The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge
by Mark Brown
Directed by Daniel Staicer
Sunday, August 14, 3pm, Monday, August 15, 7pm.
Call backs Tuesday, August 16, 7pm
ADDRESS: 108 Hawthorn Street, Colonial Beach, VA
No reservation is necessary. Please be on time.
Plot: A comedy with tender moments. It is a year after Scrooge apparently became a man who loves Christmas, but has he reverted to his old self? He is angry, and he has brought suit against Jacob Marley and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, accusing them of attempted murder, breaking and entering, trespassing, stalking, theft, and causing pain and suffering. And so the trial begins…
We are looking for 6 men and 2 women to play the following roles:
EBENEZER SCROOGE: 60s. You all know who Scrooge is. He represents himself, of course.
JUDGE STANCHFIELD R. PEARSON: 40s to 60s. A grumpy judge who dislikes the defense attorney and thinks this trial is a waste of his time.
SOLOMON ROTHCHILD: 40s to 60s. The Jewish defense attorney who is well known for winning cases. This should be a cinch against the unlikeable old Scrooge.
MR. CONNOLLY, THE BAILIFF: 30s to 50s. A likeable man who tries hard to please his boss, the Judge.
BOB CRATCHIT/JACOB MARLEY: Any adult age. Dual role. They are as Dickens created them.
FRED/GHOST OF CHRISTMAS YET TO COME: Any adult age. Dual role. You will recognize Fred. The ghost wears the same cloak, but he is NOT frightening. Key comic role.
ACTOR 7: Any adult age. Plays four different female roles, including Mrs. Cratchit and Mrs. Dilber.
ACTOR 8: Any adult age. Plays three different female roles, including Ghost of Christmas Past.
Please arrive at or before one of the times above. Audition will be by scenes from the play and are not available in advance. If you cannot make any of the three dates above, but would still like to audition, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message on our box office phone. We will call you back to try to arrange a special audition time for you.
PERFORMANCES WILL BE ON THE FOLLOWING 8 DATES: Saturday December 3 at 8pm. Sunday December 4 at 3pm, Friday December 9 at 8pm, Saturday December 10 at 8pm, December 11 at 3pm, Friday December 16 at 8pm, Saturday, December 17 at 8pm, and Sunday, December 18, at 3pm. There will also be a mandatory dress rehearsal on Friday, December 2, at 7pm.
REHEARSALS WILL BE SCHEDULED AT THE CONVENIENCE OF ACTORS. THUS, IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT THAT YOU KNOW THE DATES/TIMES THAT YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO REHEARSE BETWEEN AUGUST 17 AND DECEMBER 1. This includes all days of the week from 9am to 10pm.