Monday, September 28, 2009

Announcing auditions: The Exonerated

Audition dates have been announced for The Exonerated by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen, the second script in Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette's 2009-2010 staged reading series. The first audition will take place Sunday, October 4 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. in the Civic Theatre office at 313 N. 5th Street in downtown Lafayette. The second audition will take place Tuesday, October 6 from 5:30-9 p.m. in the Carole and Gordon Mallett Theatre in the Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual and Performng Arts, 552 W. Wood Street on the Purdue University campus in West Lafayette.

Director Rachel Lambert is looking to cast the following:

  • 3 African-American males between age 20 and 60
  • 4 white males between age 20 and 50
  • 2 white females between age 30 and 50

All auditioning will be asked to read from the script; copies are available in the Civic Theatre office.

Culled from interviews, letters, transcripts, case files and the public record, The Exonerated tells the true stories of six wrongfully convicted survivors of death row in their own words.

Moving between first-person monologues and scenes set in courtrooms and prisons, the six interwoven stories paint a picture of an American criminal justice system gone horribly wrong - and of six brave souls who persevered to survive it.

The readings will take place Tuesday, December 8 at 7 p.m. in the historic Monon Depot Theatre in downtown Lafayette and also on the Purdue University campus on a date and location yet to be announced. Both are Pay What You Can Events.

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