Old Academy Players welcomes new talent! Please note that we are a non-profit community theater and that all roles are performed on a volunteer basis. Please check this site for audition information which appears throughout the season. If you are auditioning for a show, please complete our Audition Form in advance of the audition.
Wedding Band: A Love/Hate Story in Black and White by Alice Childress
Auditions by appointment.
1 African-American girl, about 8 years old
1 white girl, about 6 years old
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Please contact the directors for specifics.
Fridays and Saturdays, November 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 2021 at 8:00pm
Sundays, November 14th & 21st, 2021 at 2:00pm
*Additional performances may be added
Rehearsals will start when the show is fully cast.
Brief Synopsis of Show
Set in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1918, Wedding Band is an unsparing tale about the consequences of a decade-long romance between a black seamstress and a white baker.
Julia and Herman have loved each other devotedly, enduring harsh disapproval from whites and scorn from blacks. As they confront the impossibility of ever living a normal married life, and as Herman falls ill with the Spanish flu, Julia gradually reaches out to forge affirming bonds of solidarity with her community.
Teeta: a girl about eight years old
Princess: a little white girl, six years old, always moving, hopping, running, leaping, skipping, jumping, jumping rope
All the adult roles in the play have already been cast.