Winni Players holding auditions for productions of Little Women and Of Mice and Men

MEREDITH — The Winni Players Community Theatre at The Winnipesaukee Playhouse will be holding auditions for two upcoming productions this November. Auditions for the teen ensemble performance of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women will be held on Sunday and Monday, November 10 and 11 at 5 p.m. Auditions for the adult ensemble performance of John Stienbeck's Of Mice and Men will be held on Saturday, November 16 at 2 p.m. and Monday, November 18 at 7 p.m.

Little Women is a "coming of age" drama tracing the lives of four sisters: Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. During the American Civil War, the girl's father is away serving as a minister to the troops. The family, headed by their beloved Marmee, must struggle to make ends meet, with the help of their kind and wealthy neighbor, Mr. Laurence, and his high spirited grandson Laurie. The ensemble will call for a cast of students ages 12-18. Rehearsals will be Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Thursdays 6-8 p.m. Performances will take place Friday through Sunday, January 17-19.

Katie Dunn will direct Steinbeck's own adaptation of his tale of two traveling companions. George and Lennie, wander the country during the Depression, dreaming of a better life for themselves. Then, just as heaven is within their grasp, it is inevitably yanked away. The play explores questions of strength, weakness, usefulness, reality and utopia, bringing California vividly to life. Rehearsals will be held Sundays 3-6 p.m., and Mondays and Wednesdays 7-9 p.m. Performances will be Friday through Sunday, February 7-9 and 14-16.

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