Merry MAC Players

As a community theatre, it is our goal to provide quality entertainment, opportunity, education and enrichment. We depend on the resources and talents of our local community and hope you join us as we celebrate, promote and perform the dramatic arts. Come audition today!

Open Auditions for “The Miracle Worker” July 22-23

The Merry MAC Players, in conjunction with the Martinsville Arts Council, and by special arrangement with the Samuel French Company, will host open auditions July 22 & 23 for “The Miracle Worker,” by William Gibson.

Directed by Joan Kimbley, this captivating drama, tells the story of six year old Helen Keller, left blind, deaf and mute by an illness in infancy. Helen’s world is silent, dark and isolating, as she has little communication with those who love her. Desperate to reach their child, Helen’s parents enlist the aid of Annie Sullivan. Through many struggles, both with Helen and her family, Annie is finally able to break through Helen’s barriers.

The Merry MACs are looking for a diverse group of individuals to fill the cast. There are numerous roles available for children and adults of both genders, and different ethnicities. Stage ages range from five to over fifty. 

Auditions, rehearsals and performances will be at the Depot, 210 N. Marion St., Martinsville. Rehearsals will be in the evening, with dates to be determined. The show runs weekends from Sept.13-22. Friday and Saturday performances are in the evenings and Sunday performances are matinees.

Auditions will be held Monday and Tuesday, July 22 & 23, at 7 p.m. Please come twenty minutes early to fill out audition forms, and come comfortably dressed. We will be reading from the script. You may come to both audition nights, but it is not required. Copies of “The Miracle Worker” will be available to use while in the Morgan County Library. They will be held at the front desk.

Character list with stage ages for “The Miracle Worker”


Doctor/ Anagnos - Male   40-70

Kate - (Helen’s mother) Female mid 20’s – mid 30’s

Helen - 6

Keller - (Hellen’s father) Male 50’s

Martha - (Viney’s daughter) Female 6-10

Percy - (Viney’s son) Male 6-10

Aunt Ev - Female 50’s +

James - (Helen’s half-brother) Male 15-19

Annie - (Helen’s teacher) Female 20

Viney - (Keller family servant) Female 30’s

Blind Girls - Females 5-14

Whether you are auditioning for a part or are interested in helping out backstage please make sure to register by clicking the link below.

For further information:

Phone: Janet Ransdell, Assistant Director (317)752-8190