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       Rose Island Playhouse & Company, Inc.

Twelve Angry Jurors

Rose Island Playhouse Community Theatre will hold AUDITIONS for William Gibson’s riveting story The Miracle Worker on Saturday, February 8, 2020 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at the Charlestown Public Library at 51 Clark Rd in Charlestown, Indiana. If you are unable to attend auditions on Saturday please call the director, Rhoda Meier, at 502-432-3279 to schedule an additional date and time.  Auditions are cold readings from the script.  Resumes and headshots welcome but not required.  Appointment is not necessary.  Call-backs for Helen and Annie, if needed, will be Monday, Feb. 10 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm at the Charlestown Arts and Enrichment Center.

CAST: 6-10 women: Helen Keller (11-18, can play younger girl), Annie Sullivan (20s-30s), Kate Sullivan (30s-50s), Aunt Ev (40s-60s), Viney (30s-50s), Martha (7-11), and Extras (8-17) to portray blind girls at the Perkins Institute. 6 men: Captain Keller (40s-60s), James Keller (20s), Doctor (30s-60s), Percy (6-10), Anagnos (30s-60s), Servant (20s-60s).

Synopsis: Helen is a bright, strong, energetic child who is left both blind and deaf in the wake of an illness as a baby.  The Kellers, in hopes of helping their beloved child, send for a governess, Annie Sullivan, from the prestigious Perkins Institute.  Driven by the demons of her own traumatic past, Annie fights to reach Helen and bring light to the darkness of her mind. Universal sorrows, family bonds, and the strength of the human spirit are explored in the amazing true story of two remarkable women.

The performance dates are May 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, and 17.  Rehearsals will be on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings from 7:00 – 9:00 and will begin on Monday, March 9.  A read thru will be held on February 17 at 7:00 p.m.

For more information call Rhoda Meier at 502-432-3279.