Adapted and directed by Pete Parkin
Auditions will be held for the Adobe Theaters upcoming presentation of An Adobe Christmas Carol, adapted and directed by Pete Parkin on Saturday, September 14 from 1:30 pm to 6:00 pm and on Sunday, September 15, from 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm. Auditions are by appointment only.
To make an appointment for an audition email Rebecca Johnstone, Stage Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes it’s A Christmas Carol, but with a different twist.
In this adaptation of Dickens’ classic tale, a group of homeless people break into an abandoned theatre on Christmas Eve to escape the cold. Looking around in hopes of finding some food or perhaps an old costume for warmth, one of them comes across a copy of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. To take their minds off the cold and their dreary circumstances they decide to “act out” the story. Using things they find lying about the stage (an old door becomes Scrooge’s bed set upon some milk crates and the same door set on garbage cans becomes the Cratchit’s Christmas dinner table) they set about to tell this story. This is an ensemble piece of about 12-14 with only the actor playing Scrooge not playing more than one character.
Because of the concept of the play, there are no set genders, ages or ethnicities for any of the roles. Those wishing to audition are asked to prepare a one-minute monologue they feel would work for the part they are most interested in for the following characters:
Scrooge, Marley, Christmas Past, Christmas Present, Christmas Future, Fezziwig, Bob Cratchit, Ms. Cratchit, Tiny Tim, Peter Cratchit – son, Belinda Cratchit – daughter, Martha Cratchit – daughter, Old Joe, Undertaker, Laundress, Charwoman, Young Scrooge, Belle, Fred- Scrooges – nephew (20s), Henrietta, Fan
There will be various one-liner parts throughout the play. Once actors are on stage they will remain there for the duration of the show.
An Adobe Christmas Carol runs Friday, November 22 through Sunday, December 22