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The Actors Guild of Parkersburg is excited to announce auditions for their April 2018 rendition of the literary and stage classic To Kill A Mockingbird.

Audition Dates: Sunday, January 14th, 2018 at 7:00 PM and Monday, January 15th, 2018 at 7:00 PM.
Audition Location: Actors Guild of Parkersburg, 724 Market Street, Parkersburg, WV 26101. When arriving for auditions please enter the theatre via the black door located on Market Street and follow the stairway to the top floor.
Performance Dates: April 20th, 21st, 27th & 28th, 2018 at 8:00 PM and April 22nd & 29th, 2018 at 2:30 PM

To Kill A Mockingbird, originally written by Harper Lee and published in 1960, was later adapted for the stage in 1990 by Playwright Christopher Sergel. Set during the Great Depression of the 1930's in Maycomb, Alabama, this compelling drama tells the story of Atticus Finch, a well-respected lawyer, as he attempts to mount a vigorous and compelling case in defense of Tom Robinson, a poor black man accused of the rape of a young white girl. Told through the eyes of ten-year-old Scout Finch, a child growing up in a close-knit neighborhood with her older brother Jem as well as a summertime visitor named Dill, is a deeply moving narrative told with warmth and humor. The trial and its aftermath not only change Scout's idyllic world of childhood, but also proves to be a searching examination of freedom, honesty, justice, and hypocrisy. This show is rated PG-13.

Audtion Information and Requirements: Please note that all ages are approximate.

Roles for Children/Teens
Scout Finch
, 8-12 years, female: Tomboy, courageous, outspoken
Jem Finch, 13-15 years, male: Athletic, trying to grow closer to his father
Dill, 8-12 years, male: Wise beyond his years, smart, has a lacking home life

Roles for Women
Jean Louise Finch
, any age, Scout Finch as a grown-up woman
Calpurnia, any age, African American: Proud, self-educated, high standards, has helped raise Scout and Jem
Maudie Atkinson, 50s and up: Kind, wise, compassionate
Stephanie Crawford, 25-40 years: Neighborhood gossip
Mayella Ewell, age depends on who is cast as Bob Ewell: Lonely, overworked, misguided, need for companionship
Mrs. Dubose, 50s and up: Ill, and the pain makes her biting and bitter
Helen Robinson, 20s and up, African American: half numb with the shock of the false charge against her husband, Tom

Roles for Men
Atticus Finch
, 40-60 years: Reserved, courageous, does the right thing
Heck Tate, 40s and up: Town sheriff, does his duty as he sees it, underlying sense of justice
Tom Robinson, 25 and up, African American: Kind, sensitive, quiet dignity. Handsome. Left hand is cripple
Bob Ewell, 40s and up: Cruel, abusive, paranoid, trying to make a name for himself
Walter Cunningham, 30s and up: Hard-up farmer, shares the prejudices of his time, but his attitude is changing
Judge Taylor, 40s and up: Tries to be impartial, but sides with Atticus and Tom. Does what he can to see justice is served
Revered Sykes, 20s and up, African American: Imposing and kind, strong voice
Nathan Radley, 30s and up: Thin, leathery, a man of few words
Arthur "Boo" Radley, 30s and up: Pale recluse, hasn't been out of his house in 15 years. Takes extraordinary situations to bring him out
Mr. Gilmer, 40s and up: Public prosecutor, manner is harsh. Knows Tom is innocent and must prosecute him anyway

Production Staff includes Director Dixie Showalter, Assistant Directors Mary Lucas and Mara Katrina Capati, Technical Director Bartolo Cannizzaro, Production Assistant Nora Corra, Costumer Erin Radcliff, Props Pam Salisbury and Advisor Barbara Full.

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