DENMARK — The Denmark Arts Center is staging the premiere of “Charley,” a play based on community member Donna Seim’s book. The DAC is looking for actors of all ages to be a part of this exciting production, which is being produced with the support of the Maine Community Foundation.
Auditions will be held at the DAC on Saturday, April 22, from 1 to 3 p.m. “Charley” is based on the true story of a 12-year-old boy living in Boston in 1910. He and two of his siblings, abandoned by their down-and-out father, wind up on the steps of an orphanage.
Charley, blessed with a beautiful voice like his father’s, joins the choir and travels throughout New England. After each concert the children wait in line, hoping that a good family might choose them. When Charley’s dreams of a home and family are all but dashed, he sings his way into a dairy farming family in rural Maine.
Now Charley must face his ultimate challenge. Will he have the skills and courage necessary to succeed on a farm? Or, will he fail and be sentback to the city streets?The production is seeking young teen and adults actors to ?ll all roles in the play. “Charley” will be directed by renowned Boston theater-maker, Brittany Rolfs, and open at the DAC on June 9 and 10.
The director is looking for actors who are willing to try new things, make bold choices, and collaborate. Distinct personalities are key in this ensemble show.