Scenes from a production of "Crumbs from the Table of Joy" at the Paul Robeson Theatre in New York.
The Aurora Fox theater will hold auditions for “Crumbs from the Table of Joy,” the third show of its 27th season, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 4.
The drama by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage focuses on a family’s geographical shift in 1950. The available roles are for two black women aged 15-19, one black woman aged 30 to 45, one black man aged 30 to 45 and one white woman aged 25 to 40. The show will include two roles for members of the Actors’ Equity union.
Actors’ Equity auditions will run from 1 to 2 p.m. on June 4; all other auditions will run from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
All auditions are by appointment only. To schedule an audition appointment, actors should call (303) 739-1970; actors should prepare a one-minute dramatic monologue appropriate to the show.
The drama tells the story of a black family’s move from the south to the bouroghs of New York City.
“It’s told primarily from the perspective of Ernestine, a 17-year-old daughter. Her mother has died, her father moves the remainder of the family from the rural South to Brooklyn,” said Aurora Fox Executive Producer Charles Packard last year. “Much of the story is about finding comfort in where you are.”
Performances of “Crumbs from the Table of Joy” will run from Jan. 27 to Feb. 19, 2012, in the Aurora Fox Studio Theatre, 9900 E. Colfax Ave.