UMFK Theater Troupe seeks actors, crew for “To Kill a Mockingbird”

FORT KENT, Maine — Director Caryn Cleveland Short of the UMFK Theater Troupe will hold auditions for a spring production of the play “To Kill a Mockingbird,” based on the classic novel by Harper Lee. She is also seeking crew members to help out with the show.

“It was my favorite book, growing up. I loved the movie. It is also a great play,” Cleveland Short said of selecting “To Kill a Mockingbird” for her next production.  “We need a reminder that when hate and bigotry run amok, we all lose.”

Cleveland Short is seeking a diverse range of actors of all races and ranges of acting experience for the play, including two boys and one girl between the ages of 8 and 13 years old, seven women and eight men. There are also roles available for those who wish to deliver only a few lines and those who wish to appear as non-speaking extras in the play.

Those who enjoy theater, but for whom the spotlight may not be up their alley, can also participate in “To Kill a Mockingbird” by volunteering as crew members, working backstage on technical elements or props.

Auditions will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 29, and Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 6 p.m. at the University of Maine at Fort Kent Fox Auditorium.

The show will take place April 11-14.

For more information, call Caryn Cleveland Short at (207) 834-7599.

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