Upcoming Actor Auditions

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

by Jethro Compton
based on the short story by Dorothy M. Johnson
Directed by Richard Pettibone

auditions Monday and Tuesday, June 20 & 21 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm

If you cannot make these calls, please email your headshot and resume to director Richard Pettibone at rpettibone@theatreworks.us to see if an appointment can be made for another date and time (preferably a date BEFORE the calls).

Character Breakdown

Ransome Foster (25-40) a well read, educated young lawyer who travels West seeking a new life. He is stubborn and sometimes arrogant but always well meaning. His sense of justice does not fit into the frontier.

Hallie Jackson (20-40) proprietor of the Prairie Belle Saloon; a survivor, a strong-minded, rough-talking girl who is fierce in her convictions and loyalty.

Bert Barricune (30-50) a worn, tough, and proud gunslinger; intimidating, but fundamentally decent; he is in love with Hallie.

Liberty Valance (30 to 50) a notorious outlaw, gang leader, and "Gentleman" whose polite fa├žade conceals his viciousness and propensity toward violence.

Jim "The Reverend" Mosten (20-40) a young African American man who grew up and works with Hallie at the saloon; a kind, well-mannered and gentle soul, has no education, but is an enthusiastic learner.

Marshal Johnson (40 to 60) he talks the talk but when it comes down to it, he's a coward.

Jake Dowitt (20-40) reporter for a small local paper. Will double in other roles as needed.

Gang, Mourners, Deputy, Students. males and females (20-60). Up to four ensemble members to play townsfolk, outlaws and deputies.

Audition Sides

Auditions will consists of readings from the script. Character names in ALL CAPS are the focus for that reading. Please download the sides here.

Additional Notes

First read thru: August 1, 2016

Rehearsals: Monday through Thursday evenings starting at 7:00pm, begin August 8, 2016.

Performances: September 15,16,17 22,23,24 30,October 1,2 7,8. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and one Sunday matinee. Brush-ups as needed on Thursdays or Wednesdays.

Please Note: TheatreWorks offers a small stipend, $50 to $75 depending on attendance, for the entire run of the show (not per performance), to all performers and crew. No transportation or lodging is provided. The details can be found here.