Bayside Arts will present a staged reading of two one-act plays as part of its summer 2017 season. The plays will be directed by Bayside resident and professional actor/director Anne-Lynn Kettles, a member of the Actors Equity.

Auditions will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 10 and 11, in the Bayside Community Hall, 813 Shore Road. On Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m., auditions will be for “An Interview with F Scott Fitzgerald” by Paul Hunter. Characters are as follows. F Scott Fitzgerald (the famed novelist) is 40 years old at the interview. He is ill, recovering from a broken shoulder and years of alcohol abuse. The nurse is a woman in her mid-50s, ordinary but a good listener. The reporter/interviewer is an ambitious, self-assured man in his mid-20s.

On Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m., auditions are for “The Nightingale and Not The Lark” by Jennifer Johnston. Characters are as follows. Mamie is a retired actress, now the caretaker of a building. She is in her 60s, tired of life and nothing good has happened to her in a long time. Owen is a man in his 60s, an actor and Mamie’s former husband. He left Mamie for another woman. Janet is a capable assistant stage manager in her 20s.

Rehearsals are scheduled for Aug. 6 through 15, with a performance at the Bayside Community Hall Wednesday, Aug. 16, at 7 p.m.

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