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Audition for Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting

December 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

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Open audition notice for MR.RICKEY CALLS A MEETING by Ed Schmidt

Auditions will be held Mon & Tue, Dec 2 & 3, 2019, starting at 7:00 pm both nights.
Production dates: Jan 24-Feb 9, 2020

The Dayton Theatre Guild at the Caryl D. Philip TheatreScape
430 Wayne Ave, Dayton OH, 45410
937-278-5993 — www.daytontheatreguild.org

Directed by Rick Flynn
Produced by Deirdre Root

In a NYC hotel room, in the spring of 1947, Branch Rickey, owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, meets with four prominent African-Americans to discuss breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball. He wants support from their community to help with the controversy he knows will ensue. Jackie Robinson, Joe Louis, Paul Robeson, and Bill Robinson, aka Mr. Bojangles, attend the meeting, but it isn’t an easy fix. Concern about loss of jobs, as well as suspicion about Branch Rickey’s motives come into play. The 2012 revival was nominated for three Jeff Awards for Play Production, Direction, and Ensemble.

Casting Requirements:

• Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
• A résumé and headshot are not required but are appreciated.
• Please provide a list of all known conflicts between Dec 4, 2019 and Feb 9, 2020.

-) Clancy Hope
A bellboy, 17 (African American)

-) Branch Rickey
General manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, 65 (Caucasian)

-) Jackie Robinson
Second baseman for the Montreal Royals, 28 (African American)

-) Joe Louis
Heavyweight Champion of the World, 32 (African American)

-) Paul Robeson
Actor, Singer, Political Activist, 48 (African American)

-) Bill “Bojangles” Robinson
Tap Dancer, 68 (African American)

NOTE: Ages are for reference, not a specific requirement

For more information please contact Rick Flynn at [email protected]

The show runs weekends Jan 24-Feb 9, 2020
First Weekend: Friday 8pm, Saturday 8pm, Sunday 3pm
Second & Third Weekend: Friday 8pm, Saturday 5pm, Sunday 3pm

*Children under seven will not be admitted

Individual tickets on sale now

Adult: $19
Senior (60 or older): $17
Student: $12
Special pricing for groups of 10 or more, call the Box Office at 937-278-5993 for pricing
http://www.daytontheatreguild.org/ click on “Tickets” link
– or call 937-278-5993
– or at the box office day of the show

* All individual tickets purchased in advance via our on-line ticket system or by telephone will also include a $1 convenience fee.

for more information, including auditions, see http://www.daytontheatreguild.org/


December 2, 2019
7:00 pm
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Dayton Theatre Guild
430 Wayne Avenue
Dayton, OH 45410 USA
(937) 278-5993