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Auditions for 40th "Liberty!" will be held next two weekends

John Thompson • Updated Feb 20, 2018 at 7:23 PM

ELIZABETHTON — Would you like to be a part of Tennessee’s Official Outdoor Drama?

“Liberty! The Saga of Sycamore Shoals” will be holding auditions this Sunday, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m. and again on Saturday, March 3, at 5 p.m for the 40th anniversary of the performance of the play. The auditions will be held at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park, 1651 W. Elk Ave.

Families are welcome to the auction because there are parts for all ages. You will have the opportunity to audition for speaking parts in the “Gathering Room” in the Sycamore Shoals Visitor Center. When you arrive, you will be given a short section of last year’s script to read for your audition, so you won’t need to worry about preparing something in advance.

There will also be signups for those interested in participating in non-speaking roles. If you do not have the appropriate period clothing, Sycamore Shoals will loan them to you for the month of July.

The auditions will also be a good time to sign up to be a member of the production crew (lighting, sound, props, technical assistant, etc.).

The play is always performed during the last three weekends of July. “Liberty!” tells the story of the settlers who came to Sycamore Shoals in the 1770s. Some of the stories include: the creation of the Watauga Association, which created the first English-style government west of the Blue Ridge Mountains; the Transylvania Purchase, said to be the largest private real estate deal in history; and the Gathering of the Overmountain Men to march across the mountains to meet a British force at King’s Mountain during the Revolutionary War.

For more information, call the park at 543-5808.

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