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Story published: 02-05-2013 • Print ArticleE-mail Story to a Friend

JRT to hold auditions for ‘The Voice of the Prairie’

Jonesborough Repertory Theatre will hold auditions for its upcoming production, “The Voice of the Prairie,” on Sunday, Feb. 10, and Monday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. at the theater.

Auditions are open for actors ages 15 and up. There are roles for six males and three females. The male roles include Poppy (age 55+), Frankie’s father (40 or older), Davie (age 13-18) and David, James and Leon (ages 25-45). The female roles include Frankie (age 13-18), Francis (age 25-45) and Susie (age 18-45).

“The Voice of the Prairie,” by John Olive, will run May 3-19.

In this heart-filled dramatic comedy, a traveling con artist with a microphone and a quick tongue convinces young Davey Quinn to broadcast stories of his boyhood travels with an old hobo named Poppy and a blind girl he rescued from a cruel father. Relive the early days of radio in this touching tale of the search for lost love and a place in the world.

For more about auditions, contact the JRT at 791-4440 or visit www.jonesboroughtheatre.com.