Crucible & A Christmas Carol 2019
Director- Chris Hamby
We will be doing joint auditions for The Crucible and for A Christmas Carol. On the audition form, there is a space to check which show(s) you are auditioning for. For A Christmas Carol, we may also have a school day performance cast. Please check on your audition form if you are interested/available for the day cast performances.
Actors 16+ years of age. (Youth auditions for A Christmas Carol will be held at a later date.)
Thursday, July 25, 2019 from 6:00pm-9:00pm
Saturday, July 27, 2019 from 9:00am-1:00pm
Peoria Center for the Performing Arts
10580 North 83rd Drive
Peoria, AZ 85345
Please prepare a 1-2 minute dramatic monologue (No Shakespeare).
Please fill out the attached audition form and bring to your audition appointment. Review the attached calendar for any potential conflicts. We will not be able to honor any tech week or performance conflicts. Bring a recent photo to include with your forms that you not mind not being returned. Please arrive to auditions early (10-15 minutes) so you can be checked in and ready for your audition time.
CRUCIBLE CALLBACKS: August 13 & 14 from 6:00pm-10:00pm
A CHRISTMAS CAROL CALLBACKS: TBD
All performers who are cast and over 18 years of age will receive a $100 stipend.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email Ashley Gennaro (Crucible Stage Manager) at [email protected] or Courtney Stevens (A Christmas Carol Stage Manager) at [email protected]
SHOW DATES, SHOW SYNOPSIS, AND CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS
THE CRUCIBLE- Play, Drama
- Friday, Oct. 11 @ 7:30pm
- Saturday, Oct. 12 @ 7:30pm
- Sunday, Oct. 13 @ 2:30pm
- Tuesday, Oct. 15 @ 10:00am (Field Trip TBD)
- Wednesday, Oct. 16 @ 10:00am (Field Trip TBD)
- Friday, Oct. 18 @ 7:30pm
- Saturday, Oct. 19 @ 2:30pm
- Saturday, Oct. 19 @ 7:30pm
- Sunday, Oct. 20 @ 2:30pm
- Friday, Oct. 25 @ 7:30pm
- Saturday, Oct. 26 @ 2:30pm
- Saturday, Oct. 26 @ 7:30pm
- Sunday, Oct. 27 @ 2:30pm
SHOW SYNOPSIS: Arthur Miller’s masterpiece centers around a farmer, his wife and a young servant girl, all three of which are dangerously intertwined in a story of deceit, jealousy and hostility. How far can a young girl’s word go in the court of law? Winner of the 1953 Tony Awards for Best Play, this exciting drama about the Puritan purge of witchcraft in old Salem is both a gripping historical play and a timely parable of out contempory society.
REVEREND PARRIS - The minister of Salem. A former merchant, obsessed with his reputation, frequently complains that the village does not pay him enough earning him a great deal of scorn. When the trials begin, he is appointed as a prosecutor and helps convict the majority of those accused of witchcraft.
BETTY PARRIS – The ten-year-old daughter of Samuel Parris and one of the primary accusers.
TITUBA - The Parris family slave. Using her knowledge of herbs and magic, she has been secretly helping Abigail and her friends make love potions.
ABIGAIL WILLIAMS - The main antagonist of the play. Abigail previously worked as a maid for Elizabeth Proctor. After Elizabeth suspected Abigail of having an illicit relationship with John Proctor, Williams was fired and disgraced. Using her status as Parris's niece to her advantage, she accuses countless citizens of witchcraft, becoming one of the most powerful people in Salem. Eventually, she flees Salem with her uncle's fortune rather than face the consequences of her actions.
SUSANNA WALCOTT - A servant girl and part of Abigail's inner circle.
ANN PUTMAN - A rich and well-connected member of Salem's elite. She has one daughter, Ruth, but has lost seven other children to illness. Believing witches to be responsible, she eagerly sides with Abigail.
THOMAS PUTMAN - One of the richest men in Salem. He is greedy and conniving, using the accusations as cover to purchase land seized from convicted witches.
MERCY LEWIS - Another primary accuser.
MARY WARREN - The Proctor family's servant. She initially helps John, but later turns on him to save herself.
JOHN PROCTOR - The play's protagonist and husband of Elizabeth Proctor. A local farmer known for his independence and temper, which often gets him into trouble with the authorities.
REBECCA NURSE - an elderly, respected member of the community, sentenced to death on charges of witchcraft.
GILES COREY - A close friend of Proctor's. He becomes convinced that the trials are being used to steal land from the guilty and presents evidence to prove his claim. When the court demands to know where he obtained it, he refuses to cooperate and is sentenced to be pressed to death.
REVEREND JOHN HALE - A young minister known for his knowledge of witchcraft.
ELIZABETH PROCTOR - John's wife. She is also accused of witchcraft, but is spared the death penalty due to being pregnant.
FRANCIS NURSE – husband of Rebecca; a sweet, elderly man.
EZEKIEL CHEEVER - The clerk of Salem's General Court.
MARSHAL HERRICK - Herrick is the town marshal of Salem, and leads the effort to find and arrest those accused of witchcraft.
JUDGE HATHORNE - One of the two judges presiding over the court.
DEPUTY GOVERNOR DANFORTH - The chief judge of the court. He views the proceedings as an opportunity to cement his power and influence, eagerly convicting anyone brought before him. His refusal to suspend the trials even as they tear Salem apart makes him, according to Miller, the true villain of the play.
SARAH GOOD – A mentally unstable homeless lady whom Abigail accuses of witchcraft.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL- A Play
- Friday, Dec. 6 @ 7:30pm
- Saturday, Dec. 7 @ 7:30pm
- Sunday, Dec. 8 @ 2:30pm
- Wednesday, Dec. 11 @ 2:30pm
- Friday, Dec. 13 @ 7:30pm
- Saturday, Dec. 14 @ 2:30pm
- Saturday, Dec. 14 @ 7:30pm
- Sunday, Dec. 15 @ 2:30pm
- Thursday, Dec. 19 @ 7:30pm
- Friday, Dec. 20 @ 7:30pm
- Saturday, Dec. 21 @ 2:30pm
- Saturday, Dec. 21 @ 7:30pm
- Sunday, Dec. 22 @ 2:30pm
- Monday, Dec. 9 @ 9:30am (TBD)
- Monday, Dec. 9 @ 11:30am (TBD)
- Tuesday, Dec. 10 @ 9:30am (TBD)
- Tuesday, Dec. 10 @ 11:30am (TBD)
- Wednesday, Dec. 11 @ 9:45am
- Wednesday, Dec. 11 @ 11:30am
- Thursday, Dec. 12 @ 9:30am (TBD)
- Thursday, Dec. 12 @ 11:30am (TBD)
SHOW SYNOPSIS: Our ghostly adaptation returns in the TheaterWorks’ holiday tradition of A Christmas Carol. Charles Dickens’ classic story of redemption features a large cast that enacts the past, present, and future of the life of Ebenezer Scrooge, an old miser who is visited by three spirits. Through music, technical magic, and puppetry, this all-ages show is the perfect way to celebrate community during the most wonderful time of the year.
With more than 40 different roles in this production, we are seeking an ensemble of actors of all ages, ethnicities, and experience levels to be featured. Key Roles include:
MR. CRATCHIT, Scrooge’s clerk
FRED, Scrooge’s nephew
JACOB MARLEY, the spirit of Scrooge’s long dead partner
GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE, three spirits who guide Scrooge on a journey of self reflection
BELLE, Scrooge’s long lost love
MRS. CRATCHIT, wife of Bob Cratchit
The CRATCHIT CHILDREN, including the sickly TINY TIM
CHARLES DICKENS, acting as a narrator throughout the story
A LARGE ENSEMBLE with feature roles and parts that double: party guests, Headmistress & school children, people of London, the Fezziwigs, Fred’s Wife, coal miners, Barley & Port, Ignorance & Want, Old Joe & Urchins, Carolers, etc.
We also may have a second “Daytime” Cast for school shows!
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