Auditions Announced for OUR TOWN at Beechmont Players

BPI_logoBeechmont Players, Inc and director Dianna L. Davis are holding auditions for BPI’s winter show, OUR TOWN by Thornton Wilder.

Synopsis:
Described by Edward Albee as “the greatest American play ever written,” Our Town presents the small town of Grover’s Corners in three acts: “Daily Life,” “Love and Marriage” and “Death and Eternity.” Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, the play depicts the simple daily lives of the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry, and eventually – in one of the most famous scenes in American theatre – die.

Audition Dates:

  • Sunday, October 16th, 2022
  • Cherry Grove United Methodist Church
    1428 Eight Mile Rd
    Cincinnati, OH 45255
  • 1:00 pm: Children & Teens**
  • 2:30 pm: Adults

Children & Teen roles are:

  • Rebecca Gibbs: George’s little sister; female; stage age 11-13
  • Wally Webb: Emily’s little brother; male; stage age 11-13
  • Joe Crowell: newspaper boy; stage age 11-15
  • Si Crowell: Joe’s younger brother, takes over the paper route; stage age 11-15

If you are wanting to audition for one of the above roles but are unable to make it at this day/time, please reach out to Maggie Ingram King (info below)

  • Monday, October 17th, 2022
    Cherry Grove United Methodist Church
    1428 Eight Mile Rd
    Cincinnati, OH 45255
  • 7:00 pm: Adults
    Please try to arrive at the beginning of auditions. If you will be later, please contact producer Maggie Ingram King at 513-259-9262 or maingram87@gmail.com

Bring a resume and list of conflicts from Nov 14th – Feb 18th. Headshot is encouraged but not required. Cold readings will be done from the script but knowledge of the script will be helpful.

Callbacks:
Wednesday, October 19th, 2022
Cherry Grove United Methodist Church
1428 Eight Mile Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45255

7:00 pm: Select people only. You will be informed at auditions if you are needed at callbacks. Not all roles will have a callback meaning you may still be cast even if not called back

Rehearsals will start mid November.

Show dates are February 10, 11, 12, 17 and 18, 2023 at the Anderson Center Theatre.

Additional Characters:

  • Stage Manager: Gender open; Must be good storyteller
  • George Gibbs: Emily’s eventual love interest; stage age 16-20
  • Dr. Gibbs: George & Rebecca’s father; stage age 35-55
  • Mrs. Gibbs: George & Rebecca’s mother; stage age 30-50
  • Emily Webb: George’s eventual love interest; stage age 16-20
  • Mrs. Webb: Emily & Wally’s mother; stage age 30-50
  • Mr. Webb: Emily & Wally’s father; stage age 35-55
  • Simon Stimson: Choir director; adult aged
  • Mrs. Soames: The town gossip; adult aged
  • Other minor characters with open gender and age ranges
  • Some roles above may double with minor characters

Questions? Reach out to producer Maggie Ingram King at maingram87@gmail.com

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