2018-19 Season Auditions
Of Mice and Men
Newnan Theatre Company is pleased to announce auditions for Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck. This classic story involves George, a migrant worker and drifter, and Lennie, his slow-witted but loyal friend. In the midst of the Great Depression, the two are in search of a better life. They think they have finally found it when they come upon a small ranch, where they get jobs and find friends. But their dreams fall apart when Lennie finds himself in trouble once more.
Performances will be August 16 - 26, 2018, Thursdays–Sundays.
Auditions will be on Sunday/Monday, June 3 and 4, at Newnan Theatre Company, 24 First Avenue, Newnan, from 7:00–9:00 pm. The director is Tony Daniel.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script and some basic stage exercises.
George Milton – A quick-witted and intelligent man, a dreamer whose friendship with Lennie helps keep his sights set on a better future.
Lennie Small – A mentally disabled man, a gentle giant who has no real idea of his own strength. He believes in George’s dream of “livin’ off da fatta da land”
Candy – An aging ranch hand who has lost one hand in an accident. He fears his age is making him a thing of the past.
Slim – The main hand of the ranch, respected by the other characters for his insight, intuition, kindness and natural authority. He is the only character that understands the relationship between George and Lennie.
Curley – The Boss’s son, a young, self-involved man, once a semi-professional boxer. He is a jealous and angry man, easy to pick a fight.
Curley’s Wife – A very pretty young woman, mistreated by her husband.
Crooks – A black stable hand, whose name evolved from his stooped and crooked back. He is proud, bitter, and cynical, isolated from the other hands because of the color of his skin.
Carlson – A mean-spirited ranch hand.
The Boss – Curley’s father, the superintendent of the ranch.
Whit – A young ranch hand.
Newnan Theatre Company does not charge production fees of any kind to any performer to take part in our productions.
All roles are non-equity/non-paying.
If you have questions about these auditions or any production please email NTC’s Artistic Director, Tony Daniel, at firstname.lastname@example.org.