Auditions for “Front Page News,” the new play depicting the Scopes Evolution Trial and surrounding events, have been scheduled for March 23 and 24 in the Rhea County Courthouse circuit court room.
Director Morgan Robbins said a cast of men and women is needed for the play, which will be performed as the centerpiece of the 25th annual Scopes Festival July 19-20.
Roles available include attorneys William Jennings Bryan, Clarence Darrow, and District Attorney General Tom Stewart, to the supporting cast of lawyers, witnesses, town officials and reporters.
“Many of the characters are older men, but we need younger men and some women for the cast,” Ms. Robbins said. “I’m excited about this new play and the opportunity to present a new look at this trial which still attracts people to Rhea County.”
Actors interested in auditioning for the play should plan to come to the courthouse either Saturday or Sunday, March 23 or 24, between 2-4 p.m. “I would like everyone to have a monologue prepared, and we will do readings from the script,” said Ms. Robbins.
Actual rehearsals for “Front Page News” will begin in June and the play will be presented three times during the festival in July.
Actors with questions about the rehearsals may contact Ms. Robbins by phone at 667-2732 or by email at email@example.com.