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Auditions: “The Face of Emmett Till”

November 5 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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The Face of Emmitt Till A drama by Maimee Till-Mobley and David Barr III A true-to-life dramatization of the death of 14-year-old Emmett Till, a Chicago teenager who, while visiting relatives in Money, Miss., in August 1955, was kidnapped, tortured and murdered by two white men who claimed they wanted to teach him a lesson for allegedly whistling at a local white woman. This tragedy has been credited with sparking the modern Civil Rights Movement. Directed by Joyce Barnes (Email questions to: [email protected]il.com) Auditions are cold readings from the script and other sides. You do not need to have a prepared monologue. Southern dialects for some characters. Please bring an acting resume if you have one. Head shots are not needed. NEEDED: 11 M, 4 W (see below) SHOW DATES: February 14-23, 2020 Xenia Area Community Theater 45 E Second St. 372-0516 www.xeniaact.org Characters: Mamie Till Mobley, African-American female, 30s Emmitt Till, African-American male, age 14 Morris Dees/Gerald Chatham, White male, 40s Alma Spearman, African-American female, late 50s Henry Spearman, African-American male, late 50s-early 60s Roy Bryant, White male, 20s Carolyn Bryant, White female, 20s J. W. Milan, White male, 40s Roy Wilkins/Bishop Henry Louis Ford, African-American male, 40s Moses Wright, African-American male, 60s A.A. Rayner/ Willie Reed, African-American male, 20s-50s Maurice, African-American male, late teens John Whitten/Sheriff H. C. Strider, White male, 40s-50s Senator James Eastland/Judge Swango, White male, 50s Mrs. Burke/Reporter, White female, 20s-30s 7

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November 5
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Xenia Area Community Theater
45 East Second St.
Xenia, OH 45385 USA
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