CPCC Theatre Announces Auditions for August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone


CPCC Theatre will hold auditions for August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone on Monday, February 16th and Tuesday February 16th at 7:00 in the Pease Auditorium on the CPCC Central Campus.  August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone will be directed by Corlis Hayes.

We are seeking 6 men and 5 women for characters aged 20 -60+. 

Set in a black boardinghouse in Pittsburgh in 1911, this drama by the author of The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars and Fences is an installment in the author’s series chronicling black life in each decade of this century. Each denizen of the boardinghouse has a different relationship to a past of slavery as well as to the urban present. They include the proprietors, an eccentric clairvoyant with a penchant for old country voodoo, a young homeboy up from the South and a mysterious stranger who is searching for his wife.

Seth Holly                   African American male 50′s

Bertha Holly               African American female 40′s

Bynum Walker            African American male 60′s

Rutherford Selig         Caucasian male 50′s

Jeremy Furlow            African American male 20′s

Herald Loomis            African American male 30′s

Zonia Loomis             African American female 11

Mattie Campbell        African American female 20′s

Reuben Mercer          African American male 10-12

Molly Cunningham    African American female 20′s

Martha Pentecost      African American female 20′s

No preparation necessary.  Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. You do not have to be a current CPCC student to participate. College credit is available to those who qualify. Rehearsals begin February 23rd. Rehearsals Monday – Thursday 7 – 10pm. Performances April 10 -19, 2015.

We are also looking for people interested in working backstage, set crew, props, etc.

For more info contact Tom Hollis tom.hollis@cpcc.edu or call 704-330-6835