SAVANNAH — The City of Savannah’s Cultural Arts Theatre will be auditioning for its production of “A Midnight Cry: The Underground Railroad to Freedom,” Jan. 3 and 4 at 6:30 p.m. in the Black Box at S.P.A.C. E., located at 9 W. Henry Street.
Directed by DJ Queenan, the production will take the stage Feb. 22, 23, 24 and Mar. 1, 2, 3. The play is being presented in conjunction with the 19th annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival.
Written by NEA Literature Fellowship recipient James DeVita, this moving historical drama is inspired by the true story of a young slave who journeyed to freedom through the fabled Underground Railroad. The play recounts the life of a young slave, Lida Anderson, as she embarks on a journey to flee the brutality and oppression of plantation life in Missouri.
Infused with uplifting spirituals and a message of hope and inspiration, “A Midnight Cry” is a compelling drama with historical importance for both children and adults.
The script calls for two African American girls, ages 12-18, and numerous African American and Caucasian actors ages 16 and older.
Cold readings will be done from the script. Call-backs will be held Jan. 6 at noon at the same location. Some basic music will be taught at the call-back. This play is appropriate for audiences ages 10 and over.
For audition information, call (912) 651-6783 or visit www.savannahga.gov/arts.