Area Community Theatre director Christine Jacobsen has announced that auditions for the winter 2019 production of The Tin Woman will be held Monday, Nov. 5 and Tuesday, Nov. 6 starting at 6:30 p.m. in the theater’s newly remodeled Cabaret Room at 907 Kilbourn Avenue in Tomah.

There are parts for four women and two men. One of each gender will be about 60 years old, and the others will range from their late 20s to mid 30s.

The play takes place in New York state and follows Joy, a woman who has just recently had a heart transplant. Instead of relishing her heart after that transplant, Joy enters a downward spiral, unsure whether she deserves a second chance at life.

Meanwhile, Alice and Hank mourn the loss of their son, Jack, whose heart was used to save Joy. At a friend’s urging, Joy tracks down Jack’s family to find closure. But are Alice, Hank, and their daughter Sammy ready to accept Jack’s death? Based on a true story, Jacobson said The Tin Woman uses humor and pathos to explore loss, family and what it means to be given new life.

Performance dates for The Tin Woman are Feb. 14-17 and Feb. 21-24. All evening performances start at 7 p.m., and Sunday afternoon matinees start at 1 p.m.

For more information, call the ACT box office at 608-374-7469.

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Steve Rundio is editor of the Tomah Journal. Contact him at 608-374-7785.

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