methacton community theater

2018 Auditions

The Battle of Shallowford by Ed Simpson

Directed by Geoff Randall
Produced by Loretta Rurode and Lauren Franz

On a quiet Sunday night in October of 1938 at Burton Mock's general store in Shallowford, NC. Burton and his teenage daughter, Ruthie, are discussing her future. She's convinced she can handle life outside the rural Shallowford, her father would like her to stay close. As the night progresses, a host of colorful locals arrive at the store, including science obsessed, 17 year old Lonny. The rest of the world is on the brink of war, but these folks are only interested in local gossip until they turn on the radio and learn that the Martians have invaded! It is the night of Orson Welles' history War of the Worlds radio drama! They fall hook, line and sinker for the broadcast and run out to do battle.

Audition Dates: 

DECEMBER 1, 2017  7-9 PM

DECEMBER 2, 2017  2-4 PM

Show Dates: March 16, 17, 18,  24, 25, 2018

Producer's Home
117 Summit Avenue
Eagleville, PA 19403

All auditions will include a cold read. The director is looking for the following characters:

Burton Mock: Age: late 30's to early 40's
He is the proprietor of Mock's General Store and Shallowford's postmaster.Calm and good natured.

Ruthie Mock: Age: 17
Burtons daughter. Pretty and romantic, she helps out in the store but longs for excitement and adventure.

Lonny Hutchins: Age: 17
A shy intelligent dreamer and an avid reader of science fiction magazines.

Clunette Campbell: Age late 30's
A regular at Mocks. He is opinionated ,excitable ,a gossip, and a complainer.

Roy Sprinkle: Age: 70's
Called Mr. Roy by everyone, he is a veteran raconteur with a sly sense of humor. He lost an arm during the Spanish-American war.

Dewey Sowers: Age:17
Tall, strapping, and handsome. He is the local football hero and brags to hide his awkwardness.

Newsome Jarvis: Age: 50's
A silent, mysterious, and reclusive farmer. He is the kind of man that town gossips love.

Doodad Jarvis: Age: 20's
Newsome's son. Extremely slow-witted.

Fred Martin: Age: 30's
Well-dressed, refined, and a trifle effeminate. He is the organist and choir director at the local Methodist Church.

Current Season
  Dear Edwina November 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19


Battle of Shallowford

December 1 & 2 

November general meeting has been cancelled.
Election results will be announced on Nov 14 via Constant Contact.


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