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Open Meramec Theatre Auditions: FIFTH OF JULY by Lanford Wilson

at Meramec Theatre in Kirkwood, MO

SEEKING ACTORS BETWEEN 16 years old - 60+ years old.
Meramec Theatre is a community theatre, anyone can audition for our productions!

FIFTH OF JULY Performance Dates: October 4-8, 2017
Written by Lanford Wilson
Directed by Keith Oliver

AUDITIONS: Wednesday, August 23rd or Thursday, August 24th at 7pm in the Meramec Theatre on the STLCC-Meramec campus. You only need to attend one of the evening auditions.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. The script is available on reserve at the STLCC-Meramec Library. For more information call the box office at 314-984-7562.

Character Breakdown:
Kenneth Talley Jr. 32 male
Jed Jenkins 25 male
June Talley 35 female
Shirley Talley 14-18 female
John Landis 33 male
Gwen Landis 33 female
Weston Hurley 25 male
Sally Friedman 64 female

Synopsis: The scene is a sprawling farmhouse in rural Missouri, which is home to Ken, a legless Vietnam veteran, and his lover, Jed, a horticulturist. They are visited by Ken's sister, June, and her teenage daughter, and by Gwen and John—the former a hard-drinking, pill-popping heiress who aspires to be a rock star, the latter her wary-eyed husband and manager. All are old friends from college days, and former activists who agitated for what they hoped would be a better world. The action centers on Gwen's offer to buy the farm, which she plans to convert into a recording center, and on Ken's Aunt Sally, who has come to the family homestead to scatter the ashes of her late husband. Their talk, as the play progresses, is sharp and funny and, in the final essence, deeply revealing of lost hopes and dreams and of the bitterness that must be fought back if one is to perceive the good that life can offer.

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