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CASTING CALL: Auditions for Strike at the Wind! to be held May 26


Auditions for Strike at the Wind! will be held on Sunday, May 26 at Givens Performing Arts Center on the campus of UNC Pembroke.

A casting call for all roles will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at the Black Box Theatre on the third floor of GPAC. The outdoor drama is being planned for mid-July at the Lumbee Tribe Cultural Center.

Strike the Wind! tells the story of the Lowrie War in 1865. It chronicles the life of Henry Berry Lowrie who led a band of men in a seven-year battle against those he believed killed his father and brother.

Strike at the Wind! was first performed in 1976 at the Dial Amphitheater overlooking the scenic Country Club Lake. It continued for 20 seasons, ending in 1996. The play returned in 1999 and 2007, and was revived­ again in 2017 thanks to the collaborative efforts of UNC Pembroke and the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina.