The University of Akron Theatre presents…
THE AMERICA PLAY
By Suzan-Lori Parks | Directed by Jimmie Woody
November 3, 4, 5, 10, 12 @ 7:30 PM
November 6 & 12 @ 2:00 PM
Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Suzan-Lori Parks’ play centers around an unnamed African-American grave digger, referred to as the “Foundling Father”, who gains a measure of fame due to his uncanny resemblance to Abraham Lincoln. His fame comes from an attraction he runs that, for the cost of a penny, allows customers to take on the role of John Wilkes Booth and re-enact Lincoln’s assassination.
The first act explores The Foundling Father’s history and experience, while the second act explores the attitudes and relationships of his ex-wife and son to both his experiences and that of Lincoln himself.
September 6, 2016 @ 5:00 – 7:00 PM
September 7, 2016 @ 7:00 – 9:00 PM
*September 8, 2016 @ 7:00 – 9:00 PM (Pick up and/or Call Backs if necessary)
Auditions are open to all UA students, faculty, staff, and greater Akron community members.Rehearsals start September 19, 2016
Sandefur Theatre in Guzzetta Hall
-3 Males (Founding Father, Bazil, John Wilkes Booth & Ensemble/Multiple Characters)
-3 Females (Lucy & Ensemble/Multiple Characters)
Age range and ethnicity of actors is flexible (no children).
Poets, Musicians and Vocalists are also encouraged to audition.
*Please have a monologue, a poem or a song prepared.