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Press Release for Thursday, May 3, 2007

UNF Holds Auditions for 'Day of Absence' One-Act Comedy

Contact: Joanna Norris, Assistant Director
Department of Media Relations and Events
(904) 620-2102

The University of North Florida Department of English will hold auditions for the one-act comedy play “Day of Absence” by Douglas Turner Ward. Auditions will be held at UNF on Wednesday, May 16, and Thursday, May 17, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Building 15, Room 1303.

The comedy play turns the minstrel tradition upside down as African-American actors wearing white clown faces parody the responses of Caucasian bigots who wake up one morning to find that all the African-American people in their sleepy Southern town have mysteriously disappeared.

Roles are available for 12 African-American actors, male and female of all ages. For more information, contact Jessica Rich at (954) 454-6175 or at or Dr. Pam Monteleone at (904) 704-3207 or