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John Henry Play Auditions

As part of the Alabama Bicentennial celebration, the city of Leeds is hosting a John Henry festival on Saturday September 21. There will be two public performances of a one-act play based on the legend of John Henry, a steel-driving man. No one knows where (or if) this story took place, but Leeds, Alabama lays claim to the possibility that it could have happened here.

Marie Cromer wrote the play, and we need YOU to come audition for this show! Suellen Wilkins is the director; two free public performances on Saturday September 21, at 11 am and 2 pm, in the Leeds Theater and Arts Center in downtown Leeds. The cast includes 15 African-Americans and 10 Caucasians, all ages, both male and female. There is a young John Henry, as well as an adult John Henry.

Auditions are Monday and Tuesday night, July 29 and 30, 7 pm each evening, at the Leeds Theater and Arts Center, 8140 Parkway Drive. You only need to come one night, not both. Come prepared to read from the script.

For more information, please call (205) 699-1892.