November 1, 2022 

F O R  I M M E D I A T E   R E L E A S E 

Contact: Barbara W. Simpson 

Cultural Arts and Special Events 

334.595.0851 


Prattville’s Way Off Broadway Theatre is pleased to announce the call for auditions for its upcoming production of Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck. The production will be directed by Melissa Strickland and opens on February 15, running weekends through March 5, 2023. 

Based on Steinbeck’s classic novella, Of Mice and Men tells the tale of two friends and their struggle to live the American dream. The play has roles for nine men ages 20s-60s and one female in her 20s. 

Auditions for this production will be held on Sunday, November 13, 5:00-7:00 p.m., Monday, November 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m., with call backs if needed on Tuesday, November 15, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at the Doster Center in Prattville. 

For more information regarding auditions, visit www.prattvilleal.gov or contact the Cultural Arts Office at 334-595-0850. 

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Audition Information — Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck 

Prattville’s Way Off Broadway Theatre and director Melissa Strickland are proud to announce auditions for the upcoming performance of Of Mice and Men, written by John Steinbeck, presented by special arrange with Broadway Licensing, LLC, servicing the Dramatists Play Service collection. 

SYNOPSIS: Based on the classic novella written by John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men tells the tale of two great friends and their struggle to live the American dream. George and Lennie have been traveling together from ranch to ranch for years, working hard to make ends meet and save enough for a place of their own. The two are polar opposites: George is intelligent, quick and small, while Lennie is slow-minded, childlike, and giant. Though they are different, they care deeply about each other. They have been dreaming for years to save enough for a little land of their own, and when they are both hired to a new job they believe that they may finally achieve their goal. But trouble begins to brew when one of the bosses’ wife becomes too interested in the infatuated Lennie…Tragic yet beautiful, Of Mice and Men is an extremely popular play that has become a staple of American theatre. 

NOTE: Rehearsals will begin the week of November 28 (allowing for time off for Christmas holidays/vacation). Show will run for three weekends: February 16 - March 5 

Auditions Dates/Times Location 

Sunday, November 13, 5:00 - 7:00 Doster Center, Prattville 

Monday, November 14, 6:30 - 8:30 Doster Center, Prattville 

Tuesday, November 15, 6:30 - 7:30 (CALLBACKS, only if needed) Doster Center, Prattville 

COLD READINGS - no need to prepare monologues 

Actors Needed (some flexibility in age if can “play” the approximate age) 

GEORGE MILTON, M, 20’s - 40’s A good man, hard worker. Cares for Lennie and fiercely defensive of him. Dreams of owning his own land and farm. 

LENNIE SMALL, M, 20’s-40’s A gentle giant; he doesn’t know his own strength. Kind, but with the mind of a child. Follows George devotedly. 

CANDY, M, “older”. An aging ranch handy man, has lost a hand in an accident. Feels he is becoming useless. Has an ancient dogs which he loves very much. 

CURLEY, M, 20’s-30’s. The ranch boss’s son; mean-spirited and aggressive. Has a pretty wife of whom he is very possessive and jealous. 

CURLEY’S WIFE, F, 20’s. Flirtatious and pretty young woman who only married Curley to escape her mother. She is very lonely and has broken dreams of a better life. 

CROOKS, M, 30’s-60’s. An African-American stable hand with a crooked spine. He is proud but also bitter due to the isolation he experiences due to his race. 

SLIM, M, 30’s-50’s. The real boss of the ranch, respected by the men. He is kind and the men look to him for advice. He understands the bond between George and Lennie. 

BOSS, M, 40’s-60’s. The boss of the ranch and Curley’s father. Seems generally to be a good man. 

WHIT, M, 20’s. A ranch hand. Nosy, seeks out drama and enjoys tension. 

CARLSON, M, age flexible. A ranch hand. Powerful and strong. Not very empathetic or prone to self-reflection. 

Doster Center -- 424 South Northington Street, Prattville, AL 36067 

Cultural Arts Office -- 334-595-0850 



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