Contact: Lisa Joyce, 503-485-4300 ext. 20,

What:                  Open auditions for Of Mice & Men. By John Steinbeck

When:                 1 p.m., Saturday, July 9

Where:                Pentacle Theatre Lobby, 324 52nd Avenue NW, Salem, Oregon

Casting:              Nine men, one woman and one dog.

  • George Milton: 25-40, Farm worker; friend, protector and travelling companion of Lennie.
  • Lennie Small: 25-40, Farm worker; friend and companion of George. Large man.
  • Candy: 55-75, Farm worker; elder worker with a mangled hand and a very old dog.
  • The Boss: 50-70, Operator of the ranch.
  • Curley: 25-40, Son of the Boss and second in charge. Keeps one hand in a glove with Vaseline.
  • Curley’s Wife: 20-30, Wife of Curley
  • Slim: 25-40, Jerk-line Skinner
  • Carlson: 35-50, Farm worker
  • Whit: 35-50, Farm worker
  • Crooks: 30-50, Black Stable hand. Back is damaged from an accident.
  • Ole dog: Old, dog.

Auditions: Actors will read from the script, copies of which are available on loan at the Pentacle Theatre Business Office, 145 Liberty Street NE in downtown Salem for a $10 refundable deposit. Office hours: Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Those auditioning should bring a list of scheduling conflicts for July 10 through Oct. 22. .

Callbacks: Sunday, July 10,  if needed. Time to be determined.

Read-through:   6:30 p.m., Monday, July 25, Pentacle Theatre Rehearsal Studio, 145 Liberty St. NE, Salem, Oregon

Rehearsals:         6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays at the theater’s rehearsal studio. The director will set weekend rehearsals and work sessions as needed.

Show dates:        Friday, Sept. 30 through Saturday, Oct. 22.

About the show: John Steinbeck’s timeless tale of two migrant ranch hands explores themes of dreams, loneliness, companionship and friendship. — By John Steinbeck.

For more information: Contact the director, David Ballantyne at, or at 503-798-8473.

Generously sponsored by FXG Construction, LLC.

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Pentacle Theatre is Salem’s premier community theater, celebrating 62 years of professional-quality productions staged in an intimate setting. Pentacle Theatre encourages actors of all abilities and ethnic backgrounds to participate in its productions.