Dandelion Wine
Dandelion Wine (past show)

By Ray Bradbury
Presented by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing
Directed By Brandon Lyles
From November-2 To November-18, 2017

Audition Information

AUDITION NOTICE:
Ray Bradbury's Dandelion Wine
September 10th and 11th, 2017
7 p.m.

James/York Playhouse
200 Hubbard Lane
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Performances:
November 2-18, 2017

No prepared material needed. Sides will be provided.

Characters:
Bill Forrester: 38 year-old writer
Douglas Spaulding: 12 year-old boy
Tom Spaulding: Douglas's 9-11 year-old brother
Matt Spaulding: Douglas's father
Grandpa: Douglas's grandfather
Grandma: Douglas's grandmother
John Huff: Douglas's best friend
Ann Barclay: Town librarian, in her 20's
Colonel Freeleigh: very old gentleman
Miss Fern: Maiden lady
Miss Roberta: Maiden lady
Leo Auffmann: Inventor
Lena Auffmann: Leo's wife
Mr. Tridden: Streetcar conductor
Mr. Sanderson: Shoe store owner
Jody Miller: 12 year-old tomboy
Neighborhood Kids: 9-13 years old
Tarot Witch/Great Grandma/Junkman/Soda Fountain Clerk
Some Roles Will Be Doubled

Description:
Set in the small town of Greentown, Illinois, Dandelion Wine is a moving play in which 38-year-old
Doug Spaulding must uncork the most wrenching summer of his childhood in order to free himself of
the loneliness that has been bottled up in his heart for the last 26 years. He does this by going back in
time to June 1928, arriving as Mr. Forrester, a stranger to Greentown. He befriends Douglas, his
bright-eyed younger self, and together they relive those days of time machines, the "wonderful Para
Litefoot tennis sneakers," and his grandfather's cellar full of dandelion wine. By doing this, Spaulding
hopes he can rediscover what will once again put "music in his ears and magic in his eyes."

Questions? Please email production@williamsburgplayers.org

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