Thalian Association, the Official Community Theater of North Carolina, will hold auditions for the second show of their 2016 Red Barn Season, The Mercy Seat by Neil LaBute. Auditions will be held June 13 & 14 at 7pm at the Community Arts Center, 120 S. 2nd Street in downtown Wilmington. The production, directed by Anthony David Lawson, runs August 11-28 at the Red Barn Studio Theatre. (Rehearsals will begin in July)
Ben Harcourt: male, late twenties/early thirties, All Ethnicities
Abby Prescott: female, mid forties, All Ethnicities
The Mercy Seat was the first major theatrical response to the September 11th 2001 attacks on New York’s World Trade Centre. Set on the day after, the play concerns Ben, who works at the 'Twin Towers' but during the attack was away from the office staying in the flat of his mistress, Abby, who also happens to be Ben’s boss. Expecting that his family could believe he’s been killed in the towers' collapse, Ben contemplates using the tragedy to run away and start a new life with his lover.
(Original Artwork used for image created by Banksy)