Camden Civic Theatre will hold auditions for its fall production of “Dirty Work at the Crossroads, or Tempted, Tried, and True,” a classic 1890s melodrama, Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 22 and 23 at 6:30 p.m. at Watts Hall, Main Street/Route 1.

The company seeks to fill 10 (speaking only) roles. Three men are needed to play a stalwart hero, a dastardly villain and a rustic comedic sidekick. Women’s roles include the blushing heroine, her sweet widowed mother, a dance hall queen of questionable repute, a society matron, her daughter (a society belle) and their French maid. Also needed is a young girl to play Little Nell, who has never known her father. Anyone who likes over-the-top, ham-acted rollicking fun should consider trying out for this show.

In addition to the speaking roles, the company is auditioning performers to present olios — short entertainments that occur in front of the curtain between acts. These are a vaudeville tradition and can include singing, dancing, comedy, recitation, magic or feats of physical or mental prowess.

Performance dates will be Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., Oct. 7 through 16, also at Watts Hall. For more information, visit or call Tiare Messing at 594-9584.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to