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House of Cards

Thousands line up for House of Cards auditions

Thousands line up for House of Cards auditions

If you've ever had more than a fleeting conversation with me, it probably won't surprise you to find out I was something of a theater kid. I spelled the term "theatre." I had the comedy and tragedy masks hanging in my childhood bedroom. I was in somewhere around 20 productions from the time I was 10 to 18. I gave up theater for an only slightly more stable career — journalism. So when I found out that Marinella Hume Casting Co. was holding an open call for extras for "a popular political drama," I had to go. While the company couldn't say it, for anyone who knows anything, knows that this "popular political drama" is "House of...