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Public can try out for roles in ‘Dead Man Walking’

by John Chamberlain, communications and marketing last modified Oct 25, 2013 02:04 PM

The University of Louisville’s Department of Theatre Arts is inviting the public to try out for roles in “Dead Man Walking,” a drama by Tim Robbins adapted from the 1993 book by Catholic nun Helen Prejean.

Auditions are Nov. 4 and Nov. 5 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. both days at Thrust Theatre, 2314 S. Floyd St. Callbacks will be Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. Rehearsals are expected to be Nov. 18 ‒ 26, Dec. 2 ‒ 9 and Jan. 6 to the play’s Jan. 29 opening date. It will run through Feb. 2.

The department is seeking 18 actors of all ages, genders and ethnic backgrounds. All parts are available except for the main character role of Matthew Poncelet. The play has 40 characters and most actors will play multiple roles.

The play—like the film of the same name—dramatizes the life of a death role inmate, his family and his victims. Russell Vandenbroucke is the director.

Actors should be prepared to audition by choosing from speeches designated from the script, available in the Theatre Arts Department Office, 117 HPES Building/Thrust Theatre, 2314. S. Floyd. St.

For more details, call Melanie Henry at 502-852-7682.

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