The Ripon Area Community Theatre (RACT) will be holding open auditions for their original spring play, "Blue Ribbons." Tryouts will run on Sunday, April 14th, from 2-4pm; and Tuesday, April 16th, from 6:30-8:30pm, in the fellowship hall of the First Congregational Church (220 Ransom St, Ripon).

Pies, family, and more pies. What could be better than that? Why, winning the coveted blue ribbon at the annual town fair, obviously. For the last 20 years, Anne Cross and Deloris Doyle have done exactly that.

It is now the twenty-first year of their not-so-friendly competition, and the two women stand tied with ten wins apiece. Their feud has become the stuff of town legend. Yet, their antics continue to take a toll on their families and community at large.

Now, as Anne and Deloris square off for this year’s contest, the eccentric pie judges, scheming town board members and hapless families all become entangled in one last battle for the blue ribbon.

There are 6 major speaking roles; 2 females & 2 males (ages 40+); and 1 male and 1 female (ages 20+)

There are also secondary and ensemble roles ranging from ages 16-100. Backstage crew roles are also open to the community.

Performances are May 31st-June 2nd.

The Ripon Area Community Theatre is a sponsored program of the Ripon Noon Kiwanis.