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James Harrod:

     The Battle for Kentucky

Director: Allan Barlow

Audition dates/times:

Saturday, May 6th  ~ 10:00am-12:00 noon

Monday, May 8th  ~ 6:00pm

@ Ragged Edge Community Theatre


Upcoming Auditions:

James Harrod: The Battle for Kentucky is more than just a summer play; it's the story of Harrodsburg's founding and history coming to life! Be a part of our sixth season of this fun and exciting show, and enjoy a fun-filled summer under the stars at the historic James Harrod Amphitheater at Old Fort Harrod State Park! We have roles available for all ages – both speaking and non speaking parts. (However, due to a large cast and safety concerns, we ask that any children under twelve have a responsible adult willing to participate in the production alongside them.) With lots of live fire and stage combat, we need several athletic guys and girls to fill the roles for the Shawnee Nation! You do not need to bring a prepared audition as we will be using the show's script for cold readings.


Director: Allan Barlow. Ragged Edge Managing Director and playwright for James Harrod: The Battle for Kentucky, Allan has also performed the title role for the last five seasons. He began his professional theatre career here in Harrodsburg playing the title role in The Legend of Daniel Boone. With a 35 year career as

an actor and teacher, we are thrilled to have Allan directing this year!


When:   Saturday, May 6th @ 10:00 a.m.

              Monday, May 8th @ 6:00 p.m.


Location for Auditions: Ragged Edge Community Theatre (111 South Main St., Harrodsburg, Ky)


Performance Dates:  Thursday - Saturday, July 6-8th

                                     Thursday - Saturday, July 13-15th

                                     Thursday - Saturday, July 20-22nd

                                     Thursday - Saturday, July 27-29th

                                            8:30 p.m. each evening


Performance Venue:   James Harrod Amphitheatre, Old Fort Harrod State Park

                                       Chance to perform at the first settlement west of the Alleghenies!


Audition Information: If you are unable to attend the scheduled auditions but still would like to be a part of the show, please contact Ragged Edge Community Theatre (859-734-2389 or raggededgetheatre@gmail.com) to arrange a time to speak with the show's director, Allan Barlow.


 The 2017 company of JAMES HARROD: THE BATTLE FOR KENTUCKY!!!!!


James Harrod.............................................Than Cutler

George Rogers Clark........................….…......James Mattingly

Ann McDonald Harrod..................................Megan Preston

James McDonald.........................................Tristan Harris

Daniel Boone.............................................Tim White

Judge Richard Henderson/Hancock Taylor……...Michael Coleman

Standing Bear............................................Javan Jones

Long Winter.......................................….....Mackinley Schemanski

William Pogue...............................….….......Eric Forman

Thomas Slaughter...........................….…......Bill Nichols

Abe Chaplin...............................................Henry Webb

Rev. John Lythe..........................................Steve Lanham

Ann Pogue.................................................Debbie Hayslett Webb

James Hamilton/Ned VanEaton.....................William Rayens

James Cowan.............................................Zak Taylor

Isaac Hite/John Farrar/Ben Logan.......….……...Richard Essex

Dark Star...................................................Sarah Forman

Dark Star/Ann Harrod understudy..................Kasey Stivers

Jane Coomes/Ann Pogue understudy...….….....Cynthia Lanham

Zeke Pogue...............................................John Hayslett

Soaring Falcon............................................Owen Wentz

Rotting Deer...............................................Zach Wentz

Robert Pogue..............................................Nile Essex

Esther Pogue...................................….…......Lauren Hayslett

Flowing River/Sarah Wilson...........................Gabriele Gorney

Beth Logan.................................................Brandy Laymon

Richard Wilson/Shawnee Warrior....................Ian McGinnis

Shawnee Warrior/Ladder Brave.......................Nick Laymon

Shawnee Brave.............................................Jake Coleman

Shawnee Girl/Settler Girl................................Hannah Smith

Shawnee Girl/Settler Girl................................Rachel Kirkland

Shawnee Girl/Settler Girl................................Jaylan Hatfield

Grace Logan..….…………………………………………….......Skylar Shaver

Rebecca Logan ...….……………………………………........Kiera Shaver

Shawnee Boy/Settler Boy…………………………………...James Gorney

Shawnee Woman/Settler Woman.....................Tara Hatfield

Shawnee Woman/Settler Woman.....................Susan McGinnis

Shawnee Woman/Settler Woman.....................Loretta Jones


As you can see, it's the biggest cast for JHBFK in 6 years.