TFAC, Friendship Council announce auditions for We Are the Dream

Published 3:09 pm Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tryon Fine Arts Center and Thermal Belt Friendship Council announce auditions for the January community production of We Are the Dream: The Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

This 45 minute play has 25 roles for various ages, genders, and ethnic backgrounds and includes a gospel choir. As the play begins, the year is 1968. In a classroom in the rural South, children prepare for a visit from Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Little do they know that by weeks end the hero they have so admired will be gone forever.

A childrens musical play, We Are the Dream weaves soulful spirituals, gospel music, turbulent history, and audience participation together. The purpose is to deepen the experience of recounting Martin Luther Kings life among a wide and diverse group a true community helping all to see it from many points of view.

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Audition schedules and locations are as follows:

Polk County Schools &bsp; Wednesday, November 3, Polk County Middle School, 4 to 6 p.m.

Spartanburg County Schools Thursday, November 4, O.P. Earle Elementary, 4 to 6 p.m.

General public Saturday, November 6, Tryon Fine Arts Center, 10 to 11 a.m.

Callbacks will be Saturday morning, November 6, at Tryon Fine Arts Center from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Rehearsals will begin the week of November 15 and will be held at TFAC. Auditionees will be asked to read from the script. &bsp;

Performances are Friday, January 14, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, January 15 at 2 p.m. on the Veh Stage at Tryon Fine Arts Center.

This musical is directed by Marianne Carruth and produced by Tryon Fine Arts Center in&bsp; collaboration with Thermal Belt Friendship Council. For more information contact Marianne Carruth at 828-859-8322 or