October 6, 2014

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Anne Strickland
Director of Communications & Marketing
Phone: (919) 497-3330
Email: astrickland@louisburg.edu

The Miracle Worker
Auditions Set for October 11 and 12
Norris Theatre, Louisburg College

Miracle Worker

Louisburg, NC - Louisburg College announces community theatre auditions for its holiday presentation at the Norris Theatre at Louisburg College. Auditions will be held on October 11 and 12 at 2 p.m. each day for all roles in the holiday classic The Miracle Worker, by James Gibson. Norris Theatre Director Wally Hurst will direct the production, which will be presented on December 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, and 13, 2014. All roles are open.

The Miracle Worker is the story of Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan, her teacher. Immortalized onstage and screen by Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke, this classic tells the story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller. The Miracle Worker dramatizes the volatile relationship between the lonely teacher and her charge. Trapped in a secret, silent world, unable to communicate, Helen is violent, spoiled, almost sub-human and treated by her family as such. Only Annie realizes that there is a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark, tortured silence.

Hurst also needs people to help back stage, including those willing to serve as light and sound technicians, stage managers, costumers and set builders. There are many important jobs to do in a theatre, and not all of them involve being on stage. Come get involved!

The show calls for seven males and seven females (adults of all ages), and 10-12 children from ages 5 to 18. All those auditioning will be asked to read from the script or do a monologue of their choice. Scripts are available from the Norris Theatre for a $5 deposit. Rehearsals will generally take place in the evenings and on weekends. Keeping younger children in mind, nearly all of the rehearsals will end by 8 p.m. with the exception of Opening Week, December 1-5.

Further information can be obtained by calling Hurst at (919)-497-3429.