Special to Iredell Free News

It’s time for auditions for the annual Historic Sharpe House Shakespeare in The Pasture’ event.

“Taming of The Shrew” will be presented May 19, 20 and 21 at the outdoor stage at the venue. Following the success of last year’s record-breaking performance of “Romeo and Juliet,” organizers hope to build off the energy of that run.

Auditions for “Taming of the Shrew” will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, February 4, and Monday, February 7; from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 5; and from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 6. Cold Readings from the script will be conducted along with interviews at the Pasture House, 409 South Meeting Street, just behind the Historic Sharpe House, in Statesville.

The event will also provide a wide range of opportunities for volunteers and serves as a model of learning through hands-on experience. Our main goal is to host a fundraising event to benefit the Silas Alexander Sharpe Foundation through true community theater. 


Contact Keith Rhyne, site manager, at sharpehouseevents@gmail.com.

About The Historic Sharpe House

The Sharpe House is the historic home of the first mayor of Statesville, Silas Alexander Sharpe, and is made available to the community following the creation of the foundation for its preservation by his granddaughters in the 1980s. Two of the primary goals of the foundation are 1) to maintain the house for events for the community, by the community, and 2) use it for education. Since the two granddaughters were educators we honor their memory as well by hosting community theater events at the Sharpe House.