Shoestring Players Hold Auditions For “The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter”

October 4, 2011 at 4:48 pm

Spartanburg, S.C. – The Shoestring Players at the University of South Carolina Upstate will hold auditions for its production of The Heart is a Lonely Hunter on Monday, October 10 at 7:00 p.m. in the Humanities and Performing Arts Center’s Proscenium Theatre.

The auditions are open to the entire Spartanburg community and will consist of cold readings from the script. Those interested in auditioning must read the play prior to auditioning in order to be familiar with the characters and the plotline. Scripts can be checked-out from the USC Upstate Box Office in the Humanities and Performing Arts Center from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter is an adaption by Rebecca Gilman of the novel by Carson McCullers. At the play’s center is John Singer, a lonely deaf man, who becomes the confidant to a constellation of disparate souls—an angry carnival worker, a crusading physician, the owner of a failing café and a 15-year-old girl in love with music—all seeking understanding and compassion from a man desperately in need of understanding himself. Each character confides in Singer, and he in turn changes their disenchanted lives in ways they could never imagine. Moving, sensitive and deeply humane, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter examines loneliness, the human need for understanding, and our search for love.

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter will be performed November 17-19 at 8:00 p.m. and November 20 at 3:00 p.m. Ticket prices are $4 for USC Upstate students and employees and $6 for general public.

For additional information about the play or the audition, please contact Jimm Cox professor of theatre, at (864) 503-5697 or