Monday, January 5, 2015

Auditions: ‘Inherit The Wind’ at Barn Theatre in Montville


The Barn Theatre in Montville, New Jersey continues its 87th Season by holding open auditions on January 18th and January 20th for its upcoming production of "Inherit The Wind", written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E Lee. "Inherit The Wind" will be directed by Todd Mills.

AUDITION DATES: Sunday January 18th at 6pm to 9pm,  Tuesday January 20th at 7 pm to 10pm

PERFORMANCE DATES: March 13 - April 04, 2015 (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays with possible additional Thursday night benefit performances).

A fictionalization of the courtroom tale of the intriguing genesis of the famous Scopes Monkey trial which debated creation versus evolution ideas being taught in schools. Focusing on "the dignity of the individual human mind", this drama takes on the idea of limiting anyones right to think, teach,and learn freely.

(9 Males, 4 Females plus ensemble roles)
Howard (Boy 13 to 15 years old)
Melinda (Girl 13 to 15 years old)
Meeker (Male, 40s to 50s) - bailiff
Rachel (Female, early 20s) - teacher
Bert Cates (Male, early to mid 20s) - teacher
Reverend Jeremiah Brown (Male, late 40s to 50s) - reverend
Mrs Brown (Female, late 40s to 50s)
E. K. Hornbeck (Male, mid 30s) - newspaperman
Harrison Brady (Male, 60s) - prosecuting attorney
Mrs Brady (Female, late 50s to 60s)
Mayor of Hillsboro (Male, 50s)
Henry Drummond (Male, 60s) - Defense attorney
Tom Davenport (Male, 40s to 50s) - Circuit District Attorney
Men and women between 30 to 60 years are also needed for a dozen or so Townspeople roles with various speaking parts.

Actors are asked to arrive to sign in within the first hour of the audition start time. All roles are available. Casting is open, and newcomers are especially welcomed. Crew and other volunteers are also needed for the event.

The Barn Theatre is located at 32 Skyline Drive in Montville, NJ, just minutes off Route 287 (Exit 47). For more information or directions, call 973-334-9320 ext. 5, or visit


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