December 4, 2017

Audition Announcement- To Kill A Mockingbird

Landmark Community Theatre holds auditions for TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at the Thomaston Opera House.

Contact: Jeffrey Dunn, Executive Director Administrative: (860) 283-8558 Box Office: (860) 283-6250

Event Dates: Open Auditions Monday, December 18, 2017, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 7-9 p.m.

Location: Arts Center Theatre (Level 2) Thomaston Opera House, 158 Main Street, Thomaston, CT

Show Dates: March 9 & 15 @ 10am

March 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 @ 8pm

March 11, 18, 25 @ 2pm

LCT will be holding auditions for its second production of the 2018 season, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD on the 18th and 20th of December in the BLACK BOX of the Thomaston Opera House. Lucia Dressel will direct this play with Michael Calabrese as stage manager. The show will open for weekend performances on Saturday, March 10th and run through March 25th 2018 for a total of 8 weekend performances. There will also be two daytime performances for school performances. Those dates are Friday, March 9th and Thursday, March 15th at 10 a.m. If cast for this show, you MUST be able to attend these daytime performances.

Rehearsals: Rehearsals will be held Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday evenings from 7pm to 9pm. As production time nears, rehearsal time will increase. Also, in case of inclement weather and cancelled rehearsals, please expect to have rescheduled times. Because of the intensity of this drama, there must be a strong commitment to rehearsal dates and times. Auditioners will be given script sides to read at auditions. Monologue memorization is not required.

About the Play: To Kill A Mockingbird is the Pulitzer prize winning novel by the late Harper Lee, adapted for the stage by Christopher Sergel. Its setting is 1935, when racial tensions are high in Maycomb, Alabama. Nonetheless, young Jean Louise Finch — or Scout, as she is fondly called — manages to live a rather carefree, privileged existence, insulated from issues of race. All that changes when Scout watches her father, Atticus Finch, defend an innocent man, Tom Robinson, against a potential death sentence, which looms threateningly against him because of prejudice due to race. Scout begins to realize that just because society portrays something as being true doesn’t mean that it actually is fact. With the help of Atticus, and her older brother Jem, Scout learns that “growing up” often means doing what is right, even when it comes at great cost. Please be aware that this play contains both mature content and language.

Character Breakdown: Please note that the ages listed just serve as a guide for the characters. All roles are available and casting is open. Newcomers are welcome and encouraged. Accents are not required.

Casting: Looking for 10 men and 6 women for parts with dialog. Additional ensemble cast needed. All ages are “able to play.”

• Jean Louise Finch (Scout) – Female, 7 – 12 years old, main character & narrator of the play

• Jeremy Finch (Jem) – Male, 10 – 15 years old, Scout’s older brother

• Atticus Finch – Male, 40 – 50 years old, Scout & Jem’s father, widower, lawyer that represents Tom Robinson

• Calpurnia – African American Female, early – mid 50s, Jem & Scout’s housekeeper

• Charles Baker Harris (Dill) – Male, 10 – 15 years old, Jem & Scout’s friend

• Maudie Atkinson – Female, early- mid 40s, Atticus’ younger sister

• Walter Cunningham – Male, early – 40 – 50 years old, Farmer

• Reverend Sykes – African American Male, early – 50 – 60 years old, minister

• Heck Tate – Male, 40 – 50 years old, Town Sheriff

• Stephanie Crawford – Female, 60 – 70 years old

• Arthur Radley (Boo) – Male, early – mid 40s, town recluse

• Mrs. Dubose – Female, 70 – 80 years old

• Tom Robinson – African American Male, mid 20s – mid 30s, a family man accused of rape

• Judge Taylor – Male, 60 – 70 years old

• Mr. Gilmer – Male, 30 – 50 years old, public prosecutor

• Bob Ewell – Male, 40 – 50 years old

• Mayella Ewell – Female, late teens – early 20s

• Ensemble: Clerk, Townspeople, Farmers, Congregation, Mob & Spectators

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