August: Osage County
April 17th and 18th (Sunday and Monday) at 7:00 PM
Held at Center for Faith & the Arts 207 W. Harrison St., Salisbury, NC 28144
St. Thomas Players, the drama company of Center for Faith & the Arts, announces auditions for Tracy Letts’ 2008 Pulitzer-Prize-winning August: Osage County, produced in partnership with Lee Street theatre. Dr. Kurt Corriher will direct.
Auditions will be held April 17 & 18, Sunday & Monday, 7:00 PM, at Center for Faith & the Arts (the basement of Haven Lutheran Church, please enter from the back parking lot) in Salisbury. Performances are July 21-30.
Rehearsals will begin soon after auditions but will not be regular (Sunday-Thursday evenings, 7-10 PM) until June. Bring a list of all potential conflicts with you to auditions. (You need come only one night.)
Acting experience is not a prerequisite, but familiarity with the script is. Please arrive to auditions knowing the play and knowing what role(s) might best suit you. Scripts may be checked out ahead of time at Lee Street theatre; please call 704.310.5507 to make arrangements.
The role of Violet has been cast (Polly Adkins of Fort Mill, SC). All other roles are open. They are as follows:
Beverly Weston, Violet’s husband, 69 years old
Barbara Fordham, the oldest daughter, late 40s
Ivy Weston, the middle daughter, mid 40s
Karen Weston, the youngest daughter, 40
Bill Fordham, Barbara’s husband, late 40s
*Jean Fordham, Barbara and Bill’s daughter, 14
Mattie Fay Aiken, Violet’s sister, late 50s
Charlie Aiken, Mattie Fay’s husband, early 60s
Little Charles Aiken, their son, late 30s
Johnna Monevata, Native American housekeeper, mid-late 20s
Steve Heidebrecht, Karen’s fiancé, around 50
Sheriff Deon Gilbeau, late 40s
*Jean is mature for her age, in looks, behavior, and vocabulary. Please make sure you've read the play before you audition.