University of Pittsburgh
June 8, 2000


Contact:  412-624-4147

PITTSBURGH, June 9 -- The University of Pittsburgh's internationally-renowned Kuntu Repertory Theatre will hold auditions for its fall production of "Indigo Blues," from 7 to 10 p.m., Monday, June 19, at the Department of Africana Studies, third floor of Posvar Hall (formerly the Forbes Quadrangle), 230 S. Bouquet Street in Oakland.

Performers are needed to play the roles of two females and one male, ages 30-55, and a male saxophone player. Interested individuals will be asked to do a cold reading from the script. Those chosen for the roles will be compensated.

"Indigo Blues," written by Judi Ann Mason and directed by Eileen J. Morris, is a love story described as a "sweet love song filled with wailing saxophones, bluesy yearnings, and simmering emotions" that magically entwine the lives and souls of two sisters and the man they love. Set in the Deep South, it is a suspenseful and intriguing drama that takes the audience on a haunting journey.

"Indigo Blues" is the first production of Kuntu's 2000-2001 season, and will run September 21 through October 7 in Kuntu's new home in the newly-renovated Masonic Temple, 4227 Fifth Avenue, Oakland.

For more information about the auditions, call 412-648-2239.