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Open Auditions: The Return of John Brown – World Premiere

June 16, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come be a part of the World Premiere of “The Return of John Brown”

“The Return of John Brown” is a musical drama that merges past, present, and future as legendary abolitionist, John Brown, mysteriously re-emerges in present day. The show combines original music, dance, drama and humor with history and mystery, as Brown is captured, brought on trial again and threatened with yet another hanging. “The Return of John Brown” brings together the power of Brown’s inspiration with an intriguing and entertaining musical tale that illustrates the need to challenge the enduring destructiveness of racism by building a unified multi-racial social justice movement.

June 15 & 16 from 6pm – 8pm
@ the Philadelphia Street Playhouse
725 Philadelphia Street, Indiana PA 15701

No experience necessary to audition. Auditions consist of a short reading from the script and a vocal audition. Please come prepared with a short prepared piece (2-3 min) to sing for the vocal portion of the audition.

The cast consists of nine characters; Four African American (2W/2M) and Five White (1W/4M) characters:
John Brown, legendary abolitionist – White Male. Late 50s.
Joe Hankins, weathered and lonely farmer – White Male. Mid 40s.
Sheriff James Jackson, unpopular and intimidating law official – White Male. Mid 40s.
Hannah Tubman, descendant of Harriet Tubman, Civil Rights lawyer – Black Female. Late 30s/Early 40s.
William Douglass, descendant of Frederick Douglass, attorney – Black Male. Mid 30s.
Bernice Washington, farmer and respected community figure – Black Female. Late 30s/Early 40s.
Joshua Wilkins, farmer and auto-mechanic, quiet leader – Black Male. Mid to late 40s.
Louis King, wealthy heir, disliked and distrusted, lousy businessman – White Male. Late 40s/Early 50s.
Judge Marsha McMann, bored and sick of the small-town mentality and dealing – White Female. Late 40s/Early 50s.

Stay tuned for more information or reach out with any questions!


June 16, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Indiana Players
(724) 464-0725
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Philadelphia Street Playhouse
725 Philadelphia Street
Indiana, PA 15701
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724 464-0725

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