Liberty Valance Auditions

directed by Brian Joyce

AUDITION INFORMATION

DATES AND TIMES
Auditions on Monday, February 25 & Tuesday, February 26 at the theatre. Doors open at 6:00 pm and auditions begin at 7:00, and continue until everyone is seen. No appointments; people are seen in the order they arrive. The show performs May 31 through June 23, 2019 (Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 2:00 pm).

AUDITIONS
Auditions will be readings from the script. No dialects are necessary at auditions.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS
Ransome Foster
— mid 20’s to mid 30’s — From New York. Well-read and well-spoken. He is stubborn and often arrogant but always well-meaning.
Hallie Jackson — 20 to 30 — She’s a strong-minded, rough-talking girl. Underneath her rough exterior is a beautiful and caring individual.
Bert Barricune — mid 40’s to late 50’s. He’s a true gunslinger. He is worn and battered looking but clearly handsome. He speaks only when he must.
Jim  Mosten — 20’s to early 30’s  (African American). Jim is a young black swamper. He is kind, enthusiastic, well-mannered, full of energy and easy to fall in love with.
Liberty Valance — 30 to early 40’s. Liberty is a Southern gentleman, but his polite manner doesn’t disguise the scars on his face. He is terrifyingly unpredictable.
Marshal Johnson — 50 to 60’s. The Marshal talks the talk. When it comes down to it, he’s a coward.
3 men — 20 to 40
3 women — 20 to 40
(The 3 men and 3 women will play various roles including Jake, mourners, Valance gang, deputies and small speaking/ singing roles.)

AUDITION SIDES
Dowitt and Foster

Marshal, Foster and Hallie
Jim and Foster
Valance and Jim
Barricune and Hallie #1
Valance and Foster
Marshal and Foster
Barricune and Hallie #2

SHOW DESCRIPTION
In 1890, young Ransome Foster leaves New York City for a new life in the Wild West – where he ends up beaten and half-dead on the dusty streets of Twotrees. Rescued from the plains, the town soon becomes his home. A local girl gives him purpose in this broken and lawless land, but is that enough to save him from the vicious outlaw who wants him dead? Should he run – or fight? This stage drama and the famous 1962 film by John Ford are each based on the original 1953 short story by Dorothy M. Johnson.