The Abbeville Opera House will have auditions for the next production of the Winter Theatre Season, Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows, directed by Michael Genevie. The Wind in the Willows is one of the most celebrated works of classic literature.
Meet little Mole, willful Ratty, Badger the perennial bachelor, and petulant Toad. Over one hundred years since their first appearance in 1908, they've become emblematic archetypes of eccentricity, folly, and friendship. And their misadventures-in gypsy caravans, stolen sports cars, and their Wild Wood-continue to capture readers' imaginations and warm their hearts long after they grow up. Begun as a series of letters from Kenneth Grahame to his son, The Wind in the Willows is a timeless tale of animal cunning and human camaraderie. There are a variety of roles available for all ages. Adult roles include the Mole, known as Moly; Rat, known as Ratty; Toad known as Toady; Badger, Peter Rabbit, Bunny Rabbit, Pan, The Mother Rabbit and The Narrator. Younger roles include: Otter, Portley, The Weasels, Ferrets, Stoats, The Gaoler’s Daughter, The Wayfarer, Squirrels and Rabbits, as well as numerous Gerbils, Mice, Hamsters’, Hedgehogs, Weasels and Foxes.
“As you can see from the cast list,” says Director Genevie, “this is a cast of thousands!” Auditions are set for Monday, February 12 at 6:30pm at the Abbeville Opera House,. For more information, call (864) 366-2157.