Auditions for "Pink and Say" will be Feb. 22 at Family Theatre. "Pink and Say" is written by Patricia Polacco and adapted to the stage by Cheryl Palmour in collaboration with the Chattahoochee Valley Libraries.
The auditions are at 7 p.m. in the Family Theatre, in the Rose Hill Baptist Church, 2100 Hamilton Road.
The story is based on a true story, about two Union soldiers who meet during a Civil War battle. Say, a white teenager, is wounded. Pink, a slightly older black man, carries him home where his mother is living in a deserted plantation.
Pink wants to rejoin his unit even though his mother insists that he stay.
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Marauders come to the house and kill Pink's mother. The two decide to go back to the front line.
On the way, they are captured and taken to Andersonville Prison. Pink is hung, but Say survives.
Say is Polacco's great-great-grandfather.
Palmour, who is directing, needs actors to play these roles:
Say: 15-17-year-old white Union soldier
Pink: 18-21-year-old black Union soldier
Moe Moe Bay: 40s, black, Pink's mother
Mama: 40s, white, Say's mother
Marauders: 20s-40s, white Confederate soliders
Confederate guards: Andersonville Prison guards
Three singers: Teens-30s, black and white, who sing songs of the time
William: 40s, white, Say's descendant
Patricia: William's daughter and author of the book
The play will be presented at 7:30 p.m. April 15-16 and April 22-23.
Tickets are $6-$10; $35 for a family ticket.