Director Rick Myers will be holding auditions for SCCT’s production of OUR TOWN on Monday, October 2 at 7:00 PM and Tuesday, October 3 at 7:00 PM.
ABOUT THE SHOW:
A landmark in American drama, Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Our Town tells the story of a small town, Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, in order to tell us the story of every town, the whole world over. Narrated by the “Stage Manager”, we follow the Gibbs and Webb families, residents of Grover’s Corners, through twelve years of life changes – from the mundane in Act I, “Daily Life,” to the romantic in Act II, “Love and Marriage,” to the devastating in Act III, “Death and Eternity.” Through the young lovers Emily and George, their strong and loving parents, and the many other Grover’s Corners’ locals, Wilder delivers universal truths about what it means to be human. “Oh, earth,” Emily Webb exclaims towards the play’s end, “you’re too wonderful for anyone to realize you.” With humor, wit, and exceptionally powerful storytelling, Our Town offers a unique opportunity for audience members to make precisely that realization.
Please arrive early to fill out the audition form (be sure to bring a list of all conflicts). Everyone auditioning will be asked to read aloud from the script. Rehearsals will begin shortly after the cast is selected.
Friday, November 24 – 7:30 PM
Saturday, November 25 – 7:30 PM
Friday, December 1 – 7:30 PM
Saturday, December 2 – 7:30 PM
Sunday, December 3 – 2:00 PM
Thursday, December 7 – 7:30 PM
Friday, December 8 – 7:30 PM
Saturday, December 9 – 7:30 PM
Sunday, December 10 – 2:00 PM
Roles are available for around 17 men and 7 women. Please note that the ages listed just serve as a guide. All roles are available and casting is open. Newcomers are welcome and encouraged to audition.
STAGE MANAGER (35-70): A narrator, commentator, and guide through Grover’s Corners. He joins in the action of the play periodically, as the reverend at the wedding, the soda shop owner, a local townsmen, etc., and speaks directly to Emily after her death.
EMILY WEBB (16-26): We follow her from a precocious young girl through her wedding to George Gibbs and her early death.
GEORGE GIBBS (16-26): The boy next door, a kind but irresponsible teenager who matures over time and becomes a responsible husband, father and farmer.
FRANK GIBBS (35-55): George’s father, the town doctor.
JULIA (HERSEY) GIBBS (35-55): George’s mother. She dreams of going to Paris, but doesn’t get there. She saved $350 for the trip from the sale of an antique furniture piece, but ultimately willed it to George and Emily. Dies while visiting her daughter in Ohio.
CHARLES WEBB (40’s-50’s): Emily’s father, editor of the Grover’s Corners Sentinel.
MYRTLE WEBB (36-55): Emily’s mother. Serious, crisp.
JOE and SI CROWELL (10-14): Local paperboys. Joe’s intelligence earns him a full scholarship to MIT where he graduates at the top of his class. His promise will be cut short on the fields of France during World War I, according to the Stage Manager. Both he and his brother Si hold marriage in high disdain.
SIMON STIMSON (30s-40s): The choir director and church organist. We never learn the root cause of his alcoholism and later suicide. He is still bitter and cynical beyond the grave.
HOWIE NEWSOME (30s-40s): The milkman, a fixture of Grover’s Corners.
REBECCA GIBBS (10-14): George’s younger sister. Later elopes with a traveling salesman and settles in Ohio.
WALLY WEBB (10-14): Emily’s younger brother. Dies of a burst appendix on a Boy Scout camping trip.
PROFESSOR WILLARD (40s-70): A rather long-winded lecturer.
MRS. LOUELLA SOAMES (30s-40s): A gossipy townswoman and member of the choir.
CONSTABLE BILL WARREN (40s-60s): The policeman.
JOE STODDARD (50s-60s): The undertaker.
SAM CRAIG (late 20s-30s): A nephew of Mrs. Gibbs who left town to seek his fortune. He came back after 12 years in Buffalo for Emily’s funeral.
ENSEMBLE (any age): People of the town.
If you are interested in getting involved with the show but do not want to appear onstage, there are many areas in which you can help, including backstage, technical work, costuming, and set construction.
For more information, please contact the theater at (712) 233-2788 or email the director, Rick Myers, at firstname.lastname@example.org.