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Community Players of Streator, Inc. is proud to announce the winner of their Diamond Jubilee season youth playwright contest. Reid Tomasson’s script Shakespeare Modern Art” which was chosen from the entries submitted.

Tomasson is a student at LaSalle-Peru High School and directed Stage 212’s youth production of “Little Mermaid Jr.” this summer. He is an accomplished actor who has performed both locally and professionally in many productions

“Shakespeare Modern Art” tells the story of a small-town, big shot writer, Ray Bailey, who is working on his next bestseller. However, after a negative review opens up his eyes, Ray realizes that his writing is similar to that of William Shakespeare. It’s at that time that a friend from Ray’s past shows up to push him closer to his dreams and impact his life in a way that Ray never could have imagined. As the winner of the contest, “Shakespeare Modern Art” will be performed at Engle Lane Theatre, Friday, November 3rd at 7:30 p.m. Tomasson will direct his own original work.

Auditions for his production will be held Saturday and Sunday, September 9 and 10 at 6:00 p.m.  Tomasson will be casting one female, four males as well as extras. No theatrical experience is required.

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