By Tom Mula
Director: Lynne Bronson
Dates: October 12th and 13th starting @ 6:30 PM.
Callbacks will be held by invitation on Monday, October 16th @ 6:30 PM.
Place: Covey Center for the Arts, 425 W Center St. Provo.
Please plan additional time for parking.
Monologue: Please be prepared with a monologue (preferably in the style of Charles Dickens, but any are welcome), either comedic or serious, and performed in a British accent. Cold reads will also be available. As each actor will play multiple characters, we are interested in seeing your versatility.
Please bring your resume and headshot.
Rehearsals: Weekday evenings and Saturday Mornings
Performances: December 7th – 23rd, Monday through Saturday
Small stipend provided.
For more information, please contact the Stage Manager:
A humorous and emotional “Story Theatre” version of Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol, the play explores Jacob Marley’s quest to save Scrooge’s Soul.
“Marley was dead, to begin with…” —and what happens to Ebenezer Scrooge’s mean, sour, pruney old business partner after that? Chained and shackled, Marley is condemned to a hellish eternity. He’s even given his own private tormentor: a malicious little sprite who thoroughly enjoys his work. Desperate, Marley accepts his one chance to free himself: To escape his own chains, he must first redeem Scrooge. So begins a journey of laughter and terror, redemption and renewal.’ (19th Century, London)
JACOB MARLEY – middle-aged; awful; a sour, proud, lonely, angry old pill
CHRISTMAS PAST – the Artful Dodger – obnoxious
CHRISTMAS PRESENT – as in Dickens: God
A BOY – very young, very sad little Marley
BOGLE – a small demon? They’re mean enough. Lots of energy; enjoys their work. And there’s more here than meets the eye – they’ve got something at stake, too
A LITTLE GIRL
SCROOGE – as bad as they say
A DAMNED SOUL
RECORD KEEPER – comfortable old Rumpole type, and a lot more, too
FEZZIWIG – as in Dickens
A DAMNED WOMAN
FRED – Scrooge’s nephew
CRATCHIT – a low-status office clerk
DICK WILKINS – a bully
MARLEY’S FATHER – terrible