Theatre on the Bay auditioning for ‘Escanaba in Da Moonlight’

Marinette, Wis.–Theatre on the Bay returns to live performances this fall and will be auditioning for “Escanaba in Da Moonlight,” a comedy written by Jeff Daniels about hunting and hunting traditions, set in the Escanaba area.

Auditions are offered from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 30 and 31, at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Marinette Campus, Theatre Building Room T-133 Dance Studio. Interested actors are asked to sign up for an audition time at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090545adac2aa6f85-escanaba by preparing a monologue for their audition. A cold read of a selection from the script may also be required.

Evening and matinee performances for “Escanaba in Da Moonlight” will take place Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 4-7. The show will be directed by Patrick Mines.

A summary of the needed cast of characters —

— Albert Soady, 50s or 60s, lead role, male, patriarch of the Soady family. Quite the storyteller and a protector of camp traditions and history. Often plays peacemaker for his sons.

— Reuben Soady, early to mid-30s, lead role, male, eldest son of Albert. Has never bagged a deer and is convinced he is cursed because of it. The more thoughtful and sensitive of the brothers. Feels he must break from tradition to break the curse.

— Remnar Soady, mid-20s to mid-30s, lead role, male, the younger song of Albert. Bit of a hot head, often coming to blows with his brother. A traditionalist like his father, he does not like the direction Reuben is trying to take the camp.

— Jimmer Negamanee, ageless, male, lead role, friend of the Soadys.An excitable but pleasant and agreeable person, Jimmer was once abducted by aliens and as such has an odd way about him.

— Ranger Tom Treado, mid-20s to mid-40s, male, supporting role, a Department of Natural Resources officer originally hailing from Detroit. Friendly but a bit out of sorts due to a strange encounter of his own.

— Wolf Moon Dance Soady, 30s, female, supporting role, the Native American wife of Reuben. Dreamlike in appearance. She is very supportive of her husband and does her best to help with his problem using the traditions of her people.

To learn more about the auditions or Theatre on the Bay, go to the website at www.uwgb.edu/marinette-theatre/#auditions or contact Linda Hornick, program specialist at 715-504-3351 or hornickl@uwgb.edu.


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