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Open Auditions for The Crucible and Much Ado About Nothing


Saturday, August 26, 2017

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Check in at the Parkland Theatre Lobby

No appointments necessary

Callbacks, if necessary, will be held on Sunday, August 27, 2017


The Crucible

Director Mathew Green


A modern adaptation of a classic American drama based on the 1692-93 Salem witch trials, The Crucible was written as a reflection on Arthur Miller’s own harrowing experience with McCarthyism in the 1950’s. The Communist “witch hunt” of that era parallels the fear, ignorance, and paranoia that prevailed in the witch trials of the 17th Century. The play shows that it is heroism in the face of injustice that brings hope and redemption.

Casting 20 actors (10 M, 10 F, although roles are not necessarily gender specific.) This play presents a community, and the director hopes for a diverse cast. Ages 14 and older are welcome and encouraged to audition.


Actors will read from sides (links provided below). No prior preparation is necessary, but the director strongly recommends that those auditioning familiarize themselves with the play.





Danforth-Mary Warren

Giles Corey-Danforth



CALL-BACKS will be held Sunday, August 27th at 6:00 p.m.  Individuals called-back will be contacted Saturday evening, Aug. 26th.


Performances wil run September 28-October 8



Much Ado About Nothing

Director B.J. Gailey


One of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies, Much Ado About Nothing deftly combines humor with wit and insight. Rich characterizations and relationships entertain; mistaken identities delight; political deceit and misplaced honor nearly thwart the good, and love, in the end, conquers all.


Casting 12 actors (any gender, ages 15 and up)


Actors should come prepared with a monologue from Shakespeare or one of his contemporaries. If they do not have a monologue, one will be provided for them to read.


CALL-BACKS will be held Sunday, August 27th at 6:30 p.m.  Individuals called-back will be contacted Saturday evening, Aug. 26th.  


Performances will run November 9-19


No appointment is necessary to audition. All members of the community as well as Parkland and U of I students are invited to audition; Parkland Theatre encourages diversity. Those with additional questions should email







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