Ever had the itch to test your acting skills on the local community theater stage, but felt like you didn't have the time to commit to practicing? Now you have the opportunity to put those curiosities to rest. This spring Ye Olde Opera House will be presenting, "All in the Timing" by American Playwright David Ives, which is the perfect opportunity for someone to begin their theater journey.

"All in the Timing" is a collection of one-act plays written between 1987 and 1993. The short plays are almost all comedies or comedy-dramas, focusing mainly on language and wordplay, perspectives on life and meaning, and the complications involved in romantic relationships.

"This is a great opportunity for someone who has been interested in being in a show, but doesn't want to have to memorize a ton of parts for an entire long show," commented play director, Scott Solberg. "It's not as big of a time commitment because you work just on your scene and can be on your way. If someone has never done a play, this is a great place to start."

Auditions for "All in the Timing" will be Thursday, Feb. 6 at 7:00 p.m. and Friday, Feb. 7 at 5:00 p.m. at Ye Olde Opera House on Main Street in Spring Grove. Solberg will be conducting the auditions along with another person or two. Potential cast members do not have to prepare anything prior to the auditions, they simply can show up and will be given something to read from the play.

"It really is painless!" said Solberg with a chuckle. "We'd be happy to answer any questions or curiosities about being a part of the show. It would be great to have some new faces take the stage and share their talents."

Auditions are open for people aged 16 and up. The cast can have up to 12 people - six one-acts with two people in each one - or less if people are in more than one act. The performance dates are April 4 through 6.

"We're hoping this play will fit more easily into people's schedules as they won't have to be at practice for the entire show until about the week before the performance when we'll be working on staging and what props need to be moved on and off," explained Solberg. "Prior to the final rehearsals, each act will come in, practice their stuff and be on their way."

The performance in April will be at the Fest Building. Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served including desserts and a cash bar. Check out Ye Olde Opera House's Facebook page, www.facebook.com/yeoldeoperahouse, for any updates or to ask any questions.