Shoestring Players Hold Auditions for “To Kill A Mockingbird” Monday, August 25

August 14, 2014 at 11:44 am

The Shoestring Players at the University of South Carolina Upstate will hold auditions for “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Christopher Sergel at 7 p.m. Monday, August 25 in the Performing Arts Center Theatre.

The play is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book written by Harper Lee in 1960, which has become a classic in American literature. The stage adaptation tells the story of a black man accused of raping a white woman in the fictional town of Maycomb, Alabama in the 1930s. Told through the eyes of Jean Louise Finch, better known as Scout, the story includes a mysterious neighbor named Boo Radley, various coming of age issues regarding Scout and her brother Jem, in addition to her father, Atticus, defending a black man accused of raping a white woman.

All roles are open for casting.

Children are needed for this production. To be cast as one of the three major children’s roles, the actor must appear to be 10 to 12 years of age. Several other children will be cast for non-speaking roles.

Each person auditioning should be prepared to read from the script.

For more information, please call Jimm Cox, director, at jcox@uscupstate.edu or 503-5967.