• Theater
  • Winter Park
  • September 26, 2021

Breakthrough Theatre Company

multiple roles

The Breakthrough Theatre Company will hold auditions for the classic Thornton Wilder play, “Our Town”, on the following dates and times:
Friday, September 24, 7-9 p.m.
Saturday, September 25, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Described by Edward Albee as “the greatest American play ever written,” Our Town presents the small town of Grover’s Corners in three acts: “Daily Life,” “Love and Marriage” and “Death and Eternity.” Narrated by a stage manager, the play depicts the simple daily lives of the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry, and eventually – in one of the most famous scenes in American theatre – die.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Just show up between the hours listed! All roles are unpaid.
Show Dates and Times:
November 12-22, 2021
Fridays, Saturdays, and Mondays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Rehearsal Dates:
Tuesday-Thursday, October 5-7, 7-9 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday, October 12-14, 7-9 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday, October 19-21, 8-10 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday, October 26-28, 8-10 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday, October 2-4, 8-10 p.m.
Monday-Thursday, October 8-11, 7 p.m.-??? (tech week)
“Our Town” will be directed by Wade Hair.
All roles available:
Stage Manager – narrator who explains background information and occasionally takes on roles in the play, he operates in a sphere where he knows he is in a play and he knows the future of all the characters
George Gibbs – the Gibbs’s oldest child who plays baseball and wants to be a farmer, he falls in love with and eventually marries Emily Webb, his neighbor
Emily Webb – the Webb’s oldest child and a good student, she marries George and has a son with him but then dies giving birth to their second child, later she joins the dead souls in the cemetery and tries to relive a moment from her life, arguably the protagonist of the play
Dr. Gibbs – George’s father and the town doctor, neighbor of the Webbs
Mrs. Gibbs – George and Rebecca’s mother who desires to travel abroad but dies before she gets the chance
Mr. Webb – Emily’s father and editor of the Sentinel, neighbor to the Gibbs
Mrs. Webb – Emily and Wally’s mother and Mr. Webb’s wife
Mrs. Soames – A gossip who sings in the choir along with Mrs. Webb and Mrs. Gibbs and appears in the group of dead souls
Simon Stimson – Choir director and alcoholic who committed suicide by hanging himself in his attic
Rebecca Gibbs – George’s younger sister
Wally Webb – Emily’s younger brother who dies of a burst appendix when he’s young
Howie Newsome – The local milkman
Joe Crowell, Jr. and Si Crowell – Brothers and paperboys, when Joe gets older, Si takes over his route
Professor Willard – College professor who gives the audience a report on the history of Grover’s Corners
Constable Warren – A policeman
Sam Craig – Emily Webb’s cousin, who left Grover’s Corners and moved to Buffalo but returns for her funeral
Joe Stoddard – The undertaker

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