by Thornton Wilder
“…the greatest American play ever written.” – Edward Albee
Winner! 1938 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Director – Robert Fuson
Stage Manager – Stephanie Ibbotson
Monday, November 12 at 7:00pm
at The Market Theatre Company
Located at the Anderson Arts Center
110 W. Federal Street, Anderson, SC 29625
Actors may also be asked to attend callbacks on Wednesday, November 14.
February 8-17, 2019
Please note, there may be school matinee performances on Friday, February 8 or 15 at 10am and 12pm.
Performances will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 as well as Sunday afternoons at 3:00pm.
Rehearsals will tentatively begin January 2, 2019.
Can't make it to auditions? Contact us at email@example.com to schedule an alternate audition time.
Please bring a headshot or non-returnable photo. Be prepared to list any scheduling conflicts; conflicts may not be added after casting.
Actors will be asked to read selections from the script. Sides are available to read or download here. No preparation is required, however actors may choose to perform a memorized 60 second monologue if desired.
(Any doubled/tripled characters by a single actor are grouped accordingly)
6 Male, 5 Female, 1 Any
STAGE MANAGER (Any Gender, 30s-50s)
An individual outside of time who is the narrator and keeper of the play. They are charismatic, yet simple. Wise, but not pretentious. Works in their own time, but not slow.
DR. GIBBS (Male, 30s-40s)
Father of George and Rebecca Gibbs, husband to Mrs. Gibbs. He is the town doctor, intelligent, well-liked, and respected.
JOE CROWELL/SIMON CROWELL/WALLY WEBB (Male, 10-13)
Joe & Simon: Brothers 3 years apart who deliver papers.
Wally: Youngest won of Mr. and Mrs. Webb, brother to Emily.
HOWIE NEWSOME/CONSTABLE WARREN/Joe Stoddard (Male, 30s-60s)
Howie: The Milkman who delivers the milk to the town every morning.
Warren: The town constable.
Joe: The town Undertaker
MRS. GIBBS (Female, 30s-50s)
Mother of George and Rebecca Gibbs. Wife to Dr. Gibbs. A homemaker in the very traditional sense. A pillar of her family, although often from the shadows.
MRS. WEBB (Female, 30s-50s)
Mother to Emily and Wally Webb. Wife to Mr. Webb. A woman who has cared deeply for her family, yet has a tendency to avoid conflict if she can.
GEORGE GIBBS (Male, late teens-early 20s)
Hometown Boy who goes through a maturing over the course of our story. Loves baseball. Not the brightest, but extremely honest and genuine.
REBECCA GIBBS (Female, 10-13)
George's Sister, daughter or Dr. and Mrs. Gibbs. Innocent and bright.
EMILY WEBB (Female, late teens - early 20s)
Daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Webb. Extremely bright. A shining soul of warmth and potential.
MR. WEBB/SAM CRAIG (Male, 30s-40s)
Mr. Webb: Husband to Mrs. Webb, father to Emily and Wally. Editor of the town paper. Well-read.
Sam Craig: Cousin to Emily Webb, returning home for her funeral after being away for 12 years.
SIMON STIMSON (Male, 20s-50s)
Choir Director, very morose individual who has had many troubles. Alcoholic.
MRS. SOAMES (Female, 30s-50s)
Choir member and friend to Mrs. Gibbs and Mrs. Webb. Very enamored with the wedding of George and Emily.