Marywood University’s music, theatre, and dance department will hold auditions for its fall production of Wonder of the World, by David Lindsay-Abaire on Friday, August 31, 2018, from 6-9 p.m., and Saturday, September 1, 2018, from 1-4 p.m. Those interested in auditioning can schedule an appointment by emailing Charles Gorden, M.F.A., associate professor of theatre and director of the theatre program at Marywood University, at, or call (570) 348-6268.

Wonder of the World is a satirical new play by David Lindsay-Abaire. The play involves the misadventures of two women who take opposite approaches to life’s hard knocks. When Cass discovers a dirty little secret in her husband’s sweater drawer, she has no choice but to flee to the honeymoon capital of the world in a frantic search for the life she thinks he missed out on. It’s a wild ride over Niagara Falls in a barrel of laughs, as Cass embarks on a journey of self-discovery that has her crossing paths with a blithely suicidal alcoholic, a lonely tour-boat captain, a pair of bickering private detectives, and a strange caper involving a gargantuan jar of peanut butter, all of which pushes her perilously close to the water’s edge.

Performances of Wonder of the World will be held on Friday, October 5, and Saturday, October 6, 2018, at 7:30 p.m., on the main stage of the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts.

For additional information, please visit the music, theatre, and dance department, at, or call (570) 348-6268.