Auditions open for youth roles
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WESTON- Know a perfect Scout, Jem or Dill? The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company will be holding auditions on Saturday, April 27, from 2 to 4 pm, for the three youth roles in its late-summer production of the American classic “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

While all of the adult roles will be filled by Equity actors, the award-winning regional theater company wishes to provide local, aspiring actors the opportunity to fill the important roles of the children in the show. Auditionees must be experienced preteen actors with a good ear for learning a Southern accent.

Parents of children wishing to audition should note that rehearsals begin August 13, and performances run from August 29 through September 11, including morning school matinees on September 5, 6, 9, 10, and 11. Travel compensation will be provided.

The Christopher Sergel adaptation of Harper Lee’s landmark novel will be directed by Weston producing director Malcolm Ewen. This is the first time the piece will be performed on the Weston stage, so there is much excitement surrounding the production. The story is, of course, about racial injustice in the 1930s Deep South. In it, Atticus Finch dares to defend a black man accused of raping a white woman. The tale is told with a surprising degree of warmth and humor, from the perspective of Finch’s tomboy daughter, Scout.

Auditions will be held at the Weston Playhouse on the Village Green, 12 Park Street. No appointment is necessary. Character descriptions and audition selections can be found at westonplayhouse.org/casting. Inquiries should be made at audition@westonplayhouse.org or by calling (802) 824-8167, ext. 101.

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