A harrowing, undersea adventure is taking place at Quincy Community Theatre and students in grades 3-12 are needed to ensure it sails smoothly to the stage. Auditions for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea are May 1-2, by appointment.

A harrowing, undersea adventure is taking place at Quincy Community Theatre and students in grades 3-12 are needed to ensure it sails smoothly to the stage. Auditions for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea are May 1-2, by appointment.

Climb aboard this steampunk twist on Jules Verne’s classic science fiction novel 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. In this environmental staging, the audience moves with the actors throughout the QCT facility, as the hallways, sneak ways and corridors transform into Captain Nemo’s legendary ship, The Nautilus. Whether you’re fighting giant squids or looking into the eyes of a madman, this show doesn’t keep you on the edge of your seat—it pushes you out of it.

“This play is unlike anything I’ve ever seen,” said Director of Student Theatre Kelsey Celek. “With the audience taking on roles within the story, our actors will have to expect the unexpected at every turn. This is definitely a show for actors who are seeking a new adventure.”

Those auditioning will be asked to read from the script, currently available online. To access the script, please call QCT for the password.

Rehearsals will easily work with most schedules as performers may not be called for every rehearsal or for the full length of rehearsal. A detailed schedule will be determined based on actor availability.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is under the direction of Head of Education Kelsey Celek. Performances are June 15-18 with a sponsor preview on June 14.

Online registration, detailed audition requirements, audition tips, and character descriptions are available at www.1qct.org/on-stage/auditions. Audition appointments may also be made by contacting the QCT Box Office at 217-222-3209.