Auditions for The Wind in the Willows will take place Sunday, March 8 at 5:00 PM and Wednesday, March 11 at 6:30 PM, in the Helen Miller Theater on the second floor of the Walpole Town Hall. If you are unable to come at either of these times, please email WalpolePlayers@gmail.com and we will find a way to accommodate you. This play has over 30 characters, not including children’s roles, and while one person can play more than one role, we need a large cast, including lots of children! So please spread the word if you know of anyone who might be interested themselves, or has children or grandchildren who might like to be in this play.
This play, written by Alan Bennett and based on Kenneth Grahame’s beloved book, premiered at the National Theatre in London 1990, and made its debut in the U.S. in 1993 by The Walpole Players! Lisa Bryan will be directing this production.
If you want to be involved, but acting isn’t your thing, we also need a stage manager and crew, set designers and builders, someone to run lights and sound, and an Assistant Director. If you are interested in helping out with any of these things, please come to the auditions or email WalpolePlayers@gmail.com.
Performance dates are the weekend before and week of our Old Home Days celebration, on June19, 20, 21, 25, and 27. Rehearsals will begin in April and will be every Tuesday and Thursday evening and Sunday afternoon. However, because each scene often involves a different set of characters, not everyone will need to be present at every rehearsal and most conflicts should be accommodated relatively easily.
Hope to see lots of people there!