New & Noteworthy
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Susan Habas, Executive Director
Thalian Association Community Theatre
The Mercy Seat
WILMINGTON, NC – Thalian Association, the Official Community Theater of North Carolina, will hold auditions for the first show of their 2016 Red Barn Season, The Mercy Seat. Auditions will be held Monday, June 13 & Tuesday June 14 at 7pm at the Community Arts Center, 120 S. 2nd Street in downtown Wilmington. The production, directed by Anthony Lawson, runs August 11 – 28 at the Red Barn Studio Theatre.
Ben Harcourt: male, late twenties/early thirties, all ethnicities
Abby Prescott: female, mid-forties, all ethnicities
Synopsis: Set on September 12, 2001, The Mercy Seat continues Neil LaBute’s unflinching fascination with the often-brutal realities of the war between the sexes. In a time of national tragedy, the world changes overnight. A man and a woman explore the choices now available to them in an existence different from the one they had lived just the day before. Can one be opportunistic in a time of universal selflessness?
Established in 1788, Thalian Association Community Theatre is a non-profit, membership organization dedicated to enhancing the Cape Fear region through live community theatre and arts education. Thalian Association Community Theatre produces five major productions annually on the Main Stage at historic Thalian Hall, a summer season at the Red Barn Studio and professionally manages the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center for the City of Wilmington. The youth theatre program offers training and performance opportunities for children age seven through high school seniors. In 2007, Thalian Association Community Theatre was designated North Carolina’s Official Community Theater by the state legislature.
Red Barn ticket Link
Youth Theatre – Tickets on sale May 31, 2016
Main Stage – Tickets on sale August 15, 2016