WANT TO GO?
No Pants Players auditions
WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday
WHERE: Alban Arts Center, 65 Olde Main St., St. Albans
INFO: 877-467-7689 or www.nopantsplayers.comCHARLESTON, W.Va. -- It's hard to say exactly what the No Pants Players are looking for when it comes to new members. They don't know for sure, but they do have some ideas.
"Someone with money would be great," Tony Slack said.
"Or a shapeshifter," Adam King added, gleefully. "Think of the possibilities."
Everyone thought that was a great idea.
"But definitely not a werewolf," amended Slack.
"Definitely not a werewolf," Jeff Bukovinsky agreed. "We just couldn't work with the lunar cycle. The scheduling would be a nightmare."
But just about anyone else could give it a shot and try to join the area's only improv comedy troupe. The No Pants Players host auditions at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Alban Arts Center on St. Albans' Olde Main Street.
Auditions with the group, now in it's 12th season, are infrequent. The last were four years ago, when the troupe added King, Mandy Petry and Stuart Frazier.
The group has also lost members over the past few years. People have dropped out of the group or moved on. The current roster includes Bukovinsky, Slack, King, Frazier and Petry, as well as Kevin Pauley and Brian Roller.
The members say they're not trying to replace anyone -- though a few of them joke about dumping King -- but are just looking to expand. The current roster is seven, and with everyone's schedules, sometimes it's difficult to get everyone together for a show or event.
And the group has a pretty busy schedule ahead. To start, there are adults-only shows at the Clay Center Walker Theater in April and Tamarack in May.