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      Get a piece of a spotlight and try out for a local play

      Debra Brown has been acting for 51 years and now she's turning pieces of her show biz experience into a play.

      ""Pieces" is about a piece of my life, we all have pieces in our life everyday but this was an important piece," Brown said. "It has Lincoln in it but it's mainly about a couple that affected my life with the "Great American People" show, I was in that for 10 years at New Salem State Park and the affect they had on the other cast members."

      Brown not only wrote "Pieces," but she'll be directing it too. She's looking for 12 cast members to bring her work of art to life.

      "We only have 12 rehearsals so it's got to be somebody who is willing to just let it go and let me take them where we're going on the ride so we all get there together at the same time," Brown said.

      The cast needs 3 ladies and 9 men all between ages of 18 to 30. The play will feature music, singing and monologues but don't think experience is required. All you need to do is...

      "Be relaxed because these are all real people," Brown said. "If you've never been in a play before it doesn't matter. Just come in and try something new. How many people get to work on a new script? This doesn't happen that often in Quincy, it's something that hasn't been done before."

      And how many times do people get to see pieces of their lives reenacted on stage? For Brown, it'll be a first but it's all about remembering and honoring a special time in her life.

      "It's one of those things that happened, that I was lucky to have happened and most people don't get to experience it in their entire lifetime," Brown said. "It was ten year of just one wonderful thing after another."

      Brown says you don't need to prepare anything for auditions you just need to be prepared to stay for the full time.

      Auditions for "Pieces" will be held January 28th and the 30th from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m at the John Wood Community College's auditorium.