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Auditions for The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance will be held August 5-6 at the Westfield Playhouse. Looking for a rugged-looking cast for the Indiana premiere of this western set in 1890! Performances September 27th to October 13th.
August 5th and 6th at 7 p.m
Westfield Playhouse – 1836 W State Road 32, Westfield, Indiana 46074
When a young scholar from New York City travels west in search of a new life, he arrives beaten and half-dead on the dusty streets of Twotrees. Rescued from the plains, the town soon becomes his home. A local girl gives him purpose in a broken land, but is it enough to save him from the vicious outlaw who wants him dead? He must make the choice to turn and run or to stand for what he believes, to live or to fight; to become the man who shot Liberty Valance.
Character descriptions (from the playwright):
Ransome Foster – 30-35 – From New York. Well-read and well spoken. He is stubborn and often arrogant but always well meaning. Some kissing
Hallie Jackson – 25-35 – She’s a strong-minded, rough talking girl. Underneath her rough exterior is a beautiful and caring individual. Some kissing
Bert Barricune – 40-50 – Bert is a true gunslinger. He is worn and battered-looking but clearly handsome. He speaks only when he must. One kiss
Jim “The Reverend” Mosten – 20-30, AA – Jim is a young black swamper. He is kind, enthusiastic, well-mannered, full of energy and easy to fall in love with. One song
Liberty Valance – 30-40 – Liberty is a Southern gentleman, but his polite manner doesn’t disguise the scars on his face. He is terrifyingly unpredictable.
Marshal Johnson – 50-60 – The Marshal talks the talk. When it comes down to it, he’s a coward.
Narrator – 40-75 – could be either on stage or a recorded voice.
Jake Dowitt – 20-35 – Jake is an enthusiastic reporter for a small local paper
Mourners, any age, who sing at Barricune’s funeral; some of them may also play the following roles:
Deputy – 25-40 – the Marshal’s deputy
Students – local townsmen attending the “school”
The Gang – a few of Liberty’s men
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