Auditions Announced for THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE at Dayton Theatre Guild

DTGOpen audition notice for THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE by Jethro Compton

Auditions will be held Mon & Tue, Apr 22 & 23, 2019, starting at 7pm both nights.
Production dates: June 7-23, 2019

The Dayton Theatre Guild at the Caryl D. Philip TheatreScape
430 Wayne Ave, Dayton OH, 45410
937-278-5993 —

Directed by J. Gary Thompson
Produced by Barbara Jorgensen

Journey into the Wild West in the year 1890, in this classic story of good versus evil, law versus the gun, one man versus Liberty Valance. When a young scholar from New York City travels west in search of a new life, he arrives beaten and half-dead on the dusty streets of Twotrees. Rescued from the plains, the town soon becomes his home. A local girl gives him purpose in a broken land, but is it enough to save him from the vicious outlaw who wants him dead? He must make the choice to turn and run or to stand up for what he believes.

  • Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
  • A résumé and headshot are not required but are appreciated.
  • Please provide a list of all known conflicts between Apr 24 and June 23, 2019.

Casting Requirements (all ages flexible):

  • Ransome Foster
    30-35. From New York, well-read and well spoken.
  • Hallie Jackson
    25-35. Strong-minded woman, rough talking.
  • Bert Barricune
    40-50. A true gunslinger. Worn, battered, speaks only when he must.
  • Jim “The Reverend” Mosten
    Young black swamper. Kind, enthusiastic, full of energy, and easy to fall in love with.
  • Liberty Valance
    30-40. Southern gentleman, polite manner but terrifyingly unpredictable.
  • Marshal Johnson
    50-60. Talks the talk, but he’s a coward.
  • Jack Dowitt
    Enthusiastic reporter for a small local newspaper.
  • Ensemble
    4-6, mostly men. A few of Liberty’s boys, mourners, a deputy, local townsmen

For more information please contact:
Director J. Gary Thompson: / 937-477-8805
Producer Barbara Jorgensen:

The show runs weekends June 7-23, 2019
First Weekend: Friday 8pm, Saturday 8pm, Sunday 3pm
Second & Third Weekend: Friday 8pm, Saturday 5pm, Sunday 3pm

For more information, including auditions, see


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