to-kill-a-mockingbirdBeaufort Theatre Company will hold auditions for To Kill a Mockingbird” on Tuesday and  Wednesday, March 22 and 23 at 7 PM at 801 Carteret Street on the historic USCB campus.  Based on the Pulitzer prize winning novel by Harper Lee, the play tells a story based on events that took place in the South of the 1930’s. Scout and her brother, Jem, are being raised by their widowed father, Atticus, and by a strong-minded housekeeper, Calpurnia. A lawyer, Atticus is appointed to defend a black man accused of raping a white woman. The children struggle to understand what is happening, as the other citizens of the town turn against them. Atticus fights his legal battle with a result that is part defeat, part triumph. Roles are available for a large, diverse cast. Three roles are available for children who can play ages 8-13. A Southern dialect in not necessary for auditions. This celebrated story about race in America will be under the direction of Ian Sprague and Jeff Evans. Show dates are May 13 -22.  Scripts may be checked out from the box-office with a $15 deposit. For more information, call Bonnie Hargrove, Director of the USCB Center for the Arts, at 521-3145 or email her at

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