Press Release
Posted August 23, 2018

Lorain County Community College will hold auditions for the 2018 LCCC Theatre Program fall production “The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail,” from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9 and from 7-9 p.m. Monday, Sept.10 at the Stocker Arts Center’s Cirigliano Studio Theatre. The production will run Friday through Sunday, November 15-17. Rehearsals will begin October 1.

The play was written by Cleveland native Jerome Lawrence and Elyria native Robert E. Lee and will be directed by Sarah May.

• Two young men, 18-30: to play Henry David Thoreau and his brother John.
• Three character actors: to play Ralph Waldo Emerson, Bailey the town vagrant, and Deacon Ball.
• Two character women: to play Henry’s mother and Mrs. Lydian Emerson.
• One young boy, age 8-11, to play young Edward Emerson, and other roles.
• One African American actor or actress: to play escaped slave, Williams, and other roles.
• One young woman, 17-28: to play Helen Seward.
• A versatile and energetic ensemble of actors and actresses, ages 8-80, to play townspeople, soldiers, church members, pallbearers, the choir, the town drunk, the town sheriff, farmers, merchants and Abe Lincoln.

Auditions are open to all LCCC students and staff, as well as actors from the community.
Actors will be asked to read from the script. Copies of the script will be on reserve at the LCCC Bass Library until the audition dates.

For more information or to confirm an audition date, contact LCCC Director of Theatre Jeremy Benjamin at (440) 366-7120 or Visit for more information.