Auditions for the Sumter Players production of the youth classic, Charlotte’s Web, will be held on Monday, March 26 and Tuesday, March 27, beginning at 7:00 pm each night in the Experimental Theatre, Room 208, Fine Arts Building at Georgia Southwestern State University.
Roles are available for 5 to 7 men and 7 to 9 women — mostly adults — plus a flexible number in an ensemble group. According to production director, Irmgard Schopen-Davis: “Several parts are available for children/youth. Some are speaking parts, some are non-speaking. The play includes a flexible ensemble group consisting of men, women and children; if you would like to be in a play but don’t want to learn (many) lines, this is your opportunity. Charlotte’s Web is an ideal play for parents and children to be in together.”
Based on the book by E.B. White, named “the best American children’s book of the past two hundred years” by the Children’s Literature Association, Charlotte’s Web captures the work in a thrilling theatrical presentation. All the enchanting characters are here: Wilbur, the irrestible young pig who desperately wants to avoid the butcher; Fern, the girl who understands what animals say to each other; Templeton, the gluttonous rat who can occasionally be talked into a good deed; the Zuckerman family; the Arables; and, most of all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte, who proves to be a “true friend and a good writer.”
Charlotte’s Web is a beautiful, knowing play about friendship that will be an evening of enchantment for actors and audience alike.
Auditioners should expect to perform cold readings from the script, both alone and with others, and may have the option of reciting other material of his or her choice. All persons interested in performing or working backstage are invited to attend. The casting of Sumter Players’ productions is based on talent only without regard for race, color, religion, ethnicity or any other defining characteristic. Persons under age 18 will need written parental permission.
Charlotte’s Web will be performed at the Rylander Theatre May 10, 11, 12 and 13. The Saturday and Sunday perormances will be afternoon matinees with special recognitions of Mother’s Day.
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