Auditions for Spring Play Underway This Week


Mattea Vecera, Staff Writer, Advanced Journalism

This year’s spring play has been announced and auditions are to be held this Tuesday and Wednesday in the auditorium.

Don’t Drink The Water, a play written by Woody Allen, is about a family that gets accused of spying in a communist country.  They get stuck in the American embassy and have to plot their escape. 

“This play is a comedy. It is very, very funny,” said director Crystal Dory.

Dory, Spanish teacher at Notre Dame Academy, has been directing the spring play the past four years. This year’s show will involve the biggest cast and crew she’s ever had, with a combined total of about 45 students.

“When looking for a play, one of the most important things to me is finding a cast that has a great number of speaking roles and non-speaking roles, so I can give the opportunity to as many people as possible to be a part of the production,” said Dory. “That’s the most important thing I do.”

According to the director, the show has about 15 speaking roles, but there are many more non-speaking roles for students that want to be involved but don’t necessarily want to be the main character.

Don’t Drink The Water will be performed this spring. Auditions are this week, Tuesday, February 18, from 3:30-5:30 p.m., or Wednesday, February 19, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the auditorium. 

To audition for the play students must prepare and perform a two-to-three-minute monologue.  A “cold read” from the script will also be expected.

If students are interested in being a part of crew, they need to come by the auditorium during auditions to fill out a sheet.

“It’s going to be a very fun show, and I really encourage everyone to audition or get involved because they’ll have a blast,” said Dory.