Theater dept. holding auditions for “Fences” tonight

August 24, 2011 Community Print Print

OCCC’s theater department is holding open auditions for the casting of August Wilson’s “Fences.”

Auditions will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25 in the Bruce Owen Theater.

The focus of the play is Troy, a fifty-something head of household who struggles with providing for his family and with an obsession about cheating death.

Casting characters include:

  • Troy, a 53-year-old former Negro league baseball star who now works as a garbage man;
  • Jim Bono, Troy’s friend of 30 years;
  • Rose, Troy’s wife who is 10 years younger than he and forgiving of his faults;
  • Troy’s son Lyons, a musician from a previous marriage, looks to Troy for financial support;
  • Troy’s brother Gabriel who was injured in WWII (and now has a metal plate in his head) carries a trumpet and believes he is actually the Archangel Gabriel.

No experience is necessary to audition, and students do not need to be a theater major or student.

For more information about auditions, please contact Brent Noel at 405-682-1611, ext. 7246 or at

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