AUDITIONS: AUGUST WILSON'S GEM OF THE OCEAN

FEBRUARY 21-MARCH 1
Wilson Auditorium

Set in the antebellum north, August Wilson’s "Gem of the Ocean" explores how African Americans try to move forward after slavery, but first they must look to the Middle Passage.

AUDITION DATES: September 29th and 30th, 5:30-8PM, at South Bend First United Methodist Church, 333 N Main St, South Bend
PERFORMANCE DATES: February 21-March 1
DIRECTED BY: Aaron Mays

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

ELI - Aunt Ester’s gatekeeper and longtime friend of Solly.
African-American, male, 40s-60s. Ability to sing/hold a tune preferred, not required.

CITIZEN BARLOW - a young man from Alabama who is in spiritual turmoil.
African-American, male, late 20s to early 30s.

AUNT ESTER TYLER - a very old, yet vital spiritual advisor for the community.
African-American, female. Should be able to play a wise, elderly woman. Ability to sing/hold a tune preferred, not required.

BLACK MARY - Aunt Ester’s protégé and housekeeper.
African-American, late 20s to early 30s. Ability to sing/hold a tune preferred, not required.

RUTHERFORD SELIG - a traveling peddler who is a frequent visitor of the house.
Caucasian-American, male, 30s to 40s.

SOLLY TWO KINGS - suitor to Aunt Ester, former Underground Railroad conductor. African-American, male, 60s.

CAESAR WILKS - Black Mary’s brother and local constable.
African-American, male, 50s.

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Posted on July 16, 2019