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Echo Theater Collective continues its 2017-2018 theater season with James Baldwin's "Blues for Mister Charlie". In a small Southern town, a white man murders a black man, then throws his body in the weeds. With this act of violence--which is loosely based on the notorious 1955 killing of Emmett Till--James Baldwin launches an unsparing and at times agonizing probe of the wounds of race. For where once a white storekeeper could have shot a "boy" like Richard Henry with impunity, times have changed, and centuries of brutality and fear, patronage and contempt, are about to erupt in a moment of truth as devastating as a shotgun blast.
Audition Dates: Friday and Saturday, February 2nd @ 7pm and 3rd @ 1pm and Sunday, February 4th @ 1:00pm (Callbacks)
Location: Euclid Avenue United Methodist Church - 405 S. Euclid Ave., Oak Park, IL 60302
Richard Henry, Meridian Henry, Mother Henry, Juanita,, Lyle Britten, Jo Britten, Parnell James, Papa D, Black Students/Townspeople, White townspeople, The State, Counsel for the Bereaved.
Also looking for crew members (Stage, costuming, make-up, lighting, etc.)
Rehearsal Availability: Tuesday evenings, Wednesday evenings, and Sunday Afternoons from late February to April
Tech Week: May 7th - May 12th (Final Dress is a press preview and advance premiere)
Show dates: May 18th - 20th, May 25th - 27th
For more info or to apply for an audition slot, download our Audition Packet and fill out our Google Form at www.echotheatercollective.org/auditions