Actors needed for new APD play

Published 12:00 am Saturday, June 2, 2012

Actors are needed for the upcoming production of “CUL8R,” the Andalusia Police Department’s program that is based on the abuse of methamphetamine and distracted driving.

APD’s Brandy Smith said the performance is set for Oct. 3 and 4 at the Wilbur W. Williams Law Enforcement Training Center. During the department’s “59 Minutes: The Weak End” program last year, the message was received by more than 500 individuals throughout Covington County, Smith said.

“CUL8R is another skit-based performance that will last approximately 45 minutes to an hour,” she said. “Actors and actresses are needed. Each night, performances will begin at 5:30 p.m. promptly and the last performance will begin at 8 p.m.

“Like last year, we will begin one group when the first group is about half way through,” she said. “This way, we can get as many people and groups in as possible.

“To be able to do this, we need to have at least two actors/actresses for each main character,” she said. “There are five parts that I need filled with at least two people for each character.”

The skit tells the story of Brayden, the lead actor, an 18-year-old high school senior; his parents, Mark and Cindy, who manufacture methamphetamine in their home; Jayden, Brayden’s 8-year-old brother, who is more of a parent due to their drug use; and Maggie, Brayden’s 17-year-old girlfriend. Smith said there are additional smaller roles that will need to be filled, but she asks that those who want to have a main part to contact the APD at 334-222-1155 for more information.

“That way, if there is a need for auditions, we will do so, but I am going to try my best to do it on a first come first serve basis,” she said.

Smith said potential cast members should not practices will be bi-weekly until closer to time of the play.