Theater dept. holding auditions for “Fences” tonight

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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