Lincoln Memorial University


LMU to hold Auditions for Appalachian Shakespeare Project's "Moonshine Macbeth"

Harrogate, Tennessee, May 12, 2017—The Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) Paul V. Hamilton School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences will hold auditions for the 2017 Appalachian Shakespeare Project production of Moonshine Macbeth Friday and Saturday, May 19-20.

The Appalachian Shakespeare Project is a part of LMU’s Arts in the Gap summer programming. Under the guidance of Assistant Professor of Theatre Joe Gill and Dr. Natalie Spar, assistant professor of English, Students of LMU have adapted the Bard’s classic into Appalachian dialect, translating the dialog and changing the setting to East Tennessee. For the program’s third production, Moonshine Macbeth transforms one of Shakespeare’s most celebrated tragedies into a new comedy.

Auditions will take place in Avery Hall, room 114, on LMU’s main campus in Harrogate, Tennessee. Participants will be asked to present a one-minute monologue, preferably from a Shakespeare play and from memory. Monologues also will be available for cold readings for those who do not have access to a monologue. Auditions will be held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 19, and noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 20.

For more information or a copy of the monologues contact Joe Gill, director of Arts in the Gap at 423.869.6265 or by email at

The performances will take place in Berkau Park in the historic town of Cumberland Gap at 6:30 p.m. on June 23, 24, 29, 30 and July 1. Admission is free and audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating and refreshments from home.

Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies.  The main campus is located in Harrogate, Tennessee. For more information about the undergraduate and graduate programs available at LMU, contact the Office of Admissions at 423-869-6280 or e-mail at



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