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September 06, 2007

Theater holds auditions



GETTYSBURG, Pa. - Auditions for the Gettysburg Stage production of Abe Polsy's "Devour the Snow," directed by David Deal, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, and 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, at Keefauver Center, 157 Lefever St.

Auditions are open to everyone. Roles are for seven men, ages mid-20s to mid-40s. One male role is for a large mountain-man type. Three roles are for women, two between 25 and 45, and one early to mid-teens.

Bring a resume. No prepared pieces are needed; scripts will be provided.

Performance dates for "Devour the Snow" are Fridays, Nov. 2, 9 and 16; Saturdays, Nov. 3, 10 and 17.

Volunteers are needed for props, lighting, sound, sets, costumes, stage managing, box office, placing posters or any skills you might have to offer.

Also, auditions will be held for Gettysburg Stage's "The Oldest Profession" by Paula Vogel, directed by Pamela Hurlbert, at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at Keefauver Center. There are openings for five female characters ranging in age from 30s to 60s. Each character will be required to sing and dance a choreographed number. Chorus line quality is not expected, only that the actors be able to follow directions and carry a tune. The 2008 performance dates are on three weekends in April.

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For information, e-mail gettysburg stage@hotmail.com and referred to the appropriate director; or call 866-859-5192.

Museum hosts Civil War talks



FREDERICK, Md. - The National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick, Friday, Oct. 12, Saturday, Oct. 13, and Sunday, Oct. 14, presents the 15th annual Conference on Civil War Medicine. Highlights of the conference include 10 lectures on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, a bus tour and meals.

Conference registration and all lectures will be held at the Holiday Inn Holidome & Conference Center in Frederick.

Topics include:

· Wheeling Hospital in the Civil War

· Role of the Turner's Lane Hospital of Philadelphia during the U.S. Civil War

· Civil War Wounds: Then and Now

· Civil War Proposals for Chemical Weapons

· What Killed Stonewall Jackson? A 21st-century physician offers a historical "autopsy"

· Rachel Weeping: The Psychological and Physical Responses to Death During the American Civil War A Civilian Perspective

· George Humphrey Tichenor - Soldier, Surgeon, and Innovator

To register for the conference, contact Karen Thomassen at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine at 301-695-1864 or 800-564-1864 or e-mail museum@civil warmed.org. For an in-depth look at the conference, go to www.civilwarmed.org.

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