Although the stage at the CIVIC remains dark, we're busy preparing for the 2021 season. The first production slated for February is Joe Turner's Come and Gone, part of the CIVIC's 10-year August Wilson Project.
The South Bend Civic Theatre is set to become one of few theaters across the country to produce Wilson’s full American Century Cycle, a series of ten plays that charts the African-American experience throughout the twentieth century.
August Wilson’s American Century Cycle is as close to Shakespeare in scope and scale as the American theatre community has created. And it’s telling the story of the African American community, which makes it all the more attractive when the South Bend Civic Theatre is looking to create visibility, create opportunity and reflect the vibrant diversity of South Bend.
Title of Show: Joe Turner's Come and Gone
Synopsis: Set in a black boarding house in Pittsburgh in 1911, this drama by the author of The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, and Fences is an installment in the author’s series chronicling black life in each decade of this century. Each denizen of the boarding house has a different relationship to a past of slavery, as well as to the urban present. They include the proprietors, an eccentric clairvoyant with a penchant for old country voodoo, a young homeboy up from the South, and a mysterious stranger who is searching for his wife.
Director: DeeDee Batteast
Ages Called: 18+ for adult roles, two children roles (8-12 years)
Audition Date/Location: Monday October 19 and Tuesday October 20, 2020, 6:30-9:30 PM
South Bend Civic Theatre (403 N. Main Street, South Bend, IN 46601)
What to Prepare: Sides can be found here.
Callbacks: If needed, callbacks will be Tuesday October 21st, 2020 at SBCT.
You can sign up for auditions at THIS LINK!. There will be a cap of 25 people per night to allow for social distancing.
Masks must be worn at all times and a temperature check will be conducted when you enter. If you have forgotten a mask, one will be provided. We will also have hand sanitizer for your use.
You will be given further instructions when you arrive for auditions.
Expected Rehearsal Schedule:
First rehearsal is October 26, 2020.
They will be weekly, Mon - Thurs (except for holidays) then going up to 5 days a week in January.
*rehearsal schedule is subject to change
Performance Dates: February 12 - 21, 2021, location TBA
Posted on November 30, -0001