September 15 - October 1, 2017
Wednesday May 3, 2017
Time: 4:00 pm
Place: Theatre Jacksonville
2032 San Marco Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32207
About the Show:
Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel is brought to the stage in this faithful and touching dramatization. Lawyer Atticus Finch fights a legal battle with great courage and compassion to seek truth in a community rife with racial tension. Under the guidance of her wise father, Atticus, the rebellious Scout discovers her own path, learning the power of empathy and the struggle for justice. A beloved classic that still resonates today.
Available Roles for Children:
SCOUT – aged 9. Daughter of Atticus, sister to Jem. Courageous, forthright, stubborn, curious. Would be described in the 1930s as a tomboy. Now, would be seen as rough-and-tumble, a spitfire. If a question occurs to her, she will ask it. Will look at older actors for this part; however, they must convincingly play nine years old.
JEM – aged 12. Son of Atticus, brother to Scout. Intelligent, headstrong, adventurous, kind. He is often annoyed by Scout’s ever-presence, and yet remains her protector. He both struggles to and is frustrated by his inability to relate to Atticus, yet admires his father greatly.
DILL – aged 10/11. Friend and summer neighbor to Scout and Jem. He is “little, but (he’s) old.” Confident, spirited, witty. He is neater and better-dressed than his friends. There is an undercurrent of sophistication to him, but his laugh is sudden and happy. Becomes fascinated with Boo Radley and often instigates many of the plans to make him “come out.” Will look at older actors for this part; however, they must convincingly play 10/11.
People of all races and ethnicities are encouraged to audition for plays and musicals at Theatre Jacksonville.
It is the policy of Theatre Jacksonville that all auditions are open to the public. All interested people, newcomers and stage veterans alike, are welcome. We are also in need of volunteers to assist in other areas of production, including set construction, set artwork, lighting, and backstage technical activities and invite all members of the public to participate in these activities as well.