice.

Actors should come with a one-minute monologue of their choice and should be prepared to read from the script. Perusal scripts can be reviewed at the GBC Library. For more information, contact Rice at 775-753-2240 or

Who We Are and What We Do!

The Great Basin College Theater Program has been transforming the American Theatre Experience since 1996. As part of the Great Basin College Arts and Letters Department, students and faculty join together for enlightened experiences of fine arts, humanities, English, foreign language and communication. The programs are critical components of every academic and training degree program offered by the college.

GBC Theatre offers courses in acting, oral interpretation, stage voice, movement for the stage, theatre technology, dramatic analysis and more. Special Topic courses are added to the schedule regularly, generally taking advantage of the specific skills GBC Theatre’s many guest artists and instructors can provide. In the past, courses in playwrighting, armature, effects makeup, Suzuki Movement Training, stage combat and comedy improv have been offered.

As the mission of Great Basin College has expanded, so has its reach. The college service area now includes more than half of Nevada’s seventeen counties, covers 80% of Nevada’s geographical area, and serves five percent of the state’s total population. It’s a big state, and Great Basin College intends to educate it. Using state of the art distance learning technologies, students in even the furthest reaches of Nevada will have equitable access to the opportunities higher education has been providing to their urban counterparts for decades. It requires fierce commitment from the college and creates a tremendous opportunity for the entire state of Nevada.

GBC theatre now offers almost all of its courses using distance-learning technologies. By combining traditional theatre teaching techniques with advanced technologies, students are accessing a learning experience with seasoned theatre professionals that heretofore had not even been conceived. And, what’s more, they are being prepared for the theatre of today. Added to other fine arts and humanities courses already offered with distance technologies, and it is easy understand why Great Basin College is recognized as one of the most efficient and innovative colleges in the state.

For More Information Contact

John Patrick Rice Ph.D.
Director of Theatre
Great Basin College
Phone: 775-753-2240

Why Great Basin College

Great Basin College wants to be your choice for higher education. GBC offers associate and baccalaureate level instruction in career and technical education and academic areas. About 3,800 students are enrolled online from across the country and on campuses and centers across 86,500 square miles, two time zones, and ten of Nevada’s largest counties. We border Arizona, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and California. We are GBC!

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