A Casting Call for Actors, Stage Hands and Historians

In August 2015, the Vicksburg Historical Society, along with the Schoolcraft Historical Society will be presenting a staged version of the play, “Reunion” written by Michigan author David Wahr.

“Reunion” portrays the 1870 event, organized by George Armstrong Custer and several local Monroe citizens, held on House Island, near the original battlefield, in Monroe, to salute the living survivors of the vicious and bloody Battle of the River Raisin, in January of 1813, during the war of 1812.

The play premiered in 2013, and was presented near the National Battlefield in Monroe. The Historical Society has been given the distinct privilege, by the author, of staging the second performance of the play. Kristina

Powers Aubry, member of the Vicksburg Historical Society, will be directing the production.

The production includes 12 speaking parts, two of them Native-Americans, and four non-speaking parts; It requires a stage manager, prop master and crew, fly master, costume master and dressers, audio-visual master for computer and projector, urchins for posting flyers and posters around the area, ushers, graphic artist for program design and production, lighting assistants and a spotlight master.

Auditions will be held in mid-June. Rehearsals will begin in early July. Production date is August 14, at 2 p.m.

If you are interested, or know of someone who might want to be a part of this unique Michigan production, please contact: Kristina Powers Aubry, by phone 649-1445, email: kpaubry@aol.com, or at the Vicksburg Historical Society, 649-1733.

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