'To Kill a Mockingbird'
Carlow Little Theatre Society are excited to announce its next full-length production - the literary classic
'To Kill A Mockingbird'
(adapted for the stage by Christopher Sergel), to be performed in October 2018.
The place is Maycomb, Alabama, in the Great Depression years of the 1930s. Momentous events unfold through the eyes of ten-year-old Scout Finch, growing up in a close-knit neighborhood with her older brother Jem and their summertime visitor Dill. When their father Atticus Finch, a well-respected lawyer, mounts a vigorous and compelling case for the defense of Tom Robinson, a poor black man accused of the rape of a young white girl, an idyllic world of childhood is changed forever. Through the drama of the trial and its aftermath comes a searching examination of freedom, justice, honesty, and hypocrisy. A compelling, deeply moving story told with warmth and humor.
The play requires a large ensemble cast of 14 males and 7 females, including three children and four actors of black ethnicity to play the African-American roles. At this stage the society is looking to just cast the roles for the children and the African-American roles as follows (auditions for other roles will be held in due course): -
African American Roles
Calpurnia (Supporting): Female, 30-50 (can be played by a younger actor) ETHNICITY: Black - African American.
Tom Robinson (Supporting): Male, 20-30 (can be played by a younger actor) ETHNICITY: Black - African American.
Reverend Sykes (Lead): Male, 40-70 (can be played by a younger actor) ETHNICITY: Black - African American.
Helen Robinson (Supporting): Female, 18-35 (can be played by a younger actor) ETHNICITY: Black - African American.
Roles for Children
Jean Louis Finch (Scout): Female, 9-12 .ETHNICITY: Caucasian Jeremy Finch (Jem): Male, 12+ ETHNICITY: Caucasian Charles Baker Harris (Dill): Male, 8-12 ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities
If you are interested in reading for any of the aforementioned parts or know anyone that might be interested, please text message Director/Producer Paddy Behan on 087 971 7863 or Paul Dunne 085 725 4280 (with name and age) before Friday 6th April. Readings will be held shortly afterwards.