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Staged reading of On Cabin Creek, a play set in 1939 in the coalfields of West Virginia; with live bluegrass music.
Date of Performance: Friday, May 12, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Presented by Seattle Playwrights Salon http://seattleplaywrightssalon.com
There will be a rehearsal in mid-April, and one in early May.
The play is filled with traditional Appalachian music, both white and black. Actors who can sing short selections from the music are preferred. HARLAN plays the fiddle.
Character Breakdown / Project Needs
**Some audition roles are NOW CLOSED and have been cast: Eleanor, The Reverend Hinckley, Sophie, Catherine, and Mrs. Ellis/Mrs. Roosevelt**
All actors are white, except for Charlie Corey, who is black. All actors sing a few lines of traditional Appalachian music, both black and white, throughout the play. HARLAN plays the fiddle.
ELEANOR: Age 20. High school graduate and assistant to the postmaster at the Cabin Creek station. Writes “dispatches from the coalfields of Cabin Creek” about unsafe mine conditions; they are published in a New York City newspaper. --CAST
CATHERINE: Age 15, high school sophomore. Also plays YOUNG SOPHIE. --CAST
HARLAN: Age 19. Has one more week of high school before he graduates with a diploma. Also plays YOUNG SAMUEL.
SOPHIE: 40s. Mother of ELEANOR, CATHERINE, and HARLAN. SAMUEL’S wife. Homemaker. --CAST
SAMUEL: 40s. Father of ELEANOR, CATHERINE, and HARLAN. SOPHIE’S husband. Coalminer.
REVEREND HINCKLEY: 50s. Cabin Creek’s Methodist minister. Also plays MR. STEWART. --CAST
CHARLIE COREY: Age 20. Full-time coalminer and part-time cobbler’s apprentice.
JAMES ELLIS: 30s. Cabin Creek high school science teacher; married to MAVIS ELLIS. Also plays YOUNG SOPHIE’S father, CLARENCE VAIL.
MAVIS ELLIS / MRS. ELEANOR ROOSEVELT: 30s. Wife of James. Homemaker. --CAST
Callbacks or second audition/interview?
be prepared to read from the script; you'll get the script in advance
$30 for the performance.
On Cabin Creek added March 5, 2017, 1:07 pm
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