Location: B024 DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (lower level rehearsal room)

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Notre Dame Film, Television, and Theatre announces


FTT has a unique opportunity to engage the Notre Dame community in a national conversation related to the upcoming presidential election.  We have been invited by Berkeley Repertory Theatre to participate in a nationwide reading of It Can't Happen Here, an adaptation of Sinclair Lewis' 1935 novel that imagines the rise of fascism in America.  The play follows the ascent of a demagogue who becomes president of the United States by promising to return the country to greatness.  Sound familiar? 

Auditions open to all students, faculty, and staff (ND/SMC/HCC) as well as interested members of the South Bend community.

Staged Reading: It Can’t Happen Here 

by Sinclair Lewis 
adapted by Tony Taccone and Bennett Cohen

directed by Aaron Nichols
One night only: October 27, 2016

Part of a nationwide staged reading led by Berkeley Repertory Theatre, featured recently in The New York Times

Friday, October 7
3:30 – 6:00 pm
B024 DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (lower level rehearsal room)
Sign up for an audition slot

Scripts available for 2-hour sign-out in the FTT department office, 230 DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Questions?  Email