USC Upstate News

Shoestring Players Hold Auditions For “The Full Monty”

01- 13- 2010

Spartanburg, S.C. - The Shoestring Players at the University of South Carolina Upstate will hold open auditions for the production of The Full Monty on Tuesday, February 2 at 7:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center Theatre. The Full Monty will be performed on April 15-17 at 8:00 p.m. and on April 18 at 3:00 p.m.

Adapted from the screenplay by four-time Tony Award winning Terrence McNally and with an award- winning score by David Yazbek, The Full Monty is a poignant and lively story that captivated Broadway audiences and critics alike.  It tells the story of six unemployed, out of shape steel mill workers from Buffalo, New York, who need to pick up some extra cash. After seeing the popularity of a male stripper among the local women, the men decide to put on a strip show of their own. Their gimmick is simple: they will do the full Monty – strip completely naked on stage.  This plan forces the men to come to terms with their own fears of inadequacy, both physically and as providers for their families. Ticket prices are $5 for staff and students and $7 for general public.

For additional information, contact Jimm Cox, chair of fine arts and communication studies and director of theatre at USC Upstate, at (864) 503-5697 or jcox@uscupstate.edu.