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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • Open auditions for next ALT production take place Aug. 11-12

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  • Auditions for Ardmore Little Theatre’s upcoming production of “To Kill a Mockingbird” will begin next week.
    The nonprofit theater company will present the stage adaptation of the well-known novel by the same name Sept. 18-21. Auditions will begin at 7 p.m. on Aug. 11 and Aug. 12 at the Goddard Center.
    Set in Maycomb, Ala., in the middle of the Great Depression, this stage adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel sees racial injustice envelop a small town. Through courage and compassion, lawyer Atticus Finch seeks the truth, and his daughter, Scout – not yet an adolescent – brings new hope to a community in turmoil. The movie adaptation of the unforgettable novel was nominated for nine Academy Awards and won three, including Gregory Peck’s Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role.
    John Pryor will be directing this drama for Ardmore Little Theatre. Prior shows directed by Pryor include “Inspecting Carol”, “Social Security”, “The Laramie Project” and most recently “The 39 Steps.” 
    Also a highly talented actor, Pryor is no stranger to powerful drama in a courtroom setting.  He played the prosecuting attorney in both “Inherit the Wind” and “Anatomy of a Murder” and was a member of the jury panel in “Twelve Angry Jurors.” He also directed “The Laramie Project,” a docudrama about a murder trial.
    In the production, there are three important roles for children, one pre-teen female and two young-teen males, Scout, Jem and Dill. 
    There are at least four important roles for African-American adults, two male, two female, Tom Robinson and his wife, Helen, plus Atticus Finch’s housekeeper, Calipurnia, and Reverend Sykes.
    Scripts are available at the Ardmore Little Theatre box office and auditions are open to the community.  Those auditioning do not have to be a member of Ardmore Little Theatre or participated in a past production.
    Those interested in audition will need to enter by the stage door on the north side of the building. Attending both nights of auditions is preferred, but not required.  The director asks those auditioning to bring a list of rehearsal conflicts for completing the audition form.
    Ardmore Little Theatre welcomes volunteers to assist on sets, costumes, props, box office and other backstage areas for the production.
    To ask questions about auditioning or volunteering, call (580) 223-6387 or visit http://ardmorelittletheater.com/.

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